We really enjoy staying here (though not every time and not for long stays) because we spend more time at MK than other parks. We also use Dave's DVC to rent rooms at Bay Lake which decreases the cost quite a bit. However, I am starting to rethink all of this because the costs are getting out of hand anymore (not that they were cheap to begin with). OKW is a great resort (as long as you have a car) and is the least expensive, especially when renting. So, I am starting to think about only staying when I can get decent prices and, if not, staying offsite, which has been a no-no in my wife's eyes for a while.I mean, there's no reason to ever truly justify spending that type of money to stay there. The only reasons to do it that I can accept is if you are just filthy rich and don't care about money or you are a Disney freak and want to stay as close to MK as possible (and again, kinda don't care how much it's going to cost you)
Liked The Wave as well. If it’s changing to something like Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel, it’s got a cool retro vibe and since it’s also window-less it has lots of photos of old Hollywood stars and folks back in the day eating. If they go the same route, I would expect some throwback photos from the early 70’s when the park first opened.I liked The Wave pretty well; it had a neat entrance, waiting lounge, and bar.
It will be interesting to see what else you can do with such a "land-locked" (i.e. window-less) dinning area.
Sometimes budget cuts can be a good thing.Steakhouse 71 (replacing The Wave) is opening October 1st at The Contemporary.
Walt Disney World news, photos, and reviews! We provide you with daily news from the Walt Disney World theme parks and beyondblogmickey.com
Well....Alright, so I read this a long time ago (like almost twenty years in a WDW kid's guidebook), but is it true that the chandelier in the Boardwalk lobby contains a time capsule that's set to be opened next week?