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Old 10-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #571
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Which is a better deal at the Poly - free dining or room discount?
I booked a TPV with FD. I priced out the 30% room only discount and the free dining and it was slightly cheaper with FD because there are 5 of us. That was with DD as a child. Now that I have upgraded her to adult, the savings is more. It only make sense to book room only with discount if you do not get the dining plan. If like us, you are at max room capacity, and you'll get the plan anyway, then FD is cheaper even with TPV at Poly.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #572
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Lucky you!
I have never been to the world in November. Is it still swim weather? Will Christmas decorations be up yet?
Anyways, your trip will be here before you know it! Have fun!
Um
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2.Yes

Early November is a great time, as is September!!!
So ready to go!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #573
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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
Omg. Yes yes yes all of this!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:08 AM   #574
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Which is a better deal at the Poly - free dining or room discount?
As others have said, you will have to crunch the numbers to see which one comes out to be the bigger savings for your family. We are a family of 4 (all adults) and a Poly GV with FD has come out to be the better deal over a room discount for us in the past. With that said, it also depends on the time of year, room type, etc. Good luck .
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Happy Dance!! Just decided to extend our January trip to 7 nights!! yay!! Can't wait to get back to the Poly.
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Happy Dance!! Just decided to extend our January trip to 7 nights!! yay!! Can't wait to get back to the Poly.
Nothing like extending the trip! Good for you!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #577
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first time poly - excited

Just booked 5 nights at the poly in January - my family's first time staying there and my parent's first time to Disney ever.

My husband and i have been around the moderate block at disney, though my 3yo ds is so spoiled - he's only been at AKV on rented DVC points. I think the monorail will make up for it though!

Can't wait!
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #578
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To everyone booking the Poly with discounts and have never stayed, you will love it! We book at other resorts, but always find our way back here to our favorite resort.

I saw that Tikiman has posted on his FB page, a new menu at Tambu Lounge. Has anyone who has been lately seen the new menu, or better yet, ordered anything? We'll be spending a lot of resort on our next trip and I'm thinking we may spend some time enjoying the drinks and a snack. Just curious what the changes are!
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Just booked 5 nights at the poly in January - my family's first time staying there and my parent's first time to Disney ever.

My husband and i have been around the moderate block at disney, though my 3yo ds is so spoiled - he's only been at AKV on rented DVC points. I think the monorail will make up for it though!

Can't wait!
Congratulations!
You will love love being able to jump on the monorail to get to MK and Epcot!
Did you book with the stay/play/dine discount?
I saved over $950.00 with it!!
Have a great trip!
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Congratulations!
You will love love being able to jump on the monorail to get to MK and Epcot!
Did you book with the stay/play/dine discount?
I saved over $950.00 with it!!
Have a great trip!
No, just RO - I couldn't justify s/p/d with two rooms...

thanks all for your kind words. Am happily researching away since we have no room requests...and I love to research!
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Happy Dance!! Just decided to extend our January trip to 7 nights!! yay!! Can't wait to get back to the Poly.
Congrats on more days .

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Just booked 5 nights at the poly in January - my family's first time staying there and my parent's first time to Disney ever.

My husband and i have been around the moderate block at disney, though my 3yo ds is so spoiled - he's only been at AKV on rented DVC points. I think the monorail will make up for it though!

Can't wait!
You're going to LOVE the Poly . It's an amazing resort, the grounds are beautiful, and you can't beat having a distant view of the castle every day .

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To everyone booking the Poly with discounts and have never stayed, you will love it!
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Congratulations!
You will love love being able to jump on the monorail to get to MK and Epcot!
Did you book with the stay/play/dine discount?
I saved over $950.00 with it!!
Have a great trip!
Congrats on the savings .
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #582
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Question about my room request

Ok, so we will be arriving at the Poly on Sunday, and today called to have my room request added to my reservation. I asked for a balcony room facing the quiet pool, preferably in Tokelau. When I got my email confirmation (I made a payment, too), the note says:

"balcony nr pool nt grt
gst reg tokula with
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Is this what I asked for?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:18 AM   #583
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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.

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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.
Is there a schedule posted somewhere that gives the anticipated completion dates of refurbs by Longhouse? If not by Lnghouse, does anyone know when they anticipate all room refurbs to be complete?
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #584
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We have stayed at the Swan the last two times we have gone to Disney. With the higher Swan prices and the room only discount, the Poly is coming out to be a couple 100$ more. So I think we are going to try it! I am looking forward to reading this thread. I have fallen in love with the Heavenly beds at the swan-- how comfy are the beds at the poly?
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Is there a schedule posted somewhere that gives the anticipated completion dates of refurbs by Longhouse? If not by Lnghouse, does anyone know when they anticipate all room refurbs to be complete?
Check the Tikiman website or his Facebook page - I have only briefly skimmed posts he has made on FB.
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