I am currently planning a WDW vacation for the beginning of June 2012 for my boyfriend and myself. I have general questions, so any help is welcomed!
For background, we are Premium AP holders for Disneyland. We go almost every week and try to keep up to date on what's going on at both Disneyland and Disney World. I've gone to Disney World twice, my most recent trip being June 2010 with my family; and I don't foresee any other trips in the near future after this summer. I don't consider myself a newbie when it comes to WDW, but I definitely don't know ins/outs or little secrets about WDW the same way I do with Disneyland.
I am considering upgrading to a Premier pass. Since we will be going to the parks either 6 or 7 days with park hopping, it's about the same price, maybe cheaper, to upgrade to the premier. I know you don't really get the great dining discount you get with the disneyland pass; so any helpful hints about pass benefits that aren't stated online would be great!! (WDW site basically just says you can get some great deals!... ha, thanks for the not so helpful info!) Like are there hotel discounts? or how beneficial really is the table in wonderland dining card?
Next question is about what resort to stay at?! I've been straight shooting for a moderate resort, specifically port orleans-french quarter. But I've just heard so many great things about staying near the boardwalk area - so either beach or yacht club, or boardwalk inn. Is the upgrade in price worth it? It's about $100 more a night which is steep, I know, but if there's good night life steps from my hotel and walking access to epcot, can it be justified?! In June'10 I stayed at port orleans-riverside and I thought it was a great resort. My family was barely there so we really didn't need a resort full of things to do. This summer I will be going with my boyfriend and we love to relax and explore...
Lastly, any other awesome tips and hints would be awesome. I'll add if I come up with more questions. But that will come after I've booked these big items and then I can get to nit picky food and ride planning. And yes, I understand the need to make reservations asap at most restaurants, so you can go ahead and throw in your suggestions!
Whew, that was a lot. Hopefully some of it makes sense. Thanks for your help!