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Old 02-25-2014, 05:56 AM   #1
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Disney’s Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way

Big changes are underway at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. The eastern portion of the beach and Sunset Point are unavailable, the Great Ceremonial House Lobby is about to begin an extensive rehab, and Captain Cook’s will be closed from next month until the early summer. Construction crews, hard hats, and trucks are becoming a common sight. So, what exactly is going on? Rumors are flying faster than Aladdin on his magic carpet which is exactly why I made a point of stopping by the resort last week to do a little snooping and find out what was happening. Here’s what I discovered.

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Old 02-25-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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I have only stayed at the Poly once. It is a shame that they would remove the waterfalls and rocks in the lobby. I think that is one of the best features of the resort and central to the theme of the resort. I don't think I will return to the resort anyway. I think it was overpriced and the monorail was down during my stay (making the value even lower). The lobby is one of the best features so now its value in my mind is at the lowest it could be.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:24 AM   #3
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I don't know what to think.....should I get excited or sad? Probably both....I can't imagine the Poly without waterfalls and rock features. That said- the lobby could use an update though......just hope it will be an upgrade instead of a downgrade.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:37 AM   #4
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I don't know what to think.....should I get excited or sad? Probably both....I can't imagine the Poly without waterfalls and rock features. That said- the lobby could use an update though......just hope it will be an upgrade instead of a downgrade.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:47 AM   #5
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I'm just waiting to see how expensive those water bungalows are going to be. 18 water bungalows with view of the magic kingdom and wishes just think of the price.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:17 AM   #6
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I'm a big fan of the Polynesian Resort but I can't say that I like these changes so far. I feel that too much of the character of the resort might be lost by this but we'll see.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:11 PM   #7
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Aw, I have fond memories of the rock waterfall from staying there as a kid. I remember being so impressed by that.
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Is this confirmed? because I would hate for this to be true. How come they don't convert the desks to the art of animation system?
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:40 PM   #9
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We love the Polynesian, and will buy DVC points as soon as they are available. BUT, not if they remove the waterfall. Then it just becomes another hotel.
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I'm just waiting to see how expensive those water bungalows are going to be. 18 water bungalows with view of the magic kingdom and wishes just think of the price.
Price as part of DVC? Or Rack rate? I'm sure they'll have a rack rate but I doubt they'll make it to cash pricing very often.
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What if they cost 2,000 dollars?? What will we do?
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What if they cost 2,000 dollars?? What will we do?
Then some of us are going to be very sad lol.
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What if they cost 2,000 dollars?? What will we do?
I can almost guarantee those poly bungalows will be the most expensive rooms on property. Think of the castle views, firework views, water pageant views, being on water, and there are only 20 of them. All of those things ads up to be $$$$.
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It seems strange to say that the front desk needs expansion due to the influx of more guests doesn't it? After all they are converting 2 existing buildings and only adding a few over water bungalows. There isn't going to be much, if any, change to the number of accommodations.
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42,000 acres and they are building everything so close together it's starting to look crowded. I wasn't a fan of the Grand Floridian DVC crowding the Wedding pavilion and now I'm not a fan of the Polynesian DVC crowding the Polynesians beaches.

I realize it's much cheaper to add an addition to an existing resort but I think they are doing it at the expense of the existing resorts and scenery. I think the GF building itself looks great, I just don't think they had the necessary open space at GF or Poly to do what they're doing.

I love how the BLT compliments the Contemporary and I'd have no problem if they built a twin of the BLT on the other side of the Contemporary (where the short towers are right now). Plenty of room over there.
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