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    Anyone went to the Polynesian lately?

    Hello fellow Disney lovers
    I hope you're all well and happy!

    I wanted to see if any of you stayed at the Polynesian recently and how is the site with the construction...

    I've heard they are remodeling quite a lot...
    I saw a rumor where they were talking about closing the big pool late summer. I did call the hotel to ask but they said that so far the pool was not schedule to close during that time.

    I'm thinking about going back in September and it's my favorite hotel.

    So any info you might have would be great...

    Also if you do love the Poly, but couldn't stay there...which other resort would you pick and why?

    Thank you so much for any info you might share!

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    Re: Anyone went to the Polynesian lately?

    I was there a couple times last week. All I can say is don't do it if you are not confortable with lodging in a hotel full of construction on all sides, indoors and out and the noise that goes with it. Ugly doesn't cover it. I have a few photo's of the new dock and DVC units they are building on the dock. Upside they finished the new pier at the TTC so you don't have that mind bending pounding any longer.




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    Re: Anyone went to the Polynesian lately?

    Hi HauntedGabe!
    Thank you so much and thank you for taking the time to post pics too.

    I think I could deal with constructions as long as the volcano pool was still open...I love that pool...

    I won't book my trip until August so hopefully I'll have a better idea of what's going on...

    The monorail connects only The Poly, GF and Contemporary right? All the other hotels have buses right?

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    The Volcano Pool is slated to close in August of 2014 for an extensive period and not reopening until 2015, no date, month or what form it will return as. Disney has put off scheduled rehabs so you could gamble. They put off the closing of Cooks for a few weeks, I did get to go at the beginning of my trip.


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    Cooks has already closed for an extensive period also but a temporary location is open for Cooks.
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    The Great Cermonial House will go under construction too, the grand waterfall in the lobby is a goner, it was suppose to be gone already however they drained it and refilled it so maybe they were waiting for Easter to be over. It will not be returning.



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    The pier DVC's will be blocking a good chunk of the longhouse resort room views of the themepark view rooms and they are not being offered any longer save a few as that view. Some beach still has some views. Instead you get a look at this, the rooms that will be six car payments for me a night...
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    The torch lighting ceremony has been discontinued, don't know if it will return.

    There is also major construction happening parking lot side of the Poly from TTC Monorail almost to the Monorail stop at the Poly. That is a huge walled off area with heavy machinery. (have photo's but my uploaded photo's are not cooperating at the moment.)
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    Re: Anyone went to the Polynesian lately?

    Wow thank you SO much!!! It surely sounds like it's a big construction site...*sigh*

    I might have to take in consideration another hotel.
    Just not sure which one...
    But thanks again so much!!!
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