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Old 08-06-2013, 09:47 PM   #151
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Subscribing - we are planning a trip in Nov 2014 and were planning on staying at the Poly for the first time but if there is going to be construction, I would rather wait and stay when all is completed. We will either stay at BWI or AKL if the Poly is under construction.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:14 PM   #152
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Tikiman,

You have a passion. That passion is a wonderful thing. Without your zest for knowledge, we would all be in the dark. Your information has helped so many countless people. Every day people are sending people to your site because of it's complete dedication to getting it RIGHT. The passion you feel rubs off on us all.

Don't stop sharing your passion with us.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #153
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Tikiman,

You have a passion. That passion is a wonderful thing. Without your zest for knowledge, we would all be in the dark. Your ifnormation has helped so many countless people. Every day people are sending people to your site because of it's complete dedication to getting it RIGHT. The passion you feel rubs off on us all.

Don't stop sharing your passion with us.
Yeah... What SHE said!!!!

(Or "he", if you're a guy, White Rose... no offense. )
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #154
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Yeah... What SHE said!!!!

(Or "he", if you're a guy, White Rose... no offense. )

LOL!!

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Old 08-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #155
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:42 PM   #156
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Just for what it's worth..

Last time we stayed at the Poly was in 2000,in the Moorea bldg., which I think is now called the Tahiti (?).
DH & I, now retired, have purchased AP's and are looking forward to spending lots more time at WDW. But let's face it, it's still an expensive proposition,so we do want our time there to be as free from regrets as possible.
We were so loving the idea of staying at our Happy Place, The Poly, 2/2-2/9/14...but......

Thank goodness for these boards, giving us a heads up at the POSSIBILITY of construction right around the time of our stay.
DH & I made the decision to stay, instead at WL. Believe me, it was a tough decision, but even if we show up and there's no construction yet, we will have no regrets. We made the best decision we could at the time with the info we had, and really, even though we've never stayed at the WL before, it'll be a new experience AND we'll be in a beautiful resort at WDW!!!!!!
There will be future visits for us, so it won't be our beloved Poly this time, but how excited we'll be for our next Poly visit!!!!!!
So, I guess what I was getting at......Thanks to ALL for keeping us informed, both of what MIGHT be and what will be.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:50 PM   #157
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Just for what it's worth..

Last time we stayed at the Poly was in 2000,in the Moorea bldg., which I think is now called the Tahiti (?).
DH & I, now retired, have purchased AP's and are looking forward to spending lots more time at WDW. But let's face it, it's still an expensive proposition,so we do want our time there to be as free from regrets as possible.
We were so loving the idea of staying at our Happy Place, The Poly, 2/2-2/9/14...but......

Thank goodness for these boards, giving us a heads up at the POSSIBILITY of construction right around the time of our stay.
DH & I made the decision to stay, instead at WL. Believe me, it was a tough decision, but even if we show up and there's no construction yet, we will have no regrets. We made the best decision we could at the time with the info we had, and really, even though we've never stayed at the WL before, it'll be a new experience AND we'll be in a beautiful resort at WDW!!!!!!
There will be future visits for us, so it won't be our beloved Poly this time, but how excited we'll be for our next Poly visit!!!!!!
So, I guess what I was getting at......Thanks to ALL for keeping us informed, both of what MIGHT be and what will be.
I think you will be happy with WL. From the pictures I've seen it is a beautiful resort!! My DH and I are thinking of staying there next year because I want to try a new resort, although I love Poly! We'll see when we get there in the 4 wks if I change my mind about staying there next year, lol.

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Old 08-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #158
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Steve, please know that many of us enjoy not only your site, but your updates. Please do not let the rants of some prevent you from sharing what information you get. IMO, yours is the most relevant and most accurate, and I think most of us know that you don't get your info from random cast members. Personally, I feel that the info you pass along is the only really dependable information there is. Whether or not Disney's plans change is out of all of our hands.

Hopefully most people know this:

1) Disney is going to do whatever Disney wants to do, whenever they want to do it, however they want to do it. Whether or not we Poly lovers want these changes or not has little if any impact on their plans.

2) Whatever changes are made to the resort, we will either live with, or we will change resorts. No amount of ranting and raving will change anything. Many of us are passionate about this place, I know, but there is nothing we can do to change any of it.

I am really looking forward to seeing what they do with it. I LOVE this resort more than any other on Disney property, and I have to trust that the changes will only enhance an already beautiful and magical place. Bring it on!

Steve, thanks for all you do!!
Completely agree! New to tikiman's site, but totally love it. Keep the updates coming.

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Old 08-06-2013, 11:21 PM   #159
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Dear DZNYCRZY11,
Please report back when you return!
Have fun!!!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:58 AM   #160
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We are in the same boat as many of you here. We are planning a trip for late July/early August 2014. I probably will not make ressies until the Fall.

For our family, the biggest concerns are GCH rehab and lots of noise from possible water bungalow construction. We eat lots of meals at the resort and my youngest DD has many food allergies. *IF* GCH rehab were to close or relocate with limited menu, either CCs or Kona, it would dramatically affect her ability to have varied meal options. I also would be very disappointed to have the beautiful sights and sounds at Poly interrupted by pounding, sawing, beeping, etc. that comes along with major construction in such a compact resort layout.

My plan is to stay at GF with CR as a back-up. IF we get close to our vacation dates and the construction issues are not an issue, I will switch my ressie to Poly. Because we stay GV, it isn't likely to be sold out as some of the other room categories. If we stay at GF, I know we would have a great vacay as we have always loved the eating options and the beautiful landscaping. Now those bedspreads.....YUCK....hoping GF gets at least a soft goods refurb before next summer. It is not the tropical, tiki lit pathways of the Poly, but still a viable plan B for our family
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:02 AM   #161
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I like how this thread is called the "OFFICIAL" Poly construction thread when Disney hasnt even OFFICIALLY announced anything happening....a bunch of Poly fanboys reporting from second hand CMs constitutes OFFICIAL here I guess...I realize that it will likely happen given the direction of deluxe resorts adding DVC...but so many people on the boards are getting bent out of shape over this and we no nothing substantial yet... I say book the resort you want and when Disney announces something OFFICIAL with dates attached to it then proceed to freak out...just my two cents.
This is probably the most offensive and nasty post I've ever read on the DIS boards in 12 years.
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I meant this was the official thread to discuss the construction, updates etc. I did not mean to imply that I was anouncing anything in an "official" capacity for disney, nor do I think most people thought I was, I am sorry if this caused confusion.

I did not want to clutter up the main Poly thread with all construction discussion, I figured some people don't want to always see this discussion when doing there Poly reasearch, that is why I thought it would be a good idea to start a thead to just discuss this topic and share information, and pictures at some point.

Historicaly Disney has not given much notice as to the dvc projects, I think that is why alot of us are discussing what we will do. Not sure anyone is freaking out, just talking with other Disney/Poly fans.
It's a GREAT idea for a thread! Everyone likes to discuss the possibilities of what is to come! At the Poly last week I talked with several CMs and they are all aware of the coming changes. Similar to the "hush hush" building project at the GF when it first started I think it's completely normal no official announcements have been made. But face it, we at the DIS always know everything before OFFICIAL announcements anyway!!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #163
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I do appreciate all the comments and I do this to help people plan with as accurate of information as I can get.

Just to let you all know, information I have been getting from many different sources in Disney (including the bus driver…just kidding) I believe that Tahiti and possibly Rapa Nui will close down in September or latest October and not reopen until they are DVC. There were some reports that support this of people booked in September being asked to switch to the Grand Floridian because the Polynesian is over booked. I am trying to confirm this with the Polynesian so for now that part is rumor and the closing of the longhouse is speculation on my part from all the other pieces of info I have gotten.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #164
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Have fun!!!!
I sure will! We'll just be there 4 days this time but I'm hoping we can still find a few mins to check out WL. The Poly is wonderful though....

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Was going to tell you all to check out tikimans FB page but I see he was nice enough to post his information here!
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