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Old 11-22-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Anyone else think the MK boat horn is annoying?

I returned a few days ago from a great stay at the Poly. I stayed in Tuvalu in a lovely corner lagoon-view room. My, my, my, was that boat horn annoying! It started at 7am and didn't stop until 1am some nights! All I wanted to do was leave my sliding door open for the lovely breeze and the amazing view of the (top of) the castle, but that boat horn made it impossible. Is the horn really THAT necessary? It made me wish I'd booked a much less expensive garden view room.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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I returned a few days ago from a great stay at the Poly. I stayed in Tuvalu in a lovely corner lagoon-view room. My, my, my, was that boat horn annoying! It started at 7am and didn't stop until 1am some nights! All I wanted to do was leave my sliding door open for the lovely breeze and the amazing view of the (top of) the castle, but that boat horn made it impossible. Is the horn really THAT necessary? It made me wish I'd booked a much less expensive garden view room.
It's bad at the Epcot area resorts, too.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:23 AM   #3
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It's bad at the Epcot area resorts, too.
Very good to know! They were next on my list and I'll be sure to keep that in mind.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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I enjoy the horn..i love waking up to it. Just sounds like disney....
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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I enjoy the horn..i love waking up to it. Just sounds like disney....
I was going to say the same thing I absolutely love "Disney" sounds, especially at the Polynesian!

Now if you want to talk about loud...last week we stayed in a 2 bedroom Lakeview at the VGF, when the EWP started the music was literally blasting I've seen the show before from the Polynesian beach, but never heard the music that loud. When it started it did pass very close to our room though so I am assuming that's why
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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I noticed it at WL as well. More so at night. MK was open until 2am two nights in a row during our stay. So, I could hear that horn well into the night while going to sleep. Granted it wasn't loud enough to keep my exhausted Disney body from sleeping.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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I enjoy the horn..i love waking up to it. Just sounds like disney....
I find it to be a bit of both ... love it (see above quote), but ... at times, can also find it somewhat annoying
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Yes, they are required by licensing and regulation in the operation of a boat. They are standard boat signals used worldwide to warn other boaters of your movement and intentions.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #9
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I also on the side of loving the sounds. It's truly what keeps reminding me that I'm at Disney. I usually stay lagoon view at YC and sleep with the balcony door open so I can hear the sounds.

One of the best was a MK view at the GF. Every morning you could hear the wolf howl which signified Disney waking up to me.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #10
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I returned a few days ago from a great stay at the Poly. I stayed in Tuvalu in a lovely corner lagoon-view room. My, my, my, was that boat horn annoying! It started at 7am and didn't stop until 1am some nights! All I wanted to do was leave my sliding door open for the lovely breeze and the amazing view of the (top of) the castle, but that boat horn made it impossible. Is the horn really THAT necessary? It made me wish I'd booked a much less expensive garden view room.
I'm sorry you didn't like the constant sounds of the boat horns. That's one of the many things I love about staying at the Poly . One of my favorite things to do is relax in a hammock listening to the horns as the boats go back and forth to MK . I also enjoy hearing them while sitting or walking around the resort. With that said, everyone is different and other than the boat horns being bothersome, I hope you had a nice stay .
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No, but I grew up within hearing distance of railroad tracks and major interstates. Both in a rural/county setting and in a city but not a major metropolis so sound carries way long and way clear.

Both sounds are very soothing to me.

Horns are a non starter.
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I was going to say the same thing I absolutely love "Disney" sounds, especially at the Polynesian!

Now if you want to talk about loud...last week we stayed in a 2 bedroom Lakeview at the VGF, when the EWP started the music was literally blasting I've seen the show before from the Polynesian beach, but never heard the music that loud. When it started it did pass very close to our room though so I am assuming that's why
We heard the racket from the EWP at BLT, too. When you are inside the C of the building, everything seems to reverberate off the walls.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:55 PM   #13
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Doesn't bother us at all. We were just at the Poly earlier this month. We regularly stay at the various Epcot resorts as well. For us the boat horns are just part of the overall ambiance, reminding us that we aren't in the real world.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #14
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I love the horn! We got upgraded to a Theme Park view room at GF, and I loved that we were right by the water and could hear the boats going back and forth. It is the best room view we have ever had, and I loved the sounds that went with it. We've stayed Garden View at GF and Poly before, and I can't recall hearing the horn from inside those rooms.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #15
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I enjoy the horn..i love waking up to it. Just sounds like disney....
Same here. I used to love hearing the horn when we stayed at the Beach Club.
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