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Posted: Nov. 13, 2003 12:05 am/pm Quote

My husband and I are going back to WDW Nov. 6th - 13th 2004. We are low on cash (being newlyweds and all) and were thinking about maybe trying one of the value resorts. Last time we went (for our honeymoon) we stayed off of Disney property in a time share condo. So we've never stayed on Disney property before. Is there definate differences from staying off of Disney property? We do not have children and are going because we loved WDW! :mickey: It would end of being kind of a 1st anniversary just a few months later (We were married Sept. 13, 2003) :hearts:

I've also heard the rooms in the value resorts are not really very good. They are small and noisy. Are we better off staying off Disney property for the same amount we are going to spend to stay on Disney property? Just looking for some ideas and suggestions. Thanks! :D


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Posted: Nov. 13, 2003 10:33 am/pm Quote

Congratulations on your first anniversary!!   :love:

My family and I stayed at All-Star Music in August 2002. It was great. Our room was just off the piano pool. It was very quiet. The food court was wonderful to have. There was quite a variety of food offered.  I have recommended staying there to a few people. The only thing I wasn't too thrilled with is that they only offer double beds at these hotels.

My sister and I are headed back in February 2004 and will be staying at Pop Century. I am really looking forward to it. I expect the same wonderful service there that we received at the All Stars.

There are many advantages to staying on site. No parking, extra hours, character meets in the lobby of the hotel. The list goes on and on.

I would recommend staying on site.

Enjoy!!

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Posted: Nov. 14, 2003 11:12 am/pm Quote

Quote (mickeyvw98 @ Nov. 13, 2003 11:05 am/pm)
Is there definate differences from staying off of Disney property? We do not have children and are going because we loved WDW! :mickey: It would end of being kind of a 1st anniversary just a few months later (We were married Sept. 13, 2003) :hearts:

I've also heard the rooms in the value resorts are not really very good. They are small and noisy. Are we better off staying off Disney property for the same amount we are going to spend to stay on Disney property? Just looking for some ideas and suggestions. Thanks! :D

You'll have much more of a magical Disney experience staying on-site, even at a value resort. My family has stayed at the All Star resorts many times when we've been in a tight budget situation and enjoy it far better than staying off site (or not going at all! ). The theming is all around you and you're more a part of the magic when you're onsite. Plus, you'll get free parking at any of the WDW parking lots, the right to park at any other Disney Resort if you care to explore the other ones (or go shopping there or eat at those restaurants). You'll also be able to have your purchases sent to your resort rather than having to carry them back to your motel. And the Disney buses are very efficient at the All Star resorts - - it is much faster to take a Disney bus to the Magic Kingdom than to drive there, then take the parking lot tram, then take a ferry or monorail. Staying offsite you'll have to pay for parking and then get the parking lot tram, then ferry or monorail to the MK -- but staying onsite you can use the buses which drop you off right next to the entrance plaza to the Magic Kingdom.

The Value resorts are perfect for a couple or a small family. We've had enough room when it was just my wife and I or my wife and I plus our son. The pool areas at the All Star resorts can get noisy but when you are inside your room you will not hear the noise.

I think you'll be much happier staying onsite -- and be sure to let everyone know you're on your (delayed) honeymoon trip! Congratulations!
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Quote (mickeyvw98 @ Nov. 13, 2003 12:05 am/pm)
My husband and I are going back to WDW Nov. 6th - 13th 2004. We are low on cash (being newlyweds and all) and were thinking about maybe trying one of the value resorts. Last time we went (for our honeymoon) we stayed off of Disney property in a time share condo. So we've never stayed on Disney property before. Is there definate differences from staying off of Disney property? We do not have children and are going because we loved WDW! :mickey: It would end of being kind of a 1st anniversary just a few months later (We were married Sept. 13, 2003) :hearts:

I've also heard the rooms in the value resorts are not really very good. They are small and noisy. Are we better off staying off Disney property for the same amount we are going to spend to stay on Disney property? Just looking for some ideas and suggestions. Thanks! :D



I guess it all depends on what you want in a room.  My DW and I go at least once a year and we stay on property, at one of the All Star Resorts.

We believe a room is somewhere to store the stuff we bring with us and the stuff we buy, and to sleep in.  With that in mind, the AS resorts fit our purpose.

The nice part of staying on property is that we can get there, unload and park our vehicle, and leave it alone until we leave to come home.  We use the on-site transportation, and take advantage of the "perks" of staying on site...

Another advantage to the AS resorts is their "inexpensiveness".  For the past 3 years we have averaged 5 night stays for about $300.00, total, using AP, disney Club, FL Resident savings...  That means we get more money to spend "in the parks" and Downtown Disney...

My suggestion is to go for it...  You'll enjoy the parks and that's what it's all about.


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Posted: Nov. 19, 2003 12:40 am/pm Quote

Thank you everyone for your replies. They mean a great deal to my husband and I.  :bowdown: We've decided to stay at the Pop Century Resort, and will book shortly!  :mickey:  :minnie:

Thanks again!  :D


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