View Full Version : Help us choose!!!

03-04-2009, 08:31 PM
As many of you know, we are planning our first Disney trip with Tatiana, who will be around 18months :yes:.

Since she will be little and will probably not be able to handle many hours/ heat in the parks, and since we will probably spend most of our time in MK, staying in a hotel close to that park is essential.


where do you think we should stay???

Taking into consideration

1. distance to MK
2. way of getting to and from the park
3. hotel ammenities
4. hotel rooms


03-04-2009, 08:45 PM
I have choosen Poly for you, as it is on the monorail which will make getting around a lot easier. If the WL was on the monorail I would have chosen that one, as it's my personal favorite. I would love to try the poly though.

03-04-2009, 09:11 PM
I chose WL since it almost a $500 difference between that one and the others. I also love WL, it is a gorgeous resort and a short boat ride to MK :yes:

03-04-2009, 09:48 PM
I want to choose the WL AND the contemporary :D

The WL is my all time favourite. I can happily spend wonderful evenings there feeling about as relaxed as it's posisble for me to be :lol: It's a misunderstood, overlooked resort which as Johnie says is cheaper than the others too!

The contemporary is just ideal for the magic kingdom though. I actually like to walk to and from although of course the monorail is there for ease as well.

03-04-2009, 11:33 PM
I chose the toaster hotel since its my home resort...and I mean seriously who could pass up staying in a place where the monorail goes thru?

04-04-2009, 04:13 AM
im with psycoalice i loved it there when we visited

04-04-2009, 07:20 AM
If you can afford to splash out, then the GF gets my vote...then again, you would expect me to say that! :lol:
It`s only a short ride away from the MK and there is a toddlers pool to keep Tatiana amused when not in the parks and the rooms are excellent. :thumbsup:

04-04-2009, 08:05 AM
Completely biased and not very informed as we have only stayed at the WL but I will probably never stay at any other resort if I can afford it - it is pure magic and I love it utterly

04-04-2009, 03:45 PM
Hmmmm....Difficult choices. I love the Contemporary, but I'm not sure it's the best for a little one. Does it have a children's pool and play area? At that age, Tatiana will be just as happy spending some time at the resort as in the parks! :lol:

It's a toss-up between GF and Poly. Closing my eyes and throwing a dart at a chart. And wouldn't you know, I didn't hit a thing! :rolleyes: Not a reflection on your holiday, Mari, just on my lack of athletic ability!

I like GF for the restaurant selection--picky eater that I am. But I love the atmosphere at the Poly.

Assuming both have good facilities for chidren, I am voting for:

Polynesian Resort! :D

04-04-2009, 04:30 PM
They should make a Contemporary Grand Polynesian Resort

05-04-2009, 05:02 PM
Thank you very much!!

We chose the WL... :)

We have stayed at AKL and loved the distribution.... so we sort of know what we are in for!!

After Chris's review and pics, we really liked it, and as Johnie said it was 500 less than the Contemporary!


Thank you again!!

05-04-2009, 05:07 PM
We chose the WL... :)

We have stayed at AKL and loved the distribution.... so we sort of know what we are in for!!

After Chris's review and pics, we really liked it, and as Johnie said it was 500 less than the Contemporary!

sensational choice :yes:

06-04-2009, 01:11 PM
Huge money savings always wins it for me :yes:

06-04-2009, 01:16 PM
WL is wonderful. You are going to love the theme, the service, the location... everything! :yes:

It's designed on the same lines architecturally speaking, as the AKL. :yes:

06-04-2009, 02:20 PM
Very nice, Mari! :applaudit:

Saving money always is a terrific choice for me! In addition, all four of the resorts are wonderful in their own way! :D

06-04-2009, 02:40 PM
When are the dates you are going Mari? We are staying at the WL the last week in Nov/First week in Dec.

06-04-2009, 04:14 PM
We are hopefully going mid september Rosie :)

06-04-2009, 04:27 PM
we're hopefully there late oct->mid November :D

28-11-2009, 01:17 AM
So, we did stay there for 5 night in mid september...

we LOVED IT!!!... we loved the theme, the rooms, the pool, the boat rides :)

Thank you for helping us choose!!