Ok, so this is gonna sound totally crazy, but I just got a call tonight from my mother, who talked to her friend (who seems to be really trying to 'one up' everything these days, and the last several times there have been a lot of lies she's picked up on). My mom told her about our vow renewal plans (which I had told her not too because I expected this sorta reaction. She has told my mother repeatedly now, that us staying at the polynesian or the GF, or any other disney hotel actually- that is NOT the beach club is total crap. And I mean total crap. She says the beach club is a deluxe resort only for celebrities and important people (no, I'm not exaggerating- I could go on about all the details she's gone in to!), etc., etc. And our family choosing to stay at the GF or Poly (which has so far been our favorite place, but honestly, I've loved all the disney hotels, including ASMusic), well, she is really putting us down about it, I guess especially with the VR. And my mother has never been to disney, so she doesn't really know any of it or what to say. I tried to explain to her, what is what I believe is correct- but it might not be since I'm really no disney expert, and it's why I'm posting- but what I said was that ALL of the disney deluxe resorts are fantastic, and I imagine all types of people stay at all of them, celebrities to regular folk, and it really depends on your personal tastes as to your preference of resort- they are so different and cool in their own way. Now, I have stayed at Poly, and SSR, spent a lot of time at GF, and walked through Yacht, Beach, and Boardwalk- but I have not walked through contemporary or AK yet. For us, with 2 young kids, being either in a quiet villa (longer stays), or at the MK, is best for us. Plus, our very first trip to disney we were upgraded to a castle view room, and it was SO magical- that is what disney means to me. Ok, so I'm rambling. I am no disney expert, but am I right about this? It's not BC is like some crazy private celebrity hang out, and the rest of the places are crap? I mean, honestly for me, it doesn't matter even if that is true, because I am not the type of person that choses anything based on popularity, money, or power. It's just not my style at all!! But I would like to know what I can say to my mother about this. I'm just so annoyed. It just drives me nuts that someone would try to act like that. And my mother is clueless about it all, so she's an easy target, but what friend would act like that? I thought this was about love, and trust and frienship- not about who has more money. Especially with the state of the world these days! Anyway, we are planning to stay at the GF for our VR either way! I'm so glad I didn't invite her friend to come just to put us down!! Thank you for any feedback - I'd really appreciate it!