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What's your Dream Resort?

When I started going to Disney World and staying in Disney hotels, the Boardwalk was always my "dream resort." I couldn't wait to someday stay there!

Do you or did you have a dream resort?

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For me I think it would have to be AKL, we'll be there in 84 days. clapping

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Mine was always the Boardwalk! I couldn't believe it when I finally got to stay there for a long weekend a few years ago. I was in heaven.

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I'd really like to try the Contemporary once. I think of it as being special. I'd want to stay in the tower though and since it's probably a one time experience -- with a Magic Kingdom view.

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Beach Club, WL, and Boardwalk, hands down! I was lucky enough to stay at AKL early in my "disney career," but if I hadn't, I bet that would have been on the list, too.

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I'd really like to try the Contemporary once. I think of it as being special. I'd want to stay in the tower though and since it's probably a one time experience -- with a Magic Kingdom view.

You HAVE to do it once! It was amazing looking out the window and seeing the MK! It makes so much sense to try to do it when they have deals like buy 4 get 3 though. For the 7 nights we spent only a little more than a moderate would have cost.

Before I would have said the Poly (which is my #2), but after going over to the Boardwalk, I would say it is my dream resort!

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I would really like to try the Poly sometime. I'm a little concerned about it's layout though. I fear all the different buildings might not be to my liking.

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Aaahh! The Poly. Scrappy & I like that the best. If DVC would have sold points for there...................... First time we stayed there, we had first floor with the Magic Kingdom view. We could sit on the bed and watch the fireworks. That was the great! Just wish they had kingsize beds.

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Aaahh! The Poly. Scrappy & I like that the best. If DVC would have sold points for there...................... First time we stayed there, we had first floor with the Magic Kingdom view. We could sit on the bed and watch the fireworks. That was the great! Just wish they had kingsize beds.

They don't have king bed rooms there? I had no idea! That would be a real downer...

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Only in the Honeymoon suite do they have king size beds.

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caitiesus wrote:

Before I would have said the Poly (which is my #2), but after going over to the Boardwalk, I would say it is my dream resort!

It really holds a mystique, doesn't it? It's right there in the middle of the action!

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Hi,

I'm off work until Thursday, November 19, 2009 because I am using some use-or-lose leave. An IRS employee for nineteen years, I earn four hours of annual (vacation) leave and two hours of sick leave a week, which is accumulated at the end of each bi-weekly pay period. While sick leave has no ceiling, meaning that I can accumulate as much as I want, I can carry only 240 hours of annual leave from year to year; I have to use anything over that by the end of the pay year (early January) or forfeit it. When I went to Canada in August, I was at 160 hours use-or-lose annual leave. That trip got me down to 100 hours use-or-lose. My staycation October 19-23 brought it down to 60, this one to 20, and by the time I take the one November 30-December 4, I'll have no use-or-lose leave left. However, I am not going anywhere.

On my trips to WDW I have tried to stay in each hotel at least once. I have stayed in each value hotel; in Port Orleans French Quarter; in Beach Club, AKL and Wilderness Lodge. I'd love to stay in a Contemporary Resort Tower Room just to experience the view of the Magic Kingdom, a leisurely ten-minute walk, from my window. Second choice would be Boardwalk Inn, the middle of the action. Third choice is Caribbean Beach, which simply looks inviting: "Come here and relax".

Jim

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You just answered my question from the other thread, Jim! So no plans for WDW soon, eh? We haven't decided on next year, either. Still reeling from this trip.

I think our dream resort was the Poly, where we just recently stayed for the first time. I really enjoyed it, but now I'm eyeing the Contemporary! Laughing out loud

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Hi,

Sorry about that off-topic rant a week ago, but with so much credit card debt, I'll be lucky if I go anywhere, let alone to WDW, in 2010.

Jim

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Hi,

Sorry about that off-topic rant a week ago, but with so much credit card debt, I'll be lucky if I go anywhere, let alone to WDW, in 2010.

Jim

Always good to deal with that before it gets out of hand. Maybe you'll win the lottery!

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I wouldn't necessarily call it my dream resort, as I really enjoy all of them, but the Poly is definitely the highest on my list of resorts I haven't stayed at that I would like to.

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My dream resort used to be the Poly until I saw what a madhouse it is around dinner time. Now I'm thinking I'd just like to stay at one of the Boardwalk resorts, preferably the Swan or Dolphin. It may be a bit of a stretch to call them my "dream resorts" though...I just wish I could afford them, that's all.

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i agree with sf that the crowds milling about the poly are a bit of a turn-off. i really wouldn't mind trying the grand floridian sometime, but i suspect i might be disappointed.

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Boardwalk was also my dream resort. I was really exciting when we were going to stay there for the first time. There location was really outstanding. The room size was excellent and I loved having a little balcony for those early morning sunrises.

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This is interesting! My dream resort was the Poly and I've stayed there 3 times. Having the different buildings is not a problem at all, in fact, it makes it feel more secluded. I have never stayed in a building close to the Luau area or the Great Ceremonial House so crowds of people was never an issue. The big pool is really nice but we would always go to the smaller one since it was usually empty.

We've been the WL to eat and while it's nice it's not my style, I didn't feel tat magic there. I have never been to Boardwalk or Beach Club. We'll be visiting both those resorts on our upcoming trip - I am dying to see what all the hoopla about the Boardwalk is!

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This is interesting! My dream resort was the Poly and I've stayed there 3 times. Having the different buildings is not a problem at all, in fact, it makes it feel more secluded. I have never stayed in a building close to the Luau area or the Great Ceremonial House so crowds of people was never an issue. The big pool is really nice but we would always go to the smaller one since it was usually empty.

We've been the WL to eat and while it's nice it's not my style, I didn't feel tat magic there. I have never been to Boardwalk or Beach Club. We'll be visiting both those resorts on our upcoming trip - I am dying to see what all the hoopla about the Boardwalk is!

The biggest hoopla for me about the Epcot resorts (and why I'm so exited to stay there for the first time) is that it'll feel like Epcot and DHS are right there in your "neighborhood." I wonder if the decor and theme of the hotel will enchant me as much as Poly and WL...

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Yeah, the Epcot resorts (Yacht & Beach & Boardwalk) are all kind of boring as far as the magic IMO. But they more than make up for it with easy access to each other's dining and quick access to Epcot and DHS. Definitely not as impressively themed as say AKL, but just a really relaxing, easy stay.

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This is interesting! My dream resort was the Poly and I've stayed there 3 times. Having the different buildings is not a problem at all, in fact, it makes it feel more secluded. I have never stayed in a building close to the Luau area or the Great Ceremonial House so crowds of people was never an issue. The big pool is really nice but we would always go to the smaller one since it was usually empty.

We've been the WL to eat and while it's nice it's not my style, I didn't feel tat magic there. I have never been to Boardwalk or Beach Club. We'll be visiting both those resorts on our upcoming trip - I am dying to see what all the hoopla about the Boardwalk is!

The biggest hoopla for me about the Epcot resorts (and why I'm so exited to stay there for the first time) is that it'll feel like Epcot and DHS are right there in your "neighborhood." I wonder if the decor and theme of the hotel will enchant me as much as Poly and WL...

Ahh, I see. That is something to definitely experience. I am really excited to visit both the Boardwalk and the Beach Club on this upcoming trip.

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UnbalancedLibra wrote:
SpaceAce wrote:
UnbalancedLibra wrote:
This is interesting! My dream resort was the Poly and I've stayed there 3 times. Having the different buildings is not a problem at all, in fact, it makes it feel more secluded. I have never stayed in a building close to the Luau area or the Great Ceremonial House so crowds of people was never an issue. The big pool is really nice but we would always go to the smaller one since it was usually empty.

We've been the WL to eat and while it's nice it's not my style, I didn't feel tat magic there. I have never been to Boardwalk or Beach Club. We'll be visiting both those resorts on our upcoming trip - I am dying to see what all the hoopla about the Boardwalk is!

The biggest hoopla for me about the Epcot resorts (and why I'm so exited to stay there for the first time) is that it'll feel like Epcot and DHS are right there in your "neighborhood." I wonder if the decor and theme of the hotel will enchant me as much as Poly and WL...

Ahh, I see. That is something to definitely experience. I am really excited to visit both the Boardwalk and the Beach Club on this upcoming trip.

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I think I'd like to stay in the Boardwalk, if only because of it's proximity to Epcot. It must be great being able to walk in via the back entrance.

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I think I'd like to stay in the Board, if only because of it's proximity to Epcot. It must be great being able to walk in via the back entrance.

It's always felt like you're "going backstage" to me to take the International Gateway back to the Epcot resorts. Seems incredible to be able to just pop into Epcot for some fish and chips and then go back to your hotel. mickey

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I think I'd like to stay in the Boardwalk, if only because of it's proximity to Epcot. It must be great being able to walk in via the back entrance.

It's great, but Beach Club is even more convenient (I think). Do you like the Boardwalk better, or will any of them do?

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Either would probably do.

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Tony wrote:
Either would probably do.

Yeah, I wouldn't complain about any of them either. Have you ever stayed in any of them?

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Either would probably do.

Yeah, I wouldn't complain about any of them either. Have you ever stayed in any of them?


Unfortunately not. We've only stayed in Pop Century.

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Tony wrote:

Unfortunately not. We've only stayed in Pop Century.

Nothing unfortunate about Pop Century. Can't beat it for the money. I wish I got to go there soon!