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Old 03-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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This is truly painful!

Lost our reservation because we were forced to cancel...long story short we booked a package at poly in November room+tix. Made our ADRs for the whole family (14 in all, aunts uncles grandparents cousins etc...) because no one else would pull the trigger. Half the family wants to stay POR half at Poly. No biggie there except no rooms are available for GV. So they all got there POR ressie and we lost our treasured Poly and we did all the work! Staying at the Poly makes our Disney vacation. I don't want to go now...I can't justify the expense if we are not going to get the experience we want plus now the whole family is stomping us...ugh! If we want to be with them we have to stay POR but we don't want too.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Lots of time between now and November...things can change again.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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How did you make ADRs this early?

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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It's only time to make adrs for September right now. If you want to stay at the Poly go ahead and book your own room there, the others can stay at POR.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:53 PM   #5
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How did you make ADRs this early?

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I was wondering the same thing!!
Maybe she meant she planned them?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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How did you make ADRs this early?

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Maybe she means she made the reservations last November, not for this November.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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This is very confusing? Half her family is staying at Por and half at Poly but she cancelled her Poly reservation and now can't get another? I don't understand.

And I don't understand either how she can have made all of these ADRs so far in the future.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:40 PM   #8
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This is very confusing? Half her family is staying at Por and half at Poly but she cancelled her Poly reservation and now can't get another? I don't understand.

And I don't understand either how she can have made all of these ADRs so far in the future.
I am pretty sure she means she booked in November. Likely for a trip coming up in May.

Stay at the Poly. Either your family is more important, so no whining, or stay at the Poly and be with family for all those ADRs. Suck it up and pay for a better view, if garden view isn't available.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:41 PM   #9
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My guess (whatever it's worth) is that the OP made the ressies w/o a deposit (for the 2 weeks) in hope family would make a decision. There are still GV rooms available in Nov unless it's Thanksgiving week. There are plenty of other places to stay at WDW. We've stayed at a few different places. Although some of them aren't my first choice it's Disney so we have a blast. Things change plans change. Be happy you have enough money in this economy to EVEN go to Disney. Many don't. Find a new resort. Have a new adventure. Have fun. Isn't that what Disney's all abou.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:49 PM   #10
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Lost our reservation because we were forced to cancel...long story short we booked a package at poly in November room+tix. Made our ADRs for the whole family (14 in all, aunts uncles grandparents cousins etc...) because no one else would pull the trigger. Half the family wants to stay POR half at Poly. No biggie there except no rooms are available for GV. So they all got there POR ressie and we lost our treasured Poly and we did all the work! Staying at the Poly makes our Disney vacation. I don't want to go now...I can't justify the expense if we are not going to get the experience we want plus now the whole family is stomping us...ugh! If we want to be with them we have to stay POR but we don't want too.
Stay where you want to stay. Period.

"Truly painful" is a phrase that should never be used when talking about going on a Disney vacation.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:17 PM   #11
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We are going with my family in June and staying at two separate resorts. If your family has a problem with that, let them switch theirs.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:26 PM   #12
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... plus now the whole family is stomping us...ugh! If we want to be with them we have to stay POR but we don't want too.
Wow I don't know why you would *want* to go with a group that canceled a package YOU booked, and is now "stomping" you for wanting to stay somewhere else.

That said, POR is quite fabulous and I would stay there in a heartbeat! But I would also stay at a different resort as family if I felt like it, and wouldn't stand for complaints about it for a second.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:17 AM   #13
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Face it, group travel is about consensus and compromise and as such can be "quite painful". You need to decide what the primary focus of the trip is. Is it about being with the group, or a trip centered around your resort? If the majority of the group will be spending most of the time away from the resort, I think it is totally legit not to want to spend money on a deluxe when a mod is significantly less expensive. I have stayed at all of the mods and all but one of the deluxes, and for me, the Poly ranks at the bottom of that list. However, if I were to travel with a group and the consensus was the Poly, I would likely stay there if my main focus was to be with the group. I also think there are some groups where having a different resort to retreat to would be a good thing as well.

Good luck with your decision!
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:22 AM   #14
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Face it, group travel is about consensus and compromise and as such can be "quite painful". You need to decide what the primary focus of the trip is. Is it about being with the group, or a trip centered around your resort? If the majority of the group will be spending most of the time away from the resort, I think it is totally legit not to want to spend money on a deluxe when a mod is significantly less expensive. I have stayed at all of the mods and all but one of the deluxes, and for me, the Poly ranks at the bottom of that list. However, if I were to travel with a group and the consensus was the Poly, I would likely stay there if my main focus was to be with the group. I also think there are some groups where having a different resort to retreat to would be a good thing as well.

Good luck with your decision!
Well said! Except the Poly part. It's second right after WL for me and my wife's favorite resort. For us the resort is part of the experience when we go to WDW. We spend a lot of time at the resort. We have traveled with others staying at different resorts and set up in advance where to meet and when, and where to eat and when. Last trip we were at POR while my brother in-law and his family were at the Swan. We saw them every day but did have our times doing things we wanted to separately.

That being said if/when we do stay at a resort not of choice, because we have been off site before. It never ruined our trip. I'm with another poster, how can the resort be enough of a deal breaker to make it "truly painful" by not staying there?
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #15
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I am pretty sure she means she booked in November. Likely for a trip coming in May.
I read OP's other thread from 2 days ago they are going in June and she somehow lost her Poly GV reservation because the grandparents bought tickets for the kids and there are no room only GV Poly reservations left.
I'd post the link but don't quite know how on my IPhone.
I do sympathize, OP has been planning since Nov. on a certain vacation and doing ADRs for 14 people (no easy feat) then suddenly the family goes in a different direction. My family does that, they dither around and then @ the last minute all plans change - drives me nuts as I'm a planner. Personally the chance to be w/ grandparents/cousins for my child would trump which resort I stayed at especially knowing that in the future I'd be returning to WDW and staying exactly where I wanted. Perhaps not everyone in the family can afford to stay deluxe.
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