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Old 11-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #16
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ON NYE the California Grill hosts a very pricy party for dinner and the view. The view from there is skewed a bit as the Castle is not straight on...still nice but different.

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yea but hopefully cheaper than a room w/tp view at the Polyn for one night over $800 for one night.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:13 PM   #17
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:50 PM   #18
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I'm not sure if this is a consideration - but we booked a woods view room in WL on the 31st a few years back. Standing on the balcony watching NYE Wishes in our pajamas was amazing.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #19
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:57 PM   #20
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If we booked a woods view room, but didn't think we could see fireworks from our room, then how easy would it be to get over to the Polynesian to see the NYE fireworks ...(preferably boat to monorail) and back. Thoughts?
Pretty easy. Just take the boat to CR and hop on the monorail to Poly from there.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:42 PM   #21
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:49 PM   #22
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Contemporary Resort w/ MK view is the best. I love nice hotels but, the Poly doesn't appeal to me...especially, for $800 a night. Check in is 3 or after and check out is at 11:00. You won't even be in the room for 24 hours. No, It's not worth it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #23
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We've seen Wishes a bunch of times ... just trying to pick out the best place to see fireworks for New Year's Eve with the "least" crowds ... distance is not an issue.
I would do Contemporary or BLT w/ a MK view....private and perfect view. You can't get more uncrowded than that!
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If we booked a woods view room, but didn't think we could see fireworks from our room, then how easy would it be to get over to the Polynesian to see the NYE fireworks ...(preferably boat to monorail) and back. Thoughts?
WL woods view only lets you see the higher fireworks, most are obstructed by trees, I think your plan of staying at Poly is your best bet. The view is great, straight on right over the castle. And the beach in front of Tokelau or Tahiti will not be as crowded as by pool area.
I've watched Wishes from CR, Cali Grille, and it's a side view. I prefer to have a dead on view over the castle even if its not as close.

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Every trip my family watches the fireworks at least once from the Poly Beach.So relaxing with the poolside bar ready nearby. Crowd will not effect view.Have dinner at Kona and parking will be no problem.
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Thanks everyone ... finally settled on a Contemporary Tower Lake View, seemed to have better reviews than Tower Theme Park ... hope so. I had to book seven nights to get in the Tower, but will call in the next day or two to limit it to fewer nights. Meantime, ... lakeview better than themepark view?
Lake View will be on the other side of the Contemporary, facing away from the Magic Kingdom, therefore you will not be able to see the fireworks. If you want to see them from your room, you will need to book a Theme Park View Room.

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