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k5jmh
05-15-2012, 09:56 AM
There has been lots of pics floating around of survey balloons over at the Polynesian. Tikiman has done an extrapolation based on balloon placement and it appears to be for an addition that would add a DVC Wing.

http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/news/211-it-begins

http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/images/stories/news/IMG_8624_1.jpg

http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/images/stories/news/IMG_6241_1.jpg

http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/images/stories/news/dvc_poly.jpg

WaltD4Me
05-15-2012, 10:04 AM
Makes sense to me, I think Disney would build a DVC wing in MK if it could. I think DVC at the Poly is great though...I'd stay there over GF any day, but can the market really sustain all these additions?

k5jmh
05-15-2012, 10:18 AM
I think they will fill the DVC rooms before the regular rooms. I think they are banking on the popularity of the monorail loop.

mikelan6
05-15-2012, 10:23 AM
What about parking? The Poly has the least amount of parking and there doesn't look like there's much there for DVC parking.

PrincessPaczki
05-15-2012, 10:44 AM
I think its a great place for a new DVC. :thumbsup2

ADP
05-15-2012, 11:49 AM
I've been following this and fortunately (or unfortunately) I'd be at the top of the list to purchase it if a DVC at the Poly was announced.

wdwscout
05-15-2012, 11:51 AM
I would LOVE to stay at the Poly DVC.
Might even add points there if it comes to pass... :cool2:

k5jmh
05-15-2012, 12:09 PM
Aaron, that just means that I will get to add the Poly as another place where I will run into at. :thumbsup2

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Splat25
05-15-2012, 01:02 PM
We are so in if they build that one. It has more appeal for my family than the Grand Floridian one does - just more our style.

We already have AKV and BLT and really like the convenience that the monorail has to getting around to restaurants and such.

auroralark
05-15-2012, 05:40 PM
I'd buy DVC at the Poly in a second!

ADP
05-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Aaron, that just means that I will get to add the Poly as another place where I will run into at. :thumbsup2

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:rotfl: Now that you mention it Mike.....I was trying to keep it a secret, but apparently you've discovered that I'm stalking you! :laughing:

k5jmh
05-15-2012, 08:28 PM
:rotfl: Now that you mention it Mike.....I was trying to keep it a secret, but apparently you've discovered that I'm stalking you! :laughing:

:rotfl2:

IHeartTink04
05-15-2012, 09:03 PM
I would love it if they did! We just purchased DVC so the more resorts on the monorail, the merrier for me!

6mouskateers
05-15-2012, 10:23 PM
Sounds interesting! We are staying at the Poly Concierge in June (on points --we had to burn them) It will be fun to try it on for size...

BriarRosie
05-17-2012, 12:02 AM
:rotfl: Now that you mention it Mike.....I was trying to keep it a secret, but apparently you've discovered that I'm stalking you! :laughing:

No, I think you're both stalking ME! I noticed that I was in that cruise photo. :rotfl2:

k5jmh
05-17-2012, 06:38 AM
Lori, I think you are stalking ME! I think I hear you singing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gdhvc6bbUo

timmac
05-17-2012, 11:16 AM
I've said before, but it's worth explaining again... I'm not a fan of DVC add-ons at deluxe resorts.

Don't get me wrong... I'm a fan of the resorts themselves, and I'm a fan of DVC (though not yet a member), just not a fan of the add-ons. I feel they somewhat degrade the existing resorts, in a few subtle and some not-so-subtle ways.

My biggest problem is that total number of guests at the resort (classic + DVC included) increases noticably, but the amenities often don't. AKV is an exception here (and my favorite of the DVC properties), but BCV, BWV, WL, and BLT are all guilty of this to some extent. All four introduce no new restaurants (yes, BLT has TotW lounge, but that's not really a restaurant), and all except BLT don't have a substantial sized pool. Of course, BLT also makes up for that by adding susbstantial traffic to the monorail over in the main concourse.

Beyond that, even to the extent there are new things added, amenities like pools (and in the case of BLT, the entire building and walkway) are only shared in one direction. DVC guests can use all the amenities of the main resort, but resort guests aren't allowed to use much of what is offered at the DVC portion. In a way it's like the DVC add-on takes over a good portion of the resort, and erodes something from the experience for everyone else.

I offered AKV as an exception because it does add a new restaurant and a substantial new pool, and largely the new guests are separate from those at the existing resort (modulo the jambo rooms that were converted, but that didn't really change resort capacity). But even there, in theory DVC guests at Kidani are allowed to use the pool at Jambo, but the reverse isn't true for non-dvc resort guests at Jambo, in my understanding.

I'm interested to see what happens with DVC at GF and Poly, though the prices at BLT are already way more than what I'd be willing to pay... I just don't think they're worth the high price point, anyhow.

Just People
05-22-2012, 01:35 AM
As a DVC member, I would love a DVC wing in the Poly! Poly is the one resort I've always wanted to stay at but too expensive for me. GF DVC has no appeal to me. I love hanging around the GF lobby, but from the pix i've seen the theme of the rooms look too stuffy to me. The only thing i'm concerned about is the points per night. It seems that with BLT, DVC has started requiring a large amount of points per night even in the off-season. I'm a member at AKV with 100 points a year and at AKV my points go a long way. I'm just glad I bought at my favorite WDW resort! :thumbsup2

bostontim
05-22-2012, 08:38 AM
What about parking? The Poly has the least amount of parking and there doesn't look like there's much there for DVC parking.

I think if they enforced the parking policy it wouldn't be so much of a problem. So many people just find ways to park there as a way to avoid paying to park, or, park there because they feel it is more convenient than the MK lot -- that accounts for a great deal of the overall congestion in the Poly lot. It only seems that they care about it during peak periods, but if it were truly enforced I think there would be more than enough parking for everyone.

A&MsMommy
06-23-2012, 02:06 PM
This would be ideal for me as I love the Poly and would buy in a heartbeat there!

Joshua_me
06-25-2012, 05:32 AM
I've said before, but it's worth explaining again... I'm not a fan of DVC add-ons at deluxe resorts.

Don't get me wrong... I'm a fan of the resorts themselves, and I'm a fan of DVC (though not yet a member), just not a fan of the add-ons. I feel they somewhat degrade the existing resorts, in a few subtle and some not-so-subtle ways.

My biggest problem is that total number of guests at the resort (classic + DVC included) increases noticeably, but the amenities often don't. .

I tend to agree with most of what you've said, tim...

The Beach and Yacht Clubs are fine examples of what you are talking about.

It seems like a LOT of money to invest rooms that seem like an "afterthought". (Basically because they *were* :) )

But, as in ALL real estate deals, it's location, location, LOCATION.

If The Poly DVC rumors come true, we will be among the first in line to invest.

There's NO more magical location in which to stay if you are a true MK fan...

I hope the rumors come true.

wallawallakids
07-10-2013, 06:59 AM
I'd buy DVC at the Poly in a second!

Me too!! That would actually push me over the edge and into buying. Been hemming and hawing about it for years. Poly DVC is the only way my family of 6 could actually afford to stay there!

SciFi
07-10-2013, 02:08 PM
Makes sense to me, I think Disney would build a DVC wing in MK if it could. I think DVC at the Poly is great though...I'd stay there over GF any day, but can the market really sustain all these additions?

Incredible idea! Disney Villas at Tom Sawyer's Island or Disney Haunted Mansion Villas?

mikethedigiartist
07-10-2013, 05:03 PM
I've said before, but it's worth explaining again... I'm not a fan of DVC add-ons at deluxe resorts.

Don't get me wrong... I'm a fan of the resorts themselves, and I'm a fan of DVC (though not yet a member), just not a fan of the add-ons. I feel they somewhat degrade the existing resorts, in a few subtle and some not-so-subtle ways.

While I completely agree with the downsides from a guest's perspective, building an add-on to any existing resort will always be more appealing from a business perspective.

While they clearly have enough room on the monorail line for a fourth resort (DVC Exclusive perhaps) the logistics involved may be more than anyone at the company can actually make happen.

The amenities and, I think more importantly, the infrastructure is there. Adding on to an existing resort clearly costs substantially less.

And who wants another monorail stop on the resort line? Yuck. :crazy2: