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Old 07-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #16
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Hi there!

Last Sept my family and I stayed at The Contemporary. Although we loved it, we would like to try a different resort this time. We are thinking of either the Grand Floridian or the Polynesian. We will be going next year and my kids will be 4 and 2.5! Thanks for any feedback/reviews on these 2 resorts!
We've stayed at both and while the GF is a beautiful resort, we love the Poly . The tropical atmosphere is relaxing, the volcano pool is great as it backs up to the beach with a distant view of the castle, and the beach can't be beat for watching the fireworks . You really can't go wrong with either one as they are both great, but my choice would be the Poly.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:48 PM   #17
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I have 2 little girls!
Ha, I should have looked at your name! The GF is very girly & has some great tea party & character meal options.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:46 PM   #18
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While you can't go wrong with either resort, my first pick would be the Poly. I just like the Polynesian theme more. It has my wife's and my favorite Disney restaurant, Ohana. Even when we aren't staying at the Poly we still try to make time to eat there.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #19
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Obviously you must stay at POLY next because it is the next stop on the monorail circle after CR. Jumping POLY and staying at GF would upset the delicate laws of physics and you don't want to be responsible for that do you? Also throw in the fact that POLY is the best resort on property and the choice is simple.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #20
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I would say Poly, but just double check the threads on construction, the main volcano pool is rumored to be closing for a long rehab starting in January. This would be a deal breaker for our kids. They are also doing refurbishment on the Grand Ceremonial House - not sure when this start or how it will effect the feel of the resort. I don't tell you this to deter you, but I don't want you to be disappointed if your trip falls during this time.

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Old 07-11-2013, 12:00 AM   #21
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We just got back from the Poly and loved the hotel. But... The kids hated having to walk through the rain to get to between the GCH and the room. Also, our 4 year old and sometimes our seven year old complained there was too much walking to get to the room. I think the complaints had more to do with the sun and heat and being tired but still something to consider.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #22
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Obviously you must stay at POLY next because it is the next stop on the monorail circle after CR. Jumping POLY and staying at GF would upset the delicate laws of physics and you don't want to be responsible for that do you? Also throw in the fact that POLY is the best resort on property and the choice is simple.
Good point!! lol
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #23
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I would go with the Poly
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #24
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Oh that's hard! I loved my stays at both!

Man I think ill have to go with Poly.. No GF.. No.. Ahhh!!

Ok I just can't make up my mind..

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I would go with the GF. We've stayed at both and find the lobby at the Poly very crowded and noisy, the restaurants just fair and the volcano pool extremely crowded. The GF lobby is very spacious, the restaurants are all excellent and you can have a fun character meal at 1900 Park Fare. The new GF renovations include a fun new Alice in Wonderland water play area that will appeal to your kids' age bracket. There are also children's activities all day at the feature pool. The GF has a smaller number of rooms and buildings, so there definitely won't be as much walking as there would be at the Poly.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:10 AM   #26
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Actually stayed there

Been to both, had a much better experience at GF. The pool at POLY is very small and gets very crowded, the pools at GF never seemed crowded. Transportation was good at both. We had an unrenovated room at poly, it was worn, and had mediocre cleaning, actually had a dead roach in bathroom upon arrival.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #27
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I am the opposite of you. lol. We stayed at the poly this year and loved it and are debating between CR and GF for next trip.

my vote is poly. it was amazing!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:12 PM   #28
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I agree that the poly in the rain is terrible. This is why I love the GF. The lay out is much better then the poly.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:25 AM   #29
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POLY!
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:35 PM   #30
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I would say Poly, but just double check the threads on construction, the main volcano pool is rumored to be closing for a long rehab starting in January. This would be a deal breaker for our kids. They are also doing refurbishment on the Grand Ceremonial House - not sure when this start or how it will effect the feel of the resort. I don't tell you this to deter you, but I don't want you to be disappointed if your trip falls during this time.
I just booked Poly (room only) for our upcoming May 1014 trip with the above mentioned risk in mind. I prefer the more relaxed theming of the Poly and like that it's within walking distance of the Epcot Monorail.

But having either the Volcano Pool or GCH down would be a total deal breaker for us.

Should that occur, GF is our backup choice (and in that instance, I'm gambling that there will still be availability at GF when the particulars of the Volcano pool refurb are made public).
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