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Old 10-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #511
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I would love to know how you get the upgrade. Do they just offer it to you or do you always ask? We have stayed onsite many times and have NEVER been upgraded. Are we just unlucky?
Upgrades are very much luck of the draw. Some get them, some don't. It probably hurts your chances of receiving one if you're asking for it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #512
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I hope everyone has a great time on their upcoming Poly stays. We enjoyed our 3rd stay there 2 weeks ago. We have been blessed with upgrades on the last two trips.
Gotta love that pixie dust! We were fortunate enough to get upgraded from garden to theme park view on our first anniversary. What sort of upgrades have you received?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #513
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Hi Everyone-- we just booked our first Poly visit for January and I was hoping to get some advice on requesting a garden view room location.

Our last trip we stayed at GF and we didn't do a room/building request. We ended up with the worst view at the whole resort.. so I don't want to repeat that!

We have three girls and hope to be close to the Ceremonial Hall.. but also close to TTC and parking because we'll have a rental car. Due to our last GF view of the industrial side of the pool house-- view is important to us too.

Does anyone have any recommendations??

thanks so much for your help! I am so excited about this trip!
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:20 AM   #514
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We just got back and stayed in Tokelau 3rd floor. Here is a pic from our balcony. Location was perfect. We were close to GCH and a a quick walk to the TTC for a direct monorail to Epcot. We were on the beach end of the building, which I loved.


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We just got back and stayed in Tokelau 3rd floor. Here is a pic from our balcony. Location was perfect. We were close to GCH and a a quick walk to the TTC for a direct monorail to Epcot. We were on the beach end of the building, which I loved.


that sounds dreamy and perfect! I was thinking tokelau sounded right

Do you recommend the third floor? Are there certain floors that have balconies?

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #517
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Yes. Loved the third floor, I think the views are nicer. And like I said the beach end of the building was nice. A few steps from our door was a door to go out of the building. We could actually stand there and see Wishes, very cool. Not sure if the second floor has balconies. Our room was on the side facing Tahiti and the TTC.
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Another good option is Samoa. While it is not one of the closer longhouses to the TTC, the Poly isn't really that big and the walk to the TTC from anywhere on the property isn't that bad. Samoa is right by the GCH, so close to the restaurants (nice to have a quick run to CC's for a drink refill!), shops, arcade & monorail platform, as well as your car. Your view will either be of the quiet pool or the volcano pool. Super convenient for swimming, although I don't know how much of that will happen for you in January!

Here's a picture of the volcano pool side view that someone posted in an older thread:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=837

Really, though I have heard there are very few rooms at the Poly with a terrible view.
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that sounds dreamy and perfect! I was thinking tokelau sounded right

Do you recommend the third floor? Are there certain floors that have balconies?

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For Tokelau, second and third floors have balconies. The first floor rooms have patios.
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Another good option is Samoa. While it is not one of the closer longhouses to the TTC, the Poly isn't really that big and the walk to the TTC from anywhere on the property isn't that bad. Samoa is right by the GCH, so close to the restaurants (nice to have a quick run to CC's for a drink refill!), shops, arcade & monorail platform, as well as your car. Your view will either be of the quiet pool or the volcano pool. Super convenient for swimming, although I don't know how much of that will happen for you in January!

Here's a picture of the volcano pool side view that someone posted in an older thread:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=837

Really, though I have heard there are very few rooms at the Poly with a terrible view.
wow-- is that a standard room view??? It is AMAZING!!! thank you so much for your help!!! we are so excited for this trip....!!!
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Another good option is Samoa. While it is not one of the closer longhouses to the TTC, the Poly isn't really that big and the walk to the TTC from anywhere on the property isn't that bad. Samoa is right by the GCH, so close to the restaurants (nice to have a quick run to CC's for a drink refill!), shops, arcade & monorail platform, as well as your car. Your view will either be of the quiet pool or the volcano pool. Super convenient for swimming, although I don't know how much of that will happen for you in January!

Here's a picture of the volcano pool side view that someone posted in an older thread:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=837

Really, though I have heard there are very few rooms at the Poly with a terrible view.
Wow, I love that view!!!! We always stay in Fiji with the lagoon view and love that because it's right next to the GCH, it looks like Samoa is also right next to the GCH. Is that correct?? The walk to the TTC does not bother us at all.

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #522
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i have a question. When i booked the CM told me when free dining comes out i have to upgrade to dining plus?? I don't have a problem with it just wondering how this works??
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What's the best Lagoon View room on property? Thoughts? Suggestions? Not CL btw... TIA!
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #524
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OMG!!! I'm so excited. We were booked at the Art of Animation for DD's first trip in January, but with the Visa discount rates that came out yesterday we upgraded to the Polynesian for just $300 more than our package at AoA!!!!! I am so excited! It's my favorite resort and I love that we will be on the monorail! DH and I stayed there a few years ago and I wish that I had taken a picture of our room number because I would love to stay in that room again. I know we were in Aotearoa and had a view of the beach/castle. Any ideas what room numbers face that way? I'd love to put in a request for that!

Thanks to everyone for all the great pictures. It makes the wait slightly more bearable.
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