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Old 07-05-2013, 07:05 PM   #376
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I am contemplating split stay next trip for poly/cr. seeing as you have done both. is it worth it?? we loved the poly this year so want to go back but also want to try tpv at cr.

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We had a ninth floor tpv room at CR last year. The lake fireworks were straight out in front of us, and then we had to look to the right to see the fireworks over MK. We were very close to the fireworks there, but I think the overall view was better at Poly, even though we were farther away from the fireworks. I would recommend either one as a good choice.

One thing at CR is that you don't have to worry that people will stand outside your room and block your view.
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Can anyone tell me what longhouses have both standard refurbished rooms and have automatic outside doors? Use an ECV and would like to get around by myself. thank you

I think that all of the longhouses now have automatic doors. Since you will have an ECV, I would suggest requesting first floor Rorotonga, Samoa, Tokelau, Rapa Nui or Tahiti. Reason?? Because all have standard garden views and all are central between GCH, pools, bus stop and TTC. Also, if memory serves me correctly, the exit from the GCH toward Tonga, Aotearoa and Fiji would be a pain in the rear for an ECV because it has a long and winding ramp. The exit on the other side is just an easy straight out to sidewalks....I hope that makes sense.

ETA: Tahiti and Rapa Nui have not yet been rehabbed so Rorotonga, Samoa, and Tokelau are your best bets.
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thank you Lita and Grace&Carolinesmom for your help in finding a longhouse that has refurbished rooms and automatic door entry.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:46 PM   #379
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #380
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TPV CL was the most magical trip to WDW! best view on property!!! Watched wishes from balcony amazing views of castle & MK resorts!!!
We are trying Poly CL for the first time in December and I was just going to book GV CL, but this is making me consider TPV CL .

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None say Poly b/c your looking across 7 seas lagoon & you'll see GF & MK & CR
I think this would be an awesome view from the room . I love looking out across seven seas lagoon. Having stayed GF RPC, my favorite view from the room is overlooking the beach pool with the Poly in the distance ......but now with DVC, most of that view is gone .

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Old 07-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #381
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I think that all of the longhouses now have automatic doors. Since you will have an ECV, I would suggest requesting first floor Rorotonga, Samoa, Tokelau, Rapa Nui or Tahiti. Reason?? Because all have standard garden views and all are central between GCH, pools, bus stop and TTC. Also, if memory serves me correctly, the exit from the GCH toward Tonga, Aotearoa and Fiji would be a pain in the rear for an ECV because it has a long and winding ramp. The exit on the other side is just an easy straight out to sidewalks....I hope that makes sense.

ETA: Tahiti and Rapa Nui have not yet been rehabbed so Rorotonga, Samoa, and Tokelau are your best bets.
I agree with all this, and would add Niue as another excellent choice. It's a small building between Samoa and the Grand Ceremonial house, with pool areas on both sides. No 3rd floor there, but for a 1st floor it would be very convenient with nice views. It has been refurbished.
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Which has a better TPV poly or cr?
We're not staying TPV, but from what we can see from the beach, club lounge, etc., I would definitely say CR had a much better (certainly MUCH closer) TPV, but I now think the Poly is a much better resort overall. The rooms (refurbed ones) and grounds are much nicer. So I would say it depends on what's more important to your family -- the castle or everything else.
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Does anyone know if the Brazilian Tour Groups (BTGs) are still being seen at the Poly? We arrive in 25 days and I just want to mentally prepare if they're still around!😊
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Eek! We just switched the first half of our trip from pop to Poly--CL, no less!! I am so excited. We had a couple things happen around here that made us feel like life is worth living...not like you are not living if you go to Pop--not at ALL!!! but we have wanted to try the Poly and decided there's no time like the present. Anyway, I am SO EXCITED. I have read about the Poly lots, but really need to get moving because our trip is in two weeks.

Did I mention how excited I am? The kids are going to flip, too--esp. about the CL part (they aren't going to learn about that nugget of info until we get there).

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Does anyone know if the Brazilian Tour Groups (BTGs) are still being seen at the Poly? We arrive in 25 days and I just want to mentally prepare if they're still around!😊
I've seen a few like-dressed kids, but no HUGE groups, and nothing disruptive at all.

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Eek! We just switched the first half of our trip from pop to Poly--CL, no less!! I am so excited. We had a couple things happen around here that made us feel like life is worth living...not like you are not living if you go to Pop--not at ALL!!! but we have wanted to try the Poly and decided there's no time like the present. Anyway, I am SO EXCITED. I have read about the Poly lots, but really need to get moving because our trip is in two weeks.

Did I mention how excited I am? The kids are going to flip, too--esp. about the CL part (they aren't going to learn about that nugget of info until we get there).

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Congrats! You'll love it! I see you have AKL CL for the second half, you'll love that, too.
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These people are going to wonder what happened to their Doritos!
Love the pics! :-). Making my decision much more difficult!
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Fourth of July fireworks. Or 6th of July, in this case. Much better just outside the Hawaii building than from inside the lounge last night.





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Does anyone know if the Brazilian Tour Groups (BTGs) are still being seen at the Poly? We arrive in 25 days and I just want to mentally prepare if they're still around!dde0a
There is still a group of them here in Tokelau but haven't really seen or heard too much of them in the last few days.
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Awesome pics!! I'm super excited now!
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