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Old 10-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Yacht Club or Polynesian?

Which would you choose for a family of 5 and why?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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We haven't stayed at the YC, but we love everything about the Poly . We have stayed at the BC and the Poly rooms are much larger and would be a little more spacious for 5 people, IMO. The beach is great for watching the fireworks and it's magical having a distant view of the castle from just about anywhere on the Poly grounds . Plus it's convenient being on the monorail to visit the CR and GF, as well as being within walking distance to the TTC to catch the Epcot monorail. But with all of that said, I don't think you can go wrong with either one as they are both beautiful resorts (we are trying the YC in July 2013 ). Good luck .
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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We've stayed at both, and while both are wonderful if I had to choose just one I'd go with the Polynesian. The rooms are larger than those at YC and there's something a bit more magical about the south seas theming. That being said, you might want to consider where you'll be spending most of your park time. If EPCOT/DHS, then go with YC. If MK, then the Poly is your place.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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I'd have to go with the advice of the PP. Consider what park you'll spend most of your time, and choose accordingly.

...if I had to choose, I'd go with the Poly. Monorail access to parks, and a lot of dining /entertainment options within the monorail loop resorts.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:15 PM   #5
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I'd have to go with the advice of the PP. Consider what park you'll spend most of your time, and choose accordingly.

...if I had to choose, I'd go with the Poly. Monorail access to parks, and a lot of dining /entertainment options within the monorail loop resorts.
We would be spending most of our time at MK and AK (which, I realize, is close to nothing but my children absolutely love it!).

How is the pool at Poly?
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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Tagged cause I'm debating the poly or YC/BC for our next trip.
I would like to experience the pool at the YC/BC but we are going to be doing a lot of MK stuff on our next trip as well as DTD and the bus from YC/BC is my bigger concern.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:12 AM   #7
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We would be spending most of our time at MK
In my opinion, that's the clincher right there -- I'd go with Poly due to location and considering the fact that you'll be going to MK a lot. Our family prefers Epcot park, even when our kids were babies/toddlers. So BC/YC has always been an easy choice for us. And the pool is perfect for all ages (it has a huge sandy, shallow pool for the little ones), but I noticed you have 3 kids and that might be challenging keeping an eye on all 3 as it's a very spread-out pool area. We only have 2 kids so it has always been easy for us.

As far as the Poly pool, my kids like that too. It's nice being able to see Wishes right from the pool and beach area. And my kids like the volcano slide at Poly too. It's just hard to compare it to the YC/BC pool....
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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with the ages of your kids, and the fact that you plan to spend a lot of time at MK, I would choose Poly. In a few years, when your kids are more in the 9-12 age range, I would choose YC or BC.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:19 AM   #9
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Anyone know the sqquare footage of the bc/yc vs poly?
After reading all these post I'm now leaning on the poly.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:44 AM   #10
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Pro's of Poly:

- Monorail to MK and Epcot
- Beautiful
- Watch wishes from room or beach
- Watch castle change colors from room or beach
- Listen to MK music from room or beach

Pro's of YC:

- MUCH better pool
- You can walk to either HS or Epcot
- Access to Boardwalk for some nightime fun.

Cons of Poly:

- Price is a bit higher
- Busses tend to be slower to AK. I find this true of Poly and GF (we have left from both to AK)
- Pool is nice, but no YC/BC.

Cons of YC:

- Must walk through Epcot to get to monorail or ride bus to AK or MK.
- Convenience not as great unless you want to spend most time at Epcot/HS.



Any others?
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:06 AM   #11
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Thank you all for taking the time to respond! We're still undecided though! My husband and I love the theming of the Poly (He lived in Hawaii for 3 years while in the military and thinks it looks like fun and I've wanted to stay there since I went to the luau as a child.) My husband's jaw hit the floor when I told him the price though, and this is for value season! We are used to paying $120 for our off-site rental but I keep telling him this is for the experience and there's a good probablility of free dining when we go which would help justify the cost. We'd want to be guaranteed a balcony/patio room though and I'm not sure that can be done at Poly.

On the other hand, YC would definitely give us a balcony/patio and the pool looks like it can't be beat for the kids.

But Poly is on the monorail - how easy and fun!

But from YC we could walk to Epcot and DHS!

Decisions, decisions! We are fortunate that we are finally able to afford one of these rooms for a few nights. We want to make the right decision!
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Poly will gauruntee you a balcony...You will just pay extra. Book a TP view room.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #13
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Poly will gauruntee you a balcony...You will just pay extra. Book a TP view room.
What is TP view?
Any way to guarantee a standard view room with a balcony or patio?
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:43 AM   #14
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Havent stayed at YC but stayed at BC and Poly and I say Poly! The view from the Poly cannot be beat! The relaxing atmosphere and the service cannot be beat and the close proximity to MK and the conveinence of the monorail is amazing!

Its like a 5 min ride on the monorail to MK and if you want to go to EP its just a quick 7 min walk to TTC (beautiful walk thru Poly grounds) and a 5 min ride on the monorail to EP!

You can watch EWP and Wishes from the Poly Beach and the music is piped in!

Now if EP/HS and Boardwalk area is where you plan on spending most of your time I say Yacht Club..You can watch Illuminations from some spots on the Boardwalk!
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You can't be guaranteed a balcony or patio at the Poly but you can request one. Another advantage at the Poly is the day bed is a regular twin sized bed so it is a bit larger than the daybed at the YC.
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