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Old 07-02-2013, 02:31 PM   #256
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With all the rain we've had you will see the palmetto bugs more. The big ones are ok, they don't mean dirt or filth....that would be the little ones and they are roaches.
I know no one likes to see them but it is Florida outside and they are residents.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:53 PM   #257
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With all the rain we've had you will see the palmetto bugs more. The big ones are ok, they don't mean dirt or filth....that would be the little ones and they are roaches.
I know no one likes to see them but it is Florida outside and they are residents.
I figured that but it was just a surprise to find on our first night at the Poly. Still love the resort and our wonderful room with the best view!! Not sure how we can stay elsewhere from now on. Roach (palmetto) and all, lol!
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:27 PM   #258
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Just got back to the poly from Epcot and the construction wall for the new fire pit is down! It's done. The new fire pit looks great and now the beach is wide open!
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #259
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Not to bring up a sour topic, but I thought that fellow Poly lovers might want a heads up. We just returned from a 6 night 7 day stay at the Poly, our 7th consecutive trip at this amazing resort. Unfortunately this particular trip was a bit crowded. Please note I am not getting into a debate or putting down another culture, it is simply the shear size of these groups that is the problem. That being said we were in Tokelau 2nd floor which was for the large part also occupied by a Brazillian tour group.

For the price we pay for this resort we were disappointed that we were woke up on several occasions well after 2am by kids running through the hallways, banging doors as well as being woke up at 5am. We couldn't use the laundry services because they would be using the facilities in large groups for several hours, during the late evening 11:00pm on there would be anywhere from 10 to 30 kids laying in the hallways with their blankets, pillows and shoes thrown all over the hallways (and would not budge to let us through). I could drown on and on about Capt'n Cooks, the monorail and bus waits caused by such a large group. I was naive enough to believe staying at a deluxe would spare us the inconvenience of these extremely large groups. Unfortunately it soured our experience for a resort we have come to love and cherish.
Yikes! We usually travel in mid-Aug., but due to some scheduling conflicts this year, we'll be at the Poly from 7/31-8/8. I know that the BTGs are typically in the World in July and maybe the first few days of Aug., so we thought we might encounter them in the parks this trip. However, I thought they typically stayed in the Values or at POR - kind of like the Pop Warner groups. I'm surprised they'd all be staying in that many pricey deluxe rooms. I'm a little nervous now about our Poly stay. I just don't want to have to deal with the noise and crowd of a large tour group - that's why we chose Poly (and I have nothing against the race/ethnicity of the group, I'd prefer to avoid ALL large tour groups at my resort regardless of their age/ethnicity/race, etc.!)
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We are going to be staying at my dream resort (the Poly) for the first time for our upcoming trip 7/30 - 8/6. I am so excited I was able to talk DW into letting me upgrade to the Poly from POR. It is just a standard room (it is all I can afford - even at the TA rate!), but I am sure it will still be awesome!

Looks like a few of you will be there at the same time. Cool.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:54 PM   #261
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I saw on the Tikkiman fb page that the Poly volcano pool will close in January. I had called disney today and they told me that it would be open in September. However, I was just looking at the section that says subscribe for daily on the front page of disboards that is labeled 7/2/13 WDW railroad to close for several weeks. It lists the closures. This has the poly volcano pool closed 9/9 - 9/20, just like another poster saw on a different fb page. Any insight on where they get the info that is posted here on disboards? Is this an advertisement or part of disboards?
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:28 PM   #262
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I just wanted to post a picture of our view from 1503. The WIshes show was spectacular last night.....so nice to sit right on the patio to watch. The only negative is the tree on the left does cut into the fireworks, but it's still a fabulous view. Bear with me as I just installed photobucket app and will attempt to post the picture.

http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5f0cf446.jpg
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We got home last night after a fantastic stay at the Poly. We only saw a tour group once, and I didn't even know that they were staying there. Never saw them at either pool or in Capt Cooks. The resort was less crowded than in previous years when we have been there in July and August. We stayed club level and the new rooms in Hawaii are beautiful. Offerings are less varied, but seemed plentiful. We had two celebrations, and had tons of magical surprises. It was our 10th time staying CL and it was so nice to see familiar faces. Ivette in the morning is the best and mousekeeping was great. Everything was spotless. 13th visit and it was the best yet!!
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I just wanted to post a picture of our view from 1503. The WIshes show was spectacular last night.....so nice to sit right on the patio to watch. The only negative is the tree on the left does cut into the fireworks, but it's still a fabulous view. Bear with me as I just installed photobucket app and will attempt to post the picture.

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We got home last night after a fantastic stay at the Poly. We only saw a tour group once, and I didn't even know that they were staying there. Never saw them at either pool or in Capt Cooks. The resort was less crowded than in previous years when we have been there in July and August. We stayed club level and the new rooms in Hawaii are beautiful. Offerings are less varied, but seemed plentiful. We had two celebrations, and had tons of magical surprises. It was our 10th time staying CL and it was so nice to see familiar faces. Ivette in the morning is the best and mousekeeping was great. Everything was spotless. 13th visit and it was the best yet!!
Thanks for the update. We leave Sunday for a CL stay at Poly and I was starting to worry!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #266
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Thanks for the update. We leave Sunday for a CL stay at Poly and I was starting to worry!
No need to worry at all! We are here in Hawaii now and it's wonderful. The rooms are very nice....love the bathrooms and spacious countertops. Housekeeping has been perfect. Food in the lounge delicious. My kids are finding a lot that they enjoy from the corn dogs to the strawberries dipped in caramel sauce, they are very satisfied. The CM's in the lounge are very helpful and friendly.
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We are enjoying our first stay at Poly! (Checked in on Sunday.) I had requested a renovated room but didn't get one. That's ok though...we Re in Tahiti which is a great location being so close to TTC. We are having a blast! We have only seen the tour groups in the parks but they seem to be much tamer than described on the boards. I hope this rain continues... It drives people out of the parks! I was expecting longer lines than we have encountered so far! Thanks for all the advice / input on these boards! We couldn't be happier with our resort choice!
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Hi, I have 2 silly questions, but, nevertheless, they are things that I've been thinking of. First, the 2nd floor rooms that do not have balconies, are those sliding glass doors that open to let the breeze in, or are they all permanently closed? Lastly, are the lei's that are given at check in fresh flowers or are they fake/silks?
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Thanks for the update. We leave Sunday for a CL stay at Poly and I was starting to worry!
I haven't seen any either here at Poly CL. Now I have seen A LOT at the parks. But they are not rude or obnoxious or anything, just a lot of people.
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Hi, I have 2 silly questions, but, nevertheless, they are things that I've been thinking of. First, the 2nd floor rooms that do not have balconies, are those sliding glass doors that open to let the breeze in, or are they all permanently closed? Lastly, are the lei's that are given at check in fresh flowers or are they fake/silks?
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Not sure about your first question as I am in a 3rd floor room but the leis are unfortunately fake/silk.
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