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Old 11-22-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Anyone else think the MK boat horn is annoying?

I returned a few days ago from a great stay at the Poly. I stayed in Tuvalu in a lovely corner lagoon-view room. My, my, my, was that boat horn annoying! It started at 7am and didn't stop until 1am some nights! All I wanted to do was leave my sliding door open for the lovely breeze and the amazing view of the (top of) the castle, but that boat horn made it impossible. Is the horn really THAT necessary? It made me wish I'd booked a much less expensive garden view room.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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I returned a few days ago from a great stay at the Poly. I stayed in Tuvalu in a lovely corner lagoon-view room. My, my, my, was that boat horn annoying! It started at 7am and didn't stop until 1am some nights! All I wanted to do was leave my sliding door open for the lovely breeze and the amazing view of the (top of) the castle, but that boat horn made it impossible. Is the horn really THAT necessary? It made me wish I'd booked a much less expensive garden view room.
It's bad at the Epcot area resorts, too.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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It's bad at the Epcot area resorts, too.
Very good to know! They were next on my list and I'll be sure to keep that in mind.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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I enjoy the horn..i love waking up to it. Just sounds like disney....
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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I enjoy the horn..i love waking up to it. Just sounds like disney....
I was going to say the same thing I absolutely love "Disney" sounds, especially at the Polynesian!

Now if you want to talk about loud...last week we stayed in a 2 bedroom Lakeview at the VGF, when the EWP started the music was literally blasting I've seen the show before from the Polynesian beach, but never heard the music that loud. When it started it did pass very close to our room though so I am assuming that's why
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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I noticed it at WL as well. More so at night. MK was open until 2am two nights in a row during our stay. So, I could hear that horn well into the night while going to sleep. Granted it wasn't loud enough to keep my exhausted Disney body from sleeping.
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I was going to say the same thing I absolutely love "Disney" sounds, especially at the Polynesian!

Now if you want to talk about loud...last week we stayed in a 2 bedroom Lakeview at the VGF, when the EWP started the music was literally blasting I've seen the show before from the Polynesian beach, but never heard the music that loud. When it started it did pass very close to our room though so I am assuming that's why
We heard the racket from the EWP at BLT, too. When you are inside the C of the building, everything seems to reverberate off the walls.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:20 AM   #8
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I enjoy the horn..i love waking up to it. Just sounds like disney....
I find it to be a bit of both ... love it (see above quote), but ... at times, can also find it somewhat annoying
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:24 PM   #9
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I enjoy the horn..i love waking up to it. Just sounds like disney....
Same here. I used to love hearing the horn when we stayed at the Beach Club.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:57 AM   #10
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Ever notice when the boat leave the dock there is 3 short toots.

That's telling other boats they are pulling out and to be alert.

Now only they can adopt the cruise ship horn and blow "when you wish upon a star.
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As previously stated, its required by the rules of the road and to let other traffic know your arriving or leaving the dock.

That said, its part of the Disney tradition and they have used the same t9ones for years............when we hear them, we know we are at our 2nd home.......Disney!


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Old 11-24-2013, 12:34 PM   #12
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I returned a few days ago from a great stay at the Poly. I stayed in Tuvalu in a lovely corner lagoon-view room. My, my, my, was that boat horn annoying! It started at 7am and didn't stop until 1am some nights! All I wanted to do was leave my sliding door open for the lovely breeze and the amazing view of the (top of) the castle, but that boat horn made it impossible. Is the horn really THAT necessary? It made me wish I'd booked a much less expensive garden view room.
Make a note... If you stay around any of the lakes you will here a boat horn.

You still may have heard the boat horn in a garden view as well. Luckily, you have many, many resorts to choose from where you won't be 'bothered' by the boat horn. Think away from a lake...

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Old 11-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #13
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I returned a few days ago from a great stay at the Poly. I stayed in Tuvalu in a lovely corner lagoon-view room. My, my, my, was that boat horn annoying! It started at 7am and didn't stop until 1am some nights! All I wanted to do was leave my sliding door open for the lovely breeze and the amazing view of the (top of) the castle, but that boat horn made it impossible. Is the horn really THAT necessary? It made me wish I'd booked a much less expensive garden view room.
I'm sorry you didn't like the constant sounds of the boat horns. That's one of the many things I love about staying at the Poly . One of my favorite things to do is relax in a hammock listening to the horns as the boats go back and forth to MK . I also enjoy hearing them while sitting or walking around the resort. With that said, everyone is different and other than the boat horns being bothersome, I hope you had a nice stay .
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:31 AM   #14
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No, but I grew up within hearing distance of railroad tracks and major interstates. Both in a rural/county setting and in a city but not a major metropolis so sound carries way long and way clear.

Both sounds are very soothing to me.

Horns are a non starter.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:50 PM   #15
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So sorry the horn drove you nuts! )

I love the sound of the horn, and even hearing the MK train makes my heart sing! Maybe I haven't noticed it as much because we always book a garden view room. Maybe try that next time and see if it helps.
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