Official Poly construction update thread **updated video page 103(2/17/15)**

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Jennygt, May 13, 2013.

  1. DisneyMomx7

    DisneyMomx7 DIS Veteran

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    I know it's all speculation, but does anybody have a "best guess" for construction at the end of July 2014?

    Debating between GF and Poly.
     
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  3. Mousemommy1

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    We wanted Poly for August 2014. DVC construction would have been tolerable. But the GCH and pool being out of commission is a deal-breaker.

    Word is that people who are booked for Poly from April - August are getting notices that the pool will be out of commission, so they will be "shuttled" to GF.

    Deal breaker. For July 2014, you might want to stick with GF. Just my $.02. :goodvibes
     
  4. DisneyMomx7

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    Deal breaker for me too - thanks mousemommy1!
     
  5. bama belle

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    Trying to decide if this is a deal breaker for us too! This will be my nieces' first trip and my mom and sister's first trip in many years. We will have five kids ages 12,10,8,7, and 4, so swimming will be important- but ease of transportation is also important, which is why I don't want to give up the Poly so fast. My kids do NOT want to stay at the GF- they say it feels too stuffy and elegant- so I'm trying to look at the bright side and think of getting to try their pool as a positive!

    Am I correct that this would just be a 5-10 minute shuttle boat ride over to the GF pool? I was also interested in renting a cabana for our trip one day and was wondering if I could rent one at the GF?? We need to book soon- our trip is late May/early June of next year- so we are trying to make this hard decision.
     
  6. DisneyMomx7

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    For transportation ease have you thought of CR or one of the EPCOT resorts?

    Waiting for the boat (even though it's only a 5 minute or so ride), and then having to pack everything up (not like the ease of running back to the room if we forgot something) and then packing up, waiting for the boat all over again to go back to the room sounds likes too much trouble for me - and you have a large group. I would seriously think about switching - but that's me.
     
  7. Disneyducks

    Disneyducks Earning My Ears

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    Your pictures look great congrats on your 5 years! - what number did you call and what number did you fax too for the poly? Thanks for your help!
     
  8. bama belle

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    We have thought about the CR, we're just not in love with the theming. My family stayed at BC this summer and LOVED it, but with the little ones I figure we will be at MK the majority of the time so not sure if we want to be restricted to mostly bus rides to MK. I like the idea of the newly refurbed rooms at the poly and having the access of the TTC also- just trying to decide if that is more important than not having the feature pool. Thanks for the advice!
     
  9. DisneyMomx7

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    Good luck with your decision - I'm sure you'll have a magical trip wherever you end up.

    We had the same problem with CR - although my one ds is dying to try CR!
     
  10. LoveMickeyMouse

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    My boys will not be happy with the pool being closed. I really was thinking they wouldn't have it down for their busy summer months. We are reservations in June.:worried:
     
  11. PolyAddict

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    Do we know if Luau Beach will be open for wedding ceremonies? We are doing a vow renewal May 19, 2014. Our choices online were GF marina, WL sunset Terrace or Luau Beach.

    Thanks
     
  12. SlightlyocdDisneyfan

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    Just got back and enjoyed a beautiful room in Tuvalu with great views - no obstructions. A word of caution though... do NOT leave your slider open at night. I made that mistake one night and although I enjoyed a magical night of folding laundry with the boat parade music filling the room, I paid for it in mosquitoes. We killed over 50 of those things in the room that night, and two of my kids were pretty bit up in the morning.

    We also spent two nights in Tokelau with very pretty garden views. Really didn't see any construction in our areas - the most was a few groups of business/engineer people clustered on the dock mid-day, discussing structural things.

    The shut down monorail surprised us, but the boats were convenient enough for us to not create a problem.

    I'm going to go through Tonga toast and Kona pressed coffee withdraws in the morning!
     
  13. LovinPooh

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    If this is all supposed to go down in april with gch i should be all set end of feb-1st week of march? Its my dream vacation and first time at poly. The pool i can deal with... i guess. But the gch being closed is my deal breaker. I cant wait to walk in there to check in. Plus i have three ohana adrs. It blows my mind that they would completely overhaul a resort like this in this magnitude at once...
    CR is sold out in the room disc for that time frame as well as gf. Ughh... i just want the poly anyways.
     
  14. hollygolitely93

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    We will be there week of 10/26. Our first time. We requested standard rooms in Tokelau. Sounds from last reports we should be okay. We will have two days of napping in the room (preschooler). If nyone thinks we should request a different longhouse we would be grateful for your opinion.

    What mattered to us...
    Proximity to GCH
    Not too too far from pool
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    Thanks!
     
  15. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    sorry if this has already been asked, didn't see a previous post on it....

    we are planning to meet up at the Poly during our Thanksgiving trip with a large group of friends and then watch Wishes from the beach...will this still be possible?

    TIA :)
     
  16. karriealex

    karriealex When I am at the Grand Floridian I am home

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    Are you eating there? They do periodically id check the beach and because it is a busy holiday they may but I would think if you had dinner there they probably wouldn't say anything. If you cant get into Ohana, Kona is a really good restaurant also.
     
  17. JandLsMom

    JandLsMom Earning My Ears

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    I would LOVE to see Tikiman post pictures of views from certain roooms that Poly guests send him during the next several months, along with the room location. Is there any way to do this, Steve? It would be so beneficial for those of us going to the Poly in the upcoming months, knowing how good / bad the views really are. Thanks in advance!
     
  18. karriealex

    karriealex When I am at the Grand Floridian I am home

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    I would bookmark his site and check periodically. He is really good about posting the pictures that he gets.
     
  19. grammaHBSR4

    grammaHBSR4 Earning My Ears

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    We are staying at Poly starting Oct 26 and are super excited! Haven't stayed there in years and my kids/grandkids never have. We have requested Fiji but someone mentioned Tokelau (sp?) has bigger rooms - is this true! Thanks so much - learning tons here!
     
  20. Nhebron

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    I am terribly disappointed about the Poly construction going on. No wonder it was so easy for me to get a standard room under the SPD deal. All of the standard rooms at CR were sold out. We are going to stick it out and try to make the best of it.

    I am still not clear whether the main pool will be completely closed in February. We are staying the week of Feb 9th. I guess it isn't a deal breaker though. I really want to stay close to MK. Contemporary standard rooms are sold out. GF is not an option (looks stuffy and I have a rowdy 3 year-old boy) and WL doesn't appeal to me. Guess I will suck it up!
     
  21. TJA

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    You can keep checking availability at CR -- as time goes on, people cancel and/or change resorts. I am going to still plan to stay at Poly in July no matter what. Well....I guess if it's a total destruction zone, then I'll hope for CR, just like you.
     

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