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Old 08-11-2011, 08:56 AM   #1
Wish I could live in Cinderella's Castle!
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The Poly has another biggest fan!

So we got back from our 1st trip to the Poly yesterday after an 8 day stay. I was warned that once we stayed at the Poly that we'd never want to stay anywhere else. I didn't believe it - after all, we LOVED POR when we stayed there and it was our favorite resort. I should have listed. We absolutely LOVED the Poly. We're already planning our next stay there.

Our flight got in to Orlando on 8/3 around 10:00 am. The DME took us to Poly and we were there by about 11 am. Our room was ready!! We got exactly what we had requested - 1st floor Tokelau longhouse. The room was beautiful and contrary to what some had reported, it looked clean and shiny - not at all shabby. The hallways in Tokelau seemed extra wide (which we didn't really notice until we cut through some of the other longhouses on a rainy afternoon.) We never heard a peep from other guests while in our room - or in the hallways either for that matter. It was a very quiet resort.

The Poly is a beautiful resort. The grounds are amazing and you gotta love the Hawaiian music piped through the walkways and OMG - watching Wishes from the beach is SPECTACULAR! They even pipe in the sound, so you get to hear the entire show, not just see it.

The staff were all extremely pleasant and were always asking if us if we needed anything. Mousekeeping was perfect and always done by the time we came back to the resort for our midday rest and swim (so by 1:00.)

Even though we were there during the crowded August, the pool was never overcrowded and we always got chairs.

Being on the monorail line was fabulous. We've never minded the bus system and have always used it when we stayed at CSR, POR and WL. Being on the monorail was SO much better! It did have some technical difficulties and was down a few times, but it worked out ok, because we were within easy walking distance of the TTC.

All in all, Poly is our entire family's new favorite and we can't wait to go back. My dd tried hiding in the closet on our last day because she didn't want to leave. We're in love!!

Edited to add: Oh, and I do have to say that I saw A TON, I mean a TON of old resort mugs being used (mostly last year's, but others as well). I even saw people filling up non-Disney mugs at the beverage station. Maybe I never paid attention before, but after being on the Dis Boards so much lately, it really amazed me. I mean the nerve!!! It's no wonder that Disney is testing out the chips in the mugs thing. Wow....
me, dh, ds13, dd9
'97, '01, '04 -offsite
'08 - CSR
'10 - POR/WL
Aug. '11 - POLY
Aug. '12 - POFQ
Aug. '13 - POLY

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