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Old 11-20-2012, 01:31 PM   #976
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There is no way a 35% discount will make the Poly the same price as a mod, Especially when you apply a discount to the mod ..

That being said, the Poly is truly unique in its appeal - transportation convenience, ambience, etc, etc
Actually with the room only discount that came out, we are only paying $300 more than our package deal at AoA. So clearly we switched While it means cutting back on some things, it's our first trip back to the world in over 3 years and it will be DD's first trip. We wanted it to be special and being on the monorail definitely will help. She will be a month shy of 3, so still free. Definitely something we considered when booking our trip. Anywhere to save money! So we are certainly not millionaires, the Polynesian just makes it feel like we are


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There is no way a 35% discount will make the Poly the same price as a mod, Especially when you apply a discount to the mod ..

That being said, the Poly is truly unique in its appeal - transportation convenience, ambience, etc, etc

You are right... Our POR trip was 4083, while the the POLY with 35 percent off is 5100 ( with dining and 5 day park hoppers). But it did make the POLY within our budget so I jumped on it! We did the same our last trip to GF. We are not big spenders and only do a big vacation every other year.. Definitely not millionaires, but happy.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:48 PM   #978
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Not to disrupt the discussion of whether or not Deluxe resorts are worth it or not...

Can anyone roughly estimate the walk from the GCH to the TTC? It's difficult to gauge the distances in walking time just from the map.
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It couldn't have been more than 5 minutes. Correct me if I'm wrong...
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:51 PM   #981
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Not to disrupt the discussion of whether or not Deluxe resorts are worth it or not...

Can anyone roughly estimate the walk from the GCH to the TTC? It's difficult to gauge the distances in walking time just from the map.
5-7 minutes depending on where you are at the poly.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:57 PM   #982
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Hi everyone


I'm leaving on Friday for my first trip ever to Disney World and I'm so excited to be staying at the Poly! Thank you all for the great info on this thread!!!

Is there anywhere that would house a list of how long if takes to get from the Poly to different parks, etc??

Thanks so much!
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I'm leaving on Friday for my first trip ever to Disney World and I'm so excited to be staying at the Poly! Thank you all for the great info on this thread!!!

Is there anywhere that would house a list of how long if takes to get from the Poly to different parks, etc??

Thanks so much!
Well the monorail takes just a few minutes to MK and if you walk to TTC to get on the monorail to EPCOT its about a total of 15-20 mins. The bus rides to the other two take 15-20 mins but keep in mind the buses go to other resorts. ALWAYS plan on an hour travel time with the buses and 30 mins or so with the monorail/boats.
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Well the monorail takes just a few minutes to MK and if you walk to TTC to get on the monorail to EPCOT its about a total of 15-20 mins. The bus rides to the other two take 15-20 mins but keep in mind the buses go to other resorts. ALWAYS plan on an hour travel time with the buses and 30 mins or so with the monorail/boats.
Thank you for the advice!!!
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Got a quick question for you Poly lovers - do you need reservations for breakfast for Kona Cafe, or will we be OK without them - we will be going in July.

I was looking to have a quick bit of brekkie in the CL, but the wife is now saying she likes her big breakfasts on holiday, so I reckon we will end up in Kona some mornings at least.
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Got a quick question for you Poly lovers - do you need reservations for breakfast for Kona Cafe, or will we be OK without them - we will be going in July.

I was looking to have a quick bit of brekkie in the CL, but the wife is now saying she likes her big breakfasts on holiday, so I reckon we will end up in Kona some mornings at least.
I would put some in. There were still some available about two weeks before our trip, but I would prefer to be in the better safe than sorry category. On the other hand, we ate at Cap'n Cooks most mornings and did fine. You can get the Tonga toast there as well other items. We never felt hungry and it was a little cheaper. Also had the advantage of me walking over there while everyone else was getting ready and we ate in our room. Big time saver (and made much easier considering we were in Samoa.)
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