NY Post's Top 5 Florida hotels

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  1. DznyLvr2005

    DznyLvr2005 DIS Veteran

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    In April the NY Post came out with the top 5 Florida (Not Disney) Hotels. Here's how it broke down... I only typed in what they wrote about Wilderness Lodge because it's NUMBER 1!! :banana:

    #1. Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    From $199
    Lake Buena Vista
    Setting: Evoking the grandeur of a National Park Lodge, this isn't Disney's most exclusive hotel, but it's one of Florida's most impressive. For starters, it's 6 story lobby has rough hewn pine tree trunks. Outside there's a working facsimilie of "Old Faithful". Rooms are typical Disney, no bells, no whistles - but most have balconies. The very grown up Artist's Point restaurant has a Pacific Northwest wine list.

    #2. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    From $199

    #3 Ritz Carlton Orlando
    From $249

    #4 Disney's Pop Century
    From $77

    #5 Celebration Hotel
    From $199
     
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  3. Nuts4Disney

    Nuts4Disney HAKUNA MATATA!

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    :banana: :wizard: :cool1:

    Thanks for posting this...I hadn't seen it. :flower:
     
  4. snowmouse

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    Interesting....they obviously stayed in a different room at WL than we did last spring. Our visit was quite disappointing. My top picks would look quite different.
     
  5. littlestar

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    Ah, way to go Wilderness Lodge! My favorite out of every hotel I have ever stayed at anywhere (including Hawaii). :flower:
     
  6. Aimeedyan

    Aimeedyan <font color=blue>Why get all excited about somethi

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    Good to hear! We loved WL!
     
  7. dreamangelx

    dreamangelx Earning My Ears

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    I saw this article right before I went on my honeymoon which was in May. I was so excited to see it being that we chose to stay at the Wilderness Lodge. We had both never been there before but now agree when we go back, we will definitely be staying there again. It was my favorite hotel so far!
     
  8. cscin3d

    cscin3d Earning My Ears

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    I wonder who payed them to put WL at the top? It's not even the best hotel in Disney let alone Florida.
     
  9. DznyLvr2005

    DznyLvr2005 DIS Veteran

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    ...to each his own... :earseek:
     
  10. MAGICinMYHEART

    MAGICinMYHEART <font color=FF0066<b>WL Vet</b><br><font color=gre

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    Actually the last large independent survey that the Disney Magazine published before it ended. Ranked the Wilderness Lodge Resort as #1 with guest that have visited and stayed at Walt Disney World.
     
  11. Viki

    Viki <font color="green">Mid-town Manhattan, anyone?</f

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    I have some friends who can't bring themselves to stay anywhere else!

    We liked it, but we're looking forward to trying AKL next year.
    :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
     
  12. DznyLvr2005

    DznyLvr2005 DIS Veteran

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    What didn't you like about it?
     
  13. cscin3d

    cscin3d Earning My Ears

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    For me it would be the tiny rooms and big prices, along with the horrendous transportation.
     
  14. DznyLvr2005

    DznyLvr2005 DIS Veteran

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    I should have mentioned what the Post had said about the honorable mentions....
    They are:

    Grand Floridian
    From $349 (That's like 1/3 my rent for the month!LOL)

    Polynesian
    From $299

    EO Inn Orlando
    From $129

    Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
    From $250
     
  15. scanne

    scanne <font color=blue>OK, I must have really small ears

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    DznyLvr2005,

    Hey! Don't let the WL "bashers" get you down! We love the WL, even though the rooms are smaller than most of the other WDW deluxes. But it's the overall THEME and FEELING we get when we stay there that makes us want to return again and again!

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and honeymoon! We'll be at the WL until 10/4......maybe we'll see you? It will be me, DH, DS3 and DD1.

    Have a wonderful wedding and a magical honeymoon!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anne
     
  16. All Aboard

    All Aboard Por favor mantengan se alejado de las puertas

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    It says "Florida", but isn't it really "Central Florida" that's the focus? Because if not, they've completely lost their minds.

    Pop Century??? Top 5??? Hello!
     
  17. stinkerbelle

    stinkerbelle In a #10 sort of way?<br><font color=green>Sometim

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    AKL got robbed!

    I mean...come on...which would you rather see...and "old faithful" geyser? Or Giraffe and zebra and kudu outside your room?

    (and yes - I've stayed at both AKL and WL)
     
  18. eeyore45

    eeyore45 <font color=darkorchid>Do-it-yourself pixie dust =

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    This is what I was thinking!! (I've not been to the Florida Keys, but I've watched the Travel Channel!! :rotfl: )
     
  19. DznyLvr2005

    DznyLvr2005 DIS Veteran

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    Since so many people responded, I'll tell you what the Post said about #2, AK Lodge.
    Setting:
    Rivaling the Wilderness Lodge for impressiveness, this homage to Africa borders a "savanah" where 200 species, including giraffes and gazelles, graze. The resorts interior features tapestries and African artwork. Rooms are suprisingly eclectic; parents will be happy to discover Simba's Cubhouse, an evening pit stop for kids 4-12. It'll leave you free for dinner at Jiko and its African inspired world cuisine.
    The Room to Book:
    Anything with giraffe views
    Must do:
    Story time in the lobby
    Lowdown:
    From $199 1,293 rooms 19 Suites
     
  20. DznyLvr2005

    DznyLvr2005 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks!! I'll be in one of the honeymoon suites facing the castle (there is only 2 on the castle side, 2 courtyard side) We'll hopefully be wearing our wedding ears! I can't wait!!!!! it's sooooo close, but yet sooo far away!!
     
  21. Sandy22

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    What did it say about POP?
     

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