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Deluxe Resorts?

Discussion in 'WDW Resort Hotels' started by Figment4President, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Marijil

    Marijil Well-Known Member

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    Used to do Deluxe all the time, Poly (2x) GF Boardwalk, Wilderness Lodge
    I feel like I've just been priced out lately...rates have soared...even a cabin at FW is 500 plus per night???
     
  2. drwadadli

    drwadadli Premium Member

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    Do you go down often? If you do, then you may want to look into getting an AP and AP's get large discounts on resorts or maybe even look into becoming a DVC member so you can stay at the deluxe resorts easier.
     
  3. Marijil

    Marijil Well-Known Member

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    Agreed Looking into that
     
  4. drwadadli

    drwadadli Premium Member

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    How often do you go WDW? How big is your family? Answering those two questions will help decide if DVC is right for you.
     
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    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    DVC is a tough one. For me, numbers wise, it would make sense. However, I can not, and will not, book a vacation 11 months in advance. I know myself better than to even talk myself into thinking that I will. I'm too fickle.

    So, DVC doesn't work for me, even though technically I would save money.
     
  6. Marijil

    Marijil Well-Known Member

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    trying twice per year 3-5 depending on who goes, thinking more of aps
     
  7. drwadadli

    drwadadli Premium Member

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    Personally, if you go twice a year, than AP's are the way to go if you are not interested in DVC. You would get free memory maker, hopper tickets, free parking (if you stayed off-property), discount meals and discount lodging at the resorts.
     
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  8. DiSnEyF@n

    DiSnEyF@n Well-Known Member

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    Totally agreed... I also believe that if 1 person in the group gets an AP then that could be beneficial too... I went 3 times in one year (about a year ago) and he went two times. I had the AP and he did not.... However, bc he went with me he got the perks of the memory maker, free parking and discounted meals - Just a thought. Only 1 person in your group needs to have the AP to get perks.
     
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  9. drwadadli

    drwadadli Premium Member

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    Absolutely correct and AP's get discount tickets so if one person in the group has an AP then that person can purchase discount tickets for the rest of the group (or at least my understanding is that an AP holder can purchase discount tickets for family and friends)
     
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  10. aw14

    aw14 Well-Known Member

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    We have stayed at CR twice, AKL twice and are now booked for our 2nd visit at Poly.

    Each trip has been 6 days 5 nights. All awesome resorts btw
     
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  11. drwadadli

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    Nice. We haven't done AKL but have stayed at CR once, GF once Poly several times
     
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  12. DiSnEyF@n

    DiSnEyF@n Well-Known Member

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    Transportation from AKL was always good??
     
  13. aw14

    aw14 Well-Known Member

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    no major complaints. As expected, it is longer, however, with Pandora opening soon, it makes it more enticing to stay there.

    Their club level is top notch btw
     
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