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Old 02-16-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Do the GF Villas ruin the Poly > GF walk view now?

When we've stayed at either the Poly or GF, one of the great things was the walk between the two resorts, especially the views. Will the new GF Villas ruin this?

Now I realize the GF Villas are still under construction and obviously look bad right now, but even when they're done, it feels as if the great view of the GF main building while walking from the Poly... as seen in this pic from Spring 2011 below... is now a thing of the past.

This is over, right?
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I think it will look a little overcrowded but I don't think it will look unpleasant - just different. Still a gorgeous place to vacation.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #3
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Yes, it's just sad to me that this great walk and view will be mostly gone.

Here's some pics of the Villas under construction, and you can see it obliterates the pathway on the GF side of the chapel:


(I'm trying to find aerial views of the path before construction - for comparison sake)
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I agree with akl-fan. The walk will still be beautiful just different.

We used to vacation at the Polynesian every year and I remember being sad when construction of the GF began. Ruined that peaceful view of the lagoon I thought. In time, I came to love the GF, its restaurants and the lovely walk. Change is part of WDW.
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I agree. No matter how much the DVC folks love these new places, I think they take away aesthetically from the SSL/BL areas. The "space" between the resorts keeps being reduced until it will all be one big ring of resorts all the way around the lagoon. If they eventually add a Poly DVC building (which Im sure they will do it's just a matter of "where") over by the luau area, there will be little space between the GF and Poly.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #6
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While being a DVC member I am excited to have a DVC in GF I also was a bit dissapointed to see they were taking out that area. Wish they could have put the DVC building on the other side of the resort closer to MK. But then it would be a bit far from the main theme pool. I haven't seen it in person yet so I can't see from that perspective but the new building also looks very close almost on top of the pool in the pictures. I am really looking forward to it and being able to stay there (using my SSR points ) though.

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