So Confused about Honeymoon Trip!

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  1. TrueDisneyLove61207

    TrueDisneyLove61207 Mouseketeer

    Jul 4, 2011
    My future DW and I are planning our honeymoon for July 2012. Our Wedding day July 3, 2012.. We are driving so we would lave July 5th and arrive on July 6th. We have only stayed at Pop Century and All Star Movies due to expenses. However, now that its our honeymoon and we are saving up ect.. we want to go up a level. I have looked into renting DVC points. I really want to be by the castle and see it out my room window. My future DW thinks its pointless to pay this amount of money because we are hardly in the room. My point exactly which is why I want to add on a few extra days to relax and swim ect... I want it to be a great honeymoon and it being July I know the weather is hot and its crowded and rains in the afternoon. Being a avid Disney traveler I know the ins and outs but I have never stayed any where but the value resorts. My parents owned a time share outside of disney. So my question in all of this is what should we do? We recieved a pin code for 25% off but it stilll adds up when you do the Deluxe resorts. I have priced and repriced everything... should I try my luck for an upgrade and pay for the lake view if I rent DVC points??? I am so confused... what resort would you suggest? Of course I would love to stay at the GF but its so expensive so my second option was Contemporary so I can see the castle :) :confused3 So confused HELP what about moderate resorts??? AHHH lol
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  3. Kae

    Kae DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2002
    I would try to go with Mod or Value, I get wanting to see the castle from ur room but you will still have a great time even if you don't. I would look into the WL great resort lower priced Deluxe, we love it. As for a Mod I would choose POFQ. I also love AKL but would only pick it with a savanah view.

  4. buzznina

    buzznina DIS Veteran

    Oct 18, 2007
    Congrats on your wedding:thumbsup2
    I would first look into renting points, I know there are sites that have a flat rate of $12 per point, but I have seen them on the DVC rental board for $8 and $10 a point.
  5. mr.bungle

    mr.bungle DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2008
    All I can tell you is that when we staying in the WL Villas for our honeymoon, it spoiled us! Now it is so hard to not be able to afford a deluxe. We stayed at Pop last time and it wasn't as fun of a trip for us. WL Villas was a wonderful experience and made for a great honeymoon.

    So... seeing as you're the opposite and it is your honeymoon, why not go for the little extra magic. Do take that time to enjoy the resort and the room.

    We are entertaining the idea of renting points for our next Disney trip. So far in my research it does seem to be a good deal.
  6. Sgt Tibbs

    Sgt Tibbs Mouseketeer

    Jan 3, 2011
    How about the Wilderness Lodge, a less expensive deluxe resort in the Magic Kingdom resort area.

    You won't see the castle you will only be a boat ride away.
  7. motherwild

    motherwild Mouseketeer

    Jan 13, 2009
    This your honeymoon it should be special.Maybe you could split your stay at delux hotel for a few nights out of your stay. Best wishes on your marraige.
  8. Aunt Bee

    Aunt Bee Mouseketeer

    Jul 14, 2011
    That's exactly what I was thinking! :)
  9. amzking

    amzking DIS Veteran

    Jul 28, 2009
    Another vote for WL here. It's the least expensive of the deluxes and IMO a very relaxing, romantic hotel. No MK view though.
  10. Seahunt

    Seahunt DIS Veteran

    Jan 19, 2002

    CR MK view is a favorite choice for DH & I (especially for the fireworks view) but while staying there I have heard plenty of complaints from people who really expected to have the castle be "closer", "right there", more "up close and personal". :guilty:

    So are you 100% sure you would be happy and satisfied spending the extra $$$ for this CR MK castle view room? Can't live without it? Or would you be disappointed because the castle view was not what you expected?

    ITA with the other posters who mention maybe going deluxe for just a night or so, and jmo I would say the Poly Club Level for a day you'll be spending around the resort would be extra nice. Enjoy the lounge, rent a cabana by the pool, ahhhh....gee I can sure spend your $$$ huh :laughing:
  11. houseful of boys

    houseful of boys Mouseketeer

    Oct 25, 2008
    I would recommend staying in a garden view room at the poly. Very romantic vibe there and no matter where your room is, it's a short romantic stroll to the beach where you can enjoy a hammock with the best view of the castle and fireworks. :love:
  12. abminer

    abminer Mouseketeer

    Jul 11, 2005
    I think renting DVC points sounds like a good fit for you, but you're now less than 11 months out from your honeymoon at one of the most busy (ie expensive) weeks of the year. The low-point rooms at the really popular resorts go fast. You'd clearly love BLT at the CR. Go over to the DVC board and see if someone can check on availability for you.

    I do agree that WL or renting at VWL are great options. It's very romantic and though not cheap, it's way cheaper than the monorail resorts. There *are* a couple rooms at WL with a distant castle view that you can see from the balcony. The castle pops out over the trees, but fireworks are certainly visible. Check the WL info thread.

    It's your honeymoon, take the risk and stay at the best accommodation you can swing and know you won't regret. If you do end up with a spit stay (not ideal, but better than nothing), stay at a mod first (CSR is most adult so good for honeymoons) then go deluxe, not the other way around.
  13. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

    Feb 11, 2009
    Another vote for WL. Certain sides of the building have views of the fireworks at MK, and the cost is only slightly higher than a mod. If you can afford a mod, the cost of WL isn't far off.
  14. AJA

    AJA DIS Veteran

    Sep 16, 2008
    Do you guys like Epcot? Have you thought about the Swan and Dolphin? For the price of a Disney moderate you get a much better location. I know it isn't Magic Kingdom but you have the Friendship boat to DHS and the more adult themed entertainment of the Boardwalk area.

    I also like the idea of renting points. You know your date is set in stone (one of the only cons of renting imo). If I were renting points I'd go with BLT and try for the MK view. WL would also be nice.

    If you do end going with a Disney moderate my vote is for the POR resorts.
  15. KandD

    KandD <font color=darkorchid>BUT YOU NEVER SAID THEY HAD

    Aug 1, 2008
    We just went on our Honeymoon to WDW a few months ago. We stayed Deluxe for the first time and absolutely loved it. We stayed at the Yacht Club and really did Disney much differently than we are used to. We went to the parks in the am, did a few rides, and then went back to the resort for a LOT of pool time, we took naps, we relaxed. At night we would walk over to Epcot or take the boat to HS. It was really lovely.
    We really liked the resort and I looked at prices for our next trip but it is just too expensive for us. But I don't regret any of the money that we spent for the honeymoon because we DID spend a lot of time at the resort and the walking distance to Epcot was absolutely worth it.
  16. Scarlett81

    Scarlett81 Mommy to my princess and lil pirate

    Jun 22, 2011
    we just paid for a theme park view room, and sure it was awesome, but 2 floors below us there were people sitting in chairs watching the same fireworks with the same view and they didn't pay a dime for it. if you can afford it, do it...but you will want to be in the parks some evenings or dining some evenings. you'll probably be around the hotel only once or twice to really take in the view for fireworks for it really worth it? to me, its not. i'd rather take that cash and put it towards an awesome fine dining experience.
    take an evening where wishes is at 9 or 10 pm, go to dinner near the hotel around 6 and stroll over to a nice beach or bench and watch there. i promise it will be just as romantic.
    if you're set on a castle room then i would go moderate or value for the bulk of your trip and then end the last night at an all out gf, poly or cr room.
  17. Mississippianna

    Mississippianna Still loving Disney World like a 6-year-old

    Nov 17, 2008
    Here's my view... You've been to WDW and will probably go back. But you only get one Honeymoon. On your Honeymoon, you should be spending some time in your room. You should absolutely stay somewhere with a nice view, and where you can have room service breakfast in bed. This should be a very special trip, your most special Disney trip.
  18. Sandisw

    Sandisw Moderator Moderator

    Nov 15, 2008
    Keep in mind that when you book a DVC reservation, there are no upgrades like there are when you are a cash guest, unless there is a problem with the room (like maintenance).

    So, if you want to try for an MK view room, then you would want to book that from the start.

    Having said that, there are some LV rooms on the northern end of the tower that have a partial MK view from the balcony--we have had them twice.

    But, at this point, it may be difficult to secure MK view via DVC as those go fast and you will be there right after 4th of July which can be a popular time. Booking window for BLT members has been open since August.

    LV , however, should be available with no problem and even if you book that and don't get the partial MK view, there are places to see the castle from the resort. We love that location as it is our favorite place to stay. I vote for that!

    Congratulations and good luck!
  19. catra121

    catra121 DIS Veteran

    Feb 6, 2011
    Maybe just a different perspective here. You will probably be spending a little more time in your room (it IS your honeymoon) so I think renting DVC points for a studio would be a good option. My personal choice would be's a beautiful resort that really takes you away...but I think any of the studios would work.

    But think about is your honeymoon and you have been to Disney many times. What ELSE are you going to do to make it special? The extra money you could spend on a deluxe room at CR with MK view...that's great and all...but is there something else you could do with the extra money you would spend to get that view? Maybe a few REALLY nice meals, splurge on deluxe dining, maybe a fireworks or illuminations cruise, maybe Cirque, maybe a photograhy session, several extra days just to relax, or the million other things that you could do? There are more ways to make the trip special than just a nice room and a good view and if it were me I would try to focus more on making the TRIP special than just having a nice room.

    Just something to think about...
  20. Pluto1976

    Pluto1976 Mouseketeer

    Jul 3, 2007
  21. TrueDisneyLove61207

    TrueDisneyLove61207 Mouseketeer

    Jul 4, 2011
    so we have finally decided on getting the annual pass and we definitely want to do the dinning plan! So now that we have finally decided on that I have no idea how much this would cost because I did not purchase my AP pass yet... guess I am going to have to do that ASAP to see what prices pop up for July. THis is so confusing my future wife doesn't care where we stay lol I on the other hand do!!! What about POR princess room??? I am obsessed with mickey and minnie and would love to have them incorporated in my room some how :-/ this is why I always stayed at pop and movies... my wedding is mickey minnie haha... I am really a big kid! This is all giving me a headache

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