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View Poll Results: My thoughts about plans for DVC at the Poly
Please dont!! This will ruin the relaxing atmosphere. 82 42.49%
One building perhaps, current plans are too much. 33 17.10%
I love all the plans as they are!!! 54 27.98%
Not sure how I feel 24 12.44%
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:59 AM   #76
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The problem with building a DVC resort "elsewhere" is being able to sell it. SSR took a long time to sell out, and AKV is taking a long time, despite being co-located with a deluxe resort.

Disney Vacation Development (DVD) has entertained building properties elsewhere, including at eagle Pines and Ft Wilderness area, but they never broke ground likely due to location and size. If someone is going to spend the amount required in start up cost and annual dues for 50 years, they are going to want it close to a park, which is why the Deluxe resorts are all getting DVC buildings.

So, how about instead of adding DVC to the Poly, what if they followed the initial rumors and turned the Poly into a DVC only resort? No? I bet there would be more fall out from that then adding a DVC section to the existing resort.

DVC members have been clamoring for a DVC section within the Poly forever, and it will sell relatively quick in comparison to other resorts. Alternatively, a stand alone DVC resort elsewhere on property would not sell well at all, and would not be built until AKV sells out. Their best shot at this would have been to place a larger stand alone resort on the EPCOT monorail line between the TTC and EPCOT, when members desperately wanted a monorail resort. Instead, they built BLT (which I personally love).

In the end, a DVC will be added to the Poly, regardless of sentiment. It will be so popular, and WDW management knows it, that if all of the Poly resort guests decide to boycott the hotel, they could simply convert the whole thing to DVC and sell out.

Sorry many don't like it, and I can understand why. However, the writing is on the wall. Personally, I won't buy points there, instead opting for additional points at BLT if we ever add on at WDW, so I am ambivalent either way.

Good luck everyone! Great topic and thread. I appreciate hearing what non-DVC WDW fans think of the DVC Poly option, as it is exciting news on the DVC threads.
These are all valid points IMO. I personally dont like DVC but I have no problem with folks that do. I dont have any problem with DVC coming to my beloved Poly. I actually look forward in some ways to see if the new structure adds to the polynesian atmosphere. I just hope they dont over-do it. The current plans as they are being reported are just "too much". I would hate it if they book end the resort with 2 high rise buildings. I suspect that they will not. The sight balloons that show up while they are planning things were only seen over by the Luau area, never by Rapa Nui/Tahiti. Also, why would you even want to have bungalo's on the water in front of Tahiti? You would be right next to the TTC with constant boat traffic and have you seen the lagoon water recently? It's like green swamp water, not pristine tropical water! Not that appealing to me. LOL.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:59 AM   #77
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These are all valid points IMO. I personally dont like DVC but I have no problem with folks that do. I dont have any problem with DVC coming to my beloved Poly. I actually look forward in some ways to see if the new structure adds to the polynesian atmosphere. I just hope they dont over-do it. The current plans as they are being reported are just "too much". I would hate it if they book end the resort with 2 high rise buildings. I suspect that they will not. The sight balloons that show up while they are planning things were only seen over by the Luau area, never by Rapa Nui/Tahiti. Also, why would you even want to have bungalo's on the water in front of Tahiti? You would be right next to the TTC with constant boat traffic and have you seen the lagoon water recently? It's like green swamp water, not pristine tropical water! Not that appealing to me. LOL.
I was thinking the same thing about those bungalo's? My sil did not even like Tahiti because of the noise from TTC. And the water, blech. I have to say there have been alot of good points made in this thread. So nice to have a place to come and chat with other Disney, and Poly junkies!
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:04 PM   #78
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:32 PM   #79
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I'm very excited about the rumored Poly DVC plans and would likely add on at Poly. The pool sounds amazing. If I were talking to Bob Iger, I would suggest an additional table service restaurant similar similar to Sanaa at AKV/Kidani but to fit with the Poly's theming. A quick service location at the new pool would also be ideal...and would help keep some extra traffic from going to Captain Cook's. One more request...walkway to MK!!
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if the new rumors are true, today I would tell Bob "THANKS!"...who knows what is real at this point, but I hope this new one is true.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #81
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if the new rumors are true, today I would tell Bob "THANKS!"...who knows what is real at this point, but I hope this new one is true.
If the new rumors are true, I'm generally happy they've decided not to overdo it on their DVC plans (although simply converting the Tahiti longhouse to DVC seems underwhelming) but am bummed that they're planning to remove the water feature in the GCH.
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I just don't see why every single deluxe resort has to add DVC? I don't have anything against DVC resorts, and I know Disney wants to make money, but it would be nice if one deluxe resort could have been spared the DVC influence. That way people have a choice, and if you don't like DVC you can choose not to stay in a resort that offers it. But now that's gone.
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If the new rumors are true, I'm generally happy they've decided not to overdo it on their DVC plans (although simply converting the Tahiti longhouse to DVC seems underwhelming) but am bummed that they're planning to remove the water feature in the GCH.
Exactly this.
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I just don't see why every single deluxe resort has to add DVC? I don't have anything against DVC resorts, and I know Disney wants to make money, but it would be nice if one deluxe resort could have been spared the DVC influence. That way people have a choice, and if you don't like DVC you can choose not to stay in a resort that offers it. But now that's gone.
What exactly do you consider "DVC influence?" Also, Yacht Club doesn't have a DVC component.
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I have not seen new reports about water feature going i know that was mentioned in the past....I guess anything can happen....untill disney announces for sure who really knows?
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I would say go for a Poly DVC but make it more in-line with the size of VGF, VWL or BCV. All smaller buildings/wings of the existing resort. DON'T just convert existing rooms instead take down a building and rebuild so the villas are true villas not retro fitted rooms. Please don't get me wrong I love the Poly rooms and have enjoyed staying there several times but I don't see how you can make those rooms into villas without sacrificing the villa concept.

I think the key is to not overwhelm the resort with DVC just make it a small piece of the resort. DH and I were married there and would love to own DVC there but I would not purchase interest in a modified resort room.

I also have zero interest in bungalows off the beach. I think the point cost would be very high, I think the boat traffic would be an issue and the water isn't the clear blue that would allow you to enjoy them.
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What exactly do you consider "DVC influence?" Also, Yacht Club doesn't have a DVC component.
I don't mean it in a negative way, and yes I know YC doesn't have DVC but it is connected to BC and they share several amenities.
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I have not seen new reports about water feature going i know that was mentioned in the past....I guess anything can happen....untill disney announces for sure who really knows?
I just hope it isn't some kind of high tech fiber optic fake waterfall.
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I would have to take back my thanks if the waterfall is going
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Ok so now I am hearing the volcano will be gone from the pool. At this point I would just ask for a confirmed time line of the construction so that we as consumers can make an informed decision about our resort choice.
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