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Disney is going to scale back the Polynesian DVC plans in a big way.

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by tikiman, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. tikiman

    tikiman Well-Known Member

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    I hear that the plans for the DVC at the Polynesian is still to start this year and finish by 2015 or 2016 but they are not going to do as much as was in the original design. Also major changes to the GCH and addition of Trader Sams. I hope to have more I can share soon.
     
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    twebber55 Well-Known Member

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    thanks...as a dvc member i am curious what happens here
     
  3. Horizons78

    Horizons78 Grade "A" Funny... Premium Member

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    I would love to see them keep the atrium at GCH.

    Hoping the change to Trader Sam's isn't a deletion.
     
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  4. tikiman

    tikiman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    The water feature will be gone. Not sure if Trader Sam's will go in at the GCH or if they were smart they would put it in its own stand alone building near the beach over at Luau Cove with a nice outdoor deck to watch the lagoon.
     
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  5. Horizons78

    Horizons78 Grade "A" Funny... Premium Member

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    Rats. So much for ambience. The water feature and the atrium are a big part of that resort for me personally.

    Exterior on the beach would be amazing for sure.
     
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  6. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Thanks for the update - will be interesting to see what is done.
     
  7. Disney Dawg Fan

    Disney Dawg Fan Well-Known Member

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    That's really disappointing. I don't spend much time admiring it, but knowing it's not there will be a big blow to the resorts identity and nostalgia imo.
     
  8. MKtacosRthebest

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    Are there any plans floating around that can be posted around the original design? I'm a DVC member and the Polynesian is my favorite resort.
     
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    thehowiet Premium Member

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    That's definitely a bummer. I just stayed at the Poly last month for 6 nights. After what you've been posting with regard to the fate of the water feature, I made a point to just chill in the GCH one evening with my wife to enjoy a cocktail and the atmosphere. It will definitely be missed.

    Even though we experienced some issues on our recent stay, it was still enjoyable and Brian Vucinich in guest services went out of his way to make things right.

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop @tikiman.
     
  10. Epicpilot

    Epicpilot Active Member

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    Wow, that a big disappointment. As for the scale back, is there any info on how much are they scaling back?
     
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    What about the new pool and lazy river you hinted at? Any thoughts there?
     
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  12. tikiman

    tikiman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Im still trying to find out more details. Not sure how it will affect those plans yet. At this point I would not be surprised if they place a doughboy in the ground and called it a waterpark.
     
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    sublimesting Well-Known Member

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    Oh, well that's for the best. People seem to like generic. You know what would be great instead of that fountain? Tile.
     
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    DznyGrlSD Well-Known Member

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    ugh...more DVC...whooptie-doo :rolleyes:
     
  15. Dave Disney

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    Losing the water feature is devastating. The Poly is my favorite resort and I've never even stayed there. The lobby is one my favorite places in wdw period and I feel like they're taking away a big part of the Poly's magic!
     
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    I can just picture the meeting where someone suggested that. Minus the sarcasm.
     
  17. sublimesting

    sublimesting Well-Known Member

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    Everything you said is true for me as well. This saddens me a great deal and without the fountain I don't think I'll ever stay at the Poly.
     
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    Tile, eh Dan. We'll I think I can top that. What say you to a planter? One of those nice clay numbers where cactuses can grow out of the sides?

    I like your thinking, Bob! Team! Bob is an innovator I think we have senior managaement material on our hands here.
     
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    I thought Trader Sams was part of the Disney Springs plan.
     
  20. tikiman

    tikiman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yeah so did I but the information I just go said it is going in at the Polynesian which to me makes more sense.
     
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