If you could stay anywhere for one night...

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by uagirl, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. uagirl

    uagirl Oh Toodles!

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Messages:
    168
    My DH and I are heading back to Disney World in January. It is just the two of us. We are checking into the WL on Jan 18, but will be arriving the afternoon of the 17. We need somewhere to stay for that night. I would like to stay somewhere in the park, since this is only DH's second trip. I have stayed at the Poly, GF, and WL. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Reosrt.

    to hide this advert.
  3. matt&jakesmom

    matt&jakesmom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Messages:
    3,036
    AKL-We stayed back in 06 and loved it. Nothing like waking up and looking out the window and seeing animals.
     
  4. Enchanted

    Enchanted DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    703
    Well, I was going to say GF because I've never been there and I'm dying to try it out, but since you've already stayed there, I'll go with my second choice (assuming money is no object, of course....):

    MK Tower View at the Contemporary. :love:
     
  5. robinbutterfly

    robinbutterfly DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,754
  6. letstalkboutdisney

    letstalkboutdisney Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Messages:
    364
    I would love to stay at the beach club!
     
  7. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Messages:
    21,508
    If it were me I would stay at a value or mod for one night and then change over to the WL
     
  8. ROEDISNEY

    ROEDISNEY DIS Veteran My name

    Joined:
    May 30, 2004
    Messages:
    6,221
    No ? The GF. OMG! Love trhis place :banana:
     
  9. ransom

    ransom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    4,015
    Contemporary, MK view.
     
  10. Misty89

    Misty89 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    1,857
    CR

    and becasue i am a dork :surfweb: :confused:

    it would be a suite in the wing.
    ( i do not need a MK view, i know i am very close to it:cloud9: )
     
  11. IMGONNABE40!

    IMGONNABE40! <font color=green>Okay, I already am 40, but if I

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2003
    Messages:
    9,147
    I would love to try the Contemporary--assuming the construction would not be in my way.
     
  12. RustManFan

    RustManFan devoted to all things Disney!! Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2000
    Messages:
    18,718
    I would like to try the Yacht and Beach Club and would suggest that. Been looking at many photos and it looks amazing!
     
  13. HelenParr

    HelenParr DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,597
    Agree with PP on AKL for one night. Such great theming. Not only is it awesome to wake up and see the animals (which you can do from hallway windows, you don't even need Savannah view for one night), also great dining choices, and the excellent fireplace seating area.

    YC/BC would also be good for change of theming and pace from WL.
     
  14. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    42,285
    If you want to be in the park I would suggest the Poly or the Contemporary (we don't care for the GF at all). Truthfully, for one night I'd just stay at a value or a mod for the expense of it.
     
  15. disneyfan55

    disneyfan55 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,115
    I personnaly would stay at a value. All the other suggestions are great but remember they come at a high price. To me if I had to wait until around 4 or so to check in and check out by 11, I would stay in the most inexpensive place I could. Why waste the money on a deluxe or even moderate for that matter only to stay basically a few hours? You can always visit the other deluxe hotels and get almost the same effect as staying for just 1 night. Just my thoughts.

    By the way, WL is my favorite!! Lucky you!!!
     
  16. wdwmaw

    wdwmaw planin' next trip

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,666
    If I were to ever get to go to the world alone with my DH and had the money :)

    AKL Concierge level and would treat him to the sunrise safari on Sunday morning. If the money is a problem then I still would go to AKL (great hot tubs, they can be very private).
     
  17. LVSWL

    LVSWL <font color=teal>I may have to rethink whether or

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,740
    Oh Yeah! I agree with this!
     
  18. Rhode Island Quahog

    Rhode Island Quahog Tink, Pooh, and Stitch fan. Proud and Happy Bay L

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    555
    Contemporary MK view.
     
  19. MelanieC

    MelanieC <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 1999
    Messages:
    11,876
    I'd love to stay at AKL, but for convenience I'd probably pick a monorail resort. I think Poly would be fun to stay at. I've stayed at CR and it was nice -but nothing fancy.
     
  20. TJA

    TJA DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2000
    Messages:
    4,022
    Are you looking to stay at a resort that would really impress your husband, or are you just looking for a place to sleep the first night? The answer has a big effect on my opinion. Let's say you really want to stay in a cool place to impress your husband: I'd choose YC, BWI, or CR tower MK view. I'm leaning towards BWI or YC because you will be moving to WL which is a resort near MK, so I thought it would be cool to stay in an Epcot resort (BWI or YC) for the first night to check out that area. We LOVE the Epcot resort area. You can stroll on the boardwalk for entertainment, restaurants, shopping, Espn Club....you can walk right to the Epcot countires for a nice dinner.....you can walk or boat to HS. It's amazing!

    Of course, if you'd rather be in the MK area for the first night, then I chose CR tower MK view because that view will totally impress your husband, I think. You can watch Wishes right from your balcony.

    If you are simply looking for a place to sleep the first night before you move to WL, then I'd probably look at POR. It's a moderate-level resort and has a very romantic setting. Its sister resort, POFQ is nice as well (and smaller).
     
  21. grannyminnie

    grannyminnie DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,939
    The Walter E. Disney suite at the GF!!!
     

Share This Page