The $300 will pay for itself in easier access to EP and MK if you plan on going to those parks.
Really only one full park day, right before cruise but mk and EP would be the ones.
CSR save the money for souvenirs or shore excursions
If you plan on staying the whole 2 days in the parks, then CSR. If you plan on spending more time at resort, then Poly.
Arrive around 6 pm on Friday parks sat then head to port sunday
You'll be able to take water launch or monorail to MK on Sat., then quickly back to Poly via boat (my choice,) then rest/pool for a few hours, then walk over to TTC for direct monorail to EP, then back. Or vice versa. You could avoid busses altogether.
You are making a good case @meet
You would definitely be in the bubble for a day...
I do love CSR but if you can afford the diff in price I'd pick Poly for 2 days. Just for the location and convenience of the monorail.
$300 for that amount of time, I wouldn't do it.
Poly is great. I'd definitely pick Poly.
I'm with @miss. $300.00 for a day and half in the parks? I'd put that money in my pocket for something else. What a wonderful problem though :-)
Well I'm booked at CSR and always wanted to try poly. Good price in orbitz.
$300 is a nice spa experience on board the ship (just sayin)
I know but.....
they also have some nice jewelry too. :)
I confess I'm an "experience" person more than a souvie person. I love the nice hotels. I'm definitely not a shopper. It comes down to your personality.
...and Dole Whips, Tonga Toast & Kona coffee...
Will you have a car? If so, keep CSR...even with MK travel by bus the car negates a lot of the travel advantage. If not...I would shell out.
...and swimming with Cinderella Castle as your backdrop behind the volcano of Neverland...
...and taking the water launch across Seven Seas Lagoon...it's dreamy.
For $300 I'd go with Poly
...Electrical Water Pageant and Wishes from the beach...
Staying at the Poly would make it easier to rope drop Trader Sam's if that interests you. :-)
Going again in oct maybe a deal will be out then for poly.
Here's a question - do you normally stay at Poly? Especially if not, and you can swing the $300, I say do it now. YOLO! ;)
Never stayed there.
For 300 bucks I'd go to V&A (ignore tax and tip), or save it for the cruise. You could get taxis each way and still have $ leftover for an excursion or specialty dining
Poly it is!
Do you see yourself spending a significant amount of time in your room during those 2 days? If it is going to mostly be a place for sleeping, spend the money elsewhere
I really should save the $ for Mnsshp tix. Even though would love poly, should save it for a longer stay.
I'd save the money....you could even use it as down payment for a future cruise :)
If it's $300 more than CSR then you're spending at least $500. For only 2 nights. That seems like a huge amount and I wouldn't be able to justify it
Is stay at CSR - $150 extra a night is not worth it to me to stay at the Poly.
I agree with others: save the $!! CSR is beautiful. If concerned re: transport, take a cab to CR for $20 or less then walk to MK, monorail to EP then cab to CSR if so inclined. You'll still be up $260.
Ill stick with CSR. Poly will be there for another time.
Stay at CSR
Sweet. I feel like I was on the winning team
And guess who got a PIN CODE today???? May be able to stay at Poly now for Oct trip which is 3 nights for MNSSHP and F&W!!!!!!
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That's great @jennie!
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3 nights 1197 standard view. Is that good?
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Yowzaa! Even at a deal to rich for my blood. But I've never priced Deluxe so I'm ignorant.
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@brer renting points at deluxes has spoiled me.
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@jennie..did you check out magical vacations travel? They have agency exclusive deals. You can fill out a form on their website or I can give you Kristen, the girl I used to book my YC stay over thanksgiving. I rented points of course through judy
..for most of my trip at AKL but I wanted to add a few days so my boys could swim at SAB and BCV was booked solid. I know when I inquired about poly for thanksgiving night it was like $306/night with tax
Does WCC do the fun antics during bfast & lunch also?? Planning for my ADR day in case I can't get Ohana for bast on mvmcp day... (Although it's truly the OnLY must do for ds 8). He loves it sooooo much there - crossing fingers for an opening 11/29 am!
We went at lunch and they tried to do the antics but not many people participated. It was pretty empty at the time though.
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They've done some funny things when we've had breakfast there. My DD had her hair up in a ponytail one time and she left with about 15 straws decorating it thanks to the comic waitress we had! Ask at the hostess stand for a fun server!
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Good tip to ask- if we go I will be sure to try that :)
When I make ADRs in 2 days- Am I able do reservations for 2 different restaurants for dinner on the same pm... Or am I restricted to just 1 a day? (Just Not sure which park we will be in yet). Thanks!!
I have done this. I had to call. DH and I were having dinner at CG while our kids and MIL had dinner at CM.
For planning purposes, just make one an early dinner, one late dinner. As long as there is an hour between start times and it should work.
Yes, they need to be at least 1 hour apart. I have several that way.
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Is DD definitely a no-go in the next week or two via resort bus from WL late morning/early afternoon hours due to construction? Not going to MK till 5 or 6 one day and was going to maybe have lunch and shop a bit, but not if it's a huge hassle.
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Rules for baby food through airport security? DH has 4 ounce pouches for DS.
Ultimately up to airport security, but from what I've read, you should be fine with that.
Check tsa.gov to be sure but I think sealed baby food is ok.
I've never heard anyone have issues with baby food. And I have a lot of friends who travel with little ones. They always tell me baby food is fine.
party of 5
To clarify I have traveled a lot with little ones and been told it's fine. I also have a lot of friends who have reported the same. TSA did confiscate my jar of PB once though :( I hadn't read about that rule before.
party of 5
IIRC the TSA rules allow four-ounce containers of sunscreen, toothpaste, shampoo, etc., so baby food would undoubtedly qualify.
No problem as long as the baby is with you. (For example, traveling with pumped breast milk without the baby can get difficult; with the baby no problem)
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I thought the rules for baby food were...nobody talks about baby food.
Sorry meant almost everything else. Meds, breast milk (and maybe formula?) fall into the "reasonable quantities" category.
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Any baby food pouches I had over 3.2 oz were checked by the airport bomb squad and cleared. So ok to take but required extra time because there's maybe one guy they had to call over to do the extra screening.
I will say we love both however BB is much better IMO. BB has much better kids section--by far, better family raft ride,and we just love the vibe there. TL is awesome but the wave pool is very intense however BB wave pool is tame almost too tame
However TL wave pool has ripped by bathing suit top off in a matter of seconds-I was flung around like a rag doll. I can see teens liking that pool better but for smaller kids, it can be dangerous
Blizzard Beach for us - love the ski lift to get us to the top :)
How old are your children?
Love them both for different reasons. Theming and layout, pool, Crusher Gusher at TL. Bigger kids' area, big family raft ride, runoff Rapids at BB.
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Our fav overall is TL. On Mon, we were at TL then at BB today. We have 1 more water park day...DS11 & 13 voted for TL on Sat. The TL wave pool won the day. Today, at RD, it took 45 mins total to ride ski lift to top & to ride Summit Plummet. But hey...
More thoughts while both are fresh on my cranium...BB waves are tamer but they allow inner tubes in that pool...TL does not allow inner tubes in the wave pool....
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Family tube ride at BB is better in our opinion...and we enjoy the toboggan racers at BB. TL's wave pool is awesome...TL's Crushin' Gusher is GREAT as is swimming with/over the sharks. Just for what it is worth.