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Old 09-26-2012, 07:27 PM   #436
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Rapa-Nui?

Anyone have any thoughts about the Rapa-Nui blg good or bad. The closeness of the walk to TTC is attractive for runners coming back from EPCOT and I think I've read here somewhere that it's one of the newer buildings?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #438
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Anyone have any thoughts about the Rapa-Nui blg good or bad. The closeness of the walk to TTC is attractive for runners coming back from EPCOT and I think I've read here somewhere that it's one of the newer buildings?
We LOVED the closeness of the TTC to Rapa Nui. More so than being close to the monorail at the GCH!
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:32 PM   #440
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Ok Poly lovers, I need your help. Currently we are booked at the Beach Club (10/22-10/27) and I am seriously considering switching to the Poly. We would get a garden view as my bounceback only has rooms available in that category or Lagoon View CL for $800 more than what I'm currently paying.

How bad is the volcano pool crowded? I know that the guests of the GF can use it with the construction going on over there. How loud is the construction noise? How bad (or good) are the garden view rooms? I figured my only requests would be ground floor, no parking lot view
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Ok Poly lovers, I need your help. Currently we are booked at the Beach Club (10/22-10/27) and I am seriously considering switching to the Poly. We would get a garden view as my bounceback only has rooms available in that category of Lagoon View CL for $800 more than what I'm currently paying.

How bad is the volcano pool crowded? I know that the guests of the GF can use it with the construction going on over there. How loud is the construction noise? How bad (or good) are the garden view rooms? I figured my only requests would be ground floor, no parking lot view
I offered my opinion on this in the resort changers thread.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #442
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Ok Poly lovers, I need your help. Currently we are booked at the Beach Club (10/22-10/27) and I am seriously considering switching to the Poly. We would get a garden view as my bounceback only has rooms available in that category of Lagoon View CL for $800 more than what I'm currently paying.

How bad is the volcano pool crowded? I know that the guests of the GF can use it with the construction going on over there. How loud is the construction noise? How bad (or good) are the garden view rooms? I figured my only requests would be ground floor, no parking lot view
GF has an open pool and kids splash area, so if any of their guests are still using the poly pool it would surprise me.

I didn't hear any construction noise at all when we were there last week. the pool was busy but not so overcrowded you couldn't find space to be...there was plenty of room, my 3 kids and husband were in it almost every day mid-afternoon. The "quiet" pool was just that...several times my family had it to ourselves or just one or 2 other people.

My personal opinion is there are no bad views at the poly..the grounds are so beautiful and lush... There are a few views in Rarotonga that you may see the parking lot..but I believe those are on the 3rd floor as the surrounding landscape hides it from view.
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Ok Poly lovers, I need your help. Currently we are booked at the Beach Club (10/22-10/27) and I am seriously considering switching to the Poly. We would get a garden view as my bounceback only has rooms available in that category or Lagoon View CL for $800 more than what I'm currently paying.

How bad is the volcano pool crowded? I know that the guests of the GF can use it with the construction going on over there. How loud is the construction noise? How bad (or good) are the garden view rooms? I figured my only requests would be ground floor, no parking lot view

We have stayed at both the Poly and the BC, once each within the last year. We will not be returning to the BC anytime soon, if ever. We had room issues, plus the whole resort was always crowded and loud. Especially the SAB pool. Just not our idea of a vacation.

The Poly on the other hand was wonderful. And we can not wait to return!! The whole resort and the volcano pool was never crowded when we were there and it was summer time. I'm not sure how much the GF guest are having an impact on the Poly pool now. I'm hopeful it's not crowded when we get there!!

I would think you would be able to have those room requests met pretty easily.

Good luck with your decision!
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Just got an email from JetBlue that they are releasing new dates for travel this weekend!

I am so excited. Once I book those plane tickets everything is going to seem that much closer!
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So after 2 days at the BWI I am so happy our next trip is back to the Poly. I like the that the BWI is newer, brighter, not as damp & no bugs. Love the dining choices. But I just don't feel the magic I feel at the Poly. Can't exactly put my finger on it. Luckily my DBF is happy at either.
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Oh my goodness, I just realized our trip is in 29 DAYS!!!

That is, unless DH doesn't have a job. There are troubling rumblings. I've been planning this for over 2 years...wouldn't you know there would be a last minute catastrophe!

Remember the "Friends" episode when Monica and Chandler's surrogate didn't know who the father was? Either the football hero or Shovely Joe? DH and I always joke because our luck isn't exactly the greatest. Chandler's line, "Honey, it's us. Of course it's the shovel killer." is a running joke with us.

Ah well, prepare for the worst and hope for the best is my motto!
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:36 PM   #447
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Anyone have any thoughts about the Rapa-Nui blg good or bad. The closeness of the walk to TTC is attractive for runners coming back from EPCOT and I think I've read here somewhere that it's one of the newer buildings?
I stayed there a few times. It was my dh & I (well he was my boyfriend then). I really liked the closeness to the TTC. But with kids I think we did a night there & moved to another room (they were doing room renovations in that building when we were staying there-not fun for mid day naps). So with kids it was too far away, plus it was too far away for my parents to walk from the GCH.

That was our favorite building pre kids.

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Just got an email from JetBlue that they are releasing new dates for travel this weekend!

I am so excited. Once I book those plane tickets everything is going to seem that much closer!

I got that same email but I had a sad face since my trip isn't until August.
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I switched from the Beach Club to the Poly!!!! WOOO! So super duper excited it's almost embarrassing....wait no it's not! Look out Polynesian the Malinowskis are going to be invading soon!
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Guitar Rob....

My family is in your #401 post photo shot of the poly beach/pool. Lol It was magical at the Poly....I agree.

There was a lot of rain last week....thankfully, for us, if it HAD to rain, it did it when it was manageable for us. None of our pool times at the Poly got rained out. Hooray!

CAn't wait to see more of your photos! Hope you had a magnificent trip.
Wow... that's amazing. I guess I had to take a photo of someone from the boards eventually. I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner. Congratulations, your family is also in my desktop wallpaper I love that photo so much.

I have been feeling the "trip is over" depression pretty badly this past week. Between that and the fact that I caught a pretty wicked cold while I was down there (didn't hit me until we were leaving, thank God) I've been slacking on posting my report and photos.

I have to get moving on that.

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Here's the full resolution shot.

Someday, I hope to take a photo that accurately captures the beauty of this place at night. I believe that it is impossible.
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