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Old 04-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #2671
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We are planning a late September trip and was thinking we would split our stay and stay a couple days at the Beach Club. We love the Beach Club, but have never stayed at the Poly and it looks so awesome. I figured maybe we would try the Poly next year, until I heard that some possible major DVC construction could start at some point.

I really want to experience the Poly the way it is now. What are my chances that there will be no (or little) DVC construction going on in late September?
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Thanks to the summer discount we are finally going to be able to stay at the Poly again! DH and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary, and we aren't bringing the kids! Right now I'm debating MK view vs. Garden view. Is it worth the money if we aren't planning to be in our room during Wishes???

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:17 AM   #2673
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Thanks to the summer discount we are finally going to be able to stay at the Poly again! DH and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary, and we aren't bringing the kids! Right now I'm debating MK view vs. Garden view. Is it worth the money if we aren't planning to be in our room during Wishes???

Thanks for your opinions
We have always done a GV. We always request Samoa (only once did we not get it out of the past 4 stays). It's just a quick walk to the beach and the kids want to run around anyways or even watch from the main pool. It was just never worth the money to us because we never spend a lot of time in our room and when we are there the drapes are usually closed.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:20 AM   #2674
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We are planning a late September trip and was thinking we would split our stay and stay a couple days at the Beach Club. We love the Beach Club, but have never stayed at the Poly and it looks so awesome. I figured maybe we would try the Poly next year, until I heard that some possible major DVC construction could start at some point.

I really want to experience the Poly the way it is now. What are my chances that there will be no (or little) DVC construction going on in late September?
We are Poly lovers trying the BC this year! We just finished a major construction project and have a few smaller ones going on right now at work. I do NOT want to see it on vacation this year ( as minimal as they are keeping it). However we will visit and stroll around a little bit!!! Love this resort!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:13 AM   #2675
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We are planning a late September trip and was thinking we would split our stay and stay a couple days at the Beach Club. We love the Beach Club, but have never stayed at the Poly and it looks so awesome. I figured maybe we would try the Poly next year, until I heard that some possible major DVC construction could start at some point.

I really want to experience the Poly the way it is now. What are my chances that there will be no (or little) DVC construction going on in late September?
We are doing the same thing!!! We do love BC, but I have always wanted to give Poly a try and was thrilled that we chose this year instead of next to do so

Now all I do is think about how much I'm going to enjoy that beautiful resort.............and I'm hoping my DH and DD will love it so much that we will continue to stay there in the future.
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Thanks to the summer discount we are finally going to be able to stay at the Poly again! DH and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary, and we aren't bringing the kids! Right now I'm debating MK view vs. Garden view. Is it worth the money if we aren't planning to be in our room during Wishes???

Thanks for your opinions

I usually don't weigh in too much on room views and club vs. no club, but I have to encourage you to do the MK view! Yes! It is worth it, especially if you know you'll watch wishes from your room one night. And waking up to that view is really special too.
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Thanks to the summer discount we are finally going to be able to stay at the Poly again! DH and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary, and we aren't bringing the kids! Right now I'm debating MK view vs. Garden view. Is it worth the money if we aren't planning to be in our room during Wishes???

Thanks for your opinions
We get garden view as well. We don't watch wishes from our room. The only night that would be questionable is the night we get in. But I am ok walking out to the beach to see it.

Happy anniversary! I was so glad a discount came out but the discount I got is slightly better. I keep doing the math and was ready to call the rptravel agent to have her run the numbers but I just did it.
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Just curious about Garden View....when I spoke to the CM making our reservations I asked for a garden view room. She said there were only Standard View rooms..........GV was reserved for CL?

Is this the case? Or are there really GV rooms for non CL guests?
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Thanks to the summer discount we are finally going to be able to stay at the Poly again! DH and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary, and we aren't bringing the kids! Right now I'm debating MK view vs. Garden view. Is it worth the money if we aren't planning to be in our room during Wishes???

Thanks for your opinions
We have always stayed TPV. Admittedly it is quite a bit more expensive, but there is something wonderful about seeing the castle off in the distance every time you look out . The panoramic view of the lagoon is nice too, and listening to the boat horns and train whistles from the MK (we always leave our sliders open when we are in the room so we can take in all of the sounds) We also leave our curtains open at night so we can watch the castle changing colours. If it's in your budget I think it's definitely worth it for a special trip (BTW, nice to be having some Poly time to yourselves!) unless you will definitely not be spending much time in the room.

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Just curious about Garden View....when I spoke to the CM making our reservations I asked for a garden view room. She said there were only Standard View rooms..........GV was reserved for CL?

Is this the case? Or are there really GV rooms for non CL guests?
What used to be called GV (non-CL) is now classed as "standard room". I don't think the room inventory has changed at all, just the name they have given them.
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Maiapapaya - thank you so much for explaining. From what I hear, there really is no Bad view at the Poly!!!
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Thanks to the summer discount we are finally going to be able to stay at the Poly again! DH and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary, and we aren't bringing the kids! Right now I'm debating MK view vs. Garden view. Is it worth the money if we aren't planning to be in our room during Wishes???

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Just my opinion but rather then spend the money for MK veiw I would pay about the same amount and get garden view in Hawaii. You can watch wishes from the lounge and take advantage of club level. Two years ago it with the discount is was more for MK view then garden view concierge.
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Maiapapaya - thank you so much for explaining. From what I hear, there really is no Bad view at the Poly!!!
No problem! And I think you're right, I doubt there is a bad view at the Poly!

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Just my opinion but rather then spend the money for MK veiw I would pay about the same amount and get garden view in Hawaii. You can watch wishes from the lounge and take advantage of club level. Two years ago it with the discount is was more for MK view then garden view concierge.
WOODY13 does have a point about CL. We love CL too! (now I'm not being very helpful at all!) It is nice to have the lounge for some extra indoor space, night time refreshments, etc. A consideration when thinking about CL is how you like to eat at WDW. The food offerings in the lounge work well for us. We tend to eat lightly at breakfast, so the lounge is perfect (fruit, cereal, baked goods, oatmeal). We plan our big meal of the day at lunch when we're in the parks and then have a light dinner with the club dinner time offerings (finger foods). It's convenient to have snacks available all of the time too with the kids. If you think you would have most of your meals out (eg. bigger breakfasts, restaurant dinners) it may not be worth it for CL (as opposed to the MK view) if you don't take advantage of the food in the lounge.
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I am doing the online check in for our special 40th bday one night stay and did not realize you could pick your room requests. We will be staying May25th for just one night (saturday-sunday).

There will be 4 of us sharing the room this one night (me, mom, bff, bff's 7yo DS). We will not be going to the parks, but instead taking advantage of the beauty and relaxation of this resort for almost 2 full days and 1 night. We will spend the majority of our time at the beach or volcano pool. We definitely want a balcony. We also would REALLY REALLY prefer a refurbished room and I can't figure out which buildings

I was thinking of requesting either Hawaii or Samoa.

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I am doing the online check in for our special 40th bday one night stay and did not realize you could pick your room requests. We will be staying May25th for just one night (saturday-sunday).

There will be 4 of us sharing the room this one night (me, mom, bff, bff's 7yo DS). We will not be going to the parks, but instead taking advantage of the beauty and relaxation of this resort for almost 2 full days and 1 night. We will spend the majority of our time at the beach or volcano pool. We definitely want a balcony. We also would REALLY REALLY prefer a refurbished room and I can't figure out which buildings

I was thinking of requesting either Hawaii or Samoa.

Suggestions? Advice? Better Request Ideas?
Just so you know you cannot request Hawaii. That is only club level guests. Hope you have a great trip!
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Just so you know you cannot request Hawaii. That is only club level guests. Hope you have a great trip!
Oh good to know! Thanks!!!

Does anyone know what buildings have been refurbished so far??
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