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Old 05-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #2851
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I had my dh take pics of the resort specific clothing on his iphone, but I just realized as I was thinking of uploading them, that he left this morning for a quick business trip He (and his phone) will be back tomorrow night, so I'll try and get them posted by Wednesday!

Raratonga and Niue opened on Friday. We walked through Niue and I LOVE the look of the new hallways and I was one who was a little skeptical when I heard of the room refurbs. SO much brighter!

I'm hoping they don't change the GCH too much, but I hope they at least replace the carpet on the stairs in there...now THAT looks waaaaaaaay past it's prime, yuck!

All in all, we had a GREAT time at the Poly! Just absolutely love it
I completely agree about the stairs. I was wondering how often they have to replace because I was nasty!
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Making a couple of extra breakfast ADR's and wondered about what others have done? Thinking about the last day heading over to either The Wave or The Grand Floridian Cafe for breakfast before MK opening? Good idea or Bad idea?
We have eaten breakfast at the GFC on our last day a couple of times. It is a nice walk over there early in the morning (or take the monorail if you don't want to walk) and their breakfast is very good.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:24 AM   #2853
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A LOT more details on the planned DVC buildings posted on Tikiman's website.

http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/new...arting-in-2013

I know the first thought from a lot of people will be "I don't want DVC." But when you see how many people do cash stays at Bay Lake Tower for the larger 1 Bedroom Villas and such, it really may not be a bad thing for those who only stay cash and love the Poly.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:40 AM   #2854
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A LOT more details on the planned DVC buildings posted on Tikiman's website.

http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/new...arting-in-2013

I know the first thought from a lot of people will be "I don't want DVC." But when you see how many people do cash stays at Bay Lake Tower for the larger 1 Bedroom Villas and such, it really may not be a bad thing for those who only stay cash and love the Poly.
Thanks for posting this .
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:50 AM   #2855
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A LOT more details on the planned DVC buildings posted on Tikiman's website.

http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/new...arting-in-2013

I know the first thought from a lot of people will be "I don't want DVC." But when you see how many people do cash stays at Bay Lake Tower for the larger 1 Bedroom Villas and such, it really may not be a bad thing for those who only stay cash and love the Poly.
I am still mixed on the idea. I think it's good in that current DVC owners or people looking to buy into DVC would now be able to stay here if they wanted, or even a family of more than 5 looking to stay in a DVC. I know my DH and I had looked into buying a DVC before but decided not to because we love staying at the Poly. The part I am worried about is the resort feeling crowded. The Poly always has such a great laid back feeling and I am afraid that may not be the case once all the construction is complete. I also wish they were not removing the waterfall from the GCH but I'm guessing that idea is because of the up keep. All in all, it will be interesting to see how everything turns out.

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #2856
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Poly map and Club level pics

Its been 3 yrs since we were there. This year we are staying in the Hawaiian club level. We normally stay in the log house closest to the TTC but with a special pin code we can stay at the Club level.
I am just needing a map picture to get my bearings before we go, and would like some pictures of the garden view rooms in this area.
I remember in 2010 someone had some awesome photos. If someone could direct me to the thread link that would be wonderful.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:23 PM   #2857
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I just finished reading Tikiman's page for DVC plans at Poly. I have to say I'm not thrilled. One thing that we always found so special about Poly is that we feel it doesn't feel like a huge resort with lots of people like some of the other Disney resorts. It's more intimate. Adding all these large buildings will obviously add a whole bunch more people which I'm afraid will take that special feeling right out of the Poly. I'm sad.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #2858
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I just finished reading Tikiman's page for DVC plans at Poly. I have to say I'm not thrilled. One thing that we always found so special about Poly is that we feel it doesn't feel like a huge resort with lots of people like some of the other Disney resorts. It's more intimate. Adding all these large buildings will obviously add a whole bunch more people which I'm afraid will take that special feeling right out of the Poly. I'm sad.
Not really sure how I feel about DVC. I am a little concerned about how much more crowded the launches, buses and monorail will be. Getting back to the Poly after EMH is already a nightmare.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #2859
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Not really sure how I feel about DVC. I am a little concerned about how much more crowded the launches, buses and monorail will be. Getting back to the Poly after EMH is already a nightmare.
I definitely agree in general with the additional GF building and additional Poly buildings the monorails will get hammered.
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I just finished reading Tikiman's page for DVC plans at Poly. I have to say I'm not thrilled. One thing that we always found so special about Poly is that we feel it doesn't feel like a huge resort with lots of people like some of the other Disney resorts. It's more intimate. Adding all these large buildings will obviously add a whole bunch more people which I'm afraid will take that special feeling right out of the Poly. I'm sad.
I am sad too.

The layout of that new pool is bigger then the whole entire resort-ok not really but it seems like it is.

And again, the new pool, will it only be for DVC guests? I mean if I had a room in Tokelau & I looked out into what is now towards Tahiti/Rapi Nui would I be looking at DVCers swimming in their own (huge) pool & will I and my kids have sad faces because I will force them to the quiet pool?

At the same time would that make the main pool less crowded & would they get rid of the quiet pool...jeesh...I love the quiet pool. I spent many mid day breaks in the 80's swimming in there with my cousins & cousins cousins...

Hopefully it doesn't stand out like BLT. I am thinking I am the only one who hates that BLT destroyed the view of the CR.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #2861
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Hey y'all, I'm planning a once-in-a-lifetime Disney trip right now for my boyfriend who has NEVER been to Disney.

The only reference I've seen to a one-king-bed room is the honeymoon suite. Is it possible to request that at the Poly?

We both have kids but we're not bringing them for this trip (we're doing a week in a family suite in the fall with them).

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #2862
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I read the tikiman newsletter this morning too. I knew that DVC was coming to Polynesian and although I really don't want to visit when they are doing major construction - it didn't bother me too much until I read that article. What bothers me is that there are going to be TWO huge DVC buildings and turn tahiti into DVC. That just seems like a huge amount of DVC vs. non DVC. I really wonder how that is going to effect getting regular rooms at the resort.

I am also quite sad about the removal of the waterfall from the main building. I hope that they replace it with something that will continue to add to the atmosphere in the Grand Ceremonial house. We visited Yacht and Beach club this past trip as we may stay over there our next trip to avoid construction. My husband and I both agreed that while they were nice - you really got a hotel feeling while at the Poly it is more of a resort feeling. I hope they don't lose that with all the changes.

Ok my two cents are in - now it is just a matter of waiting and seeing what happens I guess.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:44 PM   #2863
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And no more Neverland Club? (at least that's how it looks in his map)
Maybe it will just be relocated? I hope they keep the same set-up/theme.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #2864
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A LOT more details on the planned DVC buildings posted on Tikiman's website.

http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/new...arting-in-2013

I know the first thought from a lot of people will be "I don't want DVC." But when you see how many people do cash stays at Bay Lake Tower for the larger 1 Bedroom Villas and such, it really may not be a bad thing for those who only stay cash and love the Poly.
Thanks for posting. November being my first Poly stay not sure How I feel about the DVC except it seems to me the 5 story building is not going to look right when the Longhouses are 2 and 3 story.

Now I am worried about my November trip being noisy if construction has begun

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What concerns me most is congestion. The Poly will not be the Poly once it is overcrowded. And as I've said before, adding a third DVC to the monorail means they'd better be stepping up the transportation. Instead of cutting back monorail service they need to increase it, as well as buses to other parks. As it is, once buses get to The Grand they are packed. Guests paying top dollar for monorail resorts will not be pleased with the current state of the transportation system.
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