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Old 11-26-2012, 01:22 PM   #16
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I love the deluxe resorts. We've stayed at the Poly, GF, Beach Club and Animal Kingdom Lodge. We've visited all of the deluxe resorts during the Christmas season.

The GF and WL are IMO the best themed during this time of the year. Although I love love love the Poly, if I had a choice I'd stay at the GF during Christmas. It's so bright and airy and the decorations on top of the live music in the lobby really brings it home for me. We did a split stay with the Poly and GF during the holiday season a few years ago and it was the best trip ever!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #17
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Very pretty this time of year to be sure, we do not stay there because it also feels a bit "stuffy" and "uptight" at times to us.
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I think it feels a little uptight too. That feeling wasn't helped by a snooty CM that was rude to my sister.

I'm still willing to give it a chance eventually though. The grounds are beautiful.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:45 PM   #18
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My youngest had always wanted to stay at the GF so we did two years ago. While it's pretty, it just didn't do it for us. To me, it seemed like any other pretty hotel that my husband and I have stayed at. I didn't really feel like I was at WDW. Hard to explain but we won't stay there again. I will say the cabana boys there are awesome and I wish they had them at the Poly! LOL That being said, our favorite is the Poly. It just has that over the top theming that makes me feel like we are at Disney.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:46 AM   #19
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The subtle theming, gorgeous grounds..

The scent is amazing... The whole atmosphere is just amazing....

The CMs are amazing.. I have stayed at almost every Disney hotel on property and here they really went out of their way with my son who has autism to make our vacation special...

I actually found this to be the most laid back and least judge mental resort with my son with autism.

When we had dinner and he had an episode two CM came up to me and bought him a light up car and kept him busy so mommy could enjoy her meal... (In Gasparillas). One of the girls mentioned she has a Brother with autism and was amazing with my son..

The music in the lobby helps the ambience and loved seeing the castle and monorail from our room..

Oh... And the toiletries are the BEST!!!

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:54 PM   #20
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I think the GF has a very romantic feel to it, for some reason.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:44 PM   #21
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Just being honest?
I enjoy the Poly much more, sorry i will temper my post as to not offend anyone ever....
Is there anything specific about the Poly you like more? We have stayed at GF & the Poly is on my list to try. Would love to hear about it!
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:34 AM   #22
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Is there anything specific about the Poly you like more? We have stayed at GF & the Poly is on my list to try. Would love to hear about it!
We are at the GF right now. I wanted to try staying here and thought this time of year would be fun with the trees and gingerbread house. It is pretty but I prefer the Polynesian as well. The main reason is because it is soooooo much more convenient being able to walk to the TTC. We stayed in Rapa Nui and even with kids that were 7, 5, 3 and 9 months old it only took 5 minutes to walk there which made it so quick to get to Epcot or back from MK. Our room seemed a lot bigger at Poly too. With 6 of us in one room it was nice to have a bigger space.
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We are at the GF right now. I wanted to try staying here and thought this time of year would be fun with the trees and gingerbread house. It is pretty but I prefer the Polynesian as well. The main reason is because it is soooooo much more convenient being able to walk to the TTC. We stayed in Rapa Nui and even with kids that were 7, 5, 3 and 9 months old it only took 5 minutes to walk there which made it so quick to get to Epcot or back from MK. Our room seemed a lot bigger at Poly too. With 6 of us in one room it was nice to have a bigger space.
Thanks for your response!! I have not considered that convenience and it is a really good one
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