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Old 08-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Ok,ok, I give... Switching from AOA to poly

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So I have made the decision to switch from AOA cars suite to Poly!!

This is for a spring trip 3/28-4/6!!! I am hoping for pixie dust to rain and for us to get a discount.. As if we have to pay rack rates I am not sure it will happen, but I am taking the plunge, and I can't wait!!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
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Hey there!

So I have made the decision to switch from AOA cars suite to Poly!!

This is for a spring trip 3/28-4/6!!! I am hoping for pixie dust to rain and for us to get a discount.. As if we have to pay rack rates I am not sure it will happen, but I am taking the plunge, and I can't wait!!!
Just be sure that you keep an eye on when the discounts come out. If there aren't any rooms available at the Poly for the discount, then you might be stuck there.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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The chance of discount might be small with all of the construction that is supposed to take place next year. With rooms being taken out of inventory, they may have a full resort and not need to offer the discount.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:48 PM   #4
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Just be sure that you keep an eye on when the discounts come out. If there aren't any rooms available at the Poly for the discount, then you might be stuck there.
Worst case - If discounts come out and there isn't one for the Poly you can always switch back to AOA (or BC or AKL are fabulous). You won't get *stuck* anywhere.

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The chance of discount might be small with all of the construction that is supposed to take place next year. With rooms being taken out of inventory, they may have a full resort and not need to offer the discount.
Or the other side of the coin - with all the construction that is supposed to take place, people may shy away from it - and they may need to offer a discount to fill the rooms.

What can I say? I am in a 1/2 glass full kind of mood!
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #5
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Good choice. We were at AOA last week and I didn't care for it. If the poly doesn't work out for you and you are looking for a mod, try Coronado. The landscaping was beautiful and the beds were so comfortable.
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Worst case - If discounts come out and there isn't one for the Poly you can always switch back to AOA (or BC or AKL are fabulous). You won't get *stuck* anywhere.
And AoA can be full up too. If only the suites are available, those are just as much as deluxe rooms.

OP,
I'm just saying that I would definitely keep a close eye on announcements about discounts. They only set aside so many rooms at certain levels at each resort and, when they're gone, they're gone.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies.. Yes I look for a discount and pin daily... If a discount isn't available I will change within my 45 day window. Any resort we stay at will be fine but I am sooooo excited at the mere possibility of staying at poly I couldn't contain myself. We recently stayed at AOA in a nemo suite and loved that too... Either way, we will be at Disney and that's all that matters!
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Make sure to check out the Poly construction thread:
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3110773
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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Hey there!

So I have made the decision to switch from AOA cars suite to Poly!!

This is for a spring trip 3/28-4/6!!! I am hoping for pixie dust to rain and for us to get a discount.. As if we have to pay rack rates I am not sure it will happen, but I am taking the plunge, and I can't wait!!!
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Hey there!

So I have made the decision to switch from AOA cars suite to Poly!!

This is for a spring trip 3/28-4/6!!! I am hoping for pixie dust to rain and for us to get a discount.. As if we have to pay rack rates I am not sure it will happen, but I am taking the plunge, and I can't wait!!!
The Poly is amazing......you will love it .

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Or the other side of the coin - with all the construction that is supposed to take place, people may shy away from it - and they may need to offer a discount to fill the rooms.
ITA . If construction is in full swing, there may be a lot of people changing their resort or booking elsewhere, which in turn could cause Disney to offer deep discounts to get people to stay there.

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If a discount isn't available I will change within my 45 day window. Any resort we stay at will be fine but I am sooooo excited at the mere possibility of staying at poly I couldn't contain myself.
This is a great attitude to have .
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:57 AM   #11
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I'm sorry, there is no way I'd pay Polys prices... We gave that up years ago and there's better things to put your money in.... I'd have stayed at AOA or another moderate...

We spend years and many trips to deluxe resorts... When rates went thru the roof and discounts went lean... We found POFQ.... Saves us over 1000.00 per vacation.... And we stay longer...
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:25 PM   #12
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We are a family of 5....

And before our youngest "counted" we stayed at WL and Poly and absolutely loved them!!! I think it spoiled us because once we had to pay for our youngest it bumped us into a different $$ category all together.

Since then, we have stayed at PORS 2x and are headed to Wilderness Cabins in November. We looked into the family suites, but they were just too far away. I think we were spoiled. I LOVE POLY! Especially the smell of the lobby... still smells the same as it did when I was a kid!
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #13
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We love the Poly. That pin code that's out already is promising--I hope if/when it's released to the GP, the Poly is included!

Have a great trip, wherever you stay.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #14
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Soo.. You guys have been so great.. just a couple of questions.

IF we can't stay at Poly was thinking of one of the following.

1. Change back to family suite at AOA--> we just came back earlier this month from staying in a Nemo suite, I really enjoyed it, and it's a great resort. My only complaint was transportation. It took forever to get anywhere, and folding a double stroller to get on the bus at the end of the night to get back was a disaster. If we switched back, would end up renting a car and driving.

2.) Stay at a moderate: Looking at CBR pirate room which my boys would love, again I would rent a car as I have heard bad things about transportation from here as well.

3.) Beach Club-No car. The reason I wanted to switch to Poly was because we are spending 1/2 of our time at MK or Epcot, and the idea of having more dining options at the resort was attractive to me. I know that I read somewhere that Beach Club is a great location for those spending most of their time at MK and Epcot.

We know we wil be spending more time at the resort this time, so a great pool is important.

So hard to make these decisions without knowing which discounts are going to be available if at all...
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I think that the Boardwalk resorts are the next best option to the MK Area resorts. You can still walk to Epcot and the transportation options are better than buses only... Just my 2 cents!
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