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Old 12-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #1111
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I was just wishing more Poly photos would be posted, and yours are beautiful, GuitarRob! Thank you!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:17 PM   #1112
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Does anyone know how long the monorail is going to be down? I'm sure it was asked on this thread about 10 times or more, but I didn't feel like ripping through 78 pages of replies. We are very much considering Poly for our next trip (FIRST TIME AT POLY!) and I don't know if I want to deal with the monorail being down all the time.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #1113
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Does anyone know how long the monorail is going to be down? I'm sure it was asked on this thread about 10 times or more, but I didn't feel like ripping through 78 pages of replies. We are very much considering Poly for our next trip (FIRST TIME AT POLY!) and I don't know if I want to deal with the monorail being down all the time.
I'm not quite sure I understand. Down when? The monorail usually runs from one hour before park opening until one hour after public park closing. For evening EMH at Epcot buses are provided, and at MK the launch, and I believe the TTC ferry run.

Monorail outages are random and usually last a couple of hours at worst. The other day they were down for a good bit of the day because of a construction issue. I don't know of any scheduled closures other than the usual "end of day" closing.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:40 PM   #1114
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I'm not quite sure I understand. Down when? The monorail usually runs from one hour before park opening until one hour after public park closing. For evening EMH at Epcot buses are provided, and at MK the launch, and I believe the TTC ferry run.

Monorail outages are random and usually last a couple of hours at worst. The other day they were down for a good bit of the day because of a construction issue. I don't know of any scheduled closures other than the usual "end of day" closing.
I have been told that the monorail is experiencing regular outages because of the construction at GF. I've seen this on several trip reports that they put signs up that say the monorail will be down from X:XXAM-X:XX PM or something like that.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #1115
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I have been told that the monorail is experiencing regular outages because of the construction at GF. I've seen this on several trip reports that they put signs up that say the monorail will be down from X:XXAM-X:XX PM or something like that.
Oh, ok. That sounds feasible. From what I've experienced this week, that has not happened other than the issue that I mentioned above. That issue, according to the CM's that I talked to, was not a scheduled outage, and was the result of an accident of some sort where the power was cut. That outage affected the entire monorail system, not just the MK monorails.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:07 PM   #1116
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Pool closing announcement?

Hi,

We're going to the poly for the first time for marathon weekend. So excited! But we will be a wee bit disappointed if the Volcano pool is closed for renovations as has been rumored.

With less than a month to go, do you think there's a chance of a last minute announcement of pool closing? And yes, I know the weather may prevent a dip, but we're certainly going to try.

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:05 AM   #1117
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I have not heard the rumors! We would definitly want to switch with no pool as well. Anyone know anything?
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:08 AM   #1118
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I have ADR at Chef Mickey's at 7:30 am. The park doesn't open until 9:00. If the monorail doesn't start running until one hour before park open, what's the best way for me to get there?
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I have seen conflicting information regarding wifi at the Poly. Do you need to pay for wifi or is it free?

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I have seen conflicting information regarding wifi at the Poly. Do you need to pay for wifi or is it free?

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It's free! We used it on our phones, iPad and the kids iPods just over a month ago with no trouble. It wasn't quite as fast as home, but we were very happy to have it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #1121
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It's free! We used it on our phones, iPad and the kids iPods just over a month ago with no trouble. It wasn't quite as fast as home, but we were very happy to have it.
That's so AWESOME! My 2 boys will be so thrilled! They can't handle a week with no internet lol! Thanks for letting me know!
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Hi,

We're going to the poly for the first time for marathon weekend. So excited! But we will be a wee bit disappointed if the Volcano pool is closed for renovations as has been rumored.

With less than a month to go, do you think there's a chance of a last minute announcement of pool closing? And yes, I know the weather may prevent a dip, but we're certainly going to try.

thanks.
The first year we went they closed the pool two days after we arrived. At first we were bummed, but they put us on a speedboat and took us to the Grand to use their pool. It was awesome and it all worked out. I hope if it is true you at least can get a day or two in. The Poly resort is wonderful.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:53 PM   #1123
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Ok, it's been about 5 years since we've been to the Poly. Do the still give you a lei at check in? We have booked CL for March, if that matters.

If they don't do this anymore, do they have a service where you can order real leis? We are going for our 25 th anniversary so I would like a nice greeting for our special trip.

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We are there March 4-6 so I don't think any holidays are on at that time!
With the Hawaii building down for rehab, that means the rest of the resort will be busier with all those rooms out of commission. Also, many schools have their Spring Break starting in early March. Many colleges around the country, and even my dd's high school break starts March 7th. Many schools do not base their spring break around Easter at all.

basically, all of March is a school break holiday somewhere in the country!
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:51 PM   #1125
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Question One night at Poly maybe but.....

.....we have mom who has mobility issues and we won't have her wheelchair until we move to Pop century the next day but it is 200 cheaper to come in the day before our trip. Besides if I have to pay it I would rather do it for Disney than Alaska air So, what area is closest to the eating area and the monorail that I can request? Thanks for any advice.
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