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Old 12-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #256
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does anyone know if the laundry facility is still closed? Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:14 PM   #257
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Ok...who wants to help me pick a longhouse that I should request??

We are 2 adults and 2 young children (3 & 5) on our very first trip to Disney. We just have a standard room. We are going in February so I am doubtful we will even use the pool. I just want something semi quiet with a low chance of a parking lot view.

I was thinking we should request Niue?? Any others you would suggest??

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Old 12-03-2013, 08:44 PM   #258
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does anyone know if the laundry facility is still closed? Thanks for the info!
and here I was thinking I was so clever, packing Tide pods for next week in case I had to do some laundry. Extra clothes into the car instead!!
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:51 PM   #259
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OK, leaving in 4 days. Need some help with these final questions...

Staying club level. Should I request 1st or 3rd floor? We have 2 kids - 3 and 6, and are renting a double stroller that we'll keep in the room. Would it be worth it to be on the 2nd floor if all three of our rooms (my brother's family and my parents) were on the same floor?

What kind of coffee/tea/hot drinks are currently in the lounge? And with the in-room coffeemaker? Wondering if I have to swing by Starbucks to pick up some VIA...

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Old 12-04-2013, 08:09 AM   #260
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and here I was thinking I was so clever, packing Tide pods for next week in case I had to do some laundry. Extra clothes into the car instead!!
well, don't count on me, I just thought I remember hearing this....

Let's ask again for both of us... Anyone know about the laundry situation, is it open currently?

Thanks so much!
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #261
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Ok...who wants to help me pick a longhouse that I should request??

We are 2 adults and 2 young children (3 & 5) on our very first trip to Disney. We just have a standard room. We are going in February so I am doubtful we will even use the pool. I just want something semi quiet with a low chance of a parking lot view.

I was thinking we should request Niue?? Any others you would suggest??

Thanks!!!
We stayed in Aoteroa the last time and loved it. We had a monorail view, which was great. It was very quiet, but close to the boat, pool and Captain cooks.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:05 PM   #262
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Checking in early for club level

OK, I lied...one more question just so I'm prepared...

We are checking in club level and likely arriving around 12:30pm. I've heard that they will walk us back to the Hawaii building and check us in there. Do we unpack our car and take all of our stuff with us? Do they then valet the car or should I go with the stuff and the kids and let my husband park? And if we take all the stuff with us and the room isn't ready, will they keep it over at Hawaii until the room is ready? Just trying to understand how the logistics might work with this...

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Old 12-04-2013, 04:03 PM   #263
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A funny thing happened at Captain Cook's at the Poly today. We had gone over there for lunch and this lady was trying to fill her four non-resort mugs with Coke. It wasn't working for her and she couldn't figure out why. I told her that there was a sensor in the machine and if she didn't have a rapidfill mug, she couldn't get a drink. Her mugs were from an outside resort. Maybe the monorail resorts will have a whole lot less non-resort traffic now. The volcano pool had very few people in it, too.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #264
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Checked in today and I am NOT a happy camper. Did not get any of my requests, and when we checked in at 4 pm our room was not ready. Finally put waaay back in aotearoa where we are looking at the monorail and hearing it go by every few minutes, not to mention the constant drums from spirit of aloha. I booked this trip for my family including my patents and bro and wife to celebrate my overcoming cancer. My bro and wife were upgraded to club and my parents got thier request of Samoa third floor. My kids are overtired and between the monorail and the drums no one is able to sleep
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Checked in today and I am NOT a happy camper. Did not get any of my requests, and when we checked in at 4 pm our room was not ready. Finally put waaay back in aotearoa where we are looking at the monorail and hearing it go by every few minutes, not to mention the constant drums from spirit of aloha. I booked this trip for my family including my patents and bro and wife to celebrate my overcoming cancer. My bro and wife were upgraded to club and my parents got thier request of Samoa third floor. My kids are overtired and between the monorail and the drums no one is able to sleep
So sorry! That seems incredibly unfair that part of your party got upgraded to club and others did not! I would definitely go back to them in the morning and see if they can change your room for the rest of your stay. At least to closer to what you requested if not upgraded with your brother!

Hope things improve quickly!
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #266
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Checked in today and I am NOT a happy camper. Did not get any of my requests, and when we checked in at 4 pm our room was not ready. Finally put waaay back in aotearoa where we are looking at the monorail and hearing it go by every few minutes, not to mention the constant drums from spirit of aloha. I booked this trip for my family including my patents and bro and wife to celebrate my overcoming cancer. My bro and wife were upgraded to club and my parents got thier request of Samoa third floor. My kids are overtired and between the monorail and the drums no one is able to sleep
Did you talk to the manager and ask for another room? I'm sorry you do not like the building, we loved it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:01 AM   #267
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Great thread!! We've got a big family trip planned fall of 2014 so we'll swing by and see the construction. As DVC owners, we're VERY excited that the new addition will be up and running for our 10th anniversary trip in 2016!

I'm sure I'll be POURING over this thread as we plan our amazing trip. I'm crossing my fingers that the villas will also have Club Level. This trip we're doing ALL the things we say we'll do "One Day".

Great thread, keep it coming!
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #268
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My family did laundry yesterday! So at least then it was working. I am on my way to do laundry now, myself. If I don't respond assume it is still open and functional!
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #269
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Just did laundry! Only two washers and one dryer out of commission. You will need to do laundry in off times in order to get a space (totally doable this week, don't worry)
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:09 PM   #270
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Wondering about construction

We will be staying at Polynesian 2/1-2/4. Was planning to request Tokelau and hoping for a view of fireworks but now I am concerned about construction both noise and view. Also does anyone know anything about the pool being closed during Jan. - Feb.? I read somewhere that pool was to be closed and shuttle available to GF this would be unacceptable for us. Love the Poly and really want to stay there for the monorail and the great restaurants but wondering if I should try another resort!
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