December: polynesian or wilderness lodge?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by HairyChest, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. HairyChest

    HairyChest Mouseketeer

    Aug 21, 2012
    Going for my first trip to the world this december
    4 adults
    Polynesian or the wilderness lodge?
    Ive read that wl looks beautiful but id love to have a tropical getaway and bigger rooms so im not sure!

    Also having a hard time deciding 30% off vs free dining

    4 people for 7 nights, 1000$ difference at the poly.
    Can you feed 4 on 1000$? We like to do table dining for dinner each night

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  3. Alabama Minnie

    Alabama Minnie DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2010
    For Dec. I would usually vote for WL because it has a GREAT Xmas feel but since you have 4 adults in one room I would do the POLY.
    There is ALOT of difference in the room size. IMO 4 adults in one room at WL would be cramped. If you can't get 2 rooms I would do the POLY. Just don't expect it to be very Xmas-like.
    I think there are also some suites at WL that might be less than 2 rooms, not sure.
    I would add-up all the dining you want to do and be sure it works-out better than the room discount. There are only 2 of us so the room-only discount has ALWAYS been better than the free-dining plus we already have our tickets.
  4. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    The Poly is our favorite resort overall, but the WL is our favorite during the holidays :goodvibes. But like the pp said, with 4 adults, the Poly rooms would provide alot more space as the rooms are very large and all rooms come with a daybed. If decorations are important to you and you want to be surrounded by a Christmas atmosphere, the WL would be the way to go; otherwise, the Poly would be my choice for the extra room and beautiful tropical surroundings ;). With that said, you can't go wrong with either resort as they are both great places to stay. Good luck and have a great trip. Disney at Christmas time is amazing :santa:.
  5. Dudetrue

    Dudetrue Mouseketeer

    Jun 4, 2012
    Hi, I am having the same problem as others. I have WL booked for Nov. but I heard from several people that the DVC at the WL where we will be is best for families with several small children. Its just us adults and we usually stay at Poly but I thought the WL would be "more quiet and remote" Am I wrong? Is Poly more geared toward adults. I love kids but I need a slightly quieter vacation this time. What do you think? WL or Poly?
  6. DizneyNutz

    DizneyNutz DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2004
    Generally speaking when you enter the VILLAS building at the WL you feel like you have entered a Library. The main building is where all the hustle and bustle goes on but the Villas building is generally very quiet. You can cozy up to one of the fireplaces with a book and coffee and just relax no problem.:thumbsup2 That is why we bought DVC there.
  7. B-Ride

    B-Ride Getting My Disney Fix

    Apr 7, 2008
    IMHO, no resorts at WDW are geared toward adults except perhaps the Grand Floridian and even it is very kid friendly. That's what makes Disney such a fun family vacation.:thumbsup2

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