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Old 02-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm back from our Jan. trip to WL and am already thinking ahead to next time (whenever that is! lol). I *loved* WL and would be totally happy to go back there...but hubby wants to try something different, with a little more room. My kids will be at least 9 and 12 by then, so separate beds will be a must. I really loved the way WL felt a little removed and not crazy busy (at least in Jan!). Not sure we could swing a 2 BR villa though. So looking for some ideas for next time - thanks!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The cabins at Ft Wilderness are great. Look them up on Allears. We love to stay there!
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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How about the Poly? It has a kind of roughing it in paradise atmosphere and some really cool features that should please kids the ages yours are. Watching Wishes from the lagoon beach, for example.
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I was going to suggest the Poly, too, especially if you can get something off the rack rates. It's got more space and the day bed thing going for it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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OKW has the largest rooms of any resort in WDW. It was the original DVC Resort and was built with larger rooms. We are DVC owners, OKW is our home resort and like it there.
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If you want to go deluxe, I'd suggest the Poly as well, or even the Contemporary if you can get a room with a daybed. From what I remember, I think the Poly felt larger.

The cabins are also a good choice if you would rather try a moderate. They are also nice and private. Art of Animation would be my next choice. The suites would be larger, have two baths, and give you more space.
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The Art of Animation is an excellent choice. The layout is very spacious and the way the sleeping areas work is ideal. The master is spacious with a good sized bathroom. The living space is two areas with one being the dining area converts to a bed. The living room area has a pull out. I have two adult children and they were both comfortable and they both had their own space. So it seemed like each had their own room with out any walls. The location is excellent and direct transportation with one depot. The cabins are nice but there are multiple stops and it takes a while to get where your heading.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I have a long time (at least 2 years) to plan, but it's still fun to think about! : )

I really loved how WL felt secluded and tucked away....trying to find that again. I love the idea of the Boardwalk...but think it would be too crowded/congested.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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All the MK Resorts, Poly, GF & CR (garden wing is a bit cheaper then tower) all have 2 queens & day bed. So does BC, YC & BWI. We stayed at BC and loved it. The lobby is busy, but the resort area was quiet, yet walking distance to 2 parks. YC lobby is quiet. But WL lobby is busy & loud with WCC too.
We also love WL. It's a great resort.
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All the MK Resorts, Poly, GF & CR (garden wing is a bit cheaper then tower) all have 2 queens & day bed. So does BC, YC & BWI. We stayed at BC and loved it. The lobby is busy, but the resort area was quiet, yet walking distance to 2 parks. YC lobby is quiet. But WL lobby is busy & loud with WCC too.
We also love WL. It's a great resort.
Thanks, Sue - I really like the idea of being so close to 2 parks w/ BC/YC/BWI....and my kids will be older, so being close to more "action" might be a good thing. Good thing I have long time to plan! LOL
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We love the Poly, partly because even though it's right THERE, it feels like a vacation away from your vacation! Plus, there is the day bed. WL also has Jr. Suites, they have a fridge, a slightly larger bathroom, and a living room with a fold out sofa (plus the 2 queen beds).
You wouldn't necessarily have to get a 2 bedroom villa, you could do a one bedroom. All of them have a sofa sleeper and a chair that converts. Or, you can have a cot brought in. While I have 3 girls, they're all movers in the bed, and none of them like to sleep in the same bed.
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We love the Poly, partly because even though it's right THERE, it feels like a vacation away from your vacation! Plus, there is the day bed. WL also has Jr. Suites, they have a fridge, a slightly larger bathroom, and a living room with a fold out sofa (plus the 2 queen beds).
You wouldn't necessarily have to get a 2 bedroom villa, you could do a one bedroom. All of them have a sofa sleeper and a chair that converts. Or, you can have a cot brought in. While I have 3 girls, they're all movers in the bed, and none of them like to sleep in the same bed.
I was trying to find info on the Junior WL suites on the WDW site...but only see club level rooms? Same thing?

Thanks for the info on the sleep chair and cot....I'd assumed a one BR was out b/c I only saw the sleeper sofa. Nice to know that's an option too! Plus they have kitchenettes, right?
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Add another fan of Cabins at FtW Bedroom has bunkbeds and full size double bed a tv and a sink Closet is a bit small. full Size bath Full double sized Murphy in wall of living room and it comes with a Kitchenette (Appliences stove. micro . fridge/freezer all full size) Boat that serves WL also serves FTW Bus transport in campground easy to Navigate and those to other locals easy to access
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Another vote for the cabins!! They are nice and not "roughing it" at all. Felt very peaceful, clean, and spacious. Would gladly take a water taxi over a bus ride anyhow.,extra magic! Wishes and water pageant are highlight f beach area too!
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No, club level rooms are not the same as junior suites.

Try allears.net here: http://allears.net/acc/g_wl.htm

Scroll down to Junior Suites for pictures.
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