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Most romantic resort

I think I would vote for the Polynesian as the most romantic resort. If I were going there for a honeymoon or some such that would probably be my pick. Am I missing one?

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Hi,

Alas, no honeymoons for me. I'm too good at being Mr. Left instead of Mr. Right. But if in another life I were to have one, I'd pick Port Orleans French Quarter for its size, central location and carriage rides.

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The Poly is definitely romantic, as is POFQ. In fact, I'm having a hard time thinking of a moderate or deluxe resort that wouldn't be romantic, given the right circumstances!

The ones popping to mind for some reason are the Wilderness Lodge (I guess it's just so cozy!) and the Grand Floridian (the place is so opulent...you just feel special being there).

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I think Old Key West would be quite romantic. It seems so secluded and peaceful--a great place to escape. I'd love to hear from anyone who's stayed there.

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bali wrote:
The Poly is definitely romantic, as is POFQ. In fact, I'm having a hard time thinking of a moderate or deluxe resort that wouldn't be romantic, given the right circumstances!

The ones popping to mind for some reason are the Wilderness Lodge (I guess it's just so cozy!) and the Grand Floridian (the place is so opulent...you just feel special being there).

I think calling Coronado Spring "romantic" is a bit of a stretch. It can be "relaxing" but I wouldn't call it "romantic."

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I think Grand Floridian is a bit too much to be romantic IMO. Wilderness Lodge would be my pick of the Magic Kingdom resorts, with Polynesian close behind. EPCOT resorts I'd say are all "not bad," but no huge winners. AKL could be in the mix too. I've never really spent much time at the Contemporary though. My guess would be it's probably pretty good "romance" wise. At least if you're in the tower.

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I really like the Wilderness lodge. While overall I love both lodges (AKL and Wilderness), I think the "coziness" of the Wilderness lodge makes it a bit more "romantic."

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dsoup wrote:
EPCOT resorts I'd say are all "not bad," but no huge winners.


Personally, I really like the Yacht Club and the Boardwalk. It's quite romantic to take a stroll on the Boardwalk in the evening, stop in to Beaches and Cream to share sundae, then watch Illuminations. mickey

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It's just that the resorts themselves are kind of "plain" in my opinion.

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cdub wrote:
I think I would vote for the Polynesian as the most romantic resort. If I were going there for a honeymoon or some such that would probably be my pick. Am I missing one?

That get's my vote too! Plus all the CM's there are so friendly. Not that other resort's CM's aren't friendly but at the Poly they just take it to another level.

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shelleyg74 wrote:
cdub wrote:
I think I would vote for the Polynesian as the most romantic resort. If I were going there for a honeymoon or some such that would probably be my pick. Am I missing one?

That get's my vote too! Plus all the CM's there are so friendly. Not that other resort's CM's aren't friendly but at the Poly they just take it to another level.



That's what Tikiman2001 says on his Poly site, too. Maybe it's just that laid-back Aloha atmosphere!

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Good CM's are really pivotal to a nice romantic resort. It's hard to overcome frustration.

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Poly vote here.

The torches and that music playing at night seal the deal for me!

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I agree with everyone that the Polynesian is pretty romantic. However, O'hana is definitely not a romantic place to eat. (Although very good.) I still stand by Jiko as a very Romantic restaurant. I think the Poly would be helped if it had a more romantic place to eat.

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I don't think O'hana is "non romantic." It is a bit more "kid friendly" than Jiko, but I still think if you go at the right time (like during "Wishes") it can be really nice. Then again, I've had window-side tables during "Wishes" where tons of kids crowded around me to watch the show, so maybe I take that back... laugh

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cdub wrote:
I don't think O'hana is "non romantic."


I agree on this one. 'Ohana can certainly be romantic---you just have to wait it out and head there close to closing time. The lighting is quite low, and with the expansive view of the lagoon, it's quite lovely.

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But you do have to admit, the coconut race takes something away... silly

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We have 9:00 PM reservations on a Saturday at 'Ohana and this will be our last meal before we catch a flight home the next morning. I was hoping for something nice. Take a boat back to our hotel.

My sister says that she loves the place yet kids can get a little much.

John

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gtriderr wrote:
We have 9:00 PM reservations on a Saturday at 'Ohana and this will be our last meal before we catch a flight home the next morning. I was hoping for something nice. Take a boat back to our hotel.

My sister says that she loves the place yet kids can get a little much.

John



FYI John--this a place where, if you'd rather stay low-key, you don't want to let them know that it's your honeymoon! silly They usually make the honeymooners dance in the middle of the restaurant eek You're getting there at nine, which might be late enough to have missed the last round of live singing/games, but just so ya know...

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gtriderr wrote:
We have 9:00 PM reservations on a Saturday at 'Ohana and this will be our last meal before we catch a flight home the next morning. I was hoping for something nice. Take a boat back to our hotel.

My sister says that she loves the place yet kids can get a little much.

John

i will say i've had a lovely o'hana experience. we had a table by the window and watched the fireworks. if you get there early and request a window seat (facing the castle) you can ignore the rest of the guests. it does have coconut races and other kid-oriented things that might impinge on your sense of romance though. as the admin said though, 9:00 they're starting to wind down and you might not have as many distractions.

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NO they are not. My sister will tell them.

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I had made prior reservations for 8:15 for Jude & I through travel agent. I know that she told everyone that we would be on our honeymoon. I called yesterday and changed seating from 2 to 4 so we could hook up with sister and her husband. They had to move time to 8:55 and asked if we were celebrating any special occasion. I said no. We'll see what happens.

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gtriderr wrote:
I had made prior reservations for 8:15 for Jude & I through travel agent. I know that she told everyone that we would be on our honeymoon. I called yesterday and changed seating from 2 to 4 so we could hook up with sister and her husband. They had to move time to 8:55 and asked if we were celebrating any special occasion. I said no. We'll see what happens.

John

I'm betting you're safe then. Unless your dinner companions rat you out. Are they trustworthy? silly

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gtriderr wrote:
NO they are not. My sister will tell them.

John

Uh oh! eek

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gtriderr wrote:
NO they are not. My sister will tell them.

John

Put on your dancin' shoes... laugh

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