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Old 03-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #1996
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We just got back from a two night stay here and fell in love! Loved the theming and sitting on the beach watching wishes was magical!

I will say however that from the pictures on here I was expecting the pool and beach area to be much bigger than it actually was. The weather was cool when we were there so the pool wasn't that busy but I can imagine it if is hot how crammed that pool must be.

Is it small compared to other resorts?
Yes, it is smaller than some of the other resorts. By comparison, Stormalong Bay at BC/YC is huge. We like the atmosphere at Poly though which is why we choose Poly this year over BC.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #1998
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We are staying at Poly for the first time in August. Just finished reading the entire thread!
Aloha! Think you're gonna love it! Maybe we'll be there at the same time. Our family will be there from August 11-19.
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Aloha! Think you're gonna love it! Maybe we'll be there at the same time. Our family will be there from August 11-19.
We are there August 17-25.
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Just saw your ticker Dani. Looks like a fantastic trip you've got planned!!
Thanks! The cruise portion is a conference for my agency. I'd much rather spend the whole time at the Poly!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #2001
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We are there August 17-25.
We'll be there too! Haven't booked yet, but the plan is two nights at Pop
(8/13-8/15), then 5 at the Poly (8/15-8/20) See you at the pool!
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Waving to all the August people! We will be there in August too!

We'll be at the BC 8/18-8/23 and then heading over to Poly 8/23-8/27! Can't wait! We usually stay at the BC, and this will be the first stay at Poly for everyone in my family except me - and the last time I stayed there was when I was 16, so a LOT of years ago!

We are looking forward to a full resort day starting with breakfast at Kona, full day cabana rental, dinner at Ohana and then EWP and Wishes on the beach!
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #2003
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We'll be there Oct 20-26. We've only ever stayed at the Contemporary before (tagging along on DH's work conferences) so we're so super excited for our first stay at the Poly!!
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Waving to all the August people! We will be there in August too!

We'll be at the BC 8/18-8/23 and then heading over to Poly 8/23-8/27! Can't wait! We usually stay at the BC, and this will be the first stay at Poly for everyone in my family except me - and the last time I stayed there was when I was 16, so a LOT of years ago!

We are looking forward to a full resort day starting with breakfast at Kona, full day cabana rental, dinner at Ohana and then EWP and Wishes on the beach!
Sorry we'll miss you! We have three boys too (similar ages). Would love to do a cabana day, but don't think we can fit it in this year - there's always next time

You'll LOVE the Poly - we've enjoyed everywhere we've stayed, but there's something special about this resort
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Hello Poly People!!!

I am so excited, I just booked my family's 1st WDW trip tonight and we are staying at Poly!!! I requested 1st or 3rd floors (for patio or balcony) but I don't know what else to request for a standard view. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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Hello Poly People!!!

I am so excited, I just booked my family's 1st WDW trip tonight and we are staying at Poly!!! I requested 1st or 3rd floors (for patio or balcony) but I don't know what else to request for a standard view. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
I have stayed at Disney almost 40 times in last 17 years but only stayed at Poly 3 times. Honestly, don't get caught up "in what building to request" thing. The great thing about this resort is there are great views from everywhere.

1st time we were in Rarantoga, 2nd floor facing monorail. Very convenient to GCH and pools but smaller , older rooms and loved seeing monorail from room. 2nd was Tokelau, 2nd floor, had a balcony and larger room. This was also convenient location. Last was Tahiti, 3rd floor, larger room, balcony, but far from GCH and Volcano Pool but was convenient to sneak back from TTC.

Truly the resort is gorgeous and you will love it. I have 30 days to my next Poly visit! My first CL in Hawaii. I chose GV because I love the tranquility of the views at this resort.
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Looks like we'll be seeing several of you in October We've booked Oct 20-27. This is our first time flying down after years of driving from NC and TN.
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We will be there for a long weekend Oct 24 thru Oct 27!!!! We might see you 😊
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Hello Poly People!!!

I am so excited, I just booked my family's 1st WDW trip tonight and we are staying at Poly!!! I requested 1st or 3rd floors (for patio or balcony) but I don't know what else to request for a standard view. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
It really depends on what is important to you, eg. close to GCH, close to TTC, a view of the pool ... If there is something more besides your current request that you would prefer let us know & we'll give some suggestions. Of course you could always just leave it up to the tiki gods. There isn't really any bad location at Poly IMO.
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Seems to be a big group for the end of October!
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