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Old 08-09-2018, 07:24 PM   #1
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Stay at BC or flip to Poly?

We are going in Oct for very quick run- it's been 6 yrs! Really can't wait. First time to NOT take a stroller. We have a ressie at the Beach Club because we thought we'd spend lots of time at Epcot w/ Food and Wine Fest, and I love being able to walk over there. But it's also NSSHP at MK and we've never done that either. POLY is unexpectedly open - we could move over there and get to Epcot or MK pretty easily. We've never stayed at Poly - but it's a bucket list kind of resort. And we don't often make it to Florida. Not sure when we will be back. So..... help me. Do I stay at BC and take the bus to MK and just deal or do I switch? I've heard the monorails are not very reliable these days.....
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:21 PM   #2
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You will get a lot of opinions on this and you probably can't go wrong either way. While both are nice I would stay at BC. Its has the best pool in WDW, its close to Epcot, DHS and the Boardwalk.

I don't think I would say the monorail isn't reliable but it takes a lot longer to board with the security and it seemed to be a lot busier on our trip last March.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:20 PM   #3
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It’s been a long time, and it could be a while before you get back. I think you should go with whichever most appeals to you.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:05 AM   #4
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Two reasons for BC and seven for Poly. I think you answered your own question.

When a dream is possible, make it come true is my suggestion.
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My thoughts--

Personally, I prefer BC with everything in the one building as opposed to Poly with the various buildings and needing to go outside to get to the food, shops and monorail.

I also think that you'll likely spend more time at Epcot with the F&W festival as opposed to changing for that night at MK (though I realize you'll likely go to MK more than once). And when we stay at one of the Epcot area hotels, we often walk through the park to get to the monorail to MK instead of the bus.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:37 AM   #6
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Well. Poly availability gone again. I had decided to change over, but this morning it was gone. I'm not a quick decider - it's my only frustration with Disney trips. Feels like you have to make very quick decisions and that is hard for me. But I know we'll be happy w/ BC. Great property.
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Check every so often. You never know when someone may cancel.

You might find Poly has something near your paid-in-full deadline. People often wait till near that in hopes they won’t need to cancel but then find they must.
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Well. Poly availability gone again. I had decided to change over, but this morning it was gone. I'm not a quick decider - it's my only frustration with Disney trips. Feels like you have to make very quick decisions and that is hard for me. But I know we'll be happy w/ BC. Great property.
Sorry that Poly was unavailable but you can never go wrong with BC!! We loved our stay there this summer. The walk to EPOT is so convenient and if you have park hoppers you can walk through and take the monorail to MK.

BC has something so special about it. Nothing beats it!
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Also, BC is a relaxing boat ride from DHS, so you’ve ready access to it and Epcot with catching the monorail to the MK as mentioned if you’ve ParkHoppers.

Then, there’s Stormalong Bay, nearly a mini-water park.

Besides, you can put Poly on that dream-it-DO-it list for someday.
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Sorry you missed out on Poly. BC is a wonderful resort too. But as others said, keep checking back on Poly. Something might open.
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BC is wonderfully convenient for the F&W Festival. But I’ve always been underwhelmed with their transportation to the MK. I guess it’s down to where the bulk of your time will be spent.

I agree you should keep checking on the Poly. But be ready to jump on it if you see it again. My DH really wanted to stay at BRV for our October trip. Nothing was open, then I saw our dates were suddenly available. I waited..... not my smartest move, because the room was snapped up quickly. But fortune smiled again and this time I jumped fast. Space can and does open up.
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