Think I'm in love with WL, but are their rooms darker than Poly?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Happyjen27, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Happyjen27

    Happyjen27 DIS Veteran

    Apr 23, 2012
    I didn't like the dark rooms of the Poly, so while resort researching I think I fell in love with WL.

    However, I learned from the Poly thread that it's possible that the WL rooms are darker than the Poly.

    For those who have stayed at both, are the WL rooms darker than Poly?
  2. soccer mom

    soccer mom DIS Veteran

    Jan 10, 2001
    The rooms are much smaller at WL. The furnishings are pretty dark and the door wall to the balcony is smaller. So, yes, it probably is darker. You would also have to factor in the location of the room at each resort. With that said, we love the WL. You couldn't have it any other way with the arts and craft mission style furnishings.
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  4. oasispaul

    oasispaul Mouseketeer

    Jan 26, 2004
    Yes, WL rooms feature darker colors (forest green and dark wood). We also love the WL, but if "darker" rooms are an absolute deal-breaker for you, it could be an issue.
  5. butternut

    butternut Mouseketeer

    Jul 9, 2012
    We stayed at WL and we found the rooms extremely dark and dreary. Not a fan of that feeling at all and the rooms are small as well. The Lodge itself is absolutely gorgeous so if you can get past the room problem you will love the rest. You may want to ask at check in about a brighter room. Im sure they get this question often .
  6. kapoof

    kapoof DIS Veteran

    Sep 18, 2006
    I agree with butternut. The wl is nice, but not so much the rooms. The poly is very very extra nice and so are the rooms!
  7. Sandy55

    Sandy55 Earning My Ears

    Aug 3, 2008
    We've stayed at both. I didn't find the Poly dark at all but the WL definitely was dark. I think the smaller size of the room made it feel darker as well (we had a room with bunk beds which are smaller than the rooms with two queens). That said, I loved both resorts. We didn't spend much time in our room at the WL and I loved the lobby, the pool area and the grounds.
  8. Mousemommy1

    Mousemommy1 DIS Veteran

    Dec 6, 2010
    I was not a fan of the old decor at WL. But, all of the rooms were refurbished
    last year, and I do not think they are dark at all. I think they are beautiful!

    Here is what they look like now:

    And, FWIW, my family of four did not think the room was small at all. :thumbsup2
  9. bowbat

    bowbat DIS Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    I'll piggyback on what mousemommy said -- the old WL rooms were darker than the rooms at Poly. The *new* rooms, however, are not.

    We're not big fans of dark rooms, either -- it was something we really disliked about both resorts. However, we stayed at WL again after the room update and it was MUCH brighter. :thumbsup2
  10. ktlm

    ktlm DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2008
    I have the opposite opinion. We have stayed at both multiple times. I've always felt that the Poly rooms were darker than the WL rooms. Neither of them are on the bright side though.

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