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Posted: Jan. 17, 2004, 1:59 am Quote

Since my hubby would like to have more "free money", he does not want to spend that much on the hotel, but I REALLY would like to stay in the Polynesian, I was wondering if it would be nuts to change hotels.  We are going to go there for 7 days/6 nights in late September.

At first we decided we could stay at a moderate, but now I am wondering if it would be worth it to switch mid-stay from a value resort (Pop Century) to the Polynesian.

We are going with a 6 year old and a 1 year old so we will likely spend most of our stay at WDW at MK.  I was thinking that for the first part of our trip, we could stay in Pop Century and go to the other parks (so I won't hear my daughter whining about going back to MK), and then for the last part of the trip, stay at the Poly and go to MK.   :happydance:

Would that switching make us nuts?   :smart: Or is that a good compromise?   :idea:

And, if we do stay at the Poly, considering I will have a one year old (the less walking the better), would it be ideal to stay at Tahiti on the first floor in a lagoon view?

Thanks for your help!  Maybe if he stays at the Poly for part of the trip, he will become a convert!


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Posted: Jan. 17, 2004, 8:02 am Quote

I say go for it.A lot of people change in the middle of their stay.From what I understand they will transport you stuff for you,all you do is sign  out/in.Now I may be wrong on that.As for wanting a close room IMHO it seems to me(having stayed at both) that Rapa Nui is closer too the TTC.Going out the side door the path is like right there.It is also closer too the new bus stop.A nice garden view.Have a magical time.
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Posted: Jan. 17, 2004, 9:59 am Quote

I would like a good view of either the fireworks or water parade, too!   :love:  I was thinking of a lagoon view.

AND...I am not against going concierge.  I am considering getting an annual pass to get some good rates (if available at that time of year).  

So what longhouse would be close to the transportation and everything AND has great views?  Hawaii?  I need to read more about the concierge service!   :hungry:

If I am changing my rooms mid-trip, does that kind of preclude me from getting a package?  I am thinking against getting a package only because I won't know until the last minute if an AP would help, and I can't wait to book that long!


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Posted: Jan. 17, 2004, 10:52 am Quote

Here is a map too the Poly from Steve's site.You can get a pretty good idea where everything in located.The only thing that has changed is the bus stop is now located be the Neverland Club.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/poly.jpgge
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Posted: Jan. 17, 2004, 11:52 am Quote

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If I am changing my rooms mid-trip, does that kind of preclude me from getting a package?  I am thinking against getting a package only because I won't know until the last minute if an AP would help, and I can't wait to book that long!


Unless you really want the extras in the package ( which are not really a deal)  You can go cheaper just booking your rooms and buying your passes.... then if you want a character breakfast or whatever, just book it yourself.... The packages are convienient, but, they are not money savers....You want a private audience with Mickey?  Head to his tent at Toontown, he will greet you in his private dressing room... If your husband is all for saving money.... the package is not the way to go....


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Posted: Jan. 17, 2004, 12:05 pm Quote

No, not a nutty idea at all. I think staying at the Polynesian or another great Disney on-property hotel makes ALL the difference in one's vacation. At least it did for me. There was no comparison, for example, between my stay at Port Orleans or All Stars and my stay at Poly. Your husband's lucky---I'd have insisted the whole trip be at the Polynesian!

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Posted: Jan. 17, 2004, 1:01 pm Quote

Go for the POLY!!!  But, a word of warning, you will fall in love with the place!!  We always stayed at the Poly when our DDs were young.  Transportation is so much easier, and if you get a ground floor, lagoon view, DH and you can relax looking at the castle while the young ones sleep.  Romantic!  If you can save up and Poly all the way, go for it.  If money is a concern, then split between a low cost hotel and the Poly, but do the Poly last!!  Hope this helps!

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