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Old 09-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #3151
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Hi Everyone!

I'll be at the Poly 11/14 through 11/22. Soooo excited! I stayed there once around 25 years ago with my parents when I was little and still remember most of it! There are nine of us from my family going (staying in three rooms), but I had a few questions I couldn't find through search...

1) My older teenage son will go through Xbox withdrawal at night if he is not able to hook up his game system. Is there any way to hook up a system to the TV's?

2) I was told there was a hot tub at the Poly but read somewhere you have to walk over to the Grand Floridian to use one?

3) Will housekeeping bring you extra pillows if you ask? I'd hate to waste space in the suitcase, but my family loves multi pillows per person!

Thanks
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Glad you had a great time.....it sounds amazing . I am really looking forward to CC as I've heard it is just so beautiful and relaxing . Congrats on another cruise next year. Are you cruising the Dream again or trying the Fantasy? Thanks for your mini report.....I can't wait to go .
It sure was amazing!! I would say for me, CC was the highlight of the trip. I would highly consider a double dip cruise for CC!! The cruise we have booked for August 30th is on the Fantasy. I'm also hoping to take a cruise in May for my bday and that would be back on the Dream.

Have you been following the cruise line thread? I found a lot of helpful info from there. I would highly recommend taking some Bonine 2 days before sailing and then everynight of the cruise incase you get sea sick. We didn't have a problem with getting sea sick. Also, read through the Navigator or you may miss some good things. We missed a towel animal class on the "sea day" where they show you how to make the towel animals, that would have been interesting, there was also a cooking class that morning that I would have liked to attend. Also, they will post the day and time of the captain signing if that's something you are interested in. On the "sea day" we just so happened to buy a frame and the cruise ship ornament and the cashier mentioned to us that the captain was signing things in an hour and 30 minutes. I am so glad she mentioned that!! There again, we did not take the time to read through the Navigator and would have missed out if we had not been told. We had him sign the frame and the bottom of the ornament!
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:39 AM   #3153
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Hi Everyone!

I'll be at the Poly 11/14 through 11/22. Soooo excited! I stayed there once around 25 years ago with my parents when I was little and still remember most of it! There are nine of us from my family going (staying in three rooms), but I had a few questions I couldn't find through search...

1) My older teenage son will go through Xbox withdrawal at night if he is not able to hook up his game system. Is there any way to hook up a system to the TV's?

2) I was told there was a hot tub at the Poly but read somewhere you have to walk over to the Grand Floridian to use one?

3) Will housekeeping bring you extra pillows if you ask? I'd hate to waste space in the suitcase, but my family loves multi pillows per person!

Thanks
1) I don't think you can get to the connections on the tv. Ours was built into a frame.
2) There is not a hot tub.
3) They are pretty generious with the pillows. We had 4 per bed
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:22 AM   #3154
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Aloha! We are here now, staying in Tahiti, no construction in sight! Just walked sunset cove, and along the whole beach - beautiful as always. The parking area near Rapa Nui closed finally overnight. Maybe a sign of things to come, but for now - all is amazing. A few magic band hiccups to start the trip, but otherwise good to go
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:51 AM   #3155
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I was wondering if anyone have an updated menu for the CL offerings. All I could find was 2009 and 2010. Thanks much!
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Is the beach in front of the Hawaii building the one that is talked about for the best views of wishes? Anyone know if construction will close this beach or block the view (read something of bungalows)? We are doing split stay in January, and not sure if we want to risk not being able to see wishes from the beach. That's one of the top reasons for us staying there.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:25 AM   #3157
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Hi Everyone!


1) My older teenage son will go through Xbox withdrawal at night if he is not able to hook up his game system. Is there any way to hook up a system to the TV's?

2) I was told there was a hot tub at the Poly but read somewhere you have to walk over to the Grand Floridian to use one?

3) Will housekeeping bring you extra pillows if you ask? I'd hate to waste space in the suitcase, but my family loves multi pillows per person!

Thanks
We were able to hook up our iPad to the TV to watch videos on our iTunes account. The connections are on the front of the tv so you **may** be able to hook up a gaming system.

There are already 4 pillows on the beds and usually an extra one in the closet ... but housekeeping will certainly bring you extra.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:34 PM   #3158
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Is the volcano pool heated?
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #3159
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:49 PM   #3161
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Is the beach in front of the Hawaii building the one that is talked about for the best views of wishes? Anyone know if construction will close this beach or block the view (read something of bungalows)? We are doing split stay in January, and not sure if we want to risk not being able to see wishes from the beach. That's one of the top reasons for us staying there.
We are staying Nov 11-17. I just received a letter from them stating that "part of the beach" would be closed. They didn't specify which parts and i don't know how long construction will be but at least during our trip it will be somewhat limited access.
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We are staying Nov 11-17. I just received a letter from them stating that "part of the beach" would be closed. They didn't specify which parts and i don't know how long construction will be but at least during our trip it will be somewhat limited access.
Staying the same days. The parts we know of so far will be Sunset point in from of Tahiti, and maybe parts of Hawaii .
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:56 AM   #3163
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Bumping us back up from half way down the second page because I am super excited. We just finalized plans for a surprise Christmas trip to WDW for our girls! For several years we have saved and had our family vacation in the fall at WDW. This year my DH wanted to do something different, so we cancelled our fall trip and booked a cruise for March. We were going to add a few days at WDW on at the beginning of that trip. However, now that it's fall we're all missing WDW and the Poly (especially with all of the changes coming) so we've booked a short trip with the room only discount for the first week of December (and will cancel the WDW portion of our cruise trip). While it won't exactly be at Christmas, who cares? It's Disney and what a great way to get into the spirit of the season! Did I mention I'm excited?!
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We are Poly bound tomorrow!! That is if we can escape all of this flooding at home. It's crazy - I've never seen so much water. My kids got a "rain day" today because we had so much rain that the roads are closed. I've lived in Colorado my whole life and have never seen this. I sure hope our plane can take off tomorrow!
I'm late on this and hoping you got off the ground in Colorado (without oars!) and safely to Orlando. I did fly back to CO yesterday from a business trip and while it was bumpy (good ole mountains and clouds), we did land safely. Can't say as much for the drive home though or the ongoing flooding. It is crazy and definitely feels like the 100 year flood. Friend of ours was rescued from a road being washed out near our house and you might have seen it on the news. I've kept the kids close and hunkered down. Let the sun shine!
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