Detheming of resorts? (a word?)

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  1. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

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    I totally agree with this. We were given an opportunity this summer for a free upgrade from Pop to a Nemo room at AofA for a two week stay. While I love the location of the Nemo rooms and the theming of the resort outside, I just couldn't live with that theming in my room for two weeks, so I turned down the offer. The blue walls are just depressing to me.

    I really haven't thought about this as a reason for going generic, but it makes sense.
     
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  2. Princessclab

    Princessclab Mouseketeer

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    This is a really good example of how taste differs.
    One person's stunning is another person's gaudy.
    I can't imagine wanting to stay in a room like this, let alone pay extra to do so.
    Very glad there are options for everyone.:flower1:
     
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  4. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Invented the term "Characterpalooza"

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    And I can respect that. We all have different taste. And nobody is ever going to be "right" in matters of taste.
     
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  5. snappy

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    Yes, I doubt there would be so many different levels and designs of hotels in WDW and beyond if everyone had the same preferences. Plus it would be boring.
     
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  7. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Invented the term "Characterpalooza"

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    Gosh I don't see it that way at all. But then I live in an historic neighborhood in a 90 year old house.

    So glad Disney has lots of options to choose from. And I hope they don't refurb these royal rooms any time soon.
     
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  8. Moliphino

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    I love the royal rooms. I also thought the new rooms at Hotel Cheyenne in DLP are adorable and very well themed.

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  9. snappy

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    I like! Thanks for posting the picture. Looks like those laminate floors, if that’s what they are, are higher quality than the redos at WDW. I have wood floors and rugs in common areas and carpeted bedrooms in my older house. Different strokes for different folks.

    Pretty sure some would say the decor chez moi is “hideous.” In addition to carpet, I actually chose to have a good bit of the dreaded wallpaper put up.
     
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  10. olwyngdh

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    I am the opposite of so many people posting. We have always stayed at Pop, but are moving to POFQ next trip because we will need the space for two scooters and with the redo of the rooms at Pop it is just going to be too difficult with needing to pull the bed down. I am convincing myself I will be happy with the move. I love Pop. I love the oversize icons, the kitchiness of the décor, the feeling of being in the Disney bubble 24-7. I like waking up to see the overblown decoration and going to sleep knowing that Baloo is guarding my door. I am not happy with a glorified Holiday Inn look with subtle Disney touches if you really look close to find them. I will adapt, but I will be losing a lot of what makes staying at a Disney Resort special for me.
     
  11. vinotinto

    vinotinto Just Keep Swimming

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    You may be on to something here. I also live in a 90-year old house in a historic neighborhood. So maybe that's our bias (we all have a bias). When I think "Victorian elegance" (GF) "the formal grace of a grand New England-style yacht club" (YC), "the romance and pageantry of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter" (POFQ), "the romance of Spanish Colonial Mexico" (CSR), and "reminiscent of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City" (BW), I don't think modern, plain, bland, and beige. There is just a disconnect from the theme they are allegedly portraying and the new rooms.

    I think it would be nice if they had some modern, de-themed options for those that are looking for a calm respite from the parks, but also some clean, but themed options for those that want something more themed. Pretty much the Royal Rooms at POR are the only themed options left.
     
  12. portocall

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    I am not a fan of the new rooms. I kinda loved the gaudy old ones. Hotel standards or not, I liked having the weight of the bedspread and the colors. But it hasn't stopped me from going back so there is that. But do I miss it? Absolutely.
     
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