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Old 05-30-2013, 04:02 PM   #16
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I think OP has already decided that its "worth it", so lets actually address her question, shall we?

If anything is being said about pool closures that's usually a red flag to me. Sometimes, NOT ALWAYS, it has to do with resort construction.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:29 PM   #17
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I think OP has already decided that its "worth it", so lets actually address her question, shall we?

If anything is being said about pool closures that's usually a red flag to me. Sometimes, NOT ALWAYS, it has to do with resort construction.
I think "we" (excluding me) already answered the question. No one knows. Rumors and speculation only at this point.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:06 PM   #18
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I think "we" (excluding me) already answered the question. No one knows. Rumors and speculation only at this point.
I was referring to the poster who, unprompted, gave their two cents about how to properly spend money in WDW.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:45 PM   #19
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I read somewhere that the volcano pool and bar are going down this fall? This is not anything official at all, ( rumors at best) just something to keep in mind and ask about as it gets closer to your date. I would have a back up choice just in case something is not to your liking during your trip. Hope you have a great time!
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:47 PM   #20
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hi Pam. I too am looking into the Poly for a November trip and I am always looking on Tiki mans site.. Have you tried checking that out? He posts a few dates of room refurb as well as anything he finds out that he can "let out of the bag"...
Hi. Yes I have checked his site out and it has been helpful. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:22 AM   #21
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I just find it very stupid to pay that much PER NIGHT for a bed to sleep in.


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Old 05-31-2013, 08:33 AM   #22
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I just find it very stupid to pay that much PER NIGHT for a bed to sleep in.
If you want to do it and can afford to do it, I don't see the problem. I personally have no interest in value/moderate resorts. Not for me.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:21 AM   #23
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I just find it very stupid to pay that much PER NIGHT for a bed to sleep in.

I can't believe I bit on this one. I guess I am stupid.

Perhaps to you and others, it is "stupid" (perhaps frivolous would be a better word choice) to pay just for a bed.

And as you know, but ignore, many people are happy paying for the location (easy access to/from 2 WDW parks via multiple methods, easy access to many restaurants, view of the castle, on the water so boat rental right there) and amenties (larger bed, larger room, multiple pools with a slide, beach, torch lighting, theming, landscaping, etc.). Our famly is one of those. If our financial picture was different, perhaps we would feel differently.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:03 AM   #24
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That's all I was asking. Why do people pay that much for it. I have no idea. I never been there. I am not lucky enough to have just extra money sitting around to waste on it. But I guess you do so enjoy it.


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I can't believe I bit on this one. I guess I am stupid.

Perhaps to you and others, it is "stupid" (perhaps frivolous would be a better word choice) to pay just for a bed.

And as you know, but ignore, many people are happy paying for the location (easy access to/from 2 WDW parks via multiple methods, easy access to many restaurants, view of the castle, on the water so boat rental right there) and amenties (larger bed, larger room, multiple pools with a slide, beach, torch lighting, theming, landscaping, etc.). Our famly is one of those. If our financial picture was different, perhaps we would feel differently.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #25
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That's all I was asking. Why do people pay that much for it. I have no idea. I never been there. I am not lucky enough to have just extra money sitting around to waste on it. But I guess you do so enjoy it.
Understood. Thanks for clarifying.

Perhaps you shouldn't call it stupid if you haven't stayed there and have never been there. Many, including me, feel like it is a vacation within a vacation to stay there, since the grounds give many a feeling of being in the Pacific area or the Caribbean. So actually it's a "value" resort to many.

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:01 PM   #26
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hmmm I see. All I said was it's just a stupid bed. I never said anything about the resort. If that's what you like then what ever floats your boat.

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Understood. Thanks for clarifying.

Perhaps you shouldn't call it stupid if you haven't stayed there and have never been there. Many, including me, feel like it is a vacation within a vacation to stay there, since the grounds give many a feeling of being in the Pacific area or the Caribbean. So actually it's a "value" resort to many.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:54 PM   #27
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theres a big constuction project going on right now inbetween the poly and GF, but they have cracked on with it, there is a note on a quote i have from a travel agent that there may be pool closures due to the work going on with it being so close to the courtyard pool!
Do you know when the pool closure may happen, and is It the Volcano Pool? I'm going in Oct, so makes me a bit nervous..thanks!
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:57 PM   #28
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I read somewhere that the volcano pool and bar are going down this fall? This is not anything official at all, ( rumors at best) just something to keep in mind and ask about as it gets closer to your date. I would have a back up choice just in case something is not to your liking during your trip. Hope you have a great time!
Do you happen to know when this fall? I'm going in Oct (end of) and now I'm concerned..I would not stay at the Poly if the pool was closed. Its very important to our family to have a great pool!
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:18 PM   #29
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I can't stand all this "worth" stuff. Today I was talking Disney with a few friends/acquaintances and I was asked where we were staying. When I said the Polynesian one guy was like " well la de dah...wow" he kept going on as if I was some sort of snob or something. Dh and I work very hard and if we choose to spend our money at Disney/Poly than who cares. With 3 dd's it can't be beat...monorail to 2 parks, wishes on the beach, dole whips lol! People will judge you no matter where you stay, to each his own. Worth is different to everyone. 75 days until am there
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:26 PM   #30
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With 3 dd's it can't be beat...monorail to 2 parks, wishes on the beach, dole whips lol!
And stupid beds!! Have a great trip.
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