Poly Bus Transport ?

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Poly Bus Transport ?

So life has been hectic and crazy and I haven't been around, but still planning a couple of trips mickey For our big family trip I decided to try a TA. I found one that can get me an incredible deal for the Poly. We have never stayed Deluxe so even though it is a great deal, the cost makes my budget conscious self nervous. Anyway, for those that have stayed there, please talk to me about the bus situation. I have read that it is not ideal. That they are way overcrowded because they share with the GF and the Contemporary. Do they always share? Since we are going in July, I was hoping maybe they didn't since it will be Summer and busy.
Also, is it worth the cost or would another Deluxe be better? It will me ,DH, DS and DIL, and maybe my daughter (25). We really like POR, and POFQ. DIL has never been and said she thinks POP looks like fun gaah Can't decide!!!!

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Not sure about the buses. But please don't forget that you have the monorail to get you to the Epcot area beyond the buses.

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Even though I haven't stayed there for a very long time, the Polynesian is probably my favorite resort. Even when I don't stay there, I spend as much possible time as I can there on every trip. My advice is that if you can stay there, you should, it's truly transporting. The pool is awesome, the restaurants are awesome, it's right on the monorail/boat giving you easy access to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, as well as the Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, and Fort Wilderness. Yes - you'll have to take a bus to get to Disney Springs, DHS, and DAK. Yes - they will probably be crowded. But honestly, it's July in Walt Disney World - it's all crowded. You could always take the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom and transfer to a direct bus from there if you wanted to get creative with it.

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As much as we stay at the Poly, Scrappy has only been on a bus once and me never. It's a beautiful Resort and everyone should stay there once, but some people do not take a liking to it, or at least they say they don't. The main pool has been redone, the quiet pool is in the process of being refurbed.

The new lobby in the Great Ceremonial House and the rooms have all been refurbed. you can walk to the Grand Floridian, The Ticket and Transportation Center, take the Monorail to the Grand Floridian, MK, Contemporary and Bay Lake. You can get to EPCOT and then walk through EPCOT and take the boat to HS. So the only place you would really need to take a bus to is Disney Springs and AK.

The Poly is truly enchanting!

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MrHub wrote:
As much as we stay at the Poly, Scrappy has only been on a bus once and me never. It's a beautiful Resort and everyone should stay there once, but some people do not take a liking to it, or at least they say they don't. The main pool has been redone, the quiet pool is in the process of being refurbed.

The new lobby in the Great Ceremonial House and the rooms have all been refurbed. you can walk to the Grand Floridian, The Ticket and Transportation Center, take the Monorail to the Grand Floridian, MK, Contemporary and Bay Lake. You can get to EPCOT and then walk through EPCOT and take the boat to HS. So the only place you would really need to take a bus to is Disney Springs and AK.

The Poly is truly enchanting!

This exactly.

We have taken the bus to Disney Springs and AK from the Poly and it wasn't too bad. We prefer either the MK or the Epcot resorts because you have other transportation options, as we do get sick of the bus very quickly! wink

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We've never stayed at the Poly, but we do visit frequently because we love 'Ohana and we enjoy watching Wishes from the Beach. We've tried to catch various buses from the Poly (usually our destination is Disney Springs so we can transfer to our resort bus) late in the evening and I can't recall a single time when we haven't just given up and taken the monorail to MK to transfer from there. To be fair, I think we've only ever attempted to catch a bus maybe 3 times.

Bus transportation at Disney in general is my least favorite part of the trip, so lately we've been renting a car. I'm not terribly patient and once I realized how much more I could see and do in a day with a car at my disposal, I was hooked!

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I booked the Poly and I am really excited! Can't wait to be on the monorail loop and just steps away from a Lapu Lapu. I have booked Ohana for our first night's dinner. Now have to decide which area I want to a make a room request for. Thank you all for your thoughts! awesome