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Old 10-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Keep Poly or change to BC??

Looking for advise and opinions.

We are travelling over from Australia in June/July 2014. We have never been to WDW before and it may be a once in lifetime trip

We have 2 kids who will be 3.5 yrs and 15 months at the time.

We are doing 5 days AoA, 4 day DCL on dream and currently have 5 days at Polynesian.

The construction that will be going at the Polynesian doesn't really bother us so I was still happy with the booking.... but the pool being closed is another story.... I feel that with 2 small kids it is probably my deal breaker.

Thinking of changing over the BC garden view which will work out the same price.

What would you do?????
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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I would change. Forking out Poly $$ to be in the middle of a construction zone and having the main pool closed would not be the way I want to spend my money.

The pool at BC is pretty awesome too!
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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Yes, change to Beach club. YOu can walk to EPCOT and short boat ride to MGM and of course the pool!
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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with the Poly under construction, do BC
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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Even if there wasn't construction at the Poly I would recommend BC over the poly hands down!
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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Even if there wasn't construction at the Poly I would recommend BC over the poly hands down!
Totally agree. Switch.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:30 AM   #7
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #8
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For your kids ages, I'd recommend another monorail resort or WL. The pool is awesome at BC but can be very spread out and lack of QS at BC also.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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For your kids ages, I'd recommend another monorail resort or WL. The pool is awesome at BC but can be very spread out and lack of QS at BC also.
I agree. SAB is pretty spread out and can be challenging with little ones and CS is pretty limited (IMO). Also, since the pool is shared with the YC, it can get very crowded at times. I second the WL. Our favorite resort (and pool) is the Poly and although construction wouldn't bother us, the volcano pool being closed would be a deal breaker for us as well. With that said, we also love the WL. It's cheaper than both the Poly and BC, but the resort/atmosphere is beautiful and it has a great pool (IMO). Good luck.
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For your kids ages, I'd recommend another monorail resort or WL. The pool is awesome at BC but can be very spread out and lack of QS at BC also.
I agree! Especially if you are planning more time at the MK.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #11
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For your kids ages, I'd recommend another monorail resort or WL. The pool is awesome at BC but can be very spread out and lack of QS at BC also.
I agree. The pool at the Beach Club is not very easy on adults with small children. You can't see the whole pool area from any one spot, so you either need to keep the kiddies confined to one section of the pool, or be prepared to do a lot of moving around. Plus to get on the big slide you have to walk away from the pool and cross a public sidewalk.

I also agree with the poster who said the buses at the Epcot resorts are terrible. I found that to be the case too! Too many resorts on the loop, and bus rides that seemed to last forever.

I'd change from the Poly to the Contemporary. The pool there is much nicer for small kids, and then you are still on the monorail, plus within walking distance of the Magic Kingdom.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #12
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Sadly, I would switch. I probably would choose a different MK resort, because with small kiddies you will probably spend a lot of time at the MK. The BC is very nice also, however.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #13
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With small children, I would not choose BC because of the large pool area that is chopped up into sections, the lack of good CS, and the poor bus service. Chances are you will spend the majority of your time at MK so being on the monorail is awesome.

CR would allow you both walking and monorail to MK. The monorail can even accommodate double strollers so that napping children can STAY napping The rooms are spacious and choosing the tower will give you a balcony to sit and relax while the children sleep. They do have a nice kids splash area adjacent to the pool but the pool is not zero entry.

GF would be my top pick for your family if the price is doable. Monorail service is great. There is a boat as well to MK but strollers would have to be folded up. The rooms are laid out very well and the balcony is great for relaxing while the kids sleep. The pools are the tipping point however. The GF has two pools that are zero entry and a lovely Alice in Wonderland themed wet play area for the little ones. The GF also has the most dining choices on the resort property.

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Old 10-24-2013, 06:22 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone for your info and opinions..... seems most people agree with me..... oh dear

We will have 3 adults with 2 children so the BC pool being spread out should not be too much of an issue.

Grace&Carolinesmom - the problem is that the poly guests are all getting shipped to the GF pool during construction so it will be VERY busy.

Hadn't really considered the contempary.... due to lack of themeing...... does it still feel like a relaxing "resort"??? or just like a hotel??
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #15
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That sounds like an amazing trip!!! Even though the Polynesian is one of my absolutely favorite resorts, I would change if I were in your circumstances. You indicated that your children will want to play in the pool and Storm-a-long Bay, the pool at the Beach Club, is AMAZING.
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