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Old 07-29-2013, 01:37 AM   #16
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I have stayed at both and hands down I like the Poly better. CR is too sterile. too airport like, and too conventionlike for me. Way too much concrete and very little pretty lush grounds. The Poly is completely different. It feels homey, calming, and very lush and green. I am not sorry I stayed at CR because I can say I have but when I go to the Poly I am home.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:52 AM   #17
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We really love the wilderness lodge very quite, peaceful and the boat to MK is great.

I'm so happy so many feel like us, CR seems great on paper
But poly is so pretty, warm and inviting
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:55 AM   #18
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We have stayed at Contemporary (Bay View) and Poly (standard view and club level magic kingdom view). The contemporary is really neat but I haven't stayed there in years - before their room renovations, which I understand were fantastic. But, we prefer the Poly. I would say our preference is a club level room at the Poly. We would upgrade to club level garden view before upgrading to magic kingdom room because the club level experience is so magical, and the club level lounge has a great view of the magic kingdom.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:51 AM   #19
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This year will be our second trip to CR. Theme park view again.

Personally I wouldn't do CR unless I had a TP view. That is the main draw for me.

We choose CR over poly this time because of 4 days in mk over the length of our trip. We also have a few nights scheduled to be in our room for wishes/hallowishes and it's like having a private view so for this trip, it makes sense.

The monorail sucked last November. Only have to use it for EP this tripand meals at GF.

Next trip we will probably do poly.

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #20
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I loved the CR; I was not impressed with the Poly.

The beds at the CR were literally the most comfortable beds I have ever, ever slept in - including the beds at my own home or at relatives' homes.

The room seemed so large and modern; we had a bay view from the tower and it was just beautiful and serene.

Watching the monorail silently slide in and out of the building was something I just couldn't get over. I loved being that part of other people's vacations; watching the full monorail moving in and out like clockwork was magical. When I was a kid, the CR was THE HOTEL we wanted to stay at so badly.

Walking to MK was so wonderful; we felt like we could just quickly jet over there anytime we wanted - and we did! We didn't have to wait for a monorail or bus or boat, we just walked on over. Nice for a quick spin on Pirates or HM, then a quick cinnamon roll and we were back in our room again!

It was beyond fabulous to just walk over after MNSSHP was over on one night - no waiting on buses, no monorail, no boat, just excited families bonding over the short walk back to the CR.

If I had my way, we'd stay there every trip! I don't think it's the kind of hotel you could stay at "anywhere," I've never seen a convention hall in Vegas with Chef Mickey in the atrium!
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