We had an amazing family trip to WDW in 2019, had “the perfect trip” all planned for the first week of May in 2020, that didn’t happen, and now I’m planning a trip for May 2022 - it all depends on our group being vaccinated, but that is my target date.
I have had about 1,000 different plans for this trip. It was originally just my family of 4, but then I decided I wanted to take my sister and my young nephews. COVID made me realize there is no sense in delaying things you really want to do, you never know what’s around the corner - do the things that make you happy.
So now I’m planning a trip for 9!
Our first visit we stayed at Wilderness Lodge, and our second trip was supposed to be at the Boardwalk. I originally planned to rent DVC points for the 2022 trip, but with all of the uncertainty with COVID, I didn’t want to risk having my money tied up in credits if we ended up needing to cancel or reschedule. Then I started planning a split stay at the Contemporary (I like the location) and then BWI.
I have never considered the Poly, because the photos on Disney’s website made it look like a drab, brown 70’s resort, and @mousematt 's review of his stay there a few years ago did not help to change my impression.
Last night I was busily researching dinner at Ohana (because what else can you do when you have 483 days left) and came across some reviews of the Poly and reports of renovations and that there will be a Moana theme incorporated. The updated room photos on the Disney website are so beautiful. DD 7’s first Disney movie was Moana, the whole family are fans and now I feel like I need to stay at the Poly. I’m crazy excited to see pictures and read reviews when renovations are done. I just wanted to share with people who would “get it”.
Here’s a fun picture of DD7 and DH as Moana and Maui for Halloween 3 years ago.