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Old 03-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #1951
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Hi all! I've been slowly making my way through this thread. My family and I are staying at the Poly for the first time this August, and my fingers are crossed that I'll be able to book our vow renewal there as well (waiting on the call back from DFTW.) My kids are so excited!

Is it really necessary to request a certain room/longhouse? Are there any bad locations? Any secrets I should know about our stay or must dos?
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #1952
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Hi all! I've been slowly making my way through this thread. My family and I are staying at the Poly for the first time this August, and my fingers are crossed that I'll be able to book our vow renewal there as well (waiting on the call back from DFTW.) My kids are so excited!

Is it really necessary to request a certain room/longhouse? Are there any bad locations? Any secrets I should know about our stay or must dos?
No, you don't need to make a room request and I don't think there are any strictly bad room locations. It really depends on personal preference. For example: a lot of people love the Tahiti longhouse because it is one of the newer buildings, has great lagoon view rooms, and is very close to the TTC. But our family would not request it because it is not close to the GCH, which is important to us. My advice would be to figure out what is important to you, then consider requesting that longhouse
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #1953
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Thanks Tinkerbellie for the beautiful cabana pics and informative review!! We have a 12 day stay at the Poly this June, and I just booked a full day cabana for not one but BOTH of our resort days!!! One of those days is our 25th wedding anniversary!! We are SO excited!! I saw the fruit picture posted on another site and the pineapple looked delicious. Do they restock the fruit for you as well?
The fruit tray was so large that we had leftovers from a full day rental with 4 people. While I don't believe it is an unlimited amount of fruit (and you only are guaranteed to get it if you reserve in advance), we did not ask for more. I'm petty sure it is only one fruit tray.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:10 AM   #1954
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The fruit tray was so large that we had leftovers from a full day rental with 4 people. While I don't believe it is an unlimited amount of fruit (and you only are guaranteed to get it if you reserve in advance), we did not ask for more. I'm petty sure it is only one fruit tray.
Your correct Tnkerbellie16 - only one fruit tray and no refills. They will only keep the non-alcoholic beverages restocked in the fridge!
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Is it really necessary to request a certain room/longhouse? Are there any bad locations?
There are advantages and disadvantages to almost every room/longhouse so unless there is something about the location of a specific room/longhouse that would "ruin" your vacation it is not necessary to request anything.

If having a balcony is important to you then just request a third floor room. If being close to the GCH is important then just request that.

Locations and views are pretty much personal preference and I don't think there are any truly bad locations at the Poly. If you have read all of this thread you have seen that there are people who obviously disagree with me.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #1956
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Hi! I was wondering if any of you had pictures of the TPV rooms (spec. the view). I haven't been able to find too many. We are going to be splurging for a TPV, but are having a hard time deciding between the Contemporary and Poly. I love the Poly and really want to stay there, although I am pretty sure the TPV is a lot better at the Comtemporary which will make the family happier. The Poly just seems more kid friendly. I'm also excited about the renovations. We are so close to booking our trip. We just have to make this final decision (which resort). If anyone has any reviews on the Poly TPV please let me know. I tried to use some of the links for reviews at the beginning of this thread, but some did not work or show pictures. Thanks for any help you can offer in advance.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:02 PM   #1957
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Hi! I was wondering if any of you had pictures of the TPV rooms (spec. the view). I haven't been able to find too many. We are going to be splurging for a TPV, but are having a hard time deciding between the Contemporary and Poly. I love the Poly and really want to stay there, although I am pretty sure the TPV is a lot better at the Comtemporary which will make the family happier. The Poly just seems more kid friendly. I'm also excited about the renovations. We are so close to booking our trip. We just have to make this final decision (which resort). If anyone has any reviews on the Poly TPV please let me know. I tried to use some of the links for reviews at the beginning of this thread, but some did not work or show pictures. Thanks for any help you can offer in advance.
We have stayed TPV in Tuvalu and Hawaii. We haven't stayed TPV at CR, and although you are a lot closer to the MK, from the pictures I've seen the view seems "interrupted" by a big parking lot between the CR & the MK. IMO, what you lack in proximity to the MK, at the Poly you make up for it with much prettier views.

This is the view from Hawaii (zoomed)





From Tuvalu:





Hallowishes:



At the Poly you also get the added bounus of the EWP, which you won't get TPV at CR!

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #1958
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Just booked us GV CL for 6 nights after our cruise on the Fantasy! I can't wait to be back at the Poly.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:22 AM   #1959
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Just booked us GV CL for 6 nights after our cruise on the Fantasy! I can't wait to be back at the Poly.
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We have stayed TPV in Tuvalu and Hawaii. We haven't stayed TPV at CR, and although you are a lot closer to the MK, from the pictures I've seen the view seems "interrupted" by a big parking lot between the CR & the MK. IMO, what you lack in proximity to the MK, at the Poly you make up for it with much prettier views.

This is the view from Hawaii (zoomed)





From Tuvalu:





Hallowishes:



At the Poly you also get the added bounus of the EWP, which you won't get TPV at CR!

beg to differ, you DO see and hear the EWP fromTPV tower rooms at the Contemporary Resort
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Anyone there now have any update on the volcano pool closure dates? Is it still 3/9?
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beg to differ, you DO see and hear the EWP fromTPV tower rooms at the Contemporary Resort
Aren't they on the opposite side of the building?
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:50 AM   #1963
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Thank you for your pictures and response. Do you think the construction at the GF will take away from the beautiful view of a TPV room at the poly? Would it be such an eye sore that it would distract from the wondeful views? Also, I know there are three buildings that hold TPV rooms. Does anyone know which I should submit a request for? We also for sure want a balcony to enjoy the fireworks at night. Does anyone know which floors have balconies? Is it just 3rd? I would imagine a 3rd floor room would have better views anyways.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #1964
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Aren't they on the opposite side of the building?
I believe when I researched CR you can see EWP not from Bay Lake, but when the EWP circles Seven Seas Lagoon if in a TPV Tower Room
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I believe when I researched CR you can see EWP not from Bay Lake, but when the EWP circles Seven Seas Lagoon if in a TPV Tower Room
correct. The TPV rooms look over the parking lot. Past the parking lot is the road and on the other side of the road is the lagoon. You can actually sit on your balcony and watch Wishes while the EWP is occurring. I found a panorama shot that looks like it was taken from a TPV balcony:
http://allears.net/acc/cont157.jpg
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