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Old 04-23-2009, 07:12 AM   #811
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Just a simple question. Why no King size beds in the rooms. You can only get one in the suites.
That would be correct--only in the suites building. As to why, good question, but it probably lessens the "request" aspect for the resort.
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1. The 4/3 deal got me a great rate for the Poly!
2. DH agreed to buying the DxDDP!
3. I got all the ADR's and times I wanted!
4. My Magic Express luggage tags arrived last week!
5. My travel documents arrived today!
6. While shopping last weekend, I found a new swimsuit that I can actually wear and not die of embarrassment!
7. All my shorts from last year still fit!

Everything seems to be coming together perfectly. I'm scared...
Relax..start "worrying" about the "other mulitutue of things" that could but more than likely will NOT go wrong with your trip..Happy obsessing..
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Relax..start "worrying" about the "other mulitutue of things" that could but more than likely will NOT go wrong with your trip..Happy obsessing..
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I wish you even more pixie dust! Just make sure you relax and enjoy yourself when you go. My granny always told me that when everything goes right, don't go messin' with it!
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Lissiesmum, I'm so excited for you! 2 More Days!!!! Yippeee!!!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:31 AM   #815
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Just a simple question. Why no King size beds in the rooms. You can only get one in the suites.
I fully agree with this. Based on what I have read, the Contemporary and Grand Floridian are better situated to handle couples who don't want a smaller bed to sleep with the added bonus of a bed to hold your luggage.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:48 AM   #816
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I got my documents 28 days!

I let DBF read through the documents and I said READ THEM THROUGHLY and of course he didn't so he missed my surprize of upgrading to TPV

Guess he has to wait!
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:12 AM   #817
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Question Club level impressions needed

First, I was having trouble picking a longhouse for our request (we're switching from WL to Poly and we're already doing a split-stay at CR's CL) and then DH says to me this morning, "Just change the reservation to Poly and - (wait for it) - what about club level instead of garden view?" Great! This makes picking a longhouse irrelevant, however, I have some misgivings about the Poly's club level (garden view room).

I've read some reviews and there seem to be quite a few complaints about the friendliness of the staff (not a biggie), and room condition/cleanliness (a biggie). I know you can get a poorly cleaned room anywhere, however, paying club level prices AND getting a dirty room would NOT make me happy.

What has been your experience club level at the Poly?
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I got my documents 28 days!

I let DBF read through the documents and I said READ THEM THROUGHLY and of course he didn't so he missed my surprize of upgrading to TPV

Guess he has to wait!
Cool! I got mine too. Are you are excited as I am? Congrats on the upgrade. Do you plan to keep it a surprise?
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:30 PM   #819
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First, I was having trouble picking a longhouse for our request (we're switching from WL to Poly and we're already doing a split-stay at CR's CL) and then DH says to me this morning, "Just change the reservation to Poly and - (wait for it) - what about club level instead of garden view?" Great! This makes picking a longhouse irrelevant, however, I have some misgivings about the Poly's club level (garden view room).

I've read some reviews and there seem to be quite a few complaints about the friendliness of the staff (not a biggie), and room condition/cleanliness (a biggie). I know you can get a poorly cleaned room anywhere, however, paying club level prices AND getting a dirty room would NOT make me happy.

What has been your experience club level at the Poly?
In all the years we have stayed, these have been complete nonissues.

Our rooms (both GV & LV), have been well-maintained and cleaned. The CMs in the lounge have been wonderful. I will grant that there has been a CM or two at the desks who were less than magical, but happy to report they didn't last long at the Polynesian.

An untidy room would not make my stay happy either, at any price.
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In all the years we have stayed, these have been complete nonissues.

Our rooms (both GV & LV), have been well-maintained and cleaned. The CMs in the lounge have been wonderful. I will grant that there has been a CM or two at the desks who were less than magical, but happy to report they didn't last long at the Polynesian.

An untidy room would not make my stay happy either, at any price.
Tess,

Do you feel like the lounge area ever gets too crowded or messy? (We'd be there around the first week of Aug.) I wouldn't want to have to fight over tables/chairs or eat in my room!

Have you ever stayed at the WL/OFC? If so, how would you compare your experience with the KKC?

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Old 04-23-2009, 01:02 PM   #821
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Never mind! Just called CRO - no CL availability at all for our dates (using the mil. 40% off).

However, if you do have any experience with WL/OFC, I'd still love to read about it!
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #822
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Do you feel like the lounge area ever gets too crowded or messy? (We'd be there around the first week of Aug.) I wouldn't want to have to fight over tables/chairs or eat in my room!

Have you ever stayed at the WL/OFC? If so, how would you compare your experience with the KKC?

TIA!
Our travels have, for the most part, taken us to the Polynesian in June. We've also stayed in August and July. The lounge at the Polynesian is one of the largest, if not the largest I've experienced at the CL in Disney.

Yes, it can become crowded. We get out the door early in the a.m. (rope drops) so we hit the lounge around 7:00-7:30 a.m. We have never had an issue getting a seat in the lounge AND it is typically fairly quiet given the season. Evening service has its ebb and flow. If there is a monster storm outside, the lounge tends to be more congested.

We, at times, like to take refuge on the third floor--it is a very seldom occupied seating area with an "adult" TV to view news, etc. It's also great for the morning.

Honestly, I've never been forced to take a tray to the room due to the building being too crowded. August crowds should be lower than those in June or July.

I have not stayed at the WL or Contemporary--they are not our cup of tea. While we have enjoyed staying elsewhere, the bulk of our time is spent at the Polynesian. We're headed back in 18 days!
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Our travels have, for the most part, taken us to the Polynesian in June. We've also stayed in August and July. The lounge at the Polynesian is one of the largest, if not the largest I've experienced at the CL in Disney.

Yes, it can become crowded. We get out the door early in the a.m. (rope drops) so we hit the lounge around 7:00-7:30 a.m. We have never had an issue getting a seat in the lounge AND it is typically fairly quiet given the season. Evening service has its ebb and flow. If there is a monster storm outside, the lounge tends to be more congested.

We, at times, like to take refuge on the third floor--it is a very seldom occupied seating area with an "adult" TV to view news, etc. It's also great for the morning.

Honestly, I've never been forced to take a tray to the room due to the building being too crowded. August crowds should be lower than those in June or July.

I have not stayed at the WL or Contemporary--they are not our cup of tea. While we have enjoyed staying elsewhere, the bulk of our time is spent at the Polynesian. We're headed back in 18 days!
Thanks for your input, Tess (even though there's no CL availability). I'll keep it in mind for a future visit.

Have a super vacation!
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Thanks to everyone for all the information, tips about the Poly, and general comradarie! Me and the family leave very early tomorrow morning mountain time so by this time tomorrow, I should be checking into the Poly! Hope to see some of you fellow DIS posters there. I told my husband to listen for anyone asking for Tinkerbellie16 although he did give me a funny look

I will try my best to send some live updates via the iphone (thanks to mmmears tips!) but please forgive me if I don't - I'm on vacation and I may have had too many pina colavas

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What exactly is the third floor?
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