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Old 04-04-2008, 11:05 AM   #976
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craquell and momsavealot, I've stayed in Samoa with a pool view (first floor) and didn't hear any pool noise at any time of the day. Maybe it's the thick sliding door glass--I'm not sure. The Samoa building is about a good 15 - 20 feet away from where the pool is. Yes, some folks are in there as late as midnight (my Terror Squad was among them ) but not any noise that I could hear. The loudest noise I heard was that from the fireworks at night.


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, I've never seen the Poly pool severely crowded and even when there were quite a few folks, lots of small kids, babies and their parents were at the zero entry end. There's also a little water play area for the little ones right next to the volcano pool. And yes, there is a quiet pool between the Tokelau and Samoa buildings. As for the folks on the beaches for the fireworks, I've never seen it super-crowded but the main beach (the one in front of the volcano pool) does get quite a few folks. There are three (3) beaches at the Poly where you can see the fireworks. The beach next to Tuvalu and the one in front of Tahiti usually have less folks there during the fireworks.
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I LOVE your view, spaceace510!
here is another pic i've taken...much better view same room. Fiji longhouse second floor
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:35 PM   #978
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Hello All!

Finally I will be staying at the Poly! I have been wanting to stay here for a while but have yet to stay! We have a MK view and I am soooo excited!!!Instead of asking what longhouse to recommend...Is there is a longhouse I should avoid? I would like to be near the main pool and obviously the GCH...

I will be at SoG from May 10-16 then Poly from May 16-21..Anyone else? I think a few tickers say so...
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:19 PM   #979
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I have always stayed in the Tahiti bldg w/ a MK view. I know a lot of people complain about how far away it is but it is NOT that long of a walk, 5 min TOPS and it is a beautiful walk. It is so peaceful and the boat horn is charming. I liked this spot for two reasons: QUIET and it is has a beach right out front. You cant beat your own beach front, MK view room!! you have sweeping views of the entire Lagoon. The rooms are huge and the bathrooms are larger than the original bldgs (have 2 sinks instead of 1). We went w/ our then 15 month old and loved it! dont let complainers about the distance sway you. the walk is not bad!
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Just adding that I never heard pool noise from our first floor volcano facing samoa room either.
What we did hear was the music from the electric water parade. We knew about the parade but never heard the music before and didn't know what it was at first. But it was so loud we left our room (which was the closest to the GCH) and walked down to the beach to watch.
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I have always stayed in the Tahiti bldg w/ a MK view. I know a lot of people complain about how far away it is but it is NOT that long of a walk, 5 min TOPS and it is a beautiful walk. It is so peaceful and the boat horn is charming. I liked this spot for two reasons: QUIET and it is has a beach right out front. You cant beat your own beach front, MK view room!! you have sweeping views of the entire Lagoon. The rooms are huge and the bathrooms are larger than the original bldgs (have 2 sinks instead of 1). We went w/ our then 15 month old and loved it! dont let complainers about the distance sway you. the walk is not bad!
I 100% agree with what you posted. Last trip, we stayed in the Tahiti Building and LOVED it so much, that we requested it for our upcoming trip. The distance between the GCH is NOT much honestly. I really enjoyed hearing the music and looking at the beautiful flowers on my way to the GCH. If anyything, I love to be far away from the GCH, because of the walking.

Please, please, please do not let others tell you it's a long walk. It's beautiful.
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:19 PM   #982
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also, you could do Fiji. it is close to the GCH. If you look in the pics i posted earlier, you can see the GCH on the right. The pool is close also...there are 2 ways to get to the GCH: walking next to the pool and and through CC. I loved it when i stayed
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A heads-up... Steve's site is back up tonight.
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Hello All!

Finally I will be staying at the Poly! I have been wanting to stay here for a while but have yet to stay! We have a MK view and I am soooo excited!!!Instead of asking what longhouse to recommend...Is there is a longhouse I should avoid? I would like to be near the main pool and obviously the GCH...

I will be at SoG from May 10-16 then Poly from May 16-21..Anyone else? I think a few tickers say so...
Congrats on the MK view room!

Yep, we'll be there from the 11th-17th!

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Doh! You beat me to it. Yep, his site is back up. Woot!
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So excited to be reading this...

We stayed at The Contemporary for 3 nights, Beach Club, (LOVE it). Now we are planning for December, 3 nights at The Polynesian, then 4 at The Beach Club! Great thread!
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:50 AM   #986
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I have always stayed in the Tahiti bldg w/ a MK view. I know a lot of people complain about how far away it is but it is NOT that long of a walk, 5 min TOPS and it is a beautiful walk. It is so peaceful and the boat horn is charming. I liked this spot for two reasons: QUIET and it is has a beach right out front. You cant beat your own beach front, MK view room!! you have sweeping views of the entire Lagoon. The rooms are huge and the bathrooms are larger than the original bldgs (have 2 sinks instead of 1). We went w/ our then 15 month old and loved it! dont let complainers about the distance sway you. the walk is not bad!
Thanks to evaryone for your responses! A little walk wont bother me. It certainly cant be as bad as our walk to our room at YC in March! The walk from the lobby to our room was soooo long! I really would like to have a beach for the little ones to run around. How are the views from the first floor if I requested that? Or would you sacrifice being able to walk out to the beach and go to a higher level?TIA!

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We stayed at The Contemporary for 3 nights, Beach Club, (LOVE it). Now we are planning for December, 3 nights at The Polynesian, then 4 at The Beach Club! Great thread!
Congratulations! I hope you're doing BC first and saving Poly for last
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here is another pic i've taken...much better view same room. Fiji longhouse second floor

Ooooooooooooh! That is awesome!
I think I am in the mood for a split stay - at the Polynesian
Maybe 1 week in Tahiti and one week in Fiji
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Just a little thing to add onto my comment about Tahiti having two sinks. Apparently, there are some rooms in the Tahiti longhouse that only have one sink which is adjacent to the bathtub/shower.
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Has anybody booked at Poly through Magical Vacations?

Steve has them on his site and it says they have group discounts. We are going in October.

Does anyone know if the discount is better than AAA or the typical code that comes out for October??
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