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Old 05-07-2013, 09:30 PM   #2881
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DVC construction in 2013

Ahhhhh!!! So we are booked 2nd week in Dec at the Polynesian CL. I really don't want to have our trip affected by major construction and noise and general distruption to the magical experience we are planning and expecting. I just read tikiman's website and it sounds like DVC construction would start over on the GF side of Polynesian, which seems like it would have a minimal impact on the rest of the resort, at least for awhile. What do you guys think? Would you be worried? Is it way too premature for me to even be worrying about this?

I'm also aware from reading these boards that Disney seems to be notorious for starting construction late????
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:11 PM   #2882
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We are thinkin of switching from Lagoon View to Garden View. We really wanted Tahiti, but it may not be done when we check in. Quick question about Tokelau - is the entire building now a lagoon view or is it garden or what they're now calling standard?

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I believe there only 2 lagoon view rooms in Tokelau. The rest are standard views.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #2883
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I read something on another page and it got me thinking- are non Poly guests technically allowed to watch fireworks from the beach? I know pool hopping is frowned upon but this seems like the one thing that goes unnoticed. I don't want to stir the pot but I've always wondered if they ever check room keys??
Nope - everyone is welcome to watch the fireworks from the beach. Do some Poly people complain about it? Yes, however, Disney welcomes anyone and everyone to watch from the beach.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:40 AM   #2884
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This news is unfortunate, we love the Polynesian the way it is and we too are worried about congestion and overcrowded areas of the Polynesian, Oh well, if there will be a new DVC we most likely wont be staying here anymore.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #2885
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I believe there only 2 lagoon view rooms in Tokelau. The rest are standard views.
Thank you so much! This is what we were hoping for!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:27 AM   #2886
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September to be crowded?

WOW...just called to see about switching from a lagoon view to a standard view room for our 9/18-9/24 trip and there are NO standard view rooms available! Yikes! Wonder if that means it's going to be crowded or that they'll just be down some rooms due to renovations?! I thought that September was one of the slower months.

Keeping my fingers crossed that Tahiti will be finished by check in. The refurb is to be completed on September 14th....here's hoping they don't run behind!
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WOW...just called to see about switching from a lagoon view to a standard view room for our 9/18-9/24 trip and there are NO standard view rooms available! Yikes! Wonder if that means it's going to be crowded or that they'll just be down some rooms due to renovations?! I thought that September was one of the slower months.
Actually it just means they don't have availability for those specific start and end dates. If your dates were 9/17-9/23 there might be availability. Tahiti and Rapa Nui are probably not in the currently available inventory for Sep, even though they may be open by the time you get there. I wouldn't worry about it being overly crowded as the room renovations reduce the number of available rooms making the resort less crowded than normal.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:44 AM   #2888
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Actually it just means they don't have availability for those specific start and end dates. If your dates were 9/17-9/23 there might be availability. Tahiti and Rapa Nui are probably not in the currently available inventory for Sep, even though they may be open by the time you get there. I wouldn't worry about it being overly crowded as the room renovations reduce the number of available rooms making the resort less crowded than normal.
Oooo, thanks. I never stopped to think that the Poly might be less crowded due to the renovations....good point. Thanks!
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Nope - everyone is welcome to watch the fireworks from the beach. Do some Poly people complain about it? Yes, however, Disney welcomes anyone and everyone to watch from the beach.
I heard someone complain about it last time I was there but had never really thought about it until then. The beach does get crowded but not bad considering. We have had our room keys checked at the pool before so I wasn't sure how often they did that- I'm all about enforcing the pool hopping rule! Fireworks I understand though!
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I'm glad to read that you think Sheila will be ok--because I am going in early October and was starting to get concerned.
I've wanted to stay at the Poly since I was a little girl, and am really looking forward to this!
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I really think you guys will be okay. Like someone else said, Disney is notorious for starting things a little late. So hopefully you will both be able to enjoy a construction free Poly vacation!!

Yep - just keep your eye on things between now and then
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I heard someone complain about it last time I was there but had never really thought about it until then. The beach does get crowded but not bad considering. We have had our room keys checked at the pool before so I wasn't sure how often they did that- I'm all about enforcing the pool hopping rule! Fireworks I understand though!
The thing that bugs me about the fireworks is when non-guests take up all the chairs leaving Poly guests to stand, when they guests have paid for the privilege.
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The thing that bugs me about the fireworks is when non-guests take up all the chairs leaving Poly guests to stand, when they guests have paid for the privilege.
Interesting point .... I've planned a couple of dinners at the Poly for my Oct/Nov trip and intend to watch the fireworks from the beach but would never consider taking up a chair!
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #2893
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The thing that bugs me about the fireworks is when non-guests take up all the chairs leaving Poly guests to stand, when they guests have paid for the privilege.
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Interesting point .... I've planned a couple of dinners at the Poly for my Oct/Nov trip and intend to watch the fireworks from the beach but would never consider taking up a chair!
I seem to recall reading about the issuing of wrist bands for fireworks viewing for a very busy time New Yers Eve or July 4th last year but don't remember reading anything about how that worked out.

Makes me wonder if Firework viewing from the Poly Beach will change once DVC is complete as the bungalows & DVC looks as if to take over the one beach area?
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This news is unfortunate, we love the Polynesian the way it is and we too are worried about congestion and overcrowded areas of the Polynesian, Oh well, if there will be a new DVC we most likely wont be staying here anymore.
I totally agree, we probably won't stay at Poly anymore either if they do add all those DVCs.
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The thing that bugs me about the fireworks is when non-guests take up all the chairs leaving Poly guests to stand, when they guests have paid for the privilege.
So, you see someone sitting on a chair - just curious how do you know if they are a Poly guest just by looking at them?

Our beef is the people who park in the Poly lot for the day to go to Magic Kingdom, or during the evening to to go Magic Kingdom to watch the fireworks. The last 3 trips we've come back to the Poly late afternoon/early evening and there was no where for us to park - the lot was completely full.
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