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Old 01-08-2013, 06:09 PM   #1336
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Ok, I am crabby now.

I'm going to Disney for the Princess Half Marathon. I'm scheduled to stay at my favorite, the Polynesian. Now I hear that the volcano pool will be closed from Feb 18 - Mar 1. I'm bummed.

And I need to decide if I want to book somewhere else. No pool and no Hawaii building. Can't decide if it's a deal breaker. What would you do?
That would be a BIG deal breaker for us.
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Hi,

Is the poly scheduled for a rehab?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #1338
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Standard Room with a Standard View
View of parking area, garden, pool, marina or monorail at Disney's Polynesian Resort
Additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than 2 adults, except in Suites and rooms with King beds.
Wheelchair-accessible rooms available
2 queen-size beds
One day bed
Small table
Chair
Ceiling fan
Bathroom
Complimentary WiFi
Cable TV, includes Disney programming
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All rooms are non-smoking
I figured out the difference, this is from the "Room Type & Pricing" chart from the website's info section on the Poly and what I quoted is from the room description in the reservation system. Either way, there is no "pool view" category. Still wonder what the CM's were talking about with jenniferma?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #1339
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Thinking about booking a LV room for late May and have only stayed in Samoa. Does anyone have a recommendation on LV long houses or even a room number that had a great view??
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #1340
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Is the poly scheduled for a rehab?
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They are rehabbing one longhouse at a time. The schedule is at the bottom of this link:
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #1341
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I figured out the difference, this is from the "Room Type & Pricing" chart from the website's info section on the Poly and what I quoted is from the room description in the reservation system. Either way, there is no "pool view" category. Still wonder what the CM's were talking about with jenniferma?
I am jenniferma and I am still wondering too. We check in one week.. I am going to ask at check in wth the disney people were talking about? It's really odd to me that two of them told me the same thing.

It would not surprise me if WDW did add another tier.. just from a profit perspective. I mean-- $50 more a night-- I think they would have takers on those rooms in Samoa that overlook the Volcano pool. The standard view rooms have such a wide range of views. In other hotels like POR they have waterview (which I think is similar to lagoon) but aren't there garden views v. standard? I wouldn't be surprised if Poly did go this route too. Big difference between looking out at the parking lot/monorail and overlooking the Volcano pool. I hope not.. but I would not be shocked.

Will let you know what they say at Poly next week! sorry for all the confusion today.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #1342
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Convince me

I have poly booked and am due to check in two days after pool reopens. I am nervous it won't open in time and have the chance for BLT instead in one br. Convince me I should stay at the poly?
we have Ohana booked for dinner and was looking forward to watching wishes from the beach and pool.
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I am jenniferma and I am still wondering too. We check in one week.. I am going to ask at check in wth the disney people were talking about? It's really odd to me that two of them told me the same thing.

It would not surprise me if WDW did add another tier.. just from a profit perspective. I mean-- $50 more a night-- I think they would have takers on those rooms in Samoa that overlook the Volcano pool. The standard view rooms have such a wide range of views. In other hotels like POR they have waterview (which I think is similar to lagoon) but aren't there garden views v. standard? I wouldn't be surprised if Poly did go this route too. Big difference between looking out at the parking lot/monorail and overlooking the Volcano pool. I hope not.. but I would not be shocked.

Will let you know what they say at Poly next week! sorry for all the confusion today.
Don't apologize! I'm sorry a simple room request has added this frustration/confusion for you. I have never heard of this before! Hopefully it was just a matter of a couple of CM's who were confused and you will get your request with no extra charges!
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:47 PM   #1344
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When I originally booked my reservation I tried to request Figi/3rd floor/marina view. The CM told me that she couldn't add the marina view part because it was a garden view and I had booked standard. Rather than argue I just let it go and figured I would call back later to change it. I knew that at the Poly garden IS standard view.

Our trip is in 10 days, and I just called yesterday to change my request. This time I asked for Samoa/3rd floor/volcano side (originally I thought Samoa would be under rehab, but with the latest dates posted it should be open). The CM happily added this request and removed the original one I had for Figi. She didn't hesitate and certainly did not ask for more money for this view.

I wonder if they have some new CMs working the phones who don't really understand the Poly and it's many views. Perhaps they are getting confused between asking for something that's a pool view (no extra charge) and lagoon view (extra charge).

Either that or someone is trying to make some money on the side. It seems awfully fishy that "Disney Accounting" would call you directly, when extra charges for a pool view are listed nowhere on the official Disney website. Seems like a scam someone could easily pull with a little insider information given to them.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #1345
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Ok, I am crabby now.

I'm going to Disney for the Princess Half Marathon. I'm scheduled to stay at my favorite, the Polynesian. Now I hear that the volcano pool will be closed from Feb 18 - Mar 1. I'm bummed.

And I need to decide if I want to book somewhere else. No pool and no Hawaii building. Can't decide if it's a deal breaker. What would you do?
Link on the pool closure? I haven't heard this yet...

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When I originally booked my reservation I tried to request Figi/3rd floor/marina view. The CM told me that she couldn't add the marina view part because it was a garden view and I had booked standard. Rather than argue I just let it go and figured I would call back later to change it. I knew that at the Poly garden IS standard view.

Our trip is in 10 days, and I just called yesterday to change my request. This time I asked for Samoa/3rd floor/volcano side (originally I thought Samoa would be under rehab, but with the latest dates posted it should be open). The CM happily added this request and removed the original one I had for Figi. She didn't hesitate and certainly did not ask for more money for this view.

I wonder if they have some new CMs working the phones who don't really understand the Poly and it's many views. Perhaps they are getting confused between asking for something that's a pool view (no extra charge) and lagoon view (extra charge).

Either that or someone is trying to make some money on the side. It seems awfully fishy that "Disney Accounting" would call you directly, when extra charges for a pool view are listed nowhere on the official Disney website. Seems like a scam someone could easily pull with a little insider information given to them.
I think you are right!! It does sound like there might be new CMs working the phones. The standard view ( I believe they use to call it garden view) has always included pool views and marina views for no extra charge. The 3 times we have stayed at Poly we have stayed in Fiji Marina view and were never charged extra for it. Even when I booked the BB offer this past September I requested Fiji marina view.
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The main pool in zero degree entry like a beach she will definitely be able to stand for a while but there are parts that will be too deep for her to stand
Thanks! She is 48in tall already- almost the same height as my DD7! Any idea how deep in feet the Volcano Pool gets? I've googled it but cannot find a good answer!
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Also, where in the room would you put the pack n' play or crib? I've seen layouts and there doesn't seem to be a good spot for one. Do you have to remove the chair by the sliding glass door? We are staying LV CL, so it would be the "smaller" of the two types of room sizes. Thanks again!
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Link on the pool closure? I haven't heard this yet...

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Here you go. It is a link on a certain tiki Facebook page. T-man has also replied that he believes the dates to be correct.

http://media.disneywebcontent.com/St...rbishments.pdf
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Here you go. It is a link on a certain tiki Facebook page. T-man has also replied that he believes the dates to be correct.

http://media.disneywebcontent.com/St...rbishments.pdf
Thanks! I had seen that and must have blocked that part About the pool from my brain......now the decision, take a chance on it being back up on time or not. We come in on the 28th......

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