Polynesian or Yacht Club ...Which one?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by gg060571, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. senadler

    senadler DIS Veteran

    Nov 10, 2010
    I have not stayed at the YC, but we have stayed many times at both the Poly and the BC. While we love the YC/BC pool, it is a really big area. It works out great when we are traveling with a large group, and the kids can stay together, but with just you and your son, I would choose the Poly. It has a great pool area, and since it is smaller, the kids always find others to play with so you can relax and still keep an eye on him. I would also mention that even though my son is a pretty strong swimmer, the lazy river at the YC is very deep (maybe 7 or 8 feet) and makes me nervous if he is on his own.

    That said, I would pick the Poly over anywhere else just for the location and grounds. I love the relaxed feel of the resort as well as the prime location on the monorail.
  2. mickey2minnie1

    mickey2minnie1 DIS Veteran

    May 26, 2007
    Poly for sure! Relaxing, great food, and to see the castle is just magical!
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  4. VAfamily1998

    VAfamily1998 DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2008
    I have stayed at both and prefer Yacht club--BUT my family members are all huge fans of Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Since your son is a big MK fan, Poly would have the advantage for your family.
    Also, in my experience when I've been booking resorts, the poly has been much more expensive than yacht club. It sounds like you are getting a great deal (or maybe I just get bad ones? ;) ) so it would be worth taking advantage of!
  5. gg060571

    gg060571 Earning My Ears

    Apr 7, 2008
    Yes - The total cost for the stay is only $62 difference, I am getting a GREAT deal and for that reason as well as location I did decided on the Poly. I am sooo excited and I haven't decided yet to tell my son or just surprise him when we get there. :teeth:
  6. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    You will love the Poly! Enjoy the planning, have a great trip :wizard:.
  7. Sepo

    Sepo 11-3-2016 12:47 a.m.

    Apr 30, 2014
    We've done both, twice.

    Imho, if you've never been to either yet, then choose the Poly. Also, I actually like being toward the east of the resort closer to the 3 min walk to the TTC. It's like having a personal monorail direct to MK or Epcot.
  8. allsaintsatx

    allsaintsatx I Miss The Goats

    Jul 20, 2013
    A little late, but just had to give some love to the Poly pool. It's my DS12's favorite pool ever, and if it were up to him he would stay there all day every day!

    Enjoy your trip! Have fun at the Poly!!
  9. hmcater

    hmcater Mouseketeer

    Jul 13, 2014
    I've never stayed at the YC, so I can't speak for that, but we LOVE the Poly. It's very welcoming and cozy. We love having Dole Whips on hand whenever we want one. It's also great that if you don't want to be at MK for the fireworks show and beating the crowds, you can watch it right from the beach or the pool at the Poly. Also Ohana is our favorite restaurant to either breakfast w/Lilo and Stitch or for dinner.
  10. CoreyDisneyDad

    CoreyDisneyDad Earning My Ears

    Oct 27, 2015
    I have an 11 year old boy and we chose YC over any of the monorail resorts for one reason- the pool! We plan on spending a lot of resort/pool time so the pool is a deal maker!

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