Staying at AKL, allowed to spend time at Poly?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Bookworm715, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Bookworm715

    Bookworm715 Earning My Ears

    Feb 4, 2011
    We are renting DVC points to stay at AKL. We are considering staying at the Polynesian for one night. It looks beautiful, and I'd like to experience it, but it's also more expensive and would require us to switch hotels, which would be slightly inconvenient.

    How much of Poly would we be allowed to experience as an AKL guest (renting DVC points)? Is it worth spending $200 extra just for a night at Poly? THe rooms don't really look like they'd make it worth it for us, but the grounds and the pool look pretty great...
  2. shaynar

    shaynar Mouseketeer

    Aug 16, 2010
    You can't use the pool, but you can eat at the restaurants and walk around the resort!!!
  3. NJRRK

    NJRRK DIS Veteran

    Jun 12, 2007
    You can take advantage of everything at the Poly with the exception of the pools and rooms (of course).
  4. Sue M

    Sue M DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Yes, as a non-resort guest pools are off limits, but you can walk around, eat at the restaurants, rent a boat at the marina, shop, I love looking at the Wayland Gallery.
  5. sndral

    sndral DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2008
    The benefit of the Poly is the monorail to MK and you can walk over to the Epcot monorail, hardly worth it for only one night.
    If you want to get a feel for the Poly w/out packing up and moving for only 1 night, make a reservation to eat at Ohana or Kona and arrive for dinner a bit early. You can monorail over from Epcot or MK, wander the grounds, go down to the beach and then enjoy dinner. The lobby is quite tropical w/ the water feature, but it's always busy as there are lots of casual visitors @ the Poly, and it's not nearly as grand as the lobby @ Jambo, IMO.
    Plus, there is a lot to do @ AKL, take that spare $2/300 and do the Wanyama safari/dinner, for example. You can enjoy the pools at Jambo and at Kidani. There's kid's activities, and I think a tour of the restaurants.

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