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Old 01-27-2013, 08:26 AM   #1621
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LOOOVE GVCL! It feels like extra space with the lounge. I am surprising the kids with a stay their for the last 4 days of our stay. I am so excited!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:31 AM   #1622
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GVCL is wonderful! We stayed there in 2009 with my parents to treat them to the upgrade for all they do. It was magical for them and us. My kids were so overwhelmed and were so appreciative. That little piece of magic was the best. Having the lounge just feels like having an extra room.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #1623
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We have our first ever visit to the Poly next week...we have done moderates many times and cant wait to try out deluxe! After reading a lot of reviews I have requested Tokelu location. From someones review recently tho, it looked like there was some construction going on outside Tokelu. We want to be near monorail and restaurants. We only have three days and kids are 16 and 13. Is Tokelu still the best location for us to request and any suggestions for room location that might be good if I have a choice (we just have the basic view). Thx
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We have our first ever visit to the Poly next week...we have done moderates many times and cant wait to try out deluxe! After reading a lot of reviews I have requested Tokelu location. From someones review recently tho, it looked like there was some construction going on outside Tokelu. We want to be near monorail and restaurants. We only have three days and kids are 16 and 13. Is Tokelu still the best location for us to request and any suggestions for room location that might be good if I have a choice (we just have the basic view). Thx
Tokelu is a great location but you might enjoy Samoa as well- little bit closer to the GCH house and it's right beside the pool. We always stay ground floor so we can run out our patio door and be in the GCH house in 2 seconds!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #1625
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Do the tv's have a hdmi input? It might be neat to plug in the video camera from the day or watch a movie from the ipad.
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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.
Well, because of the uncertainty surrounding the pool we made the call to switch to Beach Club for our early March stay. Never stayed there and hoping it is nice.
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Torch Lighting Ceremony Question

Last time we stayed at the Polynesian (about 4yrs now), the torch lighting ceremony was held nightly at 6pm. I see on this thread that they now say, "select nights". Does anyone have any additional information on the torch lighting ceremony now? Approx. what time would the ceremony be held in April? TIA!
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Last time we stayed at the Polynesian (about 4yrs now), the torch lighting ceremony was held nightly at 6pm. I see on this thread that they now say, "select nights". Does anyone have any additional information on the torch lighting ceremony now? Approx. what time would the ceremony be held in April? TIA!
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Torch Lighting Ceremony is held Tuesday- Saturday at 6:00 p.m. in the GCH
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #1629
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Torch Lighting Ceremony is held Tuesday- Saturday at 6:00 p.m. in the GCH
Great!! Thanks so much!
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Are towels available at both the volcano and quiet pools?

Just wondering if we'd need to bring towels down from our room, or if they're provided at the pools. I seem to remember they were available at the pools, but it may have changed since then. Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:15 PM   #1631
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we're booked!

I just booked GVCL for next October thru Magical Vacations. It was my first time using at travel agent, as I prefer to book things directly with Disney. This will be my kids 1st trip to Disney and my 1st time in a deluxe. Can't wait!
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #1632
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Kids Club Reservations?

We will be going to Flying Fish without kids for dinner and utilizing the kids club at the Poly. Is it suggested that we make an advanced reservation or will we be ok making that reservation on Sunday (2/3) when we check in?
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #1633
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I just booked GVCL for next October thru Magical Vacations. It was my first time using at travel agent, as I prefer to book things directly with Disney. This will be my kids 1st trip to Disney and my 1st time in a deluxe. Can't wait!
What a special vacation! We're staying GVCL for the first time in May and I'm already worried it will spoil us forever. Maybe tell your IPO that it's your kids' first Disney trip so they can plan surprises in your room!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #1634
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What a special vacation! We're staying GVCL for the first time in May and I'm already worried it will spoil us forever. Maybe tell your IPO that it's your kids' first Disney trip so they can plan surprises in your room!
Just curious... I know it's 9 months away, but when would we hear from an IPO?
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:40 PM   #1635
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Just curious, what is an IPO?
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