Please Choose a Resort For Us

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by badblackpug, Apr 6, 2007.


Which Resort Option is the Best

  1. Poly Lagoon View

  2. BWV Studio

  3. WL Villas Studio

  4. AKL Savannah View w/ bunk beds

  5. WL woods view w/ bunk beds

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  1. badblackpug

    badblackpug <font color=blue>If you knew her you would be shoc

    Oct 18, 2005
    We have always previously stayed at a mod or value. We would like to upgrade this year (10 nights in November) These are the options within our price range. We are traveling with our kids ages 4 thru 10. Please tell me why you chose or did not choose a particular hotel. Any tips, good or bad experiences would be appreciated.
  2. Houston_Disney_Fan

    Houston_Disney_Fan Mouseketeer

    Sep 10, 2005
    We've stayed in all the places you mention, plus some. The trip my kids still, 15 years later, have the best memories of was the one in which we stayed at the Poly. And it wasn't even a lagoon view! That would be heaven.
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  4. candizfan

    candizfan DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2004
    Have you thought about renting a Disney Vacation Club room? Or maybe you have done that before?

    It might be about the same cost as this and then you would have a kitchenette as well.
  5. FSUDisneyGirl

    FSUDisneyGirl <font color=#FF8000>Hey, my eye feels weird....AAA

    Feb 28, 2006
    I voted for the Wilderness Lodge...cause I think it's great there! But...I think the Poly would also be a great choice. I actually just visited it for the first time today, and it's very tropical! If you want to be in the middle of all the action, pick the Poly...if you'd like to be a little more removed from the hustle and bustle (at least in my opinion) I'd pick the Wilderness Lodge.
  6. Disney5Mom

    Disney5Mom <font color=magenta>We can sleep at home!<br><font

    Nov 11, 2004
    We loved our experience at AKL.Watching the animals from our balcony was even more interesting than we had imagined. There are a lot of interesting activities available to do at the lodge for kids and adults.It is a beautiful resort.
  7. elijahpep

    elijahpep DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

    Jul 25, 2005
    :thumbsup2 I second the post above about renting DVC points especially for a 10 day stay. WOW! You're going to have fun!

    You could break it up, BW 5 days and AK 5 days and get the best of both worlds!~

    Other than that I voted BWV!~:)

  8. goodferry

    goodferry DIS Veteran

    Jan 21, 2004
    I voted for the Poly, but wanted to qualify that by adding that LV at the Poly is roughly the same price as GV concierge, and I would choose that! You can sit in the lounge and watch Wishes and still have the benefits of the concierge level.
  9. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

    Jan 10, 2006
    I'd go AKL myself
  10. libinatorsmom

    libinatorsmom DIS Veteran

    Nov 27, 2006
    Dont you just HATE all the choices... WE DO!!! we finally decided on the BC for our stay... BUT... WL is our second choice...
  11. badblackpug

    badblackpug <font color=blue>If you knew her you would be shoc

    Oct 18, 2005
    I'm not one for changing resorts in the middle of the stay. Too many kids, too much stuff, too much hassle. I would want one resoert for the entire stay. We will be on DDP, so kitchenette is not really necessary. Ideas?
  12. MagicMe

    MagicMe DIS Veteran

    May 3, 2006
    I love the Poly! It's on the monorail for MK (which is great with little kids) and I found it to be very peaceful at night (hard to believe there were scores of people there).

    I think your decision will need to take in to account which parks you will visit the most. If you believe you will spend most of your time at MK then go for Poly (you can monorail over to Epcot too with just a short walk to the TTC). If you look to go to Epcot a lot, BWV may be best (and boat ride up to MGM).

    The WL is beautiful but still a boat or bus ride to MK. AKL is also gorgeous but you'll need to use bus transportation or your own vehicle to get around.

    Again, think of which park you will be visiting most often and the "stuff" that you will need to transport with the children, then decide.
  13. Disney Spaz

    Disney Spaz DIS Veteran

    Jul 17, 2004
    I voted Poly only becasue it is on the monorail and I think with the ages of your children that can be a life saver.
  14. Snow Shoe

    Snow Shoe What time is the 3 o'clock parade?

    Nov 15, 1999
    If you were to choose a DVC resort you can rent points from a member who's home resort would be either at VWL or BWV. Usually the cost is around $10/pt. For November, 2007, all of the days are Choice Season except for the 11/21-23, and these are Magic Season costing more points per day stay. Using the Choice Season dates I looked at my DVC point calulator and came up with for a 10 day stay at....

    VWL Studio-------std view 164

    BWV Studio-------std view 138
    --preferred view 164
  15. PinkDaisy8844

    PinkDaisy8844 Mouseketeer

    Sep 24, 2006
    I have never stayed at a Deluxe I can't speak from personal experience....however I would choose the AKL because I think kids at that age or any age actually would really enjoy seeing the animals, I know I would! :goodvibes
  16. M 'n C

    M 'n C DIS Veteran

    Jul 16, 2006
    I agree with this poster. I"ve never stayed at a Deluxe (BF has and wasn't impressed. He loves the theming of the values vs. the Deluxes) but the idea of looking out my window to see animals would be heaven for me. I am a zoo/animal freak so that would make my trip. I'm sure your kids would think it was cool as well.
  17. badblackpug

    badblackpug <font color=blue>If you knew her you would be shoc

    Oct 18, 2005
    I looked into this, but the reception I got on the DVC boards wasn't all that friendly. A lot of stuff about not being "members" and "members" disliking those who rent out their points and those who use points they rented from others. I think it would be better just to stay at a hotel.
  18. dwaddict

    dwaddict Mouseketeer

    Nov 21, 2006
    I voted for the POLY! It has always been a favorite of mine since I was a child and first stayed there in the 70's!! Though my kids love AK-so in my house it is a 50-50 split!! Good luck and have a great trip!!!
  19. jesszac610

    jesszac610 mickfmly<br><font color=red>Finely dressed in Kitc

    Apr 28, 2005
    I voted for BWV because as others have said you could rent DVC points, the pool is awesome (Your kids will LOVE It,) and the location can't be beat. I noticed your ages and you do have some little ones, so MGM by boat and Epcot, (It's actually faster to walk though,) is awesome! Plus, there's always something happening at the BW area. We love it there!!!
  20. Buzz2001

    Buzz2001 CSR MAN!!

    May 14, 2000
  21. petrymom

    petrymom DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2005
    Ditto!!!! Staying in the savanah view room with the bunks was AWeSOME!!!! I had a hard time leaving our balcony every morning. Truly an awesome experience.

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