Should I change resorts?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by BlueSuitDonald, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. disneygolfer1985

    disneygolfer1985 DIS Veteran

    Oct 4, 2013
    I think a better question to ask is where will you be spending most of your nights at? If your Epcot half days are in the evening then it will be better to stay at the
  2. gharter

    gharter DIS Veteran

    May 3, 2004
    Yes. When we have done this, you call the front desk to let them know you will be checking out and that your luggage needs to be moved to "x" resort. Bell services came up to get it, tagged it for us and took it. We then left for the park for the day. That night, we arrived at the new resort, checked in at the front desk, told them we had luggage transferred over. It was brought up to our room. Very easy.
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  4. tinkerbellybutton

    tinkerbellybutton DIS Veteran

    Jun 4, 2007
    We love Wilderness Lodge. Its our close second favorite resort in Disney, coming in just behind the Polynesian. However, we really like Beach Club and Yacht Club as well!

    For a July trip I would prefer Beach or Yacht. We tend to enjoy the more tropcial\summer inspired resorts during the summertime. We often base our resort on the time of year. Fall\winter, and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays we pick WL. Spring and summertime we pick Poly, YC, BC, CBR.
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  5. loves to dive

    loves to dive DIS Veteran

    Aug 21, 2011
    No question I'd switch to YC/BC but we are Epcot/HS fans and love being able to walk to the two. MK is just a part day park for us, we might hop over there a couple of times a trip but we never spend more than 3 or 4 hours. If it's morning we just take the bus, if it's later in the day we have probably been at Epcot so we take the monorail. We have actually started doing split stays with our first night or two at a less expensive resort then moving to an Epcot resort. We knock out AK on our first full day there since you have to take a bus there no matter where you stay and on arrival day we just get on the first bus to arrive. We drive down and get to our resort around 2, park our car and never get in it again until we move resorts. We use Disney transportation the entire time we are there. We always have with once exception, we had an ADR at V&A's and it was August and we didn't want to bus to MK then get to GF in dress heels for me and a sport coat for my son so we took Uber.
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  6. Momof2Singers

    Momof2Singers DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2014
    Can only comment on Beach Club, I have wanted to visit WL for many years, maybe our next trip at Christmas. We loved Beach Club for the accessibility. My daughters did not like the small food court, but otherwise everything else was great. We walked to Epcot at least 4 out of our 8 days, even just to get ice cream or dessert. We took the boat to HS and it was SO convenient.
  7. JenBush

    JenBush Earning My Ears

    Jan 25, 2017
    They’re both beautiful resorts. I would stay with WL if you plan on being at MK more. If you plan on spending more time at EPCOT and HS then I’d switch to BC/YC. But as others mentioned, maybe a split stay would be perfect for you to get the best of both worlds.
  8. edk35

    edk35 DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2004
    I love both but for the easy walk to Epcot for the 4th...I would pick BC/YC in a heartbeat.
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  9. 100acreHiker

    100acreHiker Fallen down the Disney rabbit hole...

    Jun 23, 2014
    They are two very different kinds of vacations in my book, and your decision should depend on how your family tours and what they want from the resort. We are EP and HS folks, so staying at the EP area resorts are part of our regular plans, now. We maybe go to MK once during our stay. I would LOVE to try WL out--really really would love to--but my kids and husband feel like they can't give up the access to the two parks by foot and boat; being able to go in and out of the parks and back to the resort without having to wait for transportation is a really great thing. So, my vote is for both, if you can do a split stay (only if you are staying a full week or more) and can arrange to do MK during one part of the trip and the other parks while you're at Beach Club. If not, figure out where you will spend most of your time and go with that. Even the greatest resort isn't always worth spending all your time at the bus stop...
  10. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    Why would you think you would have the possibility of a discounted stay? Do you know a castmember? Any of reason for getting a discount? Discounts around the holidays are hard to find.
  11. rkstocke5609

    rkstocke5609 Mouseketeer

    Dec 20, 2015
    Well, personally, I would say Wilderness (full disclosure, I own DVC @ VWL). If you are going to spend considerable time at the resort it’s Wilderness for sure - awesome theme and more to do. Access to everything around Bay Lake is so easy. Want monorail? Just take the boat over to Contemporary and use it. Go to any monorail resort for dinner or cocktails. I love the boat to MK, especially coming back as it is the closest to the entrance/exit and gives my feet a break before getting back to the resort.

    Having said that, if it’s an adult trip with cocktailing around Epcot planned then the Beach Club is an awesome choice ( I have stayed at the BC hotel and loved it- very spacious rooms comparatively. This walking to Studios thing is a bit overrated as I think it’s a bit too far for my taste.

    Any way you go it will be a great time!

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