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Old 10-16-2012, 08:00 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone!
For our arrival day and departure day (seeing as it is a quick two night stay, but now hearing all you rave about it I wish it was longer!!)....what would you suggest?
I have Ohanas booked for dinner on our arrival day and was planning on getting there early in the morning to enjoy the resort and explore. How early can we use the resort??
You can use any and all resort amenities as soon as you check in . We love the volcano pool (it's actually our favorite of all resorts we've stayed at) and we also love just walking the grounds taking in all the beautiful surroundings. One thing we did several times during our stay that we really enjoyed was lying in a hammock on the beach listening to the boat horns as the boats went back and forth to MK .
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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if check in is at four can we get in earlier to use pool etc??
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #18
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Poly is worth it but is a lot to spend. we have stayed at all deluxe except AKL and finally settled on POP which is value but it serves the purpose and the cm's are great and we love it over there but NO it does not come close to the Poly
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #19
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if check in is at four can we get in earlier to use pool etc??
You can check in as early as 7:00 a.m. and use the pool and any other resort amenities at that time. If your room isn't ready, bell services will store your luggage for you and you will get a text you when your room is ready .
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #20
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Our first family stay was the Poly. It is a little piece of paradise. We do not want to stay anywhere else. Have a great time!
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:44 AM   #21
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You do get spoiled staying at the Poly! No better view in all of Wdw! Monorail service, the volcano pool, beach, wyland galleries, boutiki, Ohana, Kona, capt cooks, Kona island coffee/sushi
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:41 AM   #22
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I would usually recommend staying at a cheaper resort for your first trip, but since its only 2 days it sounds like the poly is the way to go! It will allow you to make the most of your time, and the shorter stay makes it affordable. I would love to stay at the poly some day but I could never get past the $3K price tag to stay there for a week.

If you come back some year for a week, and still want the monorail, look into renting dvc points from a broker for bay lake towers. With proper planning, you can rent a standard view studio for around $200 or so per night.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #23
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I know it is a splurge which as a stay at home mom I am not used to doing!! My husband loves bonnet creek so for longer stays it will be hard to talk him into onsite so I thought this was my chance to do it!!
I am so excited to make memories with my girls here!
now to decide on Ohanas, chef mickeys or 1900 park fare. decisions never end!! lol
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:39 PM   #24
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I am booked at poly and am wondering if I should save the money and just go down to the CBR for our two day stay.
The package difference is 400 bucks....is the poly worth that?? I like the monorail idea for three kids but wondering if that is worth that?
Polynesian is amazing. You will love it and won't want to stay anywhere else. There is so much to see and do. I think its the best resort! if you have the opportunity to stay there you definitely should.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #25
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I am booked at poly and am wondering if I should save the money and just go down to the CBR for our two day stay.
The package difference is 400 bucks....is the poly worth that?? I like the monorail idea for three kids but wondering if that is worth that?
Honestly, if you have three kids have you looked at BC and YC? Awesome pool. However, the Poly is my fav too cause ticket center is right there and can catch monorail to anywhere. Plus the beach is great viewing spot for fireworks. Beware, once you stay deluxe its hard to go back to moderate. Lol We only stay deluxe..... Love being so close to parks.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #26
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For those that have stayed there. What would you recommend to do on arrival day and departure day??
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #27
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Honestly, if you have three kids have you looked at BC and YC? Awesome pool. However, the Poly is my fav too cause ticket center is right there and can catch monorail to anywhere. Plus the beach is great viewing spot for fireworks. Beware, once you stay deluxe its hard to go back to moderate. Lol We only stay deluxe..... Love being so close to parks.
I have heard this before....this is our first onsite stay and I think we will only want deluxe from now on!!! what have I done? lol
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Polynesian is amazing. You will love it and won't want to stay anywhere else. There is so much to see and do. I think its the best resort! if you have the opportunity to stay there you definitely should.
What do u recommend as must do while there?? we are planning to just hang out on arrival day and watch wishes that night on the beach. Do we need to get a spot early for wishes??
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #29
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I have heard this before....this is our first onsite stay and I think we will only want deluxe from now on!!! what have I done? lol
You know you will have more time at parks instead of being on bus so considering its for only two days do it and make wonderful memories.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #30
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Beware, once you stay deluxe its hard to go back to moderate.
This is all too true for us .

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For those that have stayed there. What would you recommend to do on arrival day and departure day??
We loved just walking around the grounds taking in the beautiful surroundings. We also found the hammocks on the beach to be very relaxing and a great way to watch the fireworks .

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...this is our first onsite stay and I think we will only want deluxe from now on!!! what have I done? lol
Our first onsite stay was at a moderate, but once we tried a deluxe the following year, we were hooked and now only stay deluxe. We had a great time at CBR and loved the resort, but we spend more time at the resort than we do the parks and we love the larger rooms, variety of dining options, and several transportation options that the deluxes provide .
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