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Old 05-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Official Poly construction update thread **updated pg 111***

With the impending construction planned for the Poly I wanted to have one place where we can see plans, dates, photos pertaining to the construction. I know there is a Poly thread but I thought this would warrent its own thread.
So far I have seen that the plan is for

2 new buildings that will be dvc
current Tahiti will become dvc
20 new bungalows out over the water by the tahiti building
redo of GCH

rumored to start end of this year 2013 with no estimated completion date yet.

Has anyone seen more info than this? Is this correct?
How does everyone feel about booking at the Poly during the next few years during construction?

INDEX OF SOME HIGHLIGHTS

Maps of proposed construction/permits.... pg 6 and 21

Letters/calls to guests about construction noise etc starting Sept 2013 (discussion starts about ).....PG 23

Photos from Hawaii TPV Aug 2013(pre construction)..... Pg 27 post #339

Neverland club to close Jan 2014 for rehab

Permit for GCH rehab...... pg 35 post # 511

Construction begins 9/16/2013 First Photos..... PG 42 post#618

Early Oct 2013 Large fences go up around Tahiti

VIDEO AND PICTURES OF WORK STARING AT SUNSET POINT AREA 10/21/2013..... Pg 65 post# 964 and 965

VIDEO OF SUNSET POINT WITH GOOD AUDIO OF CONSTRUCTION NOISE..PICS ALSO 10/29/2013..... PG 68 PICs Post# 1015 ....VIDEO Post #1020

[B]VIDEO OF SUSET POINT/CONSTRUCTION.....11/02/2013.. PICS FROM TOKELAU AND BEACH AREA..... (VIDEO)..PG 71 post#1063[/B]..(PICS)..PG 71 post# 1055

VIDEO OF CAPTAIN COOKS AFTER REFURB....8/14/2014.............PG 111, POST#1660
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:55 AM   #2
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Well I have nothing to add, anyone else hear anything? I am most interested in hearing the time frame for specific construction, ie; the pool will be down for dates ......, that type of info. depending on what is going on during our planned trip we might switch resorts for this next trip.
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I have nothing to contribute, sorry! But, I will happily follow the thread as it is between Poly and CR for next years trip, and the only thing stopping me from Poly is the threat of construction.
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That's all I've heard as well. I'd like to know which phases they are doing when. We're planning to go to Disney again in Feb and we love the Polynesian, but will probably avoid it if they are doing construction anywhere around Tahiti.
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I have nothing to contribute, sorry! But, I will happily follow the thread as it is between Poly and CR for next years trip, and the only thing stopping me from Poly is the threat of construction.
You sound just like me. I really want to stay at the Poly but I'm pretty sure we will end up at CR. I'm just waiting to see when Disney officially announces what they are going to do.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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I just booked a client for mid November and was told that there will be construction. CM has no specific info other than to say some buildings will be under refurb.
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I have nothing to contribute, sorry! But, I will happily follow the thread as it is between Poly and CR for next years trip, and the only thing stopping me from Poly is the threat of construction.
Us too. Right now in between cr and gf as back up.
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I'm in the same boat for November. I'm worried about the pool being closed. I know that some have said not until Jan, but with 2 kids that would be a pain! I'm starting to lean towards BC (stayed there in August) but we'll see!
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I'd be interested to hear any updates as well. We're planning a trip for January and right now we're leaning toward WL, but I'm considering Poly as an option as well. I wouldn't mind so much if some longhouses we're going through refurb, but I would be annoyed by full blown construction going on at the resort. Also, we don't plan to use the pool in January, but I don't want to walk by a "construction zone" every time we pass the pool area. Last year, we visited Yellowstone and the lodge we were staying at was undergoing construction on the main building and parking lot. It really took away from the ambience of the resort and we were wishing we had stayed somewhere else. DH and I swore after that trip we'd never stay anywhere that was undergoing construction again! I guess if we don't have more specific information in the near future about what is happening when, then we'll stick with WL.
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I just booked a client for mid November and was told that there will be construction. CM has no specific info other than to say some buildings will be under refurb.
Hmmm, why so vague? It is not fair to customers not to disclose what will be happening.
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We are planning on staying at the Poly in June 2014. I'm now worried that we will be having construction while we are there :-/ any chance they might be done by then? Or is that wishful thinking on my part?
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Hmmm, why so vague? It is not fair to customers not to disclose what will be happening.
Mrs D I did not mean to imply that you were vague, I meant Disney
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We are planning on staying at the Poly in June 2014. I'm now worried that we will be having construction while we are there :-/ any chance they might be done by then? Or is that wishful thinking on my part?
Thats the million dollar question. All that is known now is unofficial. Check out tikimans web page for the full rumor info. I am planning to have a back up resort just in case....
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:00 AM   #15
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Definitely subscribing to this thread. The construction schedule will determine whether I stay here next Spring. I REALLY wanted to splurge and try Poly CL, but no way will I spend all that money if the Lobby and/or Pool is under construction. I really wish Disney would be more forthcoming as to their construction dates.
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