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Old 05-09-2012, 06:34 AM   #2131
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We just got back from what was for the most part a great stay at the Poly - our first in about 15 years - we did get "tagged" one day around the pool area and my DH noted that on two days there were construction types taking survey measurements between the pool area and GCH.....maybe for pool rehab - or we thought maybe preliminary for GCH renovation....either way something is up
What building / room view did you end up with ? When you were "tagged" at the pool was it during the week or weekend ?

How was the resort overall from a cleanliness standpoint. Any room issues /

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Ok, ok...I guess the bigger question here is "IS THERE A COUPLE OUT THERE THAT DOES ALL OF THE PLANNING TOGETHER???" They should be celebrated...
Disney planning Husband and Wife team right here! DH and I both LOVE Disney (altho I might be slightly more obsessed than him lol). I do the actual booking of things, but we discuss everything together before hand. But the thing that irks me about my sweet DH is that he won't get a DIS account. He just uses MINE! LOL I think that planning everything together makes the trips more exciting for our family because it's something we did together!! It just adds to that Disney Magic! And DH didn't even complain when I made our bathroom and office Disney Themed!! Did I tell you how much I love this man?!
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #2133
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Didn't mean to husband bash.....I apologize!!!
He truly is a great guy, and we wouldn't be going if it weren't for him and how hard he works!!!! Just a little teeny bit annoying when all reservations are made and as he studies MY itinerary politely mentions "can we change just a couple of things???!!!"
Seriously, he LOVES Disney, and 22 years ago that was also a prerequisite before marriage!! I took him for our first wedding anniversary 21 years ago (his very first time) and he talks about that trip and 2 subsequent ones ALL the time. This is our first time staying Deluxe club level. CANNOT wait!!!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful trip too!!
My husband loves going to WDW, and he is game for anything BUT messes up my very carefully and painstakingly planned itineraries without meaning to. He pays no attention whatsoever to planning. So, we'll be in a park and I'll have the day generally designed for many reasons --ADRs, crowd management -- and without thinking, he'll cluelessly get my DD5 (MUST manage expectations!) all excited about doing something completely impractical or impossible! "Hey! Let's go to the opposite side of the park to see if Stitch is there!" or "Dontcha want to go see if we can eat lunch with Cinderella?" Well, yes, but we'd have to have made that ressie 180 days ago!
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:13 AM   #2134
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I'm definitely no fool and know nothing is perfect...I wouldn't be expecting such a disaster if that was the case.

I just expect as good as what I have experienced in my most recent 6 visits to Disney. If I get a clean room, in good working condition, I am a happy girl.

What was described earlier by auntie is quite the opposite of what I would expect.
Yikes! I definitely did not mean to imply you were a fool - so sorry if that came out wrong! I just meant to say that no resort is perfect and as long as you don't go expecting it, you'll be fine. I think a lot of people have a certain expectation for Disney Deluxe resorts - especially at these prices. But the price, while it is for the deluxe rooms and amenities, is really about LOCATION! Anyway, hope you feel good about your upcoming stay at the Poly!
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:33 AM   #2135
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Yikes! I definitely did not mean to imply you were a fool - so sorry if that came out wrong! I just meant to say that no resort is perfect and as long as you don't go expecting it, you'll be fine. I think a lot of people have a certain expectation for Disney Deluxe resorts - especially at these prices. But the price, while it is for the deluxe rooms and amenities, is really about LOCATION! Anyway, hope you feel good about your upcoming stay at the Poly!
Oh! No offense taken
I was basically just stating that I am obviously going into this expecting the worst (it's my nature), but I am hopeful that our Poly stay is, in fact, magical.
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We just got back from what was for the most part a great stay at the Poly - our first in about 15 years - we did get "tagged" one day around the pool area and my DH noted that on two days there were construction types taking survey measurements between the pool area and GCH.....maybe for pool rehab - or we thought maybe preliminary for GCH renovation....either way something is up
Hhhmmmmm......very interesting. Now if he had only been really ballsy(perhaps after a few lapu lapus) and walked up and asked them what they were doing the measurments FOR....we would really get a buzz going Seriously though, much thanks for the info,
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #2137
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Just booked our first ever Poly stay !
We are Disney veterans and former castmembers, our most frequent
resort is POFQ. However this trip is for my 50th Birthday and Our 20th Anniversary so DH said I could chose any resort
Look Out Poly peeps we will be there for 10 days in December !!!!!!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #2138
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Back from our second Poly stay. Loved it just as much as the first time. DS7 was sick for part of this trip, and while that was a bummer, it also allowed us to slow down a little and spend some more time at the resort. Walking around the grounds late at night or early in the morning is just gorgeous and ends (or begins) your day in such a magical way. We were also tagged one day at the pool...it wasn't overly crowded that day, but I was glad to see they were trying to keep a handle on the crowds. Every year we plan to try a different resort, but I don't think we will ever love anywhere as much as the Poly! I'm hoping to be back in 2013.
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We just got back from what was for the most part a great stay at the Poly - our first in about 15 years - we did get "tagged" one day around the pool area and my DH noted that on two days there were construction types taking survey measurements between the pool area and GCH.....maybe for pool rehab - or we thought maybe preliminary for GCH renovation....either way something is up
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Back from our second Poly stay. Loved it just as much as the first time. DS7 was sick for part of this trip, and while that was a bummer, it also allowed us to slow down a little and spend some more time at the resort. Walking around the grounds late at night or early in the morning is just gorgeous and ends (or begins) your day in such a magical way. We were also tagged one day at the pool...it wasn't overly crowded that day, but I was glad to see they were trying to keep a handle on the crowds. Every year we plan to try a different resort, but I don't think we will ever love anywhere as much as the Poly! I'm hoping to be back in 2013.
Pictures PLEASE!!!!!!! Glad to hear both of your had wonderful trips and that they are handing out wristbands!!!!

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Look Out Poly peeps we will be there for 10 days in December !!!!!!!
Congratulations! You will love it! We've got 11 days coming up in just 35!!!
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I'm ready....
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Can I join the fun? I just upgraded from POR to the Poly for our 7 day stay this June. I can't believe it. We have never stayed there, and I had a 30% off code. I am so excited. I seriously don't think I will sleep tonight. This thread was a big reason that I switched. Yay DIS
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Can I join the fun? I just upgraded from POR to the Poly for our 7 day stay this June. I can't believe it. We have never stayed there, and I had a 30% off code. I am so excited. I seriously don't think I will sleep tonight. This thread was a big reason that I switched. Yay DIS
Thats awesome! You're going to love it! It is by far our favorite resort My Dad surprised us with an upgrade for our upcoming trip (from POP to Poly-whoo hoo) Have a great time!!
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My husband loves going to WDW, and he is game for anything BUT messes up my very carefully and painstakingly planned itineraries without meaning to. He pays no attention whatsoever to planning. So, we'll be in a park and I'll have the day generally designed for many reasons --ADRs, crowd management -- and without thinking, he'll cluelessly get my DD5 (MUST manage expectations!) all excited about doing something completely impractical or impossible! "Hey! Let's go to the opposite side of the park to see if Stitch is there!" or "Dontcha want to go see if we can eat lunch with Cinderella?" Well, yes, but we'd have to have made that ressie 180 days ago!
Just wait till DH gets to be a DGF. It gets worse messing up the closely laid plans only now he uses DGD to explores his last minute brainstorms. my DH always complains about going so often but then when he gets there he becomes " Mr. I know everything! Gotta love it!
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