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Nanea Volcano feature pool at Disney's Polynesian Resort closing in August for extended refurb

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. wdwmagic

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  2. Soarin' Over Pgh

    Soarin' Over Pgh Well-Known Member

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    Ok. So no Captn' Cooks, refurbs going on in lobby, no Wyland Galleries. Limited space on beaches due to construction. Now pool closing. Monorails I'm assuming will be up to normal schedule by then...

    I'm sure they're charging the same rates, while ALL of this is going on. And people are really paying it?

    Mind. Blown.
     
  3. ford91exploder

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    #FAIL - Just close it so guests get the full experience they are PAYING for
     
  4. Rinx

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    Makes total sense....:banghead:
     
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    It actually does make sense. If they have to refurb the pool might as well do it when the whole hotel is a construction site.
     
  6. rnese

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    I originally booked the Poly for my trip this June. Saw everything going on and decided to postpone the Poly stay until 2016. Just wouldn't feel like the Poly with all of that construction. Plus, paying Deluxe Resort $$$ for the wonderful view of cranes, construction fences, cones, piles of dirt and gravel........no thanks.
     
  7. Soarin' Over Pgh

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    And drop the price down to one you'd expect from an entire resort under construction instead of the price of a four diamond resort.

    That's where my beef is...people are paying $400+ a night and most features of the resort are under construction.

    It's simply robbery.
     
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    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon Premium Member

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    Omni hotels are great - but for a more direct comparison

    http://www.thehiltonorlando.com $424 night for a 1300 sq ft suite and a FULL breakfast THIS is why I feel Disney has priced themselves out of the market at WDW.
     
  10. Soarin' Over Pgh

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    Zing! Thank you. And I agree.

    You sir, are getting 'followed'.
     
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  11. Worldlover71

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    "Closing in August 2014, reopening sometime in 2015"

    This refurb will probably take more time than it did to build the original pool. I just can't understand why it take so long to build things now a days.
     
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    I looked today for booking Poly for May Or June. Not available. Is it booked or closing for the summer?
     
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    If what I understand is correct, there is some major work to be done regarding the pool. The addition of a hot tub, kids play area and enclosing the pool area being just a few of the things.
     
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    All of the buildings would have to burn to the ground before disney closed the resort for any stretch of time and even still, they'd probably turn it into a temp camp ground with the same price and tents.
     
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    It actually was heavily rumored at one point that the entire resort would have to be closed and entirely rebuilt from the ground up.
     
  16. Soarin' Over Pgh

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    Really? I've never heard that. Interesting.
     
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    It's sad to think of the Polynesian in this state, its limping along. But change doesn't always have to be bad.

    I feel bad for those that call Poly their home. It's getting massacred for a DVC addition. I'd feel so bad if they changed the soul of my Resort, Yacht Club, like they are for the Poly.
     
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    Poly is getting a de-furb, Lobby is being trashed with removal of water feature and rebuilt like the cheap-a-- BLT lobby. Volcano going buh-bye. It will be a resort named after the Poly but it will not BE the Poly any longer.
     
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    While that would go over poorly with all that love the Poly, I have no doubt that it was truly considered and pitched at one time.
     
  20. StarWarsGirl95

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    Just for the heck of it I took a look at the room rates. They do dip down in August (and I checked it against other times previously, including slow times). They don't dip as much as they should, but they aren't charging as much, as well they shouldn't.
     

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