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Old 05-20-2014, 12:10 AM   #1096
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Do any of the other monorail resorts have as easy access to both MK and Epcot?
Of the GF and the CR, CR has the best access to Epcot b/c you get on the monorail at CR and take it to the TTC where you will hop off that one and transfer to the Epcot monorail. It's not quite as easy as walking from the Poly to the TTC but close. And as another poster mentioned, you walk to the MK from CR. It's a 15 min'ish, very easy walk.

If you are staying at the GF, to get to Epcot, you'll need to get on the resort loop monorail and take that to the TTC. From there, you'll switch to the Epcot monorail. The resort loop will stop at the MK and at CR before it gets to the TTC so there is extra time needed for that. Getting to MK is very easy as you just board the monorail and the first stop is MK or take the boat to the MK.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:12 AM   #1097
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Wait! Kona Island is closed?
You mean Kona Cafe? or is this something else?
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:17 AM   #1098
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Wait! Kona Island is closed?
I don't know if it is now closed or they just covered it all up for the work they were doing last night. It was open earlier that day.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:17 AM   #1099
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Thanks for the update Wanna be Ariel. I was wondering if you felt the resort being under so much renovation would have a negative impact on a stay there next month. At least from what you saw there. We are considering changing our reservation for the the first few days to Poly since we always wanted to stay there and usually cannot find space. Afraid once all is said and done we definitely won't be able to. Any insight would be helpful. We would only stay if they had Club level( if that makes any difference) TIA
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:59 AM   #1100
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Just 2 crazy ladies but we sure like leaving our slugs, I mean dh and ds at home.
What time do you gals get into MCO? Maybe we'll run into you! We all arrive at different times - 9:30am, 10:30am & 12:45pm.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:38 AM   #1101
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What time do you gals get into MCO? Maybe we'll run into you! We all arrive at different times - 9:30am, 10:30am & 12:45pm.
We have a direct flight on the 30th from syr to mco with jetblue that lands at 630pm.

I am letting ME take our luggage ( I usually drag myself) and hope to arrive in time for desserts in the CL lounge.

Then off to MK for FP+ SWMT,Splash and Space Mtns

We will be on the beach each day 1-4 ish. DD will be the pretty young one in a bikini (oh to be 19!) and I am the gently aged 50 year old celebrating her birthday with this trip as a gift from DH

IF see us say Hi! Lys and Trish
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:14 PM   #1102
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I agree! We have a 14 day stay in August, and 1 BB day just isn't going to do it.
And I have a Premier Pass, so I get any Water Park I want, any day I want. So a 1 day pass means nothing.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:34 PM   #1103
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Another quick update. One wall in now up around the waterfall in the downstairs lobby. So sad. Looks like Kona Cafe is still open. They just covered it up for the work last night
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:14 PM   #1104
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We will be on the beach each day 1-4 ish. DD will be the pretty young one in a bikini (oh to be 19!) and I am the gently aged 50 year old celebrating her birthday with this trip as a gift from DH

IF see us say Hi! Lys and Trish
We're hitting MK til closing on Friday night too. We're a group of 40-50-ish ladies as well, and it's not beneath us to go up & down the beach one day calling your names!!!! LOL!!
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:23 PM   #1105
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Well, just jumped ship moved to GF. I really wanted to stay at poly even with construction. But no feature pool for 2 week stay in August did me in. We always take a mid day break at resort to swim & cool down. But we will go visit. Must have Dole Whip!!
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Well, just jumped ship moved to GF. I really wanted to stay at poly even with construction. But no feature pool for 2 week stay in August did me in. We always take a mid day break at resort to swim & cool down. But we will go visit. Must have Dole Whip!!
After a family meeting we have decided to jump ship too.
I'm on hold with Disney now to switch to GF in October. I am so sad. We adore the Poly and have always stayed there but there is just too much going on.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:42 PM   #1107
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Well, just jumped ship moved to GF. I really wanted to stay at poly even with construction. But no feature pool for 2 week stay in August did me in. We always take a mid day break at resort to swim & cool down. But we will go visit. Must have Dole Whip!!
I would've done the same thing and moved to GF. We can handle all of the construction going on, but the main pool being closed would be a deal breaker for us. You will have fun at GF, I'm sure -- I've been trying to book there for the last 2 trips but can't seem to secure a main building CL room, though from what I understand it will be closed for refurb during the July 4 holiday (which is when we are going....).
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After a family meeting we have decided to jump ship too.
I'm on hold with Disney now to switch to GF in October. I am so sad. We adore the Poly and have always stayed there but there is just too much going on.
I know. It's bitter sweet. Sad not to be staying at a Poly, but 14 days in the heat of August with only East pool was just too much. But, we love GF. Stayed there last August for first 2 days of trip to see if we'd like it, without huge commitment and loved it! So looking forward to a longer stay now that we know we love it!
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We're hitting MK til closing on Friday night too. We're a group of 40-50-ish ladies as well, and it's not beneath us to go up & down the beach one day calling your names!!!! LOL!!
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #1110
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We have just got back from our vacation. We were able to visit the Poly two days of our vacation. One day we went to the Luau and the other we had family pictures taken and then the character breakfast. We were originally planning on staying at the Poly but the construction scared us away. I have to say I really never even noticed the construction while we were were there. Grant it we never went over to the side of the beach were the construction was going on but the other side of the beach and walk ways by the luau were beautiful!!! The lobby still looked beautiful to us and surprisingly the waterfall was still active both days we visited. The unfortunit part for people with upcoming vacations is you do not know what is going to happen there and seems a day by day thing. We easily could have stayed there and the construction that was going on would have never took away the beauty of the resort for us. I am not in the least bit disappointed though. I was very pleased with our resort and we saved a fortune yet we still were able to enjoy the Poly as well. Kind of the best of both worlds. I am very greatful to have had the chance to visit the Poly before the waterfall and pool will be removed.
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