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Old 04-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #2716
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We've done both ... and we much prefer the GV CL side. We don't spend a lot of time (if any) out on the balcony anyway and if we do want to watch the fireworks or the water parade we can just go to the lounge where they pipe in the music/sound or head on out to the beach. GV CL is much quieter for sleeping, in our opinion anyway (you don't hear the toot toot of the boats). If it were my decision, I'd say save the money and do GV CL, then you can use that money to have a nice anniversary dinner at one of the Signature restaurants. But really, it all boils down to personal preference. If you want TPV CL then do it.

Just so you are aware, this is the view from the third level TPV CL rooms


TBH, that picture is why I don't think it makes that much sense to pay for a TPV room at the Poly. The MK is too far away for it to really be that much more of an upgrade from a regular lagoon view. I can understand wanting to face the water instead of the resort grounds, but being able to see the tip of the castle from across the lagoon doesn't seem worth it. That said, in the Hawaii building, almost no lagoon view rooms have balconies (I think there's only one on the third floor) so if you want that view AND a balcony paying for TPV is probably worth it, even though there still is a risk of no balcony.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #2717
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I apologize if this has already been asked (I did search the thread and didn't find this info)...

Can anyone tell me what other resorts the Poly shares buses with? Particularly going to AK, HS, and DTD (or what stops are between DTD and they Poly, for example: Typhoon Lagoon)? I'm thinking it may be worth driving to those locations...

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The Poly only runs buses to DHS, AK, and DTD, aside from the waterparks. For DHS and AK they share with CR and GF. For DTD sometimes the bus shared with WL, sometimes CR and GF.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:56 PM   #2718
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If I am able to get an 7:30 ressie for 'Ohana breakfast, is there any chance I can make MK rope drop, or will I need to plan on having to skip out a little early to make it? I have yet to see the MK opening show. TIA!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:08 PM   #2719
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If I am able to get an 7:30 ressie for 'Ohana breakfast, is there any chance I can make MK rope drop, or will I need to plan on having to skip out a little early to make it? I have yet to see the MK opening show. TIA!
It would be cutting it kind of close, but it's possible.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:28 AM   #2720
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The Poly only runs buses to DHS, AK, and DTD, aside from the waterparks. For DHS and AK they share with CR and GF. For DTD sometimes the bus shared with WL, sometimes CR and GF.
Good to know! Thank you for the info.
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This time tomorrow I will hopefully on the plane on our way to the Poly! Now just have to make it through a huge list of to-dos today and a 3:30 Am wake up time tomorrow! Will hopefully check in here while on the trip!
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This time tomorrow I will hopefully on the plane on our way to the Poly! Now just have to make it through a huge list of to-dos today and a 3:30 Am wake up time tomorrow! Will hopefully check in here while on the trip!
Have a Super Fantastic Time!!!!!
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This time tomorrow I will hopefully on the plane on our way to the Poly! Now just have to make it through a huge list of to-dos today and a 3:30 Am wake up time tomorrow! Will hopefully check in here while on the trip!
So jealous! Have a wonderful trip
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:28 PM   #2724
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Ok so i was so misled by two disney travel agents so I call disney customer service just so they could retrain them. And they where very short and snippy with me I though they are all about customer care I guess not. So next time where can i book and still great the deals they offer?

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Old 04-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #2725
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[FONT="Microsoft Sans Serif"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Purple"]We've done both ... and we much prefer the GV CL side. We don't spend a lot of time (if any) out on the balcony anyway and if we do want to watch the fireworks or the water parade we can just go to the lounge where they pipe in the music/sound or head on out to the beach. GV CL is much quieter for sleeping, in our opinion anyway (you don't hear the toot toot of the boats). If it were my decision, I'd say save the money and do GV CL, then you can use that money to have a nice anniversary dinner at one of the Signature restaurants. But really, it all boils down to personal preference. If you want TPV CL then do it.
And all the sounds from the lagoon, the boat horns, the train whistle from the MK, are one of the reasons we love being on the lagoon side! As Cdn Friends of Pooh says, it's really personal preference.

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TBH, that picture is why I don't think it makes that much sense to pay for a TPV room at the Poly. The MK is too far away for it to really be that much more of an upgrade from a regular lagoon view. I can understand wanting to face the water instead of the resort grounds, but being able to see the tip of the castle from across the lagoon doesn't seem worth it. That said, in the Hawaii building, almost no lagoon view rooms have balconies (I think there's only one on the third floor) so if you want that view AND a balcony paying for TPV is probably worth it, even though there still is a risk of no balcony.
As chasgoose says, there are limited LV rooms with balconies, so if you want to be on the lagoon side and want outdoor space TPV is the better bet. We've always gotten our request of 3rd floor, but I have read several reviews from others who loved having the patio. Again, it comes down to what your preferences are. If you aren't going to be in the room a lot GV will save you a lot of money. If you are going to be spending some time at the resort & want the lagoon side atmosphere (we like it because it makes us feel like we are right in the middle of the Disney action, with the castle, Space Moutain, the views of the other resorts & monorail, and all the aforementioned sounds ...) we have found it is worth the upgrade.

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Ok so i was so misled by two disney travel agents so I call disney customer service just so they could retrain them. And they where very short and snippy with me I though they are all about customer care I guess not. So next time where can i book and still great the deals they offer?
You can book directly through Disney. The travel agents don't have access to any better deals than the public. At the top of the resort forum there is sticky for a thread for codes & deals. You can hang out in there and you will find out pretty quickly when a new discount drops. Also, WDW has a link on their website to their currently offered deals. Hope that helps!
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Ok so i was so misled by two disney travel agents so I call disney customer service just so they could retrain them. And they where very short and snippy with me I though they are all about customer care I guess not. So next time where can i book and still great the deals they offer?
Just how were you misled???

You say two "Disney travel agents" - were they the individuals you speak to when you call the 407-W-DISNEY number? Or where they just TA's working for an agency who said they Disney specialists?
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Joining in again! It's been a while since I posted and wanted to see my ticker...
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35 more days until I see the lovely Poly again!
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I was just thinking the same thing! I am a little excited for our first Poly stay.
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