With the details coming out now about the MVT Labor Day deal, it’s getting clearer to me that we won’t be staying at the Polynesian for our whole trip this August. We usually stay for 8 nights or so, and with that deal and discounted tickets, we could afford it. We went three years in a row doing this, and took this last August off with the intention of returning again this year. But, there was a big jump in price for the Poly on the deal, and honestly I think I could feel it coming, because I’d already started investigating alternatives. So here’s the options:
Still go in early/mid August. Stay off property for a week at a time share through RCI, which would be free (family offered). Stay on property after that for two or three nights, hopefully near the Magic Kingdom.
Go at Easter this year (arriving on property Good Friday and staying seven nights). Stay at a moderate, probably POFQ. Hope to get some good rides in before lunch and relax the rest of the day. Return at night for a couple more rides/shows.
Points to ponder:
More time in August
Less people (I’d imagine…) in August
Less heat at Easter
DS7’s birthday Easter week (we’ve never been on a birthday before, our three August trips have been our only Disney trips)
Getting dining reservations this close to Easter (yeah, I know it’s not CLOSE, but I’m a 180-days-out kind of person) (reservation finder would be a help)
We started with a deluxe and now I’m realizing why that was a bad idea…we consider the Poly our home and this trip will be a bit of an adjustment, whenever we take it.
Anything I’m not thinking of? Is it really THAT bad at Easter?