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Old 05-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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What resort has the better pool?

What resort has the better pool and why?

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Old 05-04-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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They are pretty much equal. I'd decide based on other criteria.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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what age group are you talking about?
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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We have stayed at both - both are zero entry.

Poly - beautiful view and great slide. Pool is waaaaay to small for the size of the resort.

AKL - beautiful pool - nice and big - a true oasis. Plenty of room - the slide is not super exciting but kept my kids ( 9 & 10) happy for our stay.

I can't speak to the Poly - but AKL has some fabulous activities by the pool everyday - Our kids LOVED them - they had a blast and DH and I got to keep an eye on them from the comfort of some lounge chairs.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
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Never stayed at AKL, but seen pics of the pool, and I'd give it to them. The Poly's pool is very nice, but as someone said, WAY too small.
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They are pretty much equal. I'd decide based on other criteria.
My family and I are doing a split stay at both resorts, but I'm trying to decide what resort to stay at a few nights more then the other. The pool is the deciding factor because my kids LOVE to swim, and we have lots of down time

Thanks for your input!
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what age group are you talking about?
Boys- 3 and 6
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Never stayed at AKL, but seen pics of the pool, and I'd give it to them. The Poly's pool is very nice, but as someone said, WAY too small.
I have to agree that the pool at the Poly does look small, and the AKL pool is huge, and they have 2 pools plus 2 waterslides.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #9
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We have stayed at both - both are zero entry.

Poly - beautiful view and great slide. Pool is waaaaay to small for the size of the resort.

AKL - beautiful pool - nice and big - a true oasis. Plenty of room - the slide is not super exciting but kept my kids ( 9 & 10) happy for our stay.

I can't speak to the Poly - but AKL has some fabulous activities by the pool everyday - Our kids LOVED them - they had a blast and DH and I got to keep an eye on them from the comfort of some lounge chairs.
My boys are 3 and 6, so I'm sure the slide at AKL will keep them occupied as well! PLUS they have the pool at the villas (forget the name) where the waterslide is very long and they have a smaller one my 3 yr old would love.
It also has a water splash area.
I'm worried the slide at the Poly may be too fast for my 3yr old, not sure??

Thanks for your help
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #10
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I haven't used the pool at Poly but it seems kinda small but super cool looking. Correct me if I am wrong butif you stay at Jambo you can do both pools at Kidani and Jambo and the pool and kids play area at Kidani is SUPER fun and much bigger then the other two. Plus the slide is great too.
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I haven't used the pool at Poly but it seems kinda small but super cool looking. Correct me if I am wrong butif you stay at Jambo you can do both pools at Kidani and Jambo and the pool and kids play area at Kidani is SUPER fun and much bigger then the other two. Plus the slide is great too.
Yes, you are correct! From what I've been told, you can use both pools at Jambo and Kidani and they do look really cool and fun!!!

So far it looks like AKL is winning
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Boys- 3 and 6
take them over at least one time to AKV-Kidani - it has several

this is pictures of AKL
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/showgallery.php/cat/1559

here the play water area at Kidani AKV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO8TkoH71KA

here the pool area at AKV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpDL23jWey4


here the Polyn pool area
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESrfpg8d0VY
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take them over at least one time to AKV-Kidani - it has several

this is pictures of AKL
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/showgallery.php/cat/1559

here the play water area at Kidani AKV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO8TkoH71KA

here the pool area at AKV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpDL23jWey4


here the Polyn pool area
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESrfpg8d0VY

WOW!!! Thank you for taking the time to post the links! My kids are soooo excited. My 3 yr old keeps asking to watch them over and over again..lol

The resorts are so beautiful, and the pools are amazing!!!
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #14
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What resort has the better pool and why?

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Polynesian
The pool as AKL is great, but we prefer is the volcano pool at the Poly. We love the location as it backs up to the beach with a distant view of the castle while swimming. We also love the slide.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:00 AM   #15
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Both are great pools, but the volcano slide would be too much for your 3 yr old. It is also smaller then AKL pool. But there's something magical about being able to see the Castle while swimming, and watching Wishes from the beach. Not to mention easier transportation too. And large rooms.

AKL pool is really pretty, and large. Slide isn't as big, and as mentioned you have Kidani splash park too, which looks really cool. You have the animals and plenty of viewing areas. But rooms are smaller, and transportion isn't as good, especially if you are spending a lot of time at MK.

So it depends what's the most Important to you, pool vs transportation & large room.
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