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Old 10-21-2013, 06:54 PM   #31
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we have our trip to hopefully our new favorite resort coming this Christmas!! We love visiting the Poly every trip so we are super excited about staying here.. even with the construction..
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #32
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This is so bittersweet I actually have teary eyes.

The last time a new poly thread was started I was going to WDW in a few short months. Sadly I have no trip planned for a few years.

But I am excited for all of you that do.

I was looking at possibly staying at the Poly for one night in April since we are taking the auto train to FL (to the beaches if Lee County not to mention a free place to stay).

So I saw the 35% off and it so happened that the last day it is offered is the day we arrive on the train. So I looked and realized it was more with that discount then I paid in August also with a discount. And then I saw about the pool being down.

I know my kids, my son mainly, would of loved to spend the afternoon playing pool games. But it wasn't meant to be.

Last week I looked at the BC and had the same jaw dropping sticker shock.

We might stop in dtd and maybe take the bus to the poly for a dole whip but I am not sure yet.

I guess I will have a wait and see in the Poly construction and them plan after we know when it's going to be complete.

Sigh.....
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:32 PM   #33
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This is so bittersweet I actually have teary eyes.

The last time a new poly thread was started I was going to WDW in a few short months. Sadly I have no trip planned for a few years.

But I am excited for all of you that do.

I was looking at possibly staying at the Poly for one night in April since we are taking the auto train to FL (to the beaches if Lee County not to mention a free place to stay).

So I saw the 35% off and it so happened that the last day it is offered is the day we arrive on the train. So I looked and realized it was more with that discount then I paid in August also with a discount. And then I saw about the pool being down.

I know my kids, my son mainly, would of loved to spend the afternoon playing pool games. But it wasn't meant to be.

Last week I looked at the BC and had the same jaw dropping sticker shock.

We might stop in dtd and maybe take the bus to the poly for a dole whip but I am not sure yet.

I guess I will have a wait and see in the Poly construction and them plan after we know when it's going to be complete.

Sigh.....
I agree. While I love the WDW deluxe resorts, especially the Poly, the prices are getting to be too much. Next year we are planning on a 7 night DCL cruise on the Fantasy. It's half the price of us staying at Poly for 7 nights with 6 day PH's, not to mention the cruise is all you can eat. I know you can't really compare the two but we feel the cruise is a much better value. I would love to squeeze in a few days at WDW next December though, hehe.

I hope you can make it back to the Poly soon!

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Old 10-22-2013, 12:24 PM   #34
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I'm excited for our trip to the poly in January little nervous about construction going on. Need to put a room request in for a quite room as my youngest daughter will be 6 months old and nap time will be important for our trip for me (dad) and her!
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #35
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I'm excited for our trip to the poly in January little nervous about construction going on. Need to put a room request in for a quite room as my youngest daughter will be 6 months old and nap time will be important for our trip for me (dad) and her!
You might want to ask for the other side of the resort because as far as we know there wont be any work going on over there. Fiji is good as is Areotoa. They are a little further from the TTC but close to the GCH. Also I figure you will be using a stroller. We found, with my wheelchair at least, that it was easier using the resort monorail rather than going to the TTC. When going to Epcot it takes a little more time but we found it easier. I would cal CRO and request the longhouse you decide on with them and then do it again when you do online check in.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #36
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You might want to ask for the other side of the resort because as far as we know there wont be any work going on over there. Fiji is good as is Areotoa. They are a little further from the TTC but close to the GCH. Also I figure you will be using a stroller. We found, with my wheelchair at least, that it was easier using the resort monorail rather than going to the TTC. When going to Epcot it takes a little more time but we found it easier. I would cal CRO and request the longhouse you decide on with them and then do it again when you do online check in.
Thank you. In not sure what those abbreviations stand for. Kinda confused. Could you help me. Which area should I pick. Most if our time will be in mk. Do some of the standard rooms have more sq ft because we have 5. Any help would be great. Nap time is pretty important and I don't want to look at a construction site when I walk our of room.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #37
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Thank you. In not sure what those abbreviations stand for. Kinda confused. Could you help me. Which area should I pick. Most if our time will be in mk. Do some of the standard rooms have more sq ft because we have 5. Any help would be great. Nap time is pretty important and I don't want to look at a construction site when I walk our of room.
Sorry sweetie. TTC is the Ticket and Transportation Center. The TTC is where you would catch the monorail to Epcot. The GCH is the Great Ceremonial House where all the dining, check in and stores are. If you are mainly going to Magic Kingdom I would say maybe stay in Fiji as it is close to the Great Ceremonial House and close to the monorail stop at the resort. You will get the music from the Luau at night but I don't think it is that loud and with the door shut you shouldn't hear much if anything. It is also over at 10 PM. Most of the longhouses that have the most room are now being taken up by the DVC construction. The only other one is right by the construction so you risk the noise and view. The rooms at the Poly, I think, are the largest on site. Five people in one if those rooms really isn't bad at all. There are four of us, three are adults and my youngest is 15, so a pretty big kid and we are extremely comfortable. I am guessing you will have a pack and play for the baby to sleep in. I have a large electric wheelchair which probably takes up about as much space and it is never in the way when we bring it into the room at the Poly Areotoa is also a nice longhouse but you get the chance of getting a monorail view. It is a pretty cool view especially if you have an older child, older than the baby, but I don't know what, if any, noise there would be from it. If it where me I would go with either of those two longhouses. Fiji faces the marina on one side and garden on the other. Areotoa faces the monorail on one side and garden, lagoon, and theme park view on the other. You would get a garden view with a standard room.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:46 PM   #38
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We will be staying at the Poly in June 2014...238 more days ) should I be worried about the construction? We've stayed there once and fell in love with it. This time I am bringing my 65 year old sister who has never been to Disney. Just want to be sure it's just as magical for her as it was for us
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We will be staying at the Poly in June 2014...238 more days ) should I be worried about the construction? We've stayed there once and fell in love with it. This time I am bringing my 65 year old sister who has never been to Disney. Just want to be sure it's just as magical for her as it was for us
There will still be construction when you go. You have to decide where in the resort you want to stay, construction side or non construction side. I would do some research on where the construction is, what it is, and if you can live with it. If it were me I would go to the other side of the resort from the construction. To me it will still be a magical, wonderful, calming place even with the construction. The resort itself is large enough for me to pretty much stay removed from it. Of course they will be doing work on the GCH at some time and that you wont be able to avoid. They are supposed to do it in sections as to not disturb the guests too much. We don't yet know when that will begin. Also the pool will be down during the time you are there but there will be a launch over to the Grand Floridian and there is also the quiet pool.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #40
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This is so bittersweet I actually have teary eyes.

The last time a new poly thread was started I was going to WDW in a few short months. Sadly I have no trip planned for a few years.

But I am excited for all of you that do.

I was looking at possibly staying at the Poly for one night in April since we are taking the auto train to FL (to the beaches if Lee County not to mention a free place to stay).

So I saw the 35% off and it so happened that the last day it is offered is the day we arrive on the train. So I looked and realized it was more with that discount then I paid in August also with a discount. And then I saw about the pool being down.

I know my kids, my son mainly, would of loved to spend the afternoon playing pool games. But it wasn't meant to be.

Last week I looked at the BC and had the same jaw dropping sticker shock.

We might stop in dtd and maybe take the bus to the poly for a dole whip but I am not sure yet.

I guess I will have a wait and see in the Poly construction and them plan after we know when it's going to be complete.

Sigh.....
OT - but you might want to avoid the Lee County beaches if the Lake O releases are still going on. The water is nasty, and gators have been photographed in the gulf. It's crazy. Stick with Venice Beach, or Sarasota even.
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There will still be construction when you go. You have to decide where in the resort you want to stay, construction side or non construction side. I would do some research on where the construction is, what it is, and if you can live with it. If it were me I would go to the other side of the resort from the construction. To me it will still be a magical, wonderful, calming place even with the construction. The resort itself is large enough for me to pretty much stay removed from it. Of course they will be doing work on the GCH at some time and that you wont be able to avoid. They are supposed to do it in sections as to not disturb the guests too much. We don't yet know when that will begin. Also the pool will be down during the time you are there but there will be a launch over to the Grand Floridian and there is also the quiet pool.
I can't imagine staying at the Poly without the pool, or at the GF knowing it will be twice as crowded now with GF AND Poly guests.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:25 PM   #42
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Does poly have washers/dryers in the buildings? Going for 8 days with 3 under 5... Lots of laundry!
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There will still be construction when you go. You have to decide where in the resort you want to stay, construction side or non construction side. I would do some research on where the construction is, what it is, and if you can live with it. If it were me I would go to the other side of the resort from the construction. To me it will still be a magical, wonderful, calming place even with the construction. The resort itself is large enough for me to pretty much stay removed from it. Of course they will be doing work on the GCH at some time and that you wont be able to avoid. They are supposed to do it in sections as to not disturb the guests too much. We don't yet know when that will begin. Also the pool will be down during the time you are there but there will be a launch over to the Grand Floridian and there is also the quiet pool.
I knew there would probably be some construction, but also figure in true Disney fashion they would probably make it as low key as possible. The last time we were there we stayed at Aotearoa, and I really liked the location. Fiji was right over there too. We will have an electric wheel chair for my sister, so I'm thinking a first floor room would work best. Pretty bummed about the pool tho, I would have thought they wouldn't have it closed during the summer months :-/ thank you for the information. Construction or not, I still can't wait!!
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Does poly have washers/dryers in the buildings? Going for 8 days with 3 under 5... Lots of laundry!
There are washers and dryers in a separate building but not in each building.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:00 AM   #45
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Is construction slated to run through October 2014? I think I have finally talked my husband into our first stay here towards the end of Oct. 2014 & club level. Would love to know because he would rather do AKL CL, the construction may be the deciding factor. Thanks in advance & sorry if this was discussed, I may have overlooked it.
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