Which Deluxe Resort???????

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Rags, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Rags

    Rags DIS Veteran

    Mar 21, 2004
    We were lucky enough to get the year long 20/30/40 pin code!!!!! I'm still in shock! Having stayed in both values and moderate we figured this was Disney's way of saying "Time to stay in a deluxe resort!". The dates would be 11/28 thru 12/5 We have it narrowed down to three.

    1) Contemporary. For the overall convenience and I love the resort! My only reservation would be sharing buses with the other monorail resorts!

    2) AKL. This resort looks beautiful and I would love a balcony but I am not familar with the transportation and overall layout. Is this a large resort?

    3) Wilderness Lodge. This resort just looks cool! I love that we have both the busses and boats for transportation but again I am not familar!

    Thank you to all who respond!!!!
  2. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    I would go with the Contemporary because of their overall location to the Magic Kingdom which speaks for itself, Resort Monorail access, the walkway to the Magic Kingdom and their rooms are the biggest of the resorts your asking about and their Cast Members are among the best I have ever seen in WDW. Plus when it comes to their bus system they are always picked up 1st when going to and from the parks and the Wilderness Lodge also shares with the Monorail Resorts, so you would still need to go through that when staying there.
  3. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    We've only stayed at one of the three -- the Contemporary. It is our least favorite of the two we've stayed at (we preferred the Poly over the CR by a lot); the Wilderness Lodge holds no interest for us after two visits and we are planning on doing a split stay on our next visit with the AKL (with our home, the CSR). My pick would be the AKL.
  4. havaneselover

    havaneselover Dreaming about a Disney cruise

    Nov 9, 2009
    We've stayed at the WL and the CR. I would choose the CR. We felt very isolated at the WL, didn't like the dining options and going anywhere but the WL to eat was a pain. I love being able to walk to the MK and being on the monorail.
  5. amy1007

    amy1007 Mouseketeer

    Feb 11, 2002
    We also got the 40% off code and upgraded from the POFQ to the Grand Floridian. We are soooooooo excited.

    We have only stayed at one other deluxe - the Anima Kingdom Lodge. I have to say that it was incredible! We had a savanna view room. My children had the best time on our balcony watching the animals. I felt that the bus transportation from there was great. The wait times and the driving times were not nearly as long as I thought they might be. The atmospjere at the resort is wonderful.

    Having said all that, I am really looking forward to staying at one of the monorail resorts this summer.

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