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No more hammocks at the Polynesian

Discussion in 'WDW Resort Hotels' started by captainkidd, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. captainkidd

    captainkidd Well-Known Member

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    Just found this out. Wow. A resort themed to the South Seas and Hawaii with no hammocks on the beach. That was one of my favorite things to do at the Polynesian. Lie between 2 palm trees on the beach. Why was it necessary to remove them?
     
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  2. Tuvalu

    Tuvalu Premium Member

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    The beach got much smaller when then the bungalows were added. Trees were removed. There are very few chairs on the beach now as well.
     
  3. captainkidd

    captainkidd Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I would love to see pictures of the former Tahiti beach. Unfortunately, we rented points and there is no availability at the Grand Floridian Villas. I'm almost considering a Bay Lake Tower studio.
     
  4. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Premium Member

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    What's the downside of BLT? We loved it there.
     
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  5. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    My favorite spot in all of WDW was the beach in front of Luau Cove. It's all very different now.

    GF's beach. No chairs, no swings, no hammocks.
    No better than Poly's.
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  6. captainkidd

    captainkidd Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Smallest studios of the monorail resorts.
    No theme.
    1 bathroom. Poly and GF have 2.
     
  7. Courtney6682

    Courtney6682 Well-Known Member

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    21stamps Well-Known Member

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  9. BoarderPhreak

    BoarderPhreak Well-Known Member

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    The "beaches" are wastelands these days. Between expansion and alligator threats on top of not being able to swim or wade... They've been reduced to just props or a background. It's sad.
     
  10. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    I'm ok with being at a beach where I can't swim.
    The fence is what it is, and that's not going away...Fine, But at least give us back the chairs, swings, and hammocks.
     
  11. The Empress Lilly

    The Empress Lilly Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this place has gone down the toilet. :(

    Here is what paradise used to look like:

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  12. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    That's the Poly that started my obsession. :(
    The swimming changed a long time ago though, nothing to do with alligators.
    I'm so glad that I was able to stay at Poly as well as visit River Country during my youth.

    I still love it now though...even with the changes.
     
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  13. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Its about damned time. Premium Member

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    Im so looking forward to my week in the toilet.
     
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  14. AJH219

    AJH219 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I was over at the Poly a few weeks ago for the first time in a hot minute and was shocked at how barren the beaches are. Sad indeed.
     
  15. DougK

    DougK Well-Known Member

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    Poly and GF do NOT have 2 bathrooms! Any hotel room with 1 toilet has 1 bathroom! Just because they have an extra shower does not mean they have an extra bathroom.
     
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  16. squidward

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    I'll take 2 showers and 2 sinks any day over 1 of each. Just means your family can get ready twice as fast.
     
  17. squidward

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    What I don't understand is why they took down so many trees and got rid of the swings and hammocks. The fence, I get it. Eh, what's the difference? In a decade there won't be any hotel rooms left. It'll all be DVC.
     
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  18. DougK

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    Obviously 2 showers and sinks are better than 1, who would argue with that? But it should not be called a second bathroom if it doesn't also have a second toilet.
     
  19. The Empress Lilly

    The Empress Lilly Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather have a second toilet.

    You can always go out without a shower for a few days, but without a toilet you have to open a window while any passers by must hope your room looks out over some bushes rather than a walking path.
     
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  20. jlsHouston

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    I have really mixed feelings over what has happened with the beaches. I get the ropes to limit access to the water and feel like it was actually too late coming. I don't get how the sandy beaches have turned into landscaping though rather than a place to relax. Obviously POLY expansion with the bungalows took alot away at that resort. My feeling is there's a pretty significant gator issue in the bodies of water at WDW still and making the beaches less hospitable and inviting play a big part in the changes.
     

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