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Old 08-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #211
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This is what my concerns boil down to as well but for October 2014! I can deal with construction but my kids would be so sad if there was no pool!
Same here for September 2014, really want to book poly but am nervous!
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:15 PM   #212
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My thoughts exactly! It's nothing like the crystal clear water in Bora Bora. Who wants to look at green gunk? I'm not sure what Disney is thinking with this one.
I'm reserving judgment until I see them but this is kind of what I've been thinking too. The ones in Bora Bora are on my bucket list, but the Seven Seas Lagoon is nothing like that crystal blue water. I wonder if they'll all be grand villas?
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:49 PM   #213
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I think the bungalows are the most exciting part of the new plans!! I can't wait to see them! I've already told dh that even if they are so expensive that we can only afford one night, we ARE going to try them!
Will that be possible if you don't buy into DVC? I'm not super informed about DVC and could be wrong, but I was under the impression that DVC members get first shot at DVC rooms, and they're only available to cash-paying guests if DVC doesn't snap them all up. If that's true (?), given the popularity of the Poly and the limited number of bungalows, I figure I won't have a chance to try it without buying in.

I don't really want to buy into DVC (though I haven't completely ruled it out), but I'm super bummed that Disney is taking all the Tahiti rooms out of inventory. That has been our favored longhouse when we can afford TPV for about 20 years now. Given the cost, I'm not thrilled with the other non-concierge theme park views, and CL is too expensive. I think we'll be exclusively garden view from now on, with a high preference for balcony rooms. Our strong balcony preference is another reason I'm super bummed that they're taking Tahiti and maybe Rapa Nui out of inventory, as is our preference to be near the TTC.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:06 PM   #214
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Will that be possible if you don't buy into DVC? I'm not super informed about DVC and could be wrong, but I was under the impression that DVC members get first shot at DVC rooms, and they're only available to cash-paying guests if DVC doesn't snap them all up. If that's true (?), given the popularity of the Poly and the limited number of bungalows, I figure I won't have a chance to try it without buying in.

I don't really want to buy into DVC (though I haven't completely ruled it out), but I'm super bummed that Disney is taking all the Tahiti rooms out of inventory. That has been our favored longhouse when we can afford TPV for about 20 years now. Given the cost, I'm not thrilled with the other non-concierge theme park views, and CL is too expensive. I think we'll be exclusively garden view from now on, with a high preference for balcony rooms. Our strong balcony preference is another reason I'm super bummed that they're taking Tahiti and maybe Rapa Nui out of inventory, as is our preference to be near the TTC.
Interesting.....I didn't stop for a minute to think they would be part of the DVC. My initial thought process was simply that they would be enhancements to the property-kind of like Club Level or a Suite. I didn't stop to think they would be DVC. And who know? Maybe they will or maybe they won't. It will be interesting to see.

DVC isn't really on the radar for us. We have done the tour, heard the song and dance and crunched the numbers more than once. It just didn't make sense financially for us, based on where we like to stay. So if they do end up being DVC, I'll still be happy to just be at my normal Poly standard view, and still love it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:18 PM   #215
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Will that be possible if you don't buy into DVC? I'm not super informed about DVC and could be wrong, but I was under the impression that DVC members get first shot at DVC rooms, and they're only available to cash-paying guests if DVC doesn't snap them all up. If that's true (?), given the popularity of the Poly and the limited number of bungalows, I figure I won't have a chance to try it without buying in.

I don't really want to buy into DVC (though I haven't completely ruled it out), but I'm super bummed that Disney is taking all the Tahiti rooms out of inventory. That has been our favored longhouse when we can afford TPV for about 20 years now. Given the cost, I'm not thrilled with the other non-concierge theme park views, and CL is too expensive. I think we'll be exclusively garden view from now on, with a high preference for balcony rooms. Our strong balcony preference is another reason I'm super bummed that they're taking Tahiti and maybe Rapa Nui out of inventory, as is our preference to be near the TTC.
I don't think so. We have a trip booked for January 2014. We are renting a 2 bedroom villa at BLT. We are doing a cash reservation through Disney. We also had the optin of one at the VGF, but it does not appeal to me decor wise with 2 kids under the age of 4.

DVC does get first dibs, but at I think the 7 month mark from date of check out (please someone correct me if I am wrong) they release the unrented ones by DVC to be reserved with cash not points.
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Who knows, maybe it's a signature restaurant over the water.

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That would make more sense, I just don't see staying over that yuck water?
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That would make more sense, I just don't see staying over that yuck water?
I think that's what they should do. I mean Poly is the only deluxe resort without a signature restaurant and not sure how they would add one to the GCH.

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I think that's what they should do. I mean Poly is the only deluxe resort without a signature restaurant and not sure how they would add one to the GCH.

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I think the way Disneys sees it both restaurants at Poly are very popular they really don't need a signature restaurant..

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I don't think so. We have a trip booked for January 2014. We are renting a 2 bedroom villa at BLT. We are doing a cash reservation through Disney. We also had the optin of one at the VGF, but it does not appeal to me decor wise with 2 kids under the age of 4.

DVC does get first dibs, but at I think the 7 month mark from date of check out (please someone correct me if I am wrong) they release the unrented ones by DVC to be reserved with cash not points.
That is not correct. People who own at Poly will be able to book 11 months out and the dvc members that own elsewhere (SSR Blt etc) can book at 7 months out. Disney retains ownership of a small percentage and when members trade out for rci or dcl or abd then that inventory gets released for cash reservations.
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What is the difference between villas and grand villas?
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Tikimans reporting dvc construction wall will go up around sept 7. Check out his FB page.
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I think the way Disneys sees it both restaurants at Poly are very popular they really don't need a signature restaurant..

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Right, they are very popular but being a deluxe resort, I think they should offer at least one upscale restaurant.

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DVD has deluxe studios, one bedroom and two bedroom villas and grand villas which are Three bedrooms and sleep 12.
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DVD has deluxe studios, one bedroom and two bedroom villas and grand villas which are Three bedrooms and sleep 12.
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