Contemporary Tower or Grand Floridian GV?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by riversidedude, Mar 30, 2006.


Which Monorail Resort would you recommend?

  1. Grand Floridian - Garden View

  2. Contemporary - Tower View

  3. Polynesian - Garden View

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  1. riversidedude

    riversidedude POR is my home

    Feb 2, 2006
    Ok, so I have got the plans down like this:

    WL SV- 3 Nights
    CR TV or GF GV or Poly GV- 4 Nights

    Keep in mind that when you vote we will be going during the 1st week of December so they will have the Christmas decorations up. :santa: :wizard: Also another priority is the Monorail loop, as we will be traveling the most to Epcot and MK. Thanks!
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  3. kellyf2626

    kellyf2626 DIS Veteran

    Jul 16, 2005
    Personally, I would do the GF. They have an amazing gingerbread house in the lobby - it is full scale!! Also, I think it would be a nice mix between the WL (rustic Christmas) and GF (elegant Christmas).

    Have a blast!!! :sunny:
  4. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    I've never felt "at home" at the GF. It just feels too stuffy for me - even with all those people running around in shorts and Goofy hats. :thumbsup2

    I love the Contemporary Tower rooms, especially the MK view. But overall, the hotel is a bit too much like a big city hotel for my taste.

    As you've probably guessed by now, I voted for the Poly. I love the relaxed atmosphere. At night its pretty romantic.
  5. jaysue

    jaysue DIS Veteran

    Nov 24, 2002
    GF at Christmas time is amazing



  6. SeaSpray

    SeaSpray Disney World fan since 1976

    Jan 11, 2001
    I voted for the Polynesian for 2 reasons: I love the theming and overall feel of the resort (so far, it's my personal favorite), and also because you said you'd be mainly going to the MK and Epcot, and can walk to TTC from the Polynesian and get right onto the Epcot monorail.

    Last summer we split our stay between the WL and the Polynesian and it was great; loved both resorts :thumbsup2

    My second choice would be the Grand Floridian. Third choice, the Contemporary.
  7. RobinMarie

    RobinMarie ^5

    Mar 16, 2002
    GF! It's an amazing resort for Christmas! The beautiful lobby is just perfect for the Victorian holiday splendor! You can visit the others easily enough!
  8. erinz

    erinz DIS Veteran

    Nov 11, 2003
    We stayed at the Contemporary (Tower) last December and let me give you my thoughts. We loved it there. Being able to take the monerail was awesome. You REALLY felt in the middle of Disney there! But...

    The Contemporary was not a relaxing place for us. There is alot of exciting enery and activity which you may prefer, but I remember taking the monerail to the Floridian and immediately feeling calmed. The Floridian is a retreat, the Contempororay is.....kind of an extention of the parks.

    The other thing is the decorations. If you want to feel Christmasy, you will be in heaven at the Floridian. There are barely any at the Contemporary.

    The only thing I can think of against the Floridian, but it's no big deal, is that it's the last stop on the monerail befoe the MK. Even during the first week of December sometimes the monerails were almost full when they reached the Floridian, so not everyone waiting there could get on. And, it will take a bit longer to get to Epcot.

    But like I said, we loved staying at the Contemporary. It was the best trip so far! :wizard:

    Good luck with your decision! And have a fantastic time!! You're picking the best time ever to go!!
  9. DVC Sadie

    DVC Sadie <font color=royalblue>Those mashed taters are soun

    Jan 19, 2006
    I love all of the monorail resorts for different reasons but I voted for the CR Tower room and let me tell you why. You can go back to your room earlier and order room service one night and have a special and magical view of the fireworks. You children all in pajamas and watching the display of the castle with the fireworks is truly a moment that you'll never forget. It seems as if the castle is right next door. Have a great trip whatever resort you choose.
  10. roliepolieoliefan

    roliepolieoliefan DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2000
    We've stayed in Poly GV and CR tower, MK view.

    To me, the GF is stuffy! We love the Poly. Nothing says Disney Magic though then looking out your balcony at the MK. I vote for the CR, tower.
  11. pearlieq

    pearlieq <font color=green>They can sit & spin<br><font col

    Aug 3, 2004
    The Polynesian has it all! It's a beautiful resort with big comfortable rooms and easy monorail access to both MK and Epcot.

    I like GF and all, but the Polynesian is just so much better. It seems less spread out, the pools are lovely, and the theming is instantly relaxing. Plus, you're only 2 stops away from MK and you can easily walk to TTC.

    I honestly thought the Contemporary was a dog. It was dirty, in disrepair, and the theming is so bland and uncharismatic. The monorail access is nice, and the Grand Canyon Concouse is fun, but the GF and Polynesian are so much better!
  12. Bugsmom73

    Bugsmom73 DIS Veteran

    Sep 12, 2004
    I voted Poly. It sounds relaxing, CR would be my second choice.

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