Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 01-05-2014, 10:24 AM   #376
eculmone
Mouseketeer
 
eculmone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 432

P.S. Every place was dirty dirty dirty??? Got to here lots of grumbling from employees - not the magical place I remember. Even had the pleasure of two employees arguing when forks were empty. One employee told the other to which she responded 'YOU ARE NOT MY BOSS' 'NOT MY PROBLEM'...


Lovely magical experience? WTHeck?
__________________
OR - 1999;CB - 2000;CS - 2001;CB - 2002
WL - 2003;AKL - 2004;BCV - 2005;PORFQ - 2006
SS -2007;AKL - 2007;POLY-2007 New Years Eve; SS - 2008; Universal Studio's PB 2009;
RPH - 2010; HRH - 2011; GF-2011; Disneyland California 2012; Disney Cruise & HRH 2013; AKL-2014

eculmone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 10:28 AM   #377
ElenaJane
DIS Veteran
 
ElenaJane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 609

I have a stay booked for Poly in May and am going to stay Club level for the first time! Just as an FYI, I though I would post what my IPO welcome letter said...and I quote: "As you are aware we are continuing with our Resort's refurbishment. At this time the Nanea Volcano Pool is not scheduled for refurbishment, nor is the Great Ceremonial House."
Now, I know this may be bad info. I fully expect the pool to be closed and the GCH to be a construction zone. However, it gives me a little ray of hope that things will be ok!
__________________
ElenaJane is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-05-2014, 10:56 AM   #378
eculmone
Mouseketeer
 
eculmone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 432

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElenaJane View Post
I have a stay booked for Poly in May and am going to stay Club level for the first time! Just as an FYI, I though I would post what my IPO welcome letter said...and I quote: "As you are aware we are continuing with our Resort's refurbishment. At this time the Nanea Volcano Pool is not scheduled for refurbishment, nor is the Great Ceremonial House."
Now, I know this may be bad info. I fully expect the pool to be closed and the GCH to be a construction zone. However, it gives me a little ray of hope that things will be ok!
That's good, at least you are being made aware and they so seriously need the refurbishment. I can't wait to see it complete.
__________________
OR - 1999;CB - 2000;CS - 2001;CB - 2002
WL - 2003;AKL - 2004;BCV - 2005;PORFQ - 2006
SS -2007;AKL - 2007;POLY-2007 New Years Eve; SS - 2008; Universal Studio's PB 2009;
RPH - 2010; HRH - 2011; GF-2011; Disneyland California 2012; Disney Cruise & HRH 2013; AKL-2014

eculmone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 12:07 PM   #379
Pirate Mickey mom
Earning My Ears
 
Pirate Mickey mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 25

Does anyone know the dimensions of the closets? I want to bring an over the door organizer and was hoping to hang it in the closet. Thanks! 4 days until our stay!
__________________

1998 offsite, Jan 2010 CB, Nov 2010 POR, Mar 2011 Swan, Jan 2012 AKL Kidani Village/Disney Dream/CB, Jan 2013 Poly/Disney Fantasy, Jan 2014 Poly, January 2015 POR/Disney Dream
Pirate Mickey mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 06:10 PM   #380
eculmone
Mouseketeer
 
eculmone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 432

As I recall there were two closets on either side of the fridge, coffee pot area; each closet had double doors that open out measuring maybe 1'5" each?

HTH
__________________
OR - 1999;CB - 2000;CS - 2001;CB - 2002
WL - 2003;AKL - 2004;BCV - 2005;PORFQ - 2006
SS -2007;AKL - 2007;POLY-2007 New Years Eve; SS - 2008; Universal Studio's PB 2009;
RPH - 2010; HRH - 2011; GF-2011; Disneyland California 2012; Disney Cruise & HRH 2013; AKL-2014

eculmone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 06:14 PM   #381
eculmone
Mouseketeer
 
eculmone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 432

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pirate Mickey mom View Post
Does anyone know the dimensions of the closets? I want to bring an over the door organizer and was hoping to hang it in the closet. Thanks! 4 days until our stay!
I also noted that the one closet had double bars, one up and one in the middle, so if you have a dress or long sweater it will drag The other side has one bar up top and then the space at the halfway mark was a shelf with the safe and a spot for shoes, ironing board and iron... not a lot of room imo nor do I think you'll be able to fit an over the door organizer if it's longer than 12 inches
__________________
OR - 1999;CB - 2000;CS - 2001;CB - 2002
WL - 2003;AKL - 2004;BCV - 2005;PORFQ - 2006
SS -2007;AKL - 2007;POLY-2007 New Years Eve; SS - 2008; Universal Studio's PB 2009;
RPH - 2010; HRH - 2011; GF-2011; Disneyland California 2012; Disney Cruise & HRH 2013; AKL-2014

eculmone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 09:17 PM   #382
trishadono
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 1,824

When I checked in at VGF on 1/2/14 I was told the villas at Poly were all going to be 2bedrooms. I was surprised at that info. Anybody else hear anything recently?
__________________

CBR,DL1996CBR1997ASmo1999ASmo2000CBR 2002POP AKL 2004 POP GF 2005WLCabin OKW 2006POP Poly POFQ Asmo2007 POP ASMo CSR POP CSR2008 POP WL Poly CSR2009CSR CR BLT Poly YC2010 POR CR-cl BLT2011 CSR POFQ CBR GF-cl POP BLT2012 CSR-bc Poly-CL CR, Poly-CL CBR GF-RPC 2013GF-CL VGF CR-Atrium Club MKV,CR Hospitality Suite Poly CL 2014 Cr Atrium Club and GF RPC , poly CL 19 17
trishadono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 08:44 AM   #383
Tikiman
He kuikawa ka 'ikena o kela wahi ho'oku ka'a e waiho kala'e ihola ma 'o!
 
Tikiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: California
Posts: 4,575

Quote:
Originally Posted by trishadono View Post
When I checked in at VGF on 1/2/14 I was told the villas at Poly were all going to be 2bedrooms. I was surprised at that info. Anybody else hear anything recently?
The bungalows are going to be 2 bedrooms but the converted longhouses will all be studios.
__________________
He kuikawa ka 'ikena o kela wahi ho'oku ka'a e waiho kala'e ihola ma 'o!
Tikiman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 08:55 AM   #384
horse11
DIS Veteran
 
horse11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 1,258

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElenaJane View Post
I have a stay booked for Poly in May and am going to stay Club level for the first time! Just as an FYI, I though I would post what my IPO welcome letter said...and I quote: "As you are aware we are continuing with our Resort's refurbishment. At this time the Nanea Volcano Pool is not scheduled for refurbishment, nor is the Great Ceremonial House."
Now, I know this may be bad info. I fully expect the pool to be closed and the GCH to be a construction zone. However, it gives me a little ray of hope that things will be ok!
When in May are you going? We wanted to stay there May13th-May19th but was afraid the Volcano pool would be closed. How long ago did you get the letter? I thought the GCH was already closed? We would switch our reservation if I knew that the pool would be open.
horse11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 09:23 AM   #385
ElenaJane
DIS Veteran
 
ElenaJane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 609

Quote:
Originally Posted by horse11 View Post
When in May are you going? We wanted to stay there May13th-May19th but was afraid the Volcano pool would be closed. How long ago did you get the letter? I thought the GCH was already closed? We would switch our reservation if I knew that the pool would be open.
I am going May 18th. I got the letter last week. I trust Tikiman more than the IPO office though. The letter just said nothing was scheduled so far for renovations...it did not say there will be NO renovations during May. I booked for May knowing full well there may be no pool and asbestos dust in the GCH! I just could not get excited about another resort as much as I do the Poly. The silver lining will be, even if it is a construction zone, Rapa Nui and Tahiti should still be closed (I doubt they will convert to DVC in only 4 months...right Tikiman?), which should cut down on crowds!
__________________
ElenaJane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 10:33 AM   #386
Mommy2TwoMickeys
DIS Veteran
 
Mommy2TwoMickeys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SJ...A 2.5hr Flight From Disney World
Posts: 896

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tikiman View Post
The bungalows are going to be 2 bedrooms but the converted longhouses will all be studios.
Steve, will there be no 3 Bedroom Grand Villas?
__________________
Me DH DS(5) DS(2) CoCo
[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Oct.2007-WL,Sept.2008-WL,Dec.2009-Polynesian,Oct.2010-AKL_Grand Villa,Sept.2011-Polynesian, Oct.2012-Polynesian,Mar.2013-Polynesian,Nov.2013-VGF_2BR Lake View,May 2014-BWV_1BR BoardwalkView [/COLOR



Mommy2TwoMickeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 11:22 AM   #387
horse11
DIS Veteran
 
horse11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 1,258

Quote:
Originally Posted by eculmone View Post
Monorail needs refurbishment. Everything looks old and in need of TLC our recent trip was a bit of a disappointment as well. We were not made aware of construction obstructed view nor were we compensated Don't expect Disney Quality. Staff appeared overworked or unfriendly? Not sure... And food was bordering on bad? Seaweed salad was definitely bad and dumplings missing ginger or garlic or lemongrass??? Compared to our last experience we were a bit disappointed. Not sure how the lack of monorail will accommodate you. Wish you the best but if you don't expect the best you won't be disappointed JMHO
The same thing is happening in the islands of Hawaii. I do not think Disney is too blame. With the economy as it is everyone is feeling the pressure. It is the trickle down effect. Unfortunitly our country is now faced with paying more and getting less. But this is seen everywhere. Cut backs are every where. The staff are probally getting paid less and/or there may be less of them. I am sorry you were disappointed in your visit. It really is hard when they do not inform you of the construction. Unfortunitly that puts a bad taste in your mouth during the rest of the trip. Even for us that are planning it can be frustrating when there is no concrete information on When, what, and for how long. May be in the future you will get a pin for a great discount on a future trip.
horse11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 12:35 PM   #388
Tikiman
He kuikawa ka 'ikena o kela wahi ho'oku ka'a e waiho kala'e ihola ma 'o!
 
Tikiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: California
Posts: 4,575

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElenaJane View Post
I am going May 18th. I got the letter last week. I trust Tikiman more than the IPO office though. The letter just said nothing was scheduled so far for renovations...it did not say there will be NO renovations during May. I booked for May knowing full well there may be no pool and asbestos dust in the GCH! I just could not get excited about another resort as much as I do the Poly. The silver lining will be, even if it is a construction zone, Rapa Nui and Tahiti should still be closed (I doubt they will convert to DVC in only 4 months...right Tikiman?), which should cut down on crowds!
Tahiti and Rapa Nui will not reopen until DVC opens in late 2015.
__________________
He kuikawa ka 'ikena o kela wahi ho'oku ka'a e waiho kala'e ihola ma 'o!
Tikiman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 12:38 PM   #389
Tikiman
He kuikawa ka 'ikena o kela wahi ho'oku ka'a e waiho kala'e ihola ma 'o!
 
Tikiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: California
Posts: 4,575

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mommy2TwoMickeys View Post
Steve, will there be no 3 Bedroom Grand Villas?
I dont know yet.
__________________
He kuikawa ka 'ikena o kela wahi ho'oku ka'a e waiho kala'e ihola ma 'o!
Tikiman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 01:10 PM   #390
JerseyMama11
Earning My Ears
 
JerseyMama11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 7

Aloha!

I am heading to the Poly in just 10 days! This is our family's second time staying at the resort and we are thrilled not only to be going to DW but to stay at the Poly as well (construction and all!)

Last year we requested and receive a room in Tokelau, 3rd floor facing the quiet pool. We loved our room and the location as we mostly walked to the TTC for the monorail/ferry to MK and monorail to Epcot. I am hesitant to request the same location with the construction in Tahiti and Rapa Nui, especially now that they have been closed. I was thinking of requesting Samoa 3rd floor but my DH wants to just not request anything, see what we are assigned and deal with it at check in. I am afraid requesting nothing we will get the worst room on property!

Would anyone still request Tokelau at this point?
__________________
JerseyMama11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: