Where to stay for a Disneymoon at WDW?

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Where to stay for a Disneymoon at WDW?

I just got engaged and i'm already wondering where we'll stay when we going to WDW. Not only will it be our Disneymoon but it will be mine and my fiance's first time to WDW.
I'm talking about it to my fiance and i've done way more research then him, but any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
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We recently stayed at Port Orleans Riverside on our Disneymoon in September and it was quite lovely and romantic. The resort itself was quiet even though there was a lot of people there due to the Free Dining offer. The buses were great and timely and the food court was also really awesome. The grounds were really nice and very pretty and there was plenty to do there. There is also a boat that takes you to Disney Springs and there is tons to do there!

I room requested an Alligator Bayou room because we liked the looks of those rooms better and they were really cute and nice.

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Any Resort! It's Disney! LOL. I would try to stay away from the Values if you are going for a "romantic vibe" although we've done a couple "adults only" trips at values.

Old Key West is another great option. It also has the boat transportation to Disney Springs. Very laid back resort!

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I agree with Jmed any resort will be amazing, personally I have only stayed in Port Orleans Riverside so I also agree with FutureMrsHurst because it is such a romantic place and they have the horse and carriage rides.

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I would also suggest Port Orleans French Quarter. It's a beautiful small moderate resort. It's an easy walk to Port Orleans Riverside. A nice boat ride to Disney Springs.

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Any resort works for me too. But my absolutely favorite spot is the Animal Kingdom Lodge! We rent vacation club points to stay there. The Lodge is beautiful, the animals are wonderful, and the restaurants are fantastic.

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Grand Floridian or The Polynesian if you don't mind spending a few extra dollars... eek

Next April, is our 20th Wedding Anniversary, so my wife and I plan on staying at the Grand Floridian.. We've been there to eat and just walk the beautiful grounds, but have never stayed there overnight before, so I'm looking forward to it. It is one classy place!! Hat date awesome

But like the others have said, you can't go wrong with any place on property.. My personal favorite is Boardwalk and Port Orleans Riverside.

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Oh geeze - it's so hard to pick! Tell us a little about you two! I need more information to make a recommendation.

1) What sort of themes do you like? Northwoods, Safari, Seaside, Tropical, Mexican, Victorian, Modern?

2) What are you thinking you would like to pay per night, are you interested in a Value, Moderate, or Deluxe hotel?

3) Are there any specific features that you want your hotel to have? Room service? Spa? Park View? Monorail?

4) How much time do you think you'll spend in your hotel room?

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So I've been telling my fiance about this forum and about all of your wonderful suggestions and he's leaning towards the Polynesian because of the hawaian vibe. But i suggested that we go on youtube and look at the hotels and he agreed.

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Well Kristen K

1) What sort of themes do you like? Northwoods, Safari, Seaside, Tropical, Mexican, Victorian, Modern?
we love the woods, tropical, sea, well everything

2) What are you thinking you would like to pay per night, are you interested in a Value, Moderate, or Deluxe hotel?
since it'll be our disneymoon it seems my fiance wants to go all the way with fancy and no limits. I don't even think we have a budget really.

3) Are there any specific features that you want your hotel to have? Room service? Spa? Park View? Monorail?
I want to be near the monorail and have a park view

4) How much time do you think you'll spend in your hotel room?
I have no idea

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We're talking about staying the 1st week at Port Orleans French Quarter and the 2nd week we'll stay at the Polynesian.
But we have until Sept 2017 to decide. We're also talking about maybe pushing back our Disneymoon til 2020. But hopefully everything works out so we can go when we're originally planning on going. Wish us luck.

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Disneylove89 wrote:

3) Are there any specific features that you want your hotel to have? Room service? Spa? Park View? Monorail?
I want to be near the monorail and have a park view

And there you go! This limits your hotel options down to 3 Deluxe Disney Resorts, the Contemporary, Polynesian Village, and Grand Floridian.

Of the three the Contemporary has the best Park views, but many people say it feels the least Disney due to it's modern theming. It offers some fabulous restaurants, the closest access you can get to the Magic Kingdom on foot, and the monorail travels right through the center of the hotel. I find its pool a bit boring, but the marina rentals may be the best on property. Dinner at the California Grill (on the hotel's very top floor) is a romantic experience that's only made better when you eat during the fireworks. It's a sort of right of passage meal for most WDW fans.

The Polynesian Village is my favorite Disney Resort, with the feeling of being in the South Pacific very real. To me it is one of the most transporting of the resorts where you feel like you are someplace else. Monorail access is through the Grand Ceremonial House, which is also where you will find the shops, bars, and restaurants. The pool complex here is fresh and only a couple of years old, with new hot tubs and a beach view. Across the Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom, the Park view rooms offer a lovely look at the Seven Seas Lagoon with Cinderella Castle towering above in the distance. The Polynesian Beach is one of the most popular non-Park fireworks views, and they can also be seen very well from the theme park view rooms. I suggest requesting s higher floor for the best views here. The Poly is also home to WDW's Trader Sam's Grogg Grotto, which is just as fun as the Disneyland version. If you want a lush tropical escape, this is where you want to be. We have several Polynesian fans on our forum.

The Grand Floridian is Disney's Flagship Resort, dominating the Seven Seas Lagoon landscape with its white Victorian Splendor. Outside it brings to mind the Hotel del Coronado, however when you step into the lobby you realize that you're in another realm entirely. The sparkling white balconies reaching more than five stories above is truly a magical experience. Many people feel that this resort is "to fancy" for them with it's posh design but I can honestly say that I've never felt more part of the magic as when I stayed at the Grand Floridian. It is the closest hotel to the Magic Kingdom by monorail, is home to the only James Beard nominated, 5 diamond restaurant in Central Florida (Victoria and Alberts), and its Park view rooms make it feel like you can reach out and touch the fireworks. Pools are lovely, full service spa on site, more restaurant options on site than the other two. This hotel is very, vey popular for Disney Weddings with it's thematic style fitting in seamlessly to the Wedding Pavilions, and a connected convention center that hosts many Disney Weddings Receptions. There really isn't a day at the Grand that you won't see a Bride walking through and posing for pictures on the Grand Staircase. It's romantic and beautiful in the most upscale Victorian manner.

Any questions?

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I think that Port Orleans French Quarter, and moving to the Poly are great choices. My advice for hotel moves is always to stay at the less expensive hotel your first week, and "move up" to the more expensive hotel. It can sometimes be a let down when you do it the other way around.

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Hello Disneylove89 and welcome to WDWForGrownups! As Kristen said, if you want to stay near or on the Monorail you are limited to a few, 4 exactly, The Grand Floridian, the Polynesian Village & Bungalows, The Contemporary and then there is also Bay Lake Towers which is just the DVC resort for The Contemporary. We have stayed at all of them and they all have their vibe.

We do love The Polynesian Village the best and usually stay there every January and actually will be there starting this weekend so don't forget to checkout my webcams and live streams. If you are interested in the Poly at all make sure you check out http://www.tikimanpages.com/poly/ . It's all about the Poly! The Poly has a south seas theme, not necessarily Hawaii. It is a darker resort, a lot of foliage, Tiki Torches and lighting ceremonies, A Volcano Pool and an awesome Great Ceremonial House. There is also The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, Trader Sams Grog Grotto & Terrace, Kona Cafe', O'Hana, Captain Cooks and DOLE WHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!