This is truly painful!

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Marjx3, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. ixmnrs

    ixmnrs Mouseketeer

    May 6, 2007
    I think the OP just wants to vent their frustration as opposed to asking for any advice! :confused3

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    Go often awry"
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  3. davedmaine

    davedmaine DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2011
    I wish I had your problems..
  4. wdw71

    wdw71 DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2007
    This is why we do not take trips with anyone else but our immediate family. If your family cancelled your ressie that is just plain rude but when you chose to travel with others you have to be willing to make concessions.
    Plus the price of Poly versus the price of POR is a huge difference. Maybe others can not afford it or are like us and think the money is better spent on meals and in the parks.
    As a person who has stayed at POR I think you will love it. It is IMO much prettier than the Poly which I have visited many times over the years but we have never stayed there. I've been to Hawaii several times and Poly just doesn't do anything for me for the price you pay.
    If you can get past not having Ohana or Kona I think you will enjoy POR.
  5. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 1999
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    If this is a trip of a lifetime, then stay where you want. But if you will be back again, go with the flow and stay at POR and enjoy the time with your family. Sometimes you have to compromise.
  6. danceintherain

    danceintherain DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2007
    That sucks, but why not just keep their part of the package reservation at the Poly and hold on to the tickets for a later trip?

    When dealing with compromise, you always have to decide where you'll draw the line. If you think staying at POR with the rest of the family at a lesser cost will ruin your vacation, then maybe that's ok, but you won't get to go on the vacation with your family. Maybe that's the don't really want to go with them.

    Personally, I would go and stay at a less expensive hotel rather than skip it altogether, but I've never been able to justify staying at the Poly to begin with.
  7. disneymagicgirl

    disneymagicgirl Been there, Done that, Going back!

    Dec 13, 2005
    I would stay where I wanted and meet up for dinner and park time.
  8. Marjx3

    Marjx3 Earning My Ears

    Jul 17, 2010
    All is well again...Talked to guest services and they were able to recover our reservation and drop the tickets. We did book last November (2012) for June of 2013, not for this coming November. We have five in our family DH, Myself, DD14, DD12, DD 8 and had tentatively scheduled this trip two years prior. The rest of the family just kind of jumped on board and informed us they were going to come with us. We saved for two years to stay at the Poly again because the resort holds something special near and dear to our hearts that has a long story attached to it with a lot of Pixie dust and magic that helped heal our hearts after the loss of one of our children, but we just couldn't pay the extra beyond the GV. Yes, it is incredible we can afford this but it was planned and we saved and saved to honor a memory that is dear to us. Staying POR wasn't so much an issue of Mod vs. Deluxe as it is something completely different I didn't communicate. We love Disney and all it has given us through the years and yes the experience would be great no matter what... But, we wanted to go back to the Poly because it is a part of the experience beyond the parks themselves. For us it is part of the magic. Disney as always came through for us. It was upsetting because I felt we had lost something bigger than a hotel room, what was truly painful was the missed opportunity for us to honor a celebration of life no matter how short lived it may have been and immerse ourselves in the joy and magic that fills our hearts when we are there. Thank you Disney for understanding and your dilligent efforts to help us resolve such a petty issue as a GV room at a deluxe resort.
  9. DisneyDiana

    DisneyDiana DIS Veteran

    Jul 8, 2005
    I am so happy that it all worked out for you. It is hard for everyone to understand hidden feelings or meaning behind people's reactions to events or situations on a board such as this. Another board I frequent had an interesting thing happen where someone posted a very sarcastic comment to a question asked by a new poster. After thought, the sarcastic poster realized it was just a reaction due to the loss of his 7 year old son on the way home from a trip to a park. He wrote an apology post that was very moving. I hope your trip is exactly what you need and hope for.
  10. mmmears

    mmmears DIS Veteran

    Nov 30, 2005
    I'm glad you got your reservation back -- hopefully you can find a way to blend your immediate family's need for a special time at WDW and your extended family's desire to join you. :goodvibes
  11. toodycat

    toodycat DIS Veteran

    May 4, 2008
    So glad this came to a positive conclusion for you all. Have a wonderful trip!
  12. Robbi

    Robbi DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
    Happy it worked out for you and your family.

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