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Old 10-17-2013, 08:39 PM   #916
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But it's not like there won't be a pool available. The quiet pool will be open.
I am not sure if you are familiar with the resort, but they are not the same thing to me, yes they are both water to swim in, but the view, atmosphere can not be compared, and yes I pay more for that pool area.(volcano)
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #917
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Not sure how many people here knew.... Tikiman is shutting down his wonderful site. He is a regular here, and I just wanted to say thanks and Mahalo for all the great advice and help he has provided throughout the years.
NOOOO I am so sorry to hear this!!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:28 PM   #918
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We've stayed in Rapa Nui twice with our 4 kids (8 and under) and loved the location. It's a very quick walk to the TTC and an easy walk to the pool and GCH. We drive so we also love that it has it's own little parking lot directly in front of it.
It's been posted that the small parking lot next to Rapa Nui is either closed now, or will be soon due to the construction.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:49 AM   #919
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We've stayed in Rapa Nui twice with our 4 kids (8 and under) and loved the location. It's a very quick walk to the TTC and an easy walk to the pool and GCH. We drive so we also love that it has it's own little parking lot directly in front of it.
Rapa Nui is part of the DVC construction and that lot has been closed down. Before long I don't think you will be able to stay in those rooms if you even can now.

I would recommend Nuie or Fiji or Samoa if it were me. Nuie is on the same side as the construction but a little away from it and is closer to the GCH. Samoa is also on the same side as the construction but in front of the volcano pool. One side faces the volcano pool one side faces the quiet pool and is not too far from the GCH. Fiji is on the other side from the construction. One side faces the marina, the other side faces gardens, and it is close to the GCH. At Fiji you will also get the sounds from the luau but I have heard it is not too loud and it ends at 10. I would imagine with the doors shut you wouldn't hear much at all.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:58 AM   #920
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It's been posted that the small parking lot next to Rapa Nui is either closed now, or will be soon due to the construction.
Rapa NUi's parking lot is torn up and nothing but dirt right now.
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Wow.......


23 days.....

I just hope its quiet there in the evenings.... The poly is my relaxing place and a bunch of constructions noise is not going to be good.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #922
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I just hope its quiet there in the evenings.... The poly is my relaxing place and a bunch of constructions noise is not going to be good.
It should be quiet in the evenings. I don't think I have ever seen them work at night. It is my relaxing spot too. No place like it in the world.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #923
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Rapa NUi's parking lot is torn up and nothing but dirt right now.
We saw that too when we were up there a week ago and took the monorail to the Poly. Nothing but dirt there now.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:31 AM   #924
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Markers and barriers just went up out in the lagoon off the Hawaii beach where the bungalows will be. They will be directly in front most of the rooms in Hawaii between them and the castle.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #925
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I am not sure if you are familiar with the resort, but they are not the same thing to me, yes they are both water to swim in, but the view, atmosphere can not be compared, and yes I pay more for that pool area.(volcano)
Agreed.

Moreover, with no Volcano Pool how "quiet" will the quiet pool really be?

I'm guessing many guests will not want to bother with havng to be shuttled over to the GF. So I'd suspect the "quiet" pool will be a lot more crowded (and it's not a pool area that's set up to handle large crowds).
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Markers and barriers just went up out in the lagoon off the Hawaii beach where the bungalows will be. They will be directly in front most of the rooms in Hawaii between them and the castle.
That is very sad to hear. The views from those rooms will be ruined unless you are on an upper floor. I am sure they are going to almost have to change the designation of those rooms now. I wonder if they will go to lagoon or garden. You will still see a small part of the lagoon but will mainly be staring at a bungalow. Have you heard anything on that yet?
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #927
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That is very sad to hear. The views from those rooms will be ruined unless you are on an upper floor. I am sure they are going to almost have to change the designation of those rooms now. I wonder if they will go to lagoon or garden. You will still see a small part of the lagoon but will mainly be staring at a bungalow. Have you heard anything on that yet?
Yes they are going to change the room catagories and in some cases they already have because of the construction taking place.
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Agreed.

Moreover, with no Volcano Pool how "quiet" will the quiet pool really be?

I'm guessing many guests will not want to bother with havng to be shuttled over to the GF. So I'd suspect the "quiet" pool will be a lot more crowded (and it's not a pool area that's set up to handle large crowds).
Last time they did this they put in a temporary slide at the East pool and it was more crowded than usual.
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Yes they are going to change the room catagories and in some cases they already have because of the construction taking place.
Do you know what they are changing them to yet? We are planning a June vacation for our son's 16th birthday and were thinking of doing CL. I would love to know what category they changed them to. Would help me to decide. I am not concerned about the construction really since it will be quiet at night. Only reason we are asking for the other side of the resort in December is we are going standard view and it looked as if Fiji was closest to the GCH and Capt. Cooks
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Suprised that Aotearoa doesn't get recommended more during the construction. Seems like it's farther away from the construction areas than anything else, plus it's closer to the pools at the GF.
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