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Old 11-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #1036
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I think that the refurb schedule at this point is final. They already pushed it back once, and it's only a month away. I'm not sure they'd want to deal with the disaster of moving a month's worth of CL bookings in March to other resorts and have January completely unbooked with only a month before it.
I agree. Hawaii is scheduled to open back up on March 12th, before the masses of spring break trips start. Being down for rehab in January and February (relatively low months) was a good idea. That being said, my spring break trip is the week it opens, and it opens on Tuesday of that week, so we will have to be in a different room the first couple of nights until Hawaii opens back up.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:37 AM   #1037
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We have a garden view reservation for the first week of March....what are the renovations that are going to be done during that week??
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #1038
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We have a garden view reservation for the first week of March....what are the renovations that are going to be done during that week??
The only thing for sure appears to be the Hawaii building (club level building) will be closed from January to March 12th.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #1039
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Anything under refurb during Feb 9-15?

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The only longhouse definitely is Hawaii. I would imagine they would probably work on at least one more at the same time, but no one seems to know what the schedule is. If you want to make a request it would probably be better to focus on what is important to you, rather than to name a specific longhouse, ie "close to GCH", etc.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #1040
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What're everyone's opinion on the CL lounge vs the beach as a spot for viewing the fireworks? I'm currently booked in a regular GV room but might switch to CL depending on the discounts for May.
When we stay CL, we do both at least once. There are pros and cons for each.

lounge:
+ no weather or temperature issues
+ desserts right behind you
+ alcohol right behind you
+ number of people is more limited
- it doesn't take very many people to crowd around the window and even stand up at the window to impact everybody else's view
- if you get a group that's talking, you don't have anywhere else to go to get away from them so you can hear the music

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+ lots of space to settle in
+ if there's a crowd then you can move elsewhere
+ if you get a group that's talking, you can get up and move
+ you're near the bar for grabbing some tasty drinks
- you're subject to weather and temperature
- potentially lots of people are fighting over loungers and hamocks as people who aren't staying at Poly also tend to go down to the beach to watch the fireworks

We tend to watch from the beach if we're also watching the movie. The drinks and food in the lounge as well as temperature controlled environment are definite draws to watching from up there.
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The only longhouse definitely is Hawaii. I would imagine they would probably work on at least one more at the same time, but no one seems to know what the schedule is. If you want to make a request it would probably be better to focus on what is important to you, rather than to name a specific longhouse, ie "close to GCH", etc.
thanks! It would be my brother's first time there and i didn't want him to be dissappointed. We would not be in Hawaii so that's ok.
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We are staying at the Poly from May 23 - 29. Can't wait!! It is our first trip to WDW as a family and our first stay at the Poly!

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:50 PM   #1043
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #1044
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We are heading to the Poly tomorrow! I've stayed there many times but this is first stay at the Poly for DH. And No kids! Wow this will be a different trip but one I'm looking forward to.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #1045
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We are heading to the Poly tomorrow! I've stayed there many times but this is first stay at the Poly for DH. And No kids! Wow this will be a different trip but one I'm looking forward to.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #1046
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Since Hawaii is closed during our stay, we decided to book a cabana for our full resort day during our February trip. I'm so excited. We spend most of the day by the pool when we have resort days so this'll be wonderful. Whe we stay in Hawaii we kind of take turns going in and hanging out in the lounge and getting drinks for by the pool so this will be a perfect alternative and actually will probably even work out better. We booked the full day (10-7).

Does anybody here any any experience or knowledge of the dining options or massages in the cabanas? We tend to eat early so we'll still be wanting to hang out and eat in the cabana when we're hungry. I can run up and get food from Kona Island Sushi Bar for dinner and bring that down but if there's not a huge difference in price I'd rather have the attendant arrange it for us. For lunch I figure just grabbing something simple from Captain Cook's would work well though again, if there's not much difference in price to have the attendant arrange it then I'd much rather do that.
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Hey all. I never saw an update on the hot tub at the Poly. Did they put one in yet?
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Hey all. I never saw an update on the hot tub at the Poly. Did they put one in yet?
Nope. Not sure if/when that will happen. I think the original rumour was "around the end of the year", but I don't think there has been much more on that since.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #1049
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My DS and I are booked for our first stay at the Poly October 16-20th. He doens't know yet. But last night he told me that he thinks he wants to wait to go to Carsland and on the Disney cruise. He said he wants to try the Volcano slide.

Am I raising this kid right or what.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #1050
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Hi, I asked this a few pages back, but it got lost in the shuffle:

We are looking at staying here in December 2013 and I had a few questions.

We travel with my parents and they get a lot of use out of a balcony, so that is a must for us. I know that most of the longhouses don't have balconies, but we would be booking two MK view rooms and I was wondering what our chances are for getting balconies.

We stayed in MK rooms at CR in January and the view was amazing. DD could lay in her bed and watch the castle change colors and my parents would sit on the balcony and drink coffee in the mornings.

Any tips or recommendations you all can offer would be great!
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