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Old 08-10-2010, 10:39 PM   #751
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Just back last night. Still working on finishing my live report and starting my dining report. Here are some photos from our "garden view" room, Samoa longhouse, room 3604:







These were taken from my phone. I have better ones from the camera, which I haven't been able to upload yet due to computer problems. IMO, this is the best "garden view" room in WDW! We could see most of the volcano pool, the firepit in 'Ohana, all of the GF, the wedding pavilion, part of the lagoon, and even a piece of the monorail track, plus lots of the beautiful gardens of the Poly. And you could not beat the location! We were steps away from the GCH, both pools, Captain Cook's, 2 mintues from the marina and monorail stop, 3-4 minutes from the bus stop and laundry, and 8 minutes from the TTC (that's from the door of room to the monorail loading platform). This room was a dream come true for our family! I felt like I was in heaven. When we were planning, I was kind of secretly wishing for a lagoon/tpv room, but I was SO THRILLED with this view, I would not have wanted to trade it, especially for the price!

Please follow the link from my signature for my live report, or feel free to ask any questions.
Wow! Talk about a great view! We are headed there in 28 days and requesting Samoa, so heres hoping we get your room!! Thanks for the pics!
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:51 PM   #752
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My kids are in a themed pool at WDW for heaven's sake. They don't need to be entertained on top of that!
I agree with this. I feel the same way about movies playing pool side, and I hope that the wiring that was going on at the volcano pool last week was not to add a movie screen! It would be nice if they had some activites further down the beach...somewhere near where the GF and Poly properties meet. That way, people would have the option to participate or avoid.

I have to say that while we were there last week, we did hear short periods of loud music that we would not have personally chosen...and then the music stopped and the games did not interfere in our enjoyment of the pool at all. It wasn't constant loud music for all hours of the afternoon.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:53 PM   #753
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Wow! Talk about a great view! We are headed there in 28 days and requesting Samoa, so heres hoping we get your room!! Thanks for the pics!
You're welcome! Given the choice of this room or anywhere else, we would never stay anywhere else.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:15 PM   #754
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Logpey and Eeyeore, Thank you for posting such great pics! I'm getting so excited for our trip. I know I don't post much, but I read everything!

I do have to post once in a while so I can see my ticker
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #755
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Exclamation Fyi!!!

I forgot to tell everyone that I bought a pair of Ray Ban Aviators at Bou-tiki, a few days later they dropped and I broke a lens, literally cracked in half. I started crying--really, I shed a tear over sunglasses..(expensive) I took them back to Bou-tiki to see if they sell extra lenses or another pair (only one pair left when I bought my first pair),I love them that much. When I told the sales clerk what happened, she pulled the box out of the glass case and gave me the last pair in the store and took my broken pair back, I said, don't I need to pay you or sign something, she said No, have a great day, I shed a few more tears this time out of sheer happiness, I couldn't believe this. Just giving you an example of their service.

Also we rented one sea raycer, and used a coupon for one free 30 minute rental my daughter won in the teen games at pool, So we enjoyed ourselves for 30 minutes and went to pay for one sea raycer and I said "all done how much?" They said "Its all good, everythings taken care off", I thought they charged my room key, No charge whatsoever, they let us have it for free, I wish they would have given us our room for free, haha.

Their service is undeniable from bellmen to mousekeeping to maintenance people, It's worth every penny..(well maybe it should be a few less pennies) Just a real nice experience overall.. THX Poly, I will see you soon..
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:25 PM   #756
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Logpey and Eeyeore, Thank you for posting such great pics! I'm getting so excited for our trip. I know I don't post much, but I read everything!

I do have to post once in a while so I can see my ticker
Your welcome, have a great trip!!
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:34 PM   #757
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iloveeeyore - we were in room 3606 in Samoa in February! Isn't it glorious? I've been following along with your live report and can't wait to read more about your trip!

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Thanks for the great pics! My trip is getting closer, and the pictures help make the wait easier
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iloveeeyore - we were in room 3606 in Samoa in February! Isn't it glorious? I've been following along with your live report and can't wait to read more about your trip!

Sara
YES! GLORIOUS!! I miss it there!
Looking left:

At night we could actually see the fire pit inside 'Ohana!

Looking straight ahead:

That is Fiji directly across the marina, and the end of Tuvalu to the right of Fiji.

A zoomed-in shot of the boat dock and GF (looking right):


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Old 08-11-2010, 01:03 PM   #760
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I just changed my resort to the Poly!!!
We've never stayed here before I can't wait! I requested the Tokelau longhouse with a high floor. I read on the Tikiman website this is a good one for first timers
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Having kind of a horrid week. Glad this thread is here for a bit of a pick-me-up!!
Hope it gets better, it has to, the weekends coming!!!
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YES! GLORIOUS!! I miss it there!
Looking left:

At night we could actually see the fire pit inside 'Ohana!

Looking straight ahead:

That is Fiji directly across the marina, and the end of Tuvalu to the right of Fiji.

A zoomed-in shot of the boat dock and GF (looking right):


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Great pics, If I don't stay concierge next time that is the one I would request...
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Hi everyone - quick question!!

This is our first stay in the Poly and first time travelling in September...I was just checking out disneyworld.com to see what room categories were still available at the Poly and it's showing sold out!! (for a regular room no discounts at all) Even when looking with free dining and 40% off discounts still all booked up!!

Does this mean it's going to feel super busy around the pool/beach/GCH?? I'm a little worried now...thought Sept was a quiet time to go....
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Hi everyone - quick question!!

This is our first stay in the Poly and first time travelling in September...I was just checking out disneyworld.com to see what room categories were still available at the Poly and it's showing sold out!! (for a regular room no discounts at all) Even when looking with free dining and 40% off discounts still all booked up!!

Does this mean it's going to feel super busy around the pool/beach/GCH?? I'm a little worried now...thought Sept was a quiet time to go....
I wouldn't worry too much. The Poly is pretty much always filled because it has (if not the lowest) almost the lowest number of rooms of any WDW hotel... so it always has that nice intimate feel....
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Hi everyone - quick question!!

This is our first stay in the Poly and first time travelling in September...I was just checking out disneyworld.com to see what room categories were still available at the Poly and it's showing sold out!! (for a regular room no discounts at all) Even when looking with free dining and 40% off discounts still all booked up!!

Does this mean it's going to feel super busy around the pool/beach/GCH?? I'm a little worried now...thought Sept was a quiet time to go....
I wouldn't be too worried. In the past 2 years I've never seen it super busy. From what I understand it's a big difference from the summer season in terms of crowds. I wouldn't be too worried!
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