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Old 10-05-2013, 07:25 AM   #3391
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I have a question regarding the honeymoon suite. Called yesterday and it was cheaper for five nights then a CL TPV...which was the only category available during marathon weekend.

The suite is in a different building correct?? Does it have CL there or do I have to go over to the Hawaii building for snacks etc? Also- are those rooms renovated like the Hawaii building? Thanks for any info!
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:45 AM   #3392
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I have a question regarding the honeymoon suite. Called yesterday and it was cheaper for five nights then a CL TPV...which was the only category available during marathon weekend.

The suite is in a different building correct?? Does it have CL there or do I have to go over to the Hawaii building for snacks etc? Also- are those rooms renovated like the Hawaii building? Thanks for any info!
Yes, the suite is in Tonga. The rooms there have been renovated and they have CL lounge. If I remember correctly, the food offerings aren't as varied as in Hawaii, but you have access to the lounge in Hawaii also.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:08 AM   #3393
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Thanks for the info! Are there kings beds in the Hawaii building now? We really want a king bed as this is our first trip ever without our girls and we are celebrating our 15th wedding Anniversary.

Any photos of the suites or Tonga building? I cannot remember what this building looks like. It says the suite is on the first floor with marina view..... decisions....decisions.

Also- looks like the lounge in that building was renovated with more offerings. Does anyone know what offerings they have in that building. I really do not mind walking over to Hawaii since it is just me and my dh.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #3394
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I just switched my reservation to Poly for April 2014 with the new Disney Visa discount that just came out. It has been my top choice resort the entire time I have been researching, but was out of our price range. With the nice surprise of 35% off, I was able to book for my 30th birthday, adults only trip! The construction, while somewhat concerning is not going to rain on my parade. This is a foodie trip for us and we like to get up and eat breakfast, so any construction noise shouldn't be a bother!

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Thanks for the information! We just saved $1600 on our stay in January!
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Thanks for the info! Are there kings beds in the Hawaii building now? We really want a king bed as this is our first trip ever without our girls and we are celebrating our 15th wedding Anniversary.

Any photos of the suites or Tonga building? I cannot remember what this building looks like. It says the suite is on the first floor with marina view..... decisions....decisions.

Also- looks like the lounge in that building was renovated with more offerings. Does anyone know what offerings they have in that building. I really do not mind walking over to Hawaii since it is just me and my dh.
From what we were told, no king beds in Hawaii at all. Some of the other longhouses are getting more kings (or already have), but not Hawaii.
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Are king beds only available in suites? The CM I talked to said I could request one, but it doesn't seem like that makes sense!
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #3397
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Are king beds only available in suites? The CM I talked to said I could request one, but it doesn't seem like that makes sense!
We had a king bed last week in Fiji. We didn't request it, but it was very nice and made the room seem larger.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #3398
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has anyone heard anything about the monorail (not sure which, just saw it in a thread) being closed beginning tomorrow, 10/6 from 11-6 (OP of thread did not mention AM or PM, but everyone is assuming daytime hours)?
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3181903

Check in on Monday, have not seen anything anywhere else
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has anyone heard anything about the monorail (not sure which, just saw it in a thread) being closed beginning tomorrow, 10/6 from 11-6 (OP of thread did not mention AM or PM, but everyone is assuming daytime hours)? http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3181903 Check in on Monday, have not seen anything anywhere else
It's 11am to 6pm. Tikiman just posted an article on his FB. I'd be really upset if we arrived and the monorail was done. Were only staying at poly for the monorail
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thankfully we drive so we'll have our car. Wonder if it's just resort one or if it involves all of them. Our last few stays (CR and Polynesian) the monorail has almost been more of a hindrance than a help. My husband and younger daughter (teenaged, thankfully so no whining) were stuck for ~45 minutes between EPCOT and MK area one evening.
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Last week the monorail was out of service two different days. One day we took a bus from TTC to Epcot, and another day we took a boat back and forth from Poly to MK. A bit of an inconvenience when you are staying at a "monorail" resort.
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Thanks for the info! Are there kings beds in the Hawaii building now? We really want a king bed as this is our first trip ever without our girls and we are celebrating our 15th wedding Anniversary.

Any photos of the suites or Tonga building? I cannot remember what this building looks like. It says the suite is on the first floor with marina view..... decisions....decisions.

Also- looks like the lounge in that building was renovated with more offerings. Does anyone know what offerings they have in that building. I really do not mind walking over to Hawaii since it is just me and my dh.
There are no king beds in Hawaii ... even after the recent renovations.

Tonga is right next to the Grand Ceremonial House and in front of the marina.

The lounge offerings in the morning are a bit different than in the Hawaii lounge. They offer larger size muffins, toast, and sometimes donuts -- generally, those are NOT in the Hawaii lounge.

Also, during the day there are usually full-size cupcakes, and bags of chips available -- also not found in Hawaii.

However, for dinner there are no offerings -- just the same snacks as you will find in the afternoon. You must go over to Hawaii if you want any hot food.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:43 AM   #3403
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Getting closer I had to travel last week for work and finally had a moment to check out the disboards and...I found out the resort monorail will be closed 11 am - 6 pm the days I am there I realize there are alternatives but it is still disappointing. At least we will be on vacation...soon! The family needs it!
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Feeling a bit nervous....we love the Polynesian Resort and have stayed there several times. Last night I decided to upgrade our stay from CSR to the Poly for our stay in just over a week...10/14 to 10/19. I booked a lagoon view room and planned on requesting a room in the Tahiti building.

Now, I was just looking at information on another site and see that this building is possibly closed AND the monorail is possibly going to be down from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day while we are there.

If Tahiti is closed, anyone have a suggestion as to a room request where we would have the best chance of seeing the castle and/or the fireworks with our lagoon view room? Or, just a suggestion of a great room location?

Also, anyone there that can confirm about the monorail?

I am a bit disappointed that when I changed our reservation last night that the CM did not even mention that the monorail would be down. DS has health related issues and being on a monorail resort makes our lives so much easier.

Thanks for any information!
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Feeling a bit nervous....we love the Polynesian Resort and have stayed there several times. Last night I decided to upgrade our stay from CSR to the Poly for our stay in just over a week...10/14 to 10/19. I booked a lagoon view room and planned on requesting a room in the Tahiti building.

Now, I was just looking at information on another site and see that this building is possibly closed AND the monorail is possibly going to be down from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day while we are there.

If Tahiti is closed, anyone have a suggestion as to a room request where we would have the best chance of seeing the castle and/or the fireworks with our lagoon view room? Or, just a suggestion of a great room location?

Also, anyone there that can confirm about the monorail?

I am a bit disappointed that when I changed our reservation last night that the CM did not even mention that the monorail would be down. DS has health related issues and being on a monorail resort makes our lives so much easier.

Thanks for any information!
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We will be there at the same time and I too was disappointed to hear the news about the resort monorail. So I looked at our plans to see when it would affect us and found that we will need to find an alternative to get to MK one day and leave MK on another day. Depending on our room location (hopefully we get our favorite longhouse Tokelau), we will most likely just walk to the TTC to get the express monorail to MK and do the reverse when we need to come back to the Poly. So take a look at when you will need to use the monorail to see how much it really affects you.

That being said, I personally think that for the price we pay, we should have the monorail access. I adore the Poly but the #1 reason I like it is the monorail access and that is why I am willing to pay the ridiculous price. Not having that access makes me

As for your room request, I have never stayed Lagoon view so perhaps some other Poly peeps can help out! I will say that Tikiman's unofficial Poly site (just search for it on the internet and you will find it) provided me with a lot of information to figure out where I wanted to stay. I still look at it but end up requesting the same longhouse every time because it is ideal for me (and we only book standard/garden view).

Good luck and just know that even with the monorail access being limited and the construction, it will still be a great trip! The pool and restaurants should all be operating normally and the construction is limited to a section of the resort. And hopefully you won't need the monorail access to the Poly lobby too much during 11a-6p!
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