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Old 08-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #3436
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I'm new to the boards, obviously by all of the following questions. I just booked for March 2013 to stay at the Poly. It will be the first trip for me, DH, DS1 (9), DS2 (9) and DD (5). We are excited. I have booked a garden view for now, room only because there are so many options! We would love a balcony. Can anyone give me advice on which buildings to request and what is the best way to request? I am a total newbie! Also, would you upgrade to a lagoon view given the price......I just want the wow factor of our vacation and its so hard my head is spinning with information! Any advice on buildings, rooms, views is so appreciated! Thank you so much!

I would request Tokelau. It has balconies on the second floor, centrally located and bigger rooms then the older buildings. if I was going to spend the money for lagoon view I would book garden view concierge for about the same price. With concierge you get the food and drinks and a great view from the lounge.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:06 AM   #3437
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I'm new to the boards, obviously by all of the following questions. I just booked for March 2013 to stay at the Poly. It will be the first trip for me, DH, DS1 (9), DS2 (9) and DD (5). We are excited. I have booked a garden view for now, room only because there are so many options! We would love a balcony. Can anyone give me advice on which buildings to request and what is the best way to request? I am a total newbie! Also, would you upgrade to a lagoon view given the price......I just want the wow factor of our vacation and its so hard my head is spinning with information! Any advice on buildings, rooms, views is so appreciated! Thank you so much!

Welcome! We are in almost the same boat as you. DD 10' DS 7 staying at poly from 2/28-3/8 for our first Disney trip. We went with Samoa house with 3rd floor pool view. You can see some great pics in the poly pic thread or I loveEeyores trip report since she just got back in the trip report forum.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #3438
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Can anyone get me a current menu for the CL lounge? Someone posted a few days ago the wed-sat menu but I would love to know Sun-Tues.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:49 PM   #3439
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Can anyone get me a current menu for the CL lounge? Someone posted a few days ago the wed-sat menu but I would love to know Sun-Tues.
I think Tkiman posed a new menu on his site not too long ago. I think saw him post about it on FB.
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I think Tkiman posed a new menu on his site not too long ago. I think saw him post about it on FB.
Really? It says the menu is as of Oct 2009. I checked there.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:51 PM   #3441
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Can anyone get me a current menu for the CL lounge? Someone posted a few days ago the wed-sat menu but I would love to know Sun-Tues.
Look 1 page back on this thread. Page 229. Someone just asked this and it was posted.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #3442
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Viewing EWP from Tahiti

We have booked a TPV room at the Poly for11 nights from 27 Nov to 8 Dec. we have requested for Tahiti. May I know if we will be able to see the EWP from our balcony? I understand that from Tahiti, the castle can only be viewed across an island. I'm wondering if the island will block our view of the EWP. If that is the case, then Tahiti may not be a good choice after all. Any info from anyone will be appreciated.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:53 PM   #3443
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We have booked a TPV room at the Poly for11 nights from 27 Nov to 8 Dec. we have requested for Tahiti. May I know if we will be able to see the EWP from our balcony? I understand that from Tahiti, the castle can only be viewed across an island. I'm wondering if the island will block our view of the EWP. If that is the case, then Tahiti may not be a good choice after all. Any info from anyone will be appreciated.
The EWP plays right off of the Polynesian's beach, so you should have no problems, with the exception of maybe a tree on the beach blocking your view. But, if you have a TPV room, that shouldn't be a problem. I know that in the Hawaii Longhouse if there is a tree obstructing the view it's considered LV and not TPV.
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Hi Poly friends!

Officially 3 days until our first ever trip to the Poly! (3rd WDW trip for us!)

Does anyone know if they serve Kona Press Pot coffee as a room service option? Trying to think of a way to get this delicious coffee in the morning to sip on while getting ready without sitting down at Kona Cafe. (I've read that the Kona coffee they use at the Kona Island is actually a "blend" and not the real thing). My hubby and I LOVE our press pot and it's a morning tradition for us. Would like to bring this little home tradition with us during our stay.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:52 AM   #3445
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The EWP plays right off of the Polynesian's beach, so you should have no problems, with the exception of maybe a tree on the beach blocking your view. But, if you have a TPV room, that shouldn't be a problem. I know that in the Hawaii Longhouse if there is a tree obstructing the view it's considered LV and not TPV.

We are really looking forward to being able to see the fireworks and EWP from our room!
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I'm jealous! We still have three weeks to go! I hope you have a wonderful time. I'd love to hear all about it!
Just got back and all our requests were met. Have an amazing time and can't wait to go back!
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:33 AM   #3447
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Hi Poly friends!

Officially 3 days until our first ever trip to the Poly! (3rd WDW trip for us!)

Does anyone know if they serve Kona Press Pot coffee as a room service option? Trying to think of a way to get this delicious coffee in the morning to sip on while getting ready without sitting down at Kona Cafe. (I've read that the Kona coffee they use at the Kona Island is actually a "blend" and not the real thing). My hubby and I LOVE our press pot and it's a morning tradition for us. Would like to bring this little home tradition with us during our stay.
You will love it!!! My husband and I stayed there for the 1st time two years ago and have been hooked ever since! I'm not sure if they have the press pot as a room service option but it doesn't hurt to ask. You are correct about Kona Island serving a Kona Blend, it's still good, just not as good as the 100% Kona.

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Looking forward to meeting you! We can hardly wait to arrive!
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