I am mixed in the Poly. I had always wanted to stay there…I remember being 3 yrs old and telling my mom I wanted to stay there. As an adult I had really only been able to afford an occasional stay at the AKL or the moderates. Finally, at age 36, I broke down and did it. We went last August. There were pros/cons…like any place else. I think I such high expectations that maybe that is why I was a little disappointed.
The room size was fantastic. Especially since we invited my parents to stay with us. There was more than enough room for 4 adults and my 6 yr old son. The daybed was very comfortable and a good size for my son. The beds and pillows were very comfortable as well. The water pressure in the bathroom was not very good and the counter space was not adequate for 4 adults. We made due and did not make a big deal out of either. The grounds were very relaxing and it was fun to see the water parade at night. Being on the monorail system was great! My son made us ride the monorail just for fun about 4 times. The weekend we were there was very rainy. No fault of disney’s obviously. We still ventured out to the pool, as did alot of people. However, the pool was FREEZING! My son’s lips honestly turned purple. You would think for the $300 plus a night people pay they would heat the pool. The quick counter service was disappointing as well. They offered the same food whether it was lunch or dinner…they did not have juice boxes readily available. If you did not know to ask you would think they did not have them. They were not in the open fridge where you could take them at your leisure. You could not customize any foods to our knowledge. Again, for $300 plus a night I expected more. You get more customized service and attention at the French Quarter for alot less per night. The restaurants at the resort were very good…so maybe they intentionally slack off at the counter service to get guests to the pricier restaurants.
The resort was very nice but do I think it is worth the extra $$$ overall?? My opinion is no. I think it is over-rated and overpriced. It was nice to stay there once but do not really have a desire to go back. I would much rather try the Beach Club.