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Old 10-19-2012, 02:47 PM   #691
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The refrigerators are empty for you to stock. Just remember to prop the cabinet door open with a wash cloth or towel so it is properly ventilated. Doing this keeps items in the refrigerator colder. If you don't, you may have cooling problems.
Perfect! Thanks for the quick response and suggestion about the towel - would have never thought of that! Knew I would be able to find the answer here! Now to decide upon which longhouse to request, lol.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #692
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I am so excited for our first stay here in March! Reading this thread convinces me I made the right decision to switch from AOA suite to Poly for 110 more!!

Two questions.

1. what building would you recommend if we want to be close to the monorail and the pool??? (have heard samoa and tokelau are good??) we have booked garden view.

2. What are the chances that I will get a late check out on departure day? do I have to request that now or when we get there? Our flight doesnt leave till late afternoon so hoping to enjoy the pool that day after breakfast at Chef Mickeys!

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1. I would recommend Fiji. It's right next to the GCH, that's where you can catch the monorail and where the gift shops and restaurants are. It's also close to the pool, the back of the volcano pool is across the water from Fiji marina side, and it's also close to the boat launch to MK. Never stayed at Samoa but it's on the opposite side of the pool so still great access to everything else.

2. That I'm not sure of. I know check out is at 11 am. Are you taking ME? If so, they pick you up 3-4 hrs prior to your scheduled flight.

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Old 10-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #693
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Chances of getting a late checkout are based on occupancy, and current workload, need for room to become open. The request is approved or denied by the mousekeeping managers and not the resort staff.

Just call the front desk and ask. They're pretty reasonable
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #694
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Samoa!!!! But I'm wondering, has anyone stayed on the quiet pool side of Rarotonga? If so, what did you think?
We stayed on the quiet pool side of Tokelau this past February and thought it was wonderful!!! Here's a PIC of the view at night since you said you liked the night views.



You could see the castle down the side of the building albeit at quite a distance. In the morning the ducks were all around the pool area which DD absolutely loved.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:57 PM   #695
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We stayed on the quiet pool side of Tokelau this past February and thought it was wonderful!!! Here's a PIC of the view at night since you said you liked the night views.

You could see the castle down the side of the building albeit at quite a distance. In the morning the ducks were all around the pool area which DD absolutely loved.
this is Samoa???I'm SO torn on which longhouse to request! we Stayed in Fiji and did love it... thinking a better view would be nice.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #696
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That is where we stayed the last two trips at the Poly. I love the proximity to the main house. Our second stay we requested a 3rd floor room to have a balcony and we just loved it! Im a creature of habit, but I would like to try Samoa facing in the same direction some time.
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We stayed on the quiet pool side of Tokelau this past February and thought it was wonderful!!! Here's a PIC of the view at night since you said you liked the night views.
Thanks to both of you and great photo, Brea! OK, we already have our Samoa request in the system, but if we arrive and it's not available, I'll check 3rd floor, quiet side pool availability in Rarotonga and Tokelau. The good news is that we don't need our room right away - we can offer to wait until as late as 9:30pm, but sometimes the request is just not in the cards, so I'm happy to have backups!

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this is Samoa???I'm SO torn on which longhouse to request! we Stayed in Fiji and did love it... thinking a better view would be nice.
This is the view from Samoa (3rd floor, volcano pool side





But on second thought, I really like Brea's photo, too!
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I LOVE your photos!!!!
thank you for posting! what about Tokelau?!?

i really do appreciate your help.. Im at a loss this time with planning!!!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #698
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this is Samoa???I'm SO torn on which longhouse to request! we Stayed in Fiji and did love it... thinking a better view would be nice.
No... this isn't Samoa? Its Tokelau which is on the other side. Samoa would be opposite of this.

BUT... we LOVE Samoa volcano pool side if we aren't staying CL.
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OMG!!!!!!

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Its coming so fast now!!! Happy dance!!!
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this is Samoa???I'm SO torn on which longhouse to request! we Stayed in Fiji and did love it... thinking a better view would be nice.
NO that's Tokelau. Here's a day photo from the same room.

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:18 PM   #701
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Leaving for the Poly in 12 hours. It's our first time plus we're staying club level theme park view. I know I won't sleep tonight.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #702
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Leaving for the Poly in 12 hours. It's our first time plus we're staying club level theme park view. I know I won't sleep tonight.
Oooh that sounds so perfectly magical!!! I won't sleep the night before either! Have a Wonderful trip!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:07 PM   #703
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Leaving for the Poly in 12 hours. It's our first time plus we're staying club level theme park view. I know I won't sleep tonight.
How exciting!!!!! Have a safe, fun, enjoyable trip!!! You will love the resort!!

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Leaving for the Poly in 12 hours. It's our first time plus we're staying club level theme park view. I know I won't sleep tonight.
Awww how exciting!!! I hope you guys have a wonderful trip!
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #705
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Leaving for the Poly in 12 hours. It's our first time plus we're staying club level theme park view. I know I won't sleep tonight.
I hope that you manged to get some sleep. I know it's not easy. I can never sleep on Disney Eve.

Have a safe and magical trip!!
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