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Old 01-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #1516
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Question for October

Been away from boards for awhile. Just returned from a New Year stay at Pop. Last minute, quick trip with DD and DGD. Entire family will be going in October. Presently, we have a ressie at Poly for two rooms. Poly is our family love for three generations but wondering if two bdrm at BLT would suit us better for 7 adults and two kids. Very torn to leave our Poly! Somewhere months back I saw a schedule for Poly renovations LH by Lh. Anyone have it? Thanks so much
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #1517
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You absolutely can not go down the slide with a child. The lifeguards are all over that. If your child won't go down alone then he/she doesn't go down at all. It's ok to wait at the bottom though you do have to stand back and you can't actually catch them coming down. With a lifejacket, kids are totally safe going down. Kids should definitely be warned that it's dark inside the slide as you go through the volcano.

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On hold now with CR they called Poly and were told no volcano slide closings listed!
CRO is notorious for not only being misinformed but actually making things up to tell guests. Don't count on information from CRO being accurate.

Undercover Tourist is also saying March 4 - 15 for the pool closure but so far most sites are still saying Feb 18 - March 1. Did anybody have a link to the TA site showing the March dates? Tikiman is still saying Feb 18 and he's usually so accurate.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #1518
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You absolutely can not go down the slide with a child. The lifeguards are all over that. If your child won't go down alone then he/she doesn't go down at all. It's ok to wait at the bottom though you do have to stand back and you can't actually catch them coming down. With a lifejacket, kids are totally safe going down. Kids should definitely be warned that it's dark inside the slide as you go through the volcano.



CRO is notorious for not only being misinformed but actually making things up to tell guests. Don't count on information from CRO being accurate.

Undercover Tourist is also saying March 4 - 15 for the pool closure but so far most sites are still saying Feb 18 - March 1. Did anybody have a link to the TA site showing the March dates? Tikiman is still saying Feb 18 and he's usually so accurate.
I don't count on info. From CRO. Tikiman is definitely the one I would count on. slide was closed most of our stay last march, I changed my reservation to YC this am.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #1519
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I don't count on info. From CRO. Tikiman is definitely the one I would count on. slide was closed most of our stay last march, I changed my reservation to YC this am.
Did you change based on tikimans dates??
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:52 AM   #1520
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Did you change based on tikimans dates??

Well either dates would only affect 2 of my days if they are on schedule, but last year it was day to day they kept saying check back, I had booked cabana and honestly without the slide my kids don't want to stay as long and I like to relax at the resort a bit.
So I booked YC CL, kids love SAB pool too.
Next trip I'll do Poly again !!
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:16 PM   #1521
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it will only affect us if the march dates are right. I booked back in October with 35% off so can't beat the price and nothing else is available. Would switch to CR but nothing there. Hoping it will just be the slide if anything as my kids are young and wouldn't notice probably.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #1522
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Just to caution you: I switched from Poly to CR last year because we were only going to be there 3 days with only 1 day at resort (other two days at parks). It was our first stay and wanted it to be perfect. Found out the slide would be closed so switched to tower at CR in a theme park view room. Paid $200 more. Got there and found the CR slide closed and also the little splash area not working. was shocked as there had been no discussion of it on here and nobody mentioned it at resort check-in. It was fine, kids were disappointed for a minute and then got over it. Moral of the story: you NEVER know if everything will be functional so stay where you want MOST to be.
Thanks. I am thinking the same way. I really am excited to watch wishes from the beach and the water parade and see the castle from the pool. am reading now that it is just the slide so who knows. I would switch to cr but nothing is available as we booked with 35% off and it is a great price for the poly. I am so excited to stay onsite for the first time!!!
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Where are you seeing that it's just the slide? I haven't seen anything one way or the other and I've been trying to find out. All I found is that it's some kind of acid washing but that doesn't tell anything about whether it's the whole pool or just the slide.
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I called the poly directly and they told me.
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I don't count on info. From CRO. Tikiman is definitely the one I would count on. slide was closed most of our stay last march, I changed my reservation to YC this am.
I called the poly directly so not sure if that is the same as CRO or not?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:28 PM   #1526
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Suites?

I've finally stopped lurking to ask a silly question! My question, which I cannot find the answer to anywhere, is: Does Poly still have suites? Every site outside of Disney lists suites for families larger than 5 - disneyworld.com doesn't have these listed.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #1527
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I've finally stopped lurking to ask a silly question! My question, which I cannot find the answer to anywhere, is: Does Poly still have suites? Every site outside of Disney lists suites for families larger than 5 - disneyworld.com doesn't have these listed.
I don't believe the Poly has suites. But there are family suites in the new Art of Animation resort and the All Star Music resort. Both of these can accomodate 6.

Then there are the Villas that have 2br, 3br and grand villas that can sleep 8 to 12.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:47 PM   #1528
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I've finally stopped lurking to ask a silly question! My question, which I cannot find the answer to anywhere, is: Does Poly still have suites? Every site outside of Disney lists suites for families larger than 5 - disneyworld.com doesn't have these listed.
Though, I'm not sure that these are the type of suites you're looking for, post #11 on the first page of this thread details the available suites at the Polynesian.

All other guest rooms at the Polynesian sleep a maximum of 5 guests:
2 queen beds (2 guests each)
1 pull out sofa bed (1 guest)

The All Star Music Resort and the Art of Animation resort have Family Suites that may be more in line with what you're looking for, but unfortunately, the Polynesian does not. There are also Villas available at the DVC resorts that sleep more people.

That is, unless I'm completely wrong about what you're looking for

I hope that helps
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:50 PM   #1529
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The Poly has suites in building Tonga. I think they all potentially sleep more than 5 because a standard room at the Poly sleeps 5. Look at Tikiman's website and maybe call Disney. I wish I had more info but have never been lucky enough to stay in one
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:19 AM   #1530
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Not sure if this belongs here, but I have a question:

We'll be there in a week (yay!), so I did online check-in. In choosing my preferences, I put "Tahiti" and "balcony" (we have a GV room). Before I finished with the online check-in process, my kids came in the room, and decided they wanted a patio room instead. I went back to try to change it, and the computer took "patio", but I couldn't delete "balcony" for the life of me! For those who haven't tried it, you check boxes for longhouses and views and stuff. The boxes don't un-check. So, now what do I do? I was thinking of calling the Poly next wseek, see if I could clarify. And the kids and I agreed that we'll live with whatever the tiki gods send us.
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