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Old 02-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #676
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Do you have an AP? I got Poly for $297/nt ($314 with taxes) with the 40% off AP Early Booking Discount for March. 2 1/2 more weeks!!
AP discount was worth it to me as well. Family of 5 AP was a lot but I still saved $500 in the end. Plus we are going back in January and then going back exactly 9 days before they expire. So total savings is goIng to be phenomanal! Even if they don't offer AP discount next year!
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AP discount was worth it to me as well. Family of 5 AP was a lot but I still saved $500 in the end. Plus we are going back in January and then going back exactly 9 days before they expire. So total savings is goIng to be phenomanal! Even if they don't offer AP discount next year!
Isn't it great when you only have to pay for the room and food. We are making our 4th trip in May with our Ap's. Not all have been at the Poly. We have tried BW, AKL, BC and WL. Poly is still our favorite. I think I am going to be really sad when my Aps expire May 14.
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I want to publicly thank Carrie772 for helping me pick a garden view some weeks ago that is more than a garden view. Just checked in a couple hours ago and got my request, Fiji third floor, with view of marina, Contemporary, and Space Mountain. No complaints here!

(I am a first time Poly guest by the grace of a pixie dust upgrade from a POR Royal Guest Room.)

We just enjoyed the Electric Water Pageant and heading back to the beach in a few minutes to catch Wishes from a whole new point of view.

Thanks again to you and everyone else who posted helpful information for me to learn from.
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Isn't it great when you only have to pay for the room and food. We are making our 4th trip in May with our Ap's. Not all have been at the Poly. We have tried BW, AKL, BC and WL. Poly is still our favorite. I think I am going to be really sad when my Aps expire May 14.
Sticker shock buying AP for all five adult rate family members at once but I wish I would have done it sooner! Now we have an excuse to jump on a plane (maybe getting last minute deal) arriving staying for couple days.. Maybe a long weekend and be back in philly without missing a beat. wake up and say eh let's go to Disney. I am all about "the money I can save" and the more we go on the AP the better I feel about the price.
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I want to publicly thank Carrie772 for helping me pick a garden view some weeks ago that is more than a garden view. Just checked in a couple hours ago and got my request, Fiji third floor, with view of marina, Contemporary, and Space Mountain. No complaints here!

(I am a first time Poly guest by the grace of a pixie dust upgrade from a POR Royal Guest Room.)

We just enjoyed the Electric Water Pageant and heading back to the beach in a few minutes to catch Wishes from a whole new point of view.

Thanks again to you and everyone else who posted helpful information for me to learn from.
Glad you are loving the Poly. (knew you would) and wishes will never be the same for you after watching it on the heavenly Poly beach! Now what are you gonna do when your booking your next trip and the Poly bug starts rolling around in your head? Nothing else will compare. Poly is an addiction!
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Kids!!! You change there diapers, send them to college and cant even include mom on a disney trip.
You will have to forget your wallet on your next trip in 2013. "Sorry, crazy, forgetfull mom forgot her wallet".
Some of us aren't so ungrateful , This will be our second trip to reward my MIL for being such an awesome Grammy. She took her family to the Poly in the 80's and on a trip 2 years ago and a visit to the Luau and a wonderful stay at the BC CL for which she paid I said...you need to come back here... and just under 2 months away we will be there! I'm not bragging, simply realized several years ago that she is our only remaining parent and we have to treasure every day with her. I guess there are some really good things that happen when you become an older parent too.

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Some of us aren't so ungrateful , This will be our second trip to reward my MIL for being such an awesome Grammy. She took her family to the Poly in the 80's and on a trip 2 years ago and a visit to the Luau and a wonderful stay at the BC CL for which she paid I said...you need to come back here... and just under 2 months away we will be there! I'm not bragging, simply realized several years ago that she is our only remaining parent and we have to treasure every day with her. I guess there are some really good things that happen when you become an older parent too.

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Glad you are loving the Poly. (knew you would) and wishes will never be the same for you after watching it on the heavenly Poly beach! Now what are you gonna do when your booking your next trip and the Poly bug starts rolling around in your head? Nothing else will compare. Poly is an addiction!
So true!! We were originally going to try somewhere new this trip but the Poly crept back in and we are scrimping and saving just to get back there. it didn't help we bought the "wish you were here" print, and it stares at us from our bathroom wall everyday!
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Sticker shock buying AP for all five adult rate family members at once but I wish I would have done it sooner! Now we have an excuse to jump on a plane (maybe getting last minute deal) arriving staying for couple days.. Maybe a long weekend and be back in philly without missing a beat. wake up and say eh let's go to Disney. I am all about "the money I can save" and the more we go on the AP the better I feel about the price.
Oh, don't get me started! We originally bought AP's to cover our Sept 2011 and June 2012 trips. We already snuck in a bonus trip in January and now I can't stop trying to figure out a way to add a fourth. Guess I know what I'm off to do now...
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Oh, don't get me started! We originally bought AP's to cover our Sept 2011 and June 2012 trips. We already snuck in a bonus trip in January and now I can't stop trying to figure out a way to add a fourth. Guess I know what I'm off to do now...
Looks like we are arriving same day at the poly and both staying CL! but you are gonna be too busy chasing all your little ones around for us to meet and compare our opinions on the content of the evening punch!
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Looks like we are arriving same day at the poly and both staying CL! but you are gonna be too busy chasing all your little ones around for us to meet and compare our opinions on the content of the evening punch!
That's great. We will probably cross paths in the lounge. We are hard to miss! Yep, I'll be the one running by slurping my punch out of a sippy cup so that I don't spill .
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Hello Poly experts,

I am thinking of changing my POR Royal Room to the Poly for our July trip. Both of my parents, in their 80s, are coming with us and I am thinking having a monorail resort will help if they need a break from the parks. My question is, my mom has some mobility issues, not major, but she will probably have a walker. How far is the walk between the lobby and the longhouses, longhouses to beach? I have looked at a map but am having a hard time guessing the distances. The reason I am thinking of changing out of POR is the length of the walking to the rooms so if it is just as far at the Poly that would be crazy for me to change. I am also thinking maybe I should go to WL where the walk will be inside and ac-ed but the Poly is my dream resort.

It is my parents first and most likely last trip to WDW so I want it to be perfect!!!

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I want to publicly thank Carrie772 for helping me pick a garden view some weeks ago that is more than a garden view. Just checked in a couple hours ago and got my request, Fiji third floor, with view of marina, Contemporary, and Space Mountain. No complaints here!

(I am a first time Poly guest by the grace of a pixie dust upgrade from a POR Royal Guest Room.)

We just enjoyed the Electric Water Pageant and heading back to the beach in a few minutes to catch Wishes from a whole new point of view.

Thanks again to you and everyone else who posted helpful information for me to learn from.
You are welcome! I am so glad that I helped you! Isn't Fiji great? I just love the fact that it's a garden view PLUSSED. Have an awesome trip. And I agree with a PP: I wonder where you stay next go around?
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We treated my mother to three of our WDW trips as a way to show our appreciation for being a wonderful mom and nana. Please, do treasure every moment. I'm sure your MIL does as well
So nice of those who include the grandparents. I agree wholeheartedly about treasuring every moment. We had planned on bringing my mother with us on our first trip to Disney with the kids, we always told her this ("When we go to Disney, you're coming too!") Unfortunately my mother passed away before our adoption of our youngest daughter was completed and she was never able to make that trip. Our first Disney vacation was bitter-sweet without Mom. Unfortunately my in-laws don't seem that interested in going to Disney. I feel kind of bad for our kids (and my in-laws!). I look forward to sharing Disney with future grandchildren.

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So true!! We were originally going to try somewhere new this trip but the Poly crept back in and we are scrimping and saving just to get back there. it didn't help we bought the "wish you were here" print, and it stares at us from our bathroom wall everyday!
We have a Disney print in our bathroom too! The one with the sandpails sitting on the deck.

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Oh, don't get me started! We originally bought AP's to cover our Sept 2011 and June 2012 trips. We already snuck in a bonus trip in January and now I can't stop trying to figure out a way to add a fourth. Guess I know what I'm off to do now...
So jealous! I wish my DH would let us get annual passes! Unfortunately we're in Canada and live over two hours from the nearest airport, three from the most-resonably priced flights which for us are in Detroit (airfare here is ridiculous!) Kind of makes makes spontaneous trips a little less appealing.
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Oh, don't get me started! We originally bought AP's to cover our Sept 2011 and June 2012 trips. We already snuck in a bonus trip in January and now I can't stop trying to figure out a way to add a fourth. Guess I know what I'm off to do now...
Disney know what they're doing for sure! We upgraded our tickets to APs back in May 2010, because we were planning to return that December for my DD's 16th birthday. Then we managed to find a way to sneak two more trips in before they expired in May!
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