As meuseman posted, you can walk to the TTC from the Poly and board the Epcot monorail direct, so won't have to get on the MK monorail and then switch. This isn't an option if staying at the GF or the Contemporary. However, if you're staying at the opposite end of the Poly property, it can be at least a 10 minute walk to the TTC.
thanks - I must have been tired when I posted - I know there is not a boat to epcot from WL. I meant does the boat from the wl to the mk take about the same length of time as taking the monorail to MK from Poly.
Do the monorails run more often than buses? Or are all trans options running every 20 min...
If I decide on Poly, I am hoping for Tahiti, which I believe is fairly close to the TCC.
I guess I am trying to figure out if the extra cost for the Poly can be justified by quicker transportation....thanks again for your help, everyone.
It all depends on how unlucky your timing is. When we stayed at the GF in February and headed to Epcot, we'd just missed the monorail. The CM told us the next monorail was just le aving the Contemporary. It took almost 10 minutes for this second train to arrive, and then another 10-15 minutes to get to the TTC. Then we had to wait for the Epcot monorail, which had also just left (grr...). The whole trip took almost an hour.
This is no one's fault, by the way. I'm just using the worst-case scenario. If you stay at the Poly, you can just walk to the TTC from the easternmost buildings. If you're at the Contemporary, the TTC is the first stop.
When we stayed at the Poly, we were very near to the TTC. We found that it was much quicker to either ride the boat launch or the ferry at the TTC to MK than to wait for the monorail. There were 3 times that we ogt on at the monorail only to sit and wait at the Poly station and at GF station--the wait times seemed excessive to us, since we were soooo wanting to be at MK--One EE day, it took us 40 minutes to ride the monorail to MK.