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Old 04-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #31
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So after about 24 hour from my post, it looks the POLY has the lead. I am just curious if an announcement of POLY beach bungalows would slow GFV sales. I for one would wait, but fact says I have no cash for either at this time.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:35 AM   #32
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We're not in the market to buy any more points anywhere right now as the DVC prices have gotten out of control but since we like to resort hop and experience all of what DVC has to offer we would definitely attempt to STAY at both resorts. We have never stayed at either resort before but have been to the Poly to eat and found it a beautiful property. The pictures I've seen of the GF look a little too frilly & traditional for our tastes so I don't think we'd love it there. But since we LOVE Hawaii I am going to go out on a limb & say IF we were going to buy it would be at the Poly (but in reality why buy a Hawaii wannabe if we could afford to just buy at Aulani).

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Old 04-07-2013, 12:57 AM   #33

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:54 AM   #34
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Poll is up, please vote

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Old 04-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by vdub322 View Post
I have no desire to buy VGF or even to stay there. I will take a 1 BR at BLT over GF in a second. However, if Poly DVC does happen, we will be adding on points there...even if it's only enough to add 1 or 2 nights to each trip!
This would be our family as well. The Poly is our favorite resort and for sentimental reasons mostly. We would love to be able to own points here even if just enough for a short stay.

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:23 PM   #36
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There is no option for neither. That's where I would fall. I bought my DVC based on points per night when I travel. Nothing can beat AKL. I don't want to own anything but that. I get three weeks a year there with my 270 points. So thanks but no thanks to both.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:39 AM   #37
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My vote

The poly has been and is always my favorite. We in the northeast have very little exposure to the pacific islands atmosphere. However, we do have places that look and feel like the grand floridian.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:23 AM   #38
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If I was really shopping for more pts at one or the other I would have to see a lot more information on both to make a decision. Pt charts for one, price per point another big factor, and obviously I would like to see the rooms layouts and any new amenities that the Poly would be adding.

As far as location both are comparable. It's nice the Poly is walking distance to the TTC, but the GF has 2 great pools and a kids splash area.

Lastly I would want to know which has more villas, and how many view categories. This would help me determine which would be easier to get a reservation at the 7mo window. If the VGF does indeed have a 'standard' view category as speculated, that could tip the scales in favor of the VGF.

Although we're not really considering either, I am closely following threads on both Who knows, maybe DH is looking for a good idea for Christmas/Anniversary/Birthday or all three (for several years haha). Hey, a girl can dream
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #39
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:40 PM   #40
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If there was an announcement of Polynesian DVC, I don't think it would affect the GFV much at all.

People that love one, hardly ever love the other. If they do they will buy both.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:26 PM   #41
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If I were in the market, it's VGF for sure. It's one of those personal taste things. The Poly just doesn't do anything for me, although I sure it is a very nice resort for those who love it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:33 PM   #42
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I used to want to stay at the GF for our 25th wedding anniversary but since our stay at BLt i'm no longer interested. i'd rather buy BLT points than poly or GF.
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We really have no interest in GF, and aren't really in the market for more points. However, if the Poly does happen, we'll be adding on in a heartbeat. We loved it there, and I know our kids would think they were in heaven. I'll be working a zillion hours to pay for it though.....
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:48 PM   #44
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I do have to wonder, "if" the rumored plans for DVC at the Polynesian come to pass, will those that love it now, still love it enough to buy there.

It won't resemble the current Polynesian at all.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #45
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I can assure you that this is not a rumor. If you look at the recent Google Earth images of the Polynesian Resort, then you will see that land to the left of Luau Cove is already being cleared for a T-shaped longhouse. Moreover, this is the same site where sight balloons were spotted last year.

More information about the expansion of the Polynesian can be found here:


Two longhouses will be added and Tahiti will be converted.

Also, it is my understanding that the Polynesian was planned last because it is viewed as more desirable than the Grand Floridian.
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