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Old 10-31-2013, 09:04 AM   #1051
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Steve, Tikiman, sent you a PM on the Dis boards. I have a question for you and wanted to tell you something.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #1052
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We are debating between GF and the Poly for December 2014. We would say in Hawaii. What kind of construction are we looking at dealing with?

I love Poly, but all of this construction is making me feel like GF might be the better option.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #1053
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Other than the reflection in the water, am I correct in thinking that the construction won't screw up the view of Wishes from the beach that much?

I mean, it's dark and the fireworks are way up in the air.
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It shouldn't especially if you are on the beach. It will ruin the tranquil view of the lagoon and castle from both Tahiti and part of Hawaii though once they are built. I would venture to guess the people in those rooms should be able to see most of Wishes except maybe the really low stuff and the castle changing colors.
We just watched Hallowishes from the beach on Wednesday night. The new villas will definitely take some of the unobstructed viewing area away from the beach. We sat directly in front of the hammock and I am pretty sure we would not be able to see from there once the villas are built.

I have some pictures I took but since I don't have enough posts yet I can't post them. Stay tuned....
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:11 PM   #1054
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We just watched Hallowishes from the beach on Wednesday night. The new villas will definitely take some of the unobstructed viewing area away from the beach. We sat directly in front of the hammock and I am pretty sure we would not be able to see from there once the villas are built.

I have some pictures I took but since I don't have enough posts yet I can't post them. Stay tuned....
Would love to see those pictures. Thanks for the update!
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #1055
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Would love to see those pictures. Thanks for the update!
Here is a panorama taken from near the fire pit.


Here is another panorama taken from right near the hammock.


This picture is taken from the path directly in front of room 1505 of Hawaii.


And this one is taken from the 2nd floor stairs of Tokelau.


Here is a link to the album if you want to see the full size pictures. http://imgur.com/a/tFKP1

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #1056
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There is also a wheelchair that suspends down into the quiet pool for those in wheelchairs. You can also bypass having to use the TTC path by utilizing the monorail from the resort and taking it to the TTC to connect with the Epcot monorail. This is how we usually do it as I am in a wheelchair outside of the room. There are still quite a few handicapped accessible rooms but you may be a little bit more spread out in the resort.
Great to know that the quiet pool has a pool lift too! Thank you!
We use the path to the TTC during the Marathon Weekend races. For the 1/2and Full Marathons, the resort monorail does not run that early in the morning, only the monorail that goes direct to Epcot from the TTC. Hopefully it will be fine, I'm sure it will all work out one way or another...
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #1057
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I will say that Dock is going in a rapid pace. I swear I've seen more people working on that dock, than the Mine Coaster at MK.



I got to say the noise wasn't that bad for the week I was there. Granted I wasn't in a longhouse near the dock, but even walking around the resort it wasn't overly noticeable. They didn't seem to start until the late morning, and always wrapped things up by 4-5pm.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:00 AM   #1058
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that is definitely going to ruin the views. Sad. But so far I'm still planning to stay at Poly late August. I just wish they would have made the DVC less intrusive, and put it down by the luau cove, like they did at GF and left the resort as is, and added on at the end of the property.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:46 AM   #1059
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that is definitely going to ruin the views. Sad. But so far I'm still planning to stay at Poly late August. I just wish they would have made the DVC less intrusive, and put it down by the luau cove, like they did at GF and left the resort as is, and added on at the end of the property.
The views will definitely be ruined. Look at my earlier post in this thread for a bunch of pics I took this past week from the beach.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:59 AM   #1060
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Is it confirmed or still suspected that they'll be doing above water Bora-Bora style huts?

Also, new tikiman site is outstanding
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:31 AM   #1062
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updates on tikiman fb page....post from someone there in Hawaii right now, good details.....
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:33 AM   #1063
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video from the week of nov 1.....I cant imagine that TPV are not currently blocked, in particular the lower floors?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qmzQrXxSEI
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video from the week of nov 1.....I cant imagine that TPV are not currently blocked, in particular the lower floors?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qmzQrXxSEI
If you go to Tikiman's FB site and look at the comments posted under this video you will see that someone shared their experience staying in room 1502 in Hawaii. Sounds like their TPV was definitely affected. I would be really upset to pay full TPV price and have to deal with that. Yikes.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #1065
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If you go to Tikiman's FB site and look at the comments posted under this video you will see that someone shared their experience staying in room 1502 in Hawaii. Sounds like their TPV was definitely affected. I would be really upset to pay full TPV price and have to deal with that. Yikes.
Me too!!! Thanks so much to all te dissers who are posting pictures and sharing there impresstions, so glad that we can count on each other for the most up to date info. I would have been livid if I checked into a TPV and had that view!
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