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Where have you always wanted to stay?

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by keith, May 9, 2010.

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    I've ALWAYS wanted to try those treehouse villas :) I don't even know how to book them and DW has said if I do, I'm staying there on my own because she hates the gloomy, surrounded by forest feel of them. That's fine, she can stay at the GF and I'll be in the treehouse :D

    Where have you always wanted to stay?
     
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    they look very cool. I'd like to stay at the Wilderness Lodge and in a MK view Baylake Towers. I'm saving the Grand Floridian for a special occasion eg without kids! :yes:
     
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    DW and I have always wanted to try the Poly.

    Haven't made it yet but someday. Maybe. :unsure:

    Tom :)macwave:... aloha!)
     
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    They look fab don't they? They are part of Saratoga Springs so I would think you book them through there :unsure: Pricey though as they sleep a large number, think they are equivalent to a 3 bed villa.

    We want to try BW or WL next but I would love to stay at the GF :yes:
     
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    always been the poly for me but im not sure now as people have said its in need of a makeover, so id say AKL savannah view :D
     
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    Wilderness lodge :yes: I fell in love with it when I first saw the drawings of it before it was built.

    Lisa would say the AKL
     
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    Chris you have to stay at the AKL next time you go, if even for a few nights.
     
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    I would say definitely and it was the plan when we ever go back - but I'm not sure how it will compare after we have gone to Kenya
     
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    Me too :yes: I can't wait to be back there. I love a late night drink in the lobby and a wander round outside. Cross your fingers for me and in a few days time I'll be there sitting on the dock at 3am enjoying the silence

    Well in that case we'll have to rent a few of them and have a Disney Secrets meet! :D
     
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    :lol: I love sitting on the dock at 4 am with the mist pouring off the lake - I get a chill thinking about it.

    Are you sure we're not related in some way :lol:
     
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    :laugh: well if we're ever there at the same time I'll buy you a drink I promise :yes:

    DW loves it because apparently there's a little "private" self contained beach somewhere. No idea where, she won't tell me :lol:
     
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    I know that if we ever went again I really should go somewhere else, but I just don't want to
     
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    Savannah view at AKL
     
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    Don't know about always as we haven't been going always!!!! But for a longish time I have fancied the Poly with a MK view!!!

    I'm with your wife on this one!!! Couldn't stand the bus transportation either so would have to use the car all the time.
     
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    yeah yeah! :chdance::chdance::chdance::chdance::chdance:
     
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    ive never looked at WL before, it looks awesome too
     
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    ...and you know those treehouses with the windows looking into the forest look a lot like the Cullen's place from Twilight ;-)
     
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    :thud:

    does that mean i can be a spider monkey?
     
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    oh man, beyond awesome :yes: it's one of the most commonly overlooked secrets of Disney IMHO!

    It, along with AKL, is often considerably cheaper than the other MK resorts like poly, gf, contemp because it's not on the monorail. HOWEVER it has a boat across to the magic kingdom which is a wonderful few minutes of calm and you get to see the magic kingdom gradually coming closer. Travelling back you can often see the fireworks across the lake. Many people watch them from the dock.

    It's an all in one resort so none of this going out to stay in a motel type arrangement.

    Artist point is one of the truly great restaurants but yet you can ALWAYS get a table. Great little bar as well. Shop is fabulous and has more than normal shops because of the villas next door.

    There's that Whispering Canyon Café place too which is a lot of fun but too scary for me :lol:

    It was also where we stayed when we got married (but I haven't held that against it :D ) eek could be in trouble for that one later. It was at christmas and they had a wonderful tree, decorations, bell ringers of an evening.

    Just wonderful.
     

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    Well if we ever have a secrets meet I'll see if Edward will come along. I'll have to ask Bella too though, you know, just for completeness :D
     

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