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Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 AM   #1051
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Hi, I asked this a few pages back, but it got lost in the shuffle:

We are looking at staying here in December 2013 and I had a few questions.

We travel with my parents and they get a lot of use out of a balcony, so that is a must for us. I know that most of the longhouses don't have balconies, but we would be booking two MK view rooms and I was wondering what our chances are for getting balconies.

We stayed in MK rooms at CR in January and the view was amazing. DD could lay in her bed and watch the castle change colors and my parents would sit on the balcony and drink coffee in the mornings.

Any tips or recommendations you all can offer would be great!

Only the 2nd floor of most long houses don't have balconies. Request a 3rd floor room and you will be ok. If you're open to also having a patio instead of a balcony you can request a first floor room as well.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #1052
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Hi, I asked this a few pages back, but it got lost in the shuffle:

We are looking at staying here in December 2013 and I had a few questions.

We travel with my parents and they get a lot of use out of a balcony, so that is a must for us. I know that most of the longhouses don't have balconies, but we would be booking two MK view rooms and I was wondering what our chances are for getting balconies.

We stayed in MK rooms at CR in January and the view was amazing. DD could lay in her bed and watch the castle change colors and my parents would sit on the balcony and drink coffee in the mornings.

Any tips or recommendations you all can offer would be great!
All of the longhouses have balconies on the third floor, but many don't have them on the second floor. WRT TPV rooms, the majority of non-CL are in Tahiti and Tuvalu. Tahiti is quite a large longhouse and has 2nd floor balconies, Tuvalu does not. Your best bet is probably to request simply "balcony." If you were to request just "Tahiti" you could end up on the first floor, which would have a patio area instead of a balcony.

Other considerations are that Tahiti is closer to the TTC while Tuvalu is very close to the GCH (restaurants, shops, monorail platform) and main pool. I don't know if those are things that matter to you. Either way, the Poly isn't a huge resort and not super spread out, like some of the others.

In our experience the Poly room assigners are pretty good at meeting requests. Good luck!
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #1053
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All of the longhouses have balconies on the third floor, but many don't have them on the second floor. WRT TPV rooms, the majority of non-CL are in Tahiti and Tuvalu. Tahiti is quite a large longhouse and has 2nd floor balconies, Tuvalu does not. Your best bet is probably to request simply "balcony." If you were to request just "Tahiti" you could end up on the first floor, which would have a patio area instead of a balcony.

Other considerations are that Tahiti is closer to the TTC while Tuvalu is very close to the GCH (restaurants, shops, monorail platform) and main pool. I don't know if those are things that matter to you. Either way, the Poly isn't a huge resort and not super spread out, like some of the others.

In our experience the Poly room assigners are pretty good at meeting requests. Good luck!
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Only the 2nd floor of most long houses don't have balconies. Request a 3rd floor room and you will be ok. If you're open to also having a patio instead of a balcony you can request a first floor room as well.
Thank you both for your replies. All the different longhouses were starting to make my head spin A patio will work for my parents, they simply want a place outside to sit and drink their morning coffee. I think our biggest hurdle will be getting rooms close to each other. At CR, we were 2 doors away from my parents, so DD5 could go and visit their room with ease.
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Thank you both for your replies. All the different longhouses were starting to make my head spin A patio will work for my parents, they simply want a place outside to sit and drink their morning coffee. I think our biggest hurdle will be getting rooms close to each other. At CR, we were 2 doors away from my parents, so DD5 could go and visit their room with ease.
With all of our four previous trips we have requested connecting rooms. There was only one time that they couldn't accommodate us.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:30 PM   #1055
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In less than 48 hours, we'll hopefully be checking in for our family's first ever Poly stay (for the first half of a split stay between Poly and BC).

It will also be our first ever deluxe stay (we've previously stayed mod and my parents have previously stayed value).

So excited (had to buy some melatonin at the drugstore so I could sleep the next couple of nights).
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In less than 48 hours, we'll hopefully be checking in for our family's first ever Poly stay (for the first half of a split stay between Poly and BC).

It will also be our first ever deluxe stay (we've previously stayed mod and my parents have previously stayed value).

So excited (had to buy some melatonin at the drugstore so I could sleep the next couple of nights).
Hooray!!

Have a great trip!

We are at the 72ish hour countdown and last night 4 year old DD came in my room several times to tell me she had insomnia because she was excited for Disney! Lol!

I have a feeling some allergy medication may be in order for the night before we leave since we have to be at the airport, over an hour away, at 5am.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:07 AM   #1058
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My family and I are staying there in June. We have four kids, one who is still an infant, so it is our one and only chance without having to get two rooms! I hope we don't become addicted as we'll have to wait even longer between stays to afford two rooms! I'm hoping the refurb schedule is released soon so I know what to expect.

Now to my question: We reserved a TPV room. I'm guessing we'll get Tahiti. Can you really see well from the ground floor? Or is it better to be up higher? I'm thinking of requesting a patio for ease of letting the kids go out and play, but want the view to be the best it can be as well! Looking forward to the suggestions/recommendations! Thanks!
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My family and I are staying there in June. We have four kids, one who is still an infant, so it is our one and only chance without having to get two rooms! I hope we don't become addicted as we'll have to wait even longer between stays to afford two rooms! I'm hoping the refurb schedule is released soon so I know what to expect.

Now to my question: We reserved a TPV room. I'm guessing we'll get Tahiti. Can you really see well from the ground floor? Or is it better to be up higher? I'm thinking of requesting a patio for ease of letting the kids go out and play, but want the view to be the best it can be as well! Looking forward to the suggestions/recommendations! Thanks!
I really, really loved Tahiti building, first floor with young children! You may or may not have a fabulous view--sometimes the vegetation is in the way. However, you'll definitely have a fabulous view, steps away form your room. Feel free to bring the kids out in their jammies. We're from New England, formerly NY, so for my kids, it was the greatest thing ever to walk out the door and play in the sand.

On a side note, however, the 6 of you are likely to feel crowded in that room. We felt crowded with 5 of us in there. But, the patio/outside space definitely helped.
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I really, really loved Tahiti building, first floor with young children! You may or may not have a fabulous view--sometimes the vegetation is in the way. However, you'll definitely have a fabulous view, steps away form your room. Feel free to bring the kids out in their jammies. We're from New England, formerly NY, so for my kids, it was the greatest thing ever to walk out the door and play in the sand.

On a side note, however, the 6 of you are likely to feel crowded in that room. We felt crowded with 5 of us in there. But, the patio/outside space definitely helped.
Thanks for the info! My girls will be 7, 5, 3 and 8months when we go and love playing in the sand, so the patio/easy access sounds great! I grew up in New England, but hardly get up there anymore! Do you know if the sliding door locks easily? I know my wife will be concerned with that if we are on the first floor, even without a walkway directly behind us.
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My family and I are staying there in June. We have four kids, one who is still an infant, so it is our one and only chance without having to get two rooms! I hope we don't become addicted as we'll have to wait even longer between stays to afford two rooms! I'm hoping the refurb schedule is released soon so I know what to expect.

Now to my question: We reserved a TPV room. I'm guessing we'll get Tahiti. Can you really see well from the ground floor? Or is it better to be up higher? I'm thinking of requesting a patio for ease of letting the kids go out and play, but want the view to be the best it can be as well! Looking forward to the suggestions/recommendations! Thanks!
We had a TPV in Tuvalu....
Super view and the water parade was REALLY close to the building.
If we weren't staying in the Hawaii building this year I would request it for sure!

My DD (3 years old at the time) took a blanket out on the porch (3rd floor) and would lay on there each night to watch the fireworks and water parade.
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Thanks for the info! My girls will be 7, 5, 3 and 8months when we go and love playing in the sand, so the patio/easy access sounds great! I grew up in New England, but hardly get up there anymore! Do you know if the sliding door locks easily? I know my wife will be concerned with that if we are on the first floor, even without a walkway directly behind us.
We had a TPV in Tahiti, on the top floor. I think the bottom floor would be fine. The sliding door in our room was very heavy. Our son could definitely not open the door. Sometimes I even had a hard time opening it.
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We had a TPV in Tahiti, on the top floor. I think the bottom floor would be fine. The sliding door in our room was very heavy. Our son could definitely not open the door. Sometimes I even had a hard time opening it.
Thanks! That's good info to know.

Did any of you that recently stayed there request your building or floor and get it? I know I'm a long way out, but looking for anything you can share! At this point, I'm the only one in my family that knows where we are staying, my wife only knows that we are going to WDW. I'm surprising them all for after my deployment, so I can't ask their opinions yet!
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Thanks! That's good info to know.

Did any of you that recently stayed there request your building or floor and get it? I know I'm a long way out, but looking for anything you can share! At this point, I'm the only one in my family that knows where we are staying, my wife only knows that we are going to WDW. I'm surprising them all for after my deployment, so I can't ask their opinions yet!
We were there in April. I requested Tahiti, top floor.... That is exactly what we got. We absolutely loved Tahiti. The convenience to the TTC can't be beat in my opinion. The views are amazing, and we liked that is was pretty quiet and secluded. Ease of transportation was our priority for location... Our son was 3 at the time. We will definitely request Tahiti in the future.
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Sorry....posted this in a totally random thread....I'll,probably have more input over here! Lol!

We stayed last year and loved it at the Poly.
My Mom called this afternoon saying she was reading all kinds of bad reviews from the last month or two about the "musty" smells, leaking mini fridges, overall dirty and disrepair of the rooms.
One particular in Hawaii where we are staying.
Please tell me these are just a bunch of negative Nellie's trying to crab about things.
What are the chances of getting to change a LVR, 1st or 3rd floor room in Hawaii if there are major issues? Or would you just bring it up to the club level staff to have it remedied (musty smells, dirty, etc)
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