For Marathon Weekend in January, I was all set to FINALLY stay at the Poly after dreaming about it for 40 years. Then Monday my wonderful (seriously, I love her) TA emailed me to let me know that they were going to be remaining closed on the hotel side to do those room renovations AND there were going to be things going on construction-wise at the Great Ceremonial House - this was prior to the monorail stop being closed announcement. She knows that this is a dream stay for me and wants it as close to perfect as possible when I do stay there. (Knowing that there is never anything ABSOLUTELY perfect.)
We discussed my options, and I’m now booked at BLT in a Standard View Studio (I’m good with that…not thrilled with the Lake Views). I’ve been watching videos and am trying to get excited about BLT, but I’m looking at other options. Contemporary (same location…not thrilled with the themeing) is also available, though really only Garden Wing is in my budget, and definitely not a fan of that wing.
My current plans (based on BLT) are Expo/MK, AK, Half/Epcot, AK, MK. AK is by far my favorite park. Epcot is my tradition after a race - and with all the construction going on there it definitely seems like I’ll only need that afternoon/evening. There are only really 4 things I’ll bother with at Studios - Tower, RnRC, MMRR, and Muppets - so it is hard to justify using a ticket for just that (unless I decide to do it on my departure day if the resort changes to a pondering).
Ideally they would open the Mara and/or Boma at AKL and I’d go back to Kidani (my original booking until I realized that Sanaa is the only in-resort option right now). But…no one knows if that’s going to happen.
Yacht Club Room
Riviera Studio (not Tower as those are gone)
*Con is I’m only planning essentially half a day at Epcot and could do Studios on Departure Day, but I’m not really that invested in even the 4 things I’d do.
Or Boulder Ridge, but honestly the Wilderness Lodge themeing is even less appealing to me than Contemporary or BLT).
Thoughts? Is BLT as good as the reviews on here make it?