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Old 04-10-2009, 03:15 PM   #286
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Thanks everyone. You are the greatest! You've given me so much information. I'm so happy that I was directed to you from a friend on a (non Disney) cruise board.

Do you think my chances of having a bounce back offer for later in the year are good? You've gotten me so excited about Disney possibilities that I'm thinking of just DH & myself returning early December if I can get a good deal.

For just DH & myself I'm thinking of an Epcot resort, perhaps BWI. The Poly is perfect for this trip in May with our granddaughters, but DH & I have been fortunate enough to have gone on many tropical vacations (my favorite type) and I'm thinking Disney without crowds but with Christmas decorations sounds good too.
Hubby and I stayed at the Yacht Club a few times without the kids....a beautiful resort and very nice. I love the whole Nautical feel about the Yacht and Beach Clubs......love, love, love Stormalong Bay and Beaches and Cream Shop for the best ice cream and burger type foods!!!

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Old 04-10-2009, 04:07 PM   #287
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Anyone know if you can bring water wings and circle tubes, you know the floaty things you blow up, for my kids into the Polynesians pools? We were thinking of buying a few at home and bringing them to use while on vacation, then leaving them for some other family who is staying there. They are much cheaper here and don't take up much space in the luggage.
But I know at some public pools you can only use coastguard approved floatation devices, like lifevests. Let me know. THanks.
Not sure about the tube but I know for sure you can bring the arm things in. My dh called the Poly before we left and asked them on our previous trip about the swimmies for the arms.
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #288
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Best building to be one 1st floor so kids can play?

I think I read somewhere that if you are on the 1st floor the kids can go outside the room and play on the open spaces? Do the 1st floor rooms have doors to go directly outside? Thanks!
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I think I read somewhere that if you are on the 1st floor the kids can go outside the room and play on the open spaces? Do the 1st floor rooms have doors to go directly outside? Thanks!
They have sliding glass doors that open up to a small patio.
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They have sliding glass doors that open up to a small patio.

P.S. If you go back to the 1st page of this thread and scroll down a bit there are pics of the rooms on the first floor. I look at the pics just about every day to get my "fix".
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Can you enter through the sliders or do you have to go inside to unlock it first??
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Can you enter through the sliders or do you have to go inside to unlock it first??
They only lock from the inside.
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What's the noise like on the first floor? Do you hear a lot of walking and voices from the floors above? I was also wondering about the sliding glass door and how it locks...I'll be traveling alone with my DD4 and originally requested a top floor for safety reasons, but don't want to miss out on her being able to run around in the grass if we are offered a good location...what do you think? Also, are the views generally better the higher you go?
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I don't know about the first floor, but our family was on the second floor of the Tuvalua (Sp?), no balcony or patio, but we really didn't hear anyone above or below us. At night during the fireworks, we could hear the people outside on the patio below us, but we did have the sliding doors open also.
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We've always had first floor and in all our stays I only remember hearing something from above once...a big thud.

The views from the first floor rooms are just lovely. But from pictures others have posted, I think that's true from every floor.
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We stayed 1st floor and have requested it again. Never heard any noise from above (or either side). Loved the freedom of going out the slider. Only "issue" (not really) was unsupervised kids on the balcony above us every afternoon while I was reading. Shooting water guns and getting my book (library) wet! Have no idea what their parents were doing each day but after a few threats to come up and knock on their door, talk with their parents, they stopped. Kids enjoyed playing in the grass, watching the ducks each day and the 1st floor gave us more freedom when the kids napped.
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I don't know about the first floor, but our family was on the second floor of the Tuvalua (Sp?), no balcony or patio, but we really didn't hear anyone above or below us. At night during the fireworks, we could hear the people outside on the patio below us, but we did have the sliding doors open also.
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We've always had first floor and in all our stays I only remember hearing something from above once...a big thud.

The views from the first floor rooms are just lovely. But from pictures others have posted, I think that's true from every floor.
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We stayed 1st floor and have requested it again. Never heard any noise from above (or either side). Loved the freedom of going out the slider. Only "issue" (not really) was unsupervised kids on the balcony above us every afternoon while I was reading. Shooting water guns and getting my book (library) wet! Have no idea what their parents were doing each day but after a few threats to come up and knock on their door, talk with their parents, they stopped. Kids enjoyed playing in the grass, watching the ducks each day and the 1st floor gave us more freedom when the kids napped.
Thanks...the first floor sounds like a nice option!
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I like the 2nd floor myself. You get the higher view, without the balcony (I'm afraid of heights LOL).
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Fiji - if you're on the marina side, can you hear the drums from the Luau at night? DD will be in bed before it's over and I'd hate to have a room where you hear drums while trying to fall asleep...
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Fiji - if you're on the marina side, can you hear the drums from the Luau at night? DD will be in bed before it's over and I'd hate to have a room where you hear drums while trying to fall asleep...
We have stayed on both sides of Figi. On the Luau side you can hear them but it is really not so bad. We thought it added to the atmosphere. DD slept just fine.

On the marina side you can barely hear them unless you leave the sliding door open. But you do hear the boat horn blowing but after the first night we got used to it. Again, DD slept fine.
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