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Old 10-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #556
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My best advice is if you choose deluxe, don't look back! After you make your final payment, don't think about the dollar amount again! That's what I do!
This is wise advice.

Here are my own justifications to staying at the Poly over the mod resorts (which are really nice resorts):
- monorail...of course...it has to be said
- the festive Lapu Lapu pineapple drink made with 2 kinds of rum in a fresh pineapple heavy enough to call it arm strength cross training. Perfect on your balcony with kids sleeping inside http://www.acupofdisney.com/747
- Excuse for my girls and I to wear polynesian dress up clothes and not be out of place
...but the real reason that makes it a total value:
- No irritation from my husband about how long transportation is taking
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #557
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I promise you won't regret it! Like a lot of families we started at value,moved up to moderates than found the holy grail, I mean the monorail!
Lets face it, Disney is an expensive vacation, whether at a value or deluxe. But the ease and peaceful feeling you get after a full day at the parks is just priceless. That being said,I will only go when free dining or room discounts are offered.
My best advice is if you choose deluxe, don't look back! After you make your final payment, don't think about the dollar amount again! That's what I do!
GREAT advice! So often, the reason new deluxe guests may feel underwhelmed is because they have built it up SO much in their minds due to the extra cost. Just make the decision and own it!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:23 AM   #558
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We were there in May when they were switching over to the new resort soaps. We had the new sea salt bar soap and then all of the H2O products we had seen in previous trips. Did all of the soaps switch the spa H2O eventually at the Poly? Sorry, I know this is a random detail but we're trying to find new things to get excited about for our next trip!
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Sorry if I missed it, but is there a site with any updated info on the Poly 2013 refurbishments? We are going Jan 15-21 and I am thinking ahead to which longhouse to request.

thanks! Jen
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Sorry if I missed it, but is there a site with any updated info on the Poly 2013 refurbishments? We are going Jan 15-21 and I am thinking ahead to which longhouse to request.

thanks! Jen
Last I read was starting in January in the Hawaii (CL) building. So unless you are planning on CL, I don't think you will be affected.
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What is the Polynesian's phone number ? I just like to make sure family members know where we are when on vacation and I was going to write it down for them but cant find it ? Yes we have cell phones but you never know so I just do it in case they cant get a hold of us by cell phone . I always leave the name of our resort and it's phone number. Anyone know the number ? Thanks
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What is the Polynesian's phone number ? I just like to make sure family members know where we are when on vacation and I was going to write it down for them but cant find it ? Yes we have cell phones but you never know so I just do it in case they cant get a hold of us by cell phone . I always leave the name of our resort and it's phone number. Anyone know the number ? Thanks
I'm guessing the number is in the first post of this thread. That goes to the call center, not to the Poly directly. I'm assuming they will transfer calls.
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Lets face it, Disney is an expensive vacation, whether at a value or deluxe. But the ease and peaceful feeling you get after a full day at the parks is just priceless. That being said,I will only go when free dining or room discounts are offered.
Which is a better deal at the Poly - free dining or room discount?
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Which is a better deal at the Poly - free dining or room discount?
If you are booking TPV or CL a good room discount is a better deal at a deluxe. I'm not sure about GV, you'd have to crunch the numbers. The number of "adult" diners in your group will probably factor in too. The last time I did the numbers our younger kids were both under 10.
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If you are booking TPV or CL a good room discount is a better deal at a deluxe. I'm not sure about GV, you'd have to crunch the numbers. The number of "adult" diners in your group will probably factor in too. The last time I did the numbers our younger kids were both under 10.
Kids will 8, 6, 5.
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Which is a better deal at the Poly - free dining or room discount?
Depends on how many people you have on the dining plan and the ages as well what the room discount is. Room discount has always been a better deal for us. This year since I am now paying for 3 adults on the dining plan, the free dining is a better deal. You just have to run the numbers.
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We always stay in a garden view room as well, so i've never had the added expense of TVP or CL.
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It would just be a standard room for the room discount or 2 adults/3 kids for the free dining.
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It would just be a standard room for the room discount or 2 adults/3 kids for the free dining.
Again, just run the numbers....

Figure out the discount that a room discount would be for the length of your stay...

Then figure out how much that many nights of dining would cost you for the people in your party. (I don't have the DDP #'s in front of me, or your dates to know if 2012 or 2013 pricing applies...but you can find this in the restaurants thread of the Dis)

Then see which one is bigger savings.
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Again, just run the numbers....

Figure out the discount that a room discount would be for the length of your stay...

Then figure out how much that many nights of dining would cost you for the people in your party. (I don't have the DDP #'s in front of me, or your dates to know if 2012 or 2013 pricing applies...but you can find this in the restaurants thread of the Dis)

Then see which one is bigger savings.
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