I think I could set new records for obsessing about different options :lol:
As you know, we used to stay onsite all the time but recently have discovered the many wonderous joys of a villa and car. It's truly a very freeing experience but every now and again we miss a bit of the Disney experience. Not much, not enough to swap back to onsite by any means but enough to wonder if we should stay a few nights at Disney during the holiday.
So, if you were going to have a couple of weeks at Disney mainly in a villa, and you fancied a few nights at Disney, would you:-
1. spend a few nights at Disney at the very start - gets you into the Disney spirit but then it's over and since it would only be a couple of nights or so, it wouldn't be long before packing up all the luggage etc. plus , sometimes it takes me a while to relax into the holiday anyway
2. Spend a few nights at disney in the middle. Could possibly leave the luggage at the villa, have a few nights to do say mickeys christmas party, stay late at a park etc. and a bus/boat back
3. a few nights at the end - we did this last time and it was awfully sad leaving the villa and going to stay in one room at the hotel and then leaving from there to go home, so probably our least favourite option
And which hotel??
all stars/pop - funish but not much location advantage really, no restaurant
port orleans - a step up, enjoy the boats to DTD but not sure it's special enough for a couple of nights
AKL - fun theming, WL - christmassy, GF - christmassy, real quality feel, great restaurants , contemporary - can see the castle most clearly, good restaurants (poly never really considered)