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Old 07-31-2013, 04:00 PM   #1531
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As the pp's have said, you can make a request when you book. It's just a request and is not guaranteed, but as the others have said, Disney will do everything they can to accommodate you .

Any time we have had luggage transferred, we have been given a time between 1-3 pm that it would arrive at the 2nd resort. Sometimes it can get there earlier or later as it depends on how busy the resorts are at the time.

We have checked in at all times of the day from early morning to very late at night and we have always gotten great rooms. For our Poly stay (which was a 1 a.m. check in), I made 3 requests and the first 2 requests were met, with the 3rd being met if we wanted to change rooms the next day. So, in our experience, we have gotten great rooms even with a late arrival/check in .

Yay for CL . I'm sorry CL isn't available at RP, but glad you were able to get it at Portofino Bay .

Have a great time .

I'm not the one you quoted and we haven't actually stayed at a Universal resort, but have visited City Walk a few times and we have taken a boat to visit the resorts . I can't remember if the resorts are within walking distance, but the boats were convenient and didn't take long getting from City Walk to the resort(s).
Thanks. So is transfers like magical express meaning I don't have to be in the room for the bags to arrive? If that is the case then that is awesome and I'll just take my extra clothes and park stuff with me.
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Thanks. So is transfers like magical express meaning I don't have to be in the room for the bags to arrive? If that is the case then that is awesome and I'll just take my extra clothes and park stuff with me.
When I transferred my bags from CSR to poly CL in Aplril I had to call bell services when I got back to my room and they brought them right over. Mine arrived at 1pm.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:13 PM   #1533
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When I transferred my bags from CSR to poly CL in Aplril I had to call bell services when I got back to my room and they brought them right over. Mine arrived at 1pm.
So my question is what time does bell services leave for the night? We aren't going to get back to the resort until 11pm at the earliest and can't go back early. I guess I can always ask luggage in the morning and if they say I have to be present just take the cab.
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Can anyone tell me if all the longhouses have been refurbished yet? We are going in 22 days and will need a wheelchair accessible room with roll in shower. As we are celebrating my 50th birthday and I have wanted to stay at the poly ever since I first visited over 30 years ago, I just wanted it to be as perfect as possible. I really don't want to be put in an old style room. Any idea which longhouse to request/avoid?
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BigTex71 Your room sounds great well worth the wait! Have a great time! Would love to see pics of your view if you get the chance.
Here is a panorama shot from our balcony:


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mickeynut1 How did you get two tickers side by side? I have been trying to do that all afternoon with no luck.
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Ok its one day and then we leave just wanted to thank all of you for the great info. I am sure we will love it as much as all of you.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:57 PM   #1538
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Great pic tex!!!! Hope ur having a blast!!!
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Ok its one day and then we leave just wanted to thank all of you for the great info. I am sure we will love it as much as all of you.
Have an awesome and safe trip sweetie!!
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BigTex71 Your room sounds great well worth the wait! Have a great time! Would love to see pics of your view if you get the chance.
Sheila, I think this is the same room we had in December! Loved it!!

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Wow. I wasn't happy about going to Universal for two days but DH just did something awesome. He told me to book both nights at Universal at club level at the Portofino Bay. We couldn't get the Royal Pacific at club level but I will keep checking. I still would rather just be at Disney but at least this change does make me feel better.
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Here is a panorama shot from our balcony:
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Thanks for the picture Lovely!

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Thinking about switching from YC to Poly...Do all standard view bathrooms share a sink and vanity area with the toilet and shower? TIA
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Thinking about switching from YC to Poly...Do all standard view bathrooms share a sink and vanity area with the toilet and shower? TIA
From the picture I saw of the club level Hawaii building the sinks are in with the tub and toilet. Not sure if any of the other longhouses are different as I have only ever stayed club level. I went to check because I haven't been there since the refurb.
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Thanks. So is transfers like magical express meaning I don't have to be in the room for the bags to arrive? If that is the case then that is awesome and I'll just take my extra clothes and park stuff with me.
You can either go to bell services to get your luggage or you can call them from your room and they will deliver it to you, but they will not automatically deliver it when it arrives at the resort.

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So my question is what time does bell services leave for the night? We aren't going to get back to the resort until 11pm at the earliest and can't go back early. I guess I can always ask luggage in the morning and if they say I have to be present just take the cab.
That is a good question. I've never needed my luggage late at night, so I'm not sure how that works. Hopefully someone will be able to answer that question .

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Can anyone tell me if all the longhouses have been refurbished yet? We are going in 22 days and will need a wheelchair accessible room with roll in shower. As we are celebrating my 50th birthday and I have wanted to stay at the poly ever since I first visited over 30 years ago, I just wanted it to be as perfect as possible. I really don't want to be put in an old style room. Any idea which longhouse to request/avoid?
I know the completion date is October, but I'm not sure which ones still need to be done. I remember seeing a schedule posted somewhere, but I can't remember if it was on this thread or somewhere else. If I can find it, I'll post it .

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Here is a panorama shot from our balcony:
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mickeynut1 How did you get two tickers side by side? I have been trying to do that all afternoon with no luck.
You had to ask me a hard question, didn't you . I'm not very computer savvy so I always have to play around with tickers to make them fit when I have more than one....LOL. I usually paste it in my signature where I think it will work and then go from there, redoing it as many times I need to before it works .

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Ok its one day and then we leave just wanted to thank all of you for the great info. I am sure we will love it as much as all of you.
Have a great trip......you will love the Poly .

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Thinking about switching from YC to Poly...Do all standard view bathrooms share a sink and vanity area with the toilet and shower? TIA
Yes, all bathrooms have the sink/vanity area in with the toilet and shower.
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