First a little background - For the last few years we have gone to the Food & Wine Festival. We love it. The first time it was just DH & I. Since then it's been me, DH, & DD(now 17). We are at a point now where it's possible for DH & I to go alone again. Three - yes, THREE - times I've had incredible deals come up for us to go this year. One time even an elusive pin code combined with an awesome SW airfare sale. All 3 times we have been on the verge of booking. I even have an ADR for Le Cellier next week that needs to be cancelled. And all 3 times we have decided not to go, to save the money instead - DVC purchase, motorycycle for him, college expenses for DD next year. All very valid reasons.
THEN - this weekend - my darling DH (note the sarcasm) decides its time to upgrade our pc's. They work just fine but no longer as good as they could be. As we are leaving the store after dropping even more money for these upgrades. My darling DH turns to me and says I know we didn't save as much as we planned but we didn't spend as much as would have to go to WDW, did we? Umm, actually, that's not true. We spent as much as I had budgeted for the trips. So no romantic weekend away enjoying food & adult beverages for us but we got really awesome computers
Forget greed, guilt is good.
So if you've made it this far here's where I need the help. Where should we stay for a 4 day weekend in January/February? It'll be just DH & I. Cooler weather so pools aren't a factor. I know the parks will have shorter hours so I'm wondering how much resort offerings should factor in to the consideration. I've managed to get it down to 3 resorts but having trouble deciding how to pare it down from here unless I go straight cost. But if that were the case we'd be at Pop and my husband finally admitted he's a resort snob and no Pop.
Here's the choices -
1. POFQ - cheapest choice. We've been here and love it. Love the size. Love the location. Like the bus routes. DH mentioned Riverside as well to change it up a bit.
2. WL - middle ground $$wise. My DH's favorite resort but he loves it because of the boat to MK and being able to rent SeaMice/Boats from the marina. Not happening in Jan/Feb.
3. Poly - Some place I've always wanted to stay. CR was in the running for the same reason but the conveince of the TTC put the Poly here. Part of me is thinking that it'd be better to do a week at Poly. A week long trip won't happen until for another year (if we don't do another cruise and the budget allows). Not that we couldn't do a long weekend now and a week next year at the same place but I almost feel 4 days isn't enough time to really enjoy Poly.
So what do my fellow Disney addicts think? Any suggestions for helping me narrow this down?