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Old 01-15-2013, 01:53 PM   #1456
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Pool closure Feb. 18-28..........just read on Tikiman's site........he usually knows what he's talking about.
hope this is right!!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:23 PM   #1457
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We are staying at the Poly for the first time ONE WEEK from today! yay! I've been there several times before to eat at Ohana but please refresh my memory......The monorail takes you from Poly to TTC or straight to Magic Kingdom? Thanks
The monorail takes you from the Poly to GF then to MK. If you want to get to the TTC, you can either ride the monorail all the way around or take a nice walk
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:37 PM   #1458
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Im trying to catch up on this awesome thread and it has been so helpful. I just got quote for the Polynesian for march 12-16 and it was decent and then as I asked about the Volcano pool and my agent said it would be closed until the 15 or 16th. The pool is not what we are going for but should we wait and go to the Polynesian when all of the renovations are done? We are debating the Polynesian and the Port Orleans resort. its just me, hubby and my 4yo who wll have a bday while we are there.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #1459
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Im trying to catch up on this awesome thread and it has been so helpful. I just got quote for the Polynesian for march 12-16 and it was decent and then as I asked about the Volcano pool and my agent said it would be closed until the 15 or 16th. The pool is not what we are going for but should we wait and go to the Polynesian when all of the renovations are done? We are debating the Polynesian and the Port Orleans resort. its just me, hubby and my 4yo who wll have a bday while we are there.
There are conflicting reports as to when the pool will be closed. tikiman states feb 18-28.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #1460
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There are conflicting reports as to when the pool will be closed. tikiman states feb 18-28.
OMG. This has incredible ramifications for Princesses running the 1/2 marathon. We need that pool for medicinal purposes! Sports medicinal purposes!

I just called there and they gave me Tikiman's dates. AAARRRRGGGHHH!

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #1461
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It depends on if there is something else that you would like in a longhouse. The majority of TPV rooms are in Tahiti & Tuvalu. Of the two I would say Tahiti is more popular, but Tuvalu is a bit of a hidden gem. We've stayed in it twice. There is really no beach between Tuvalu & the lagoon, so when you're in your room it feels like you're right out over the water. It is very close to the GCH (restaurants, shops, monorail platform) & the volcano pool. If you sit out at night you can often hear the music from the luau (but it's never loud enough that you can hear it in your room if the patio doors are shut). Tahiti, on the other hand, is on the other side of the resort, and is just a short walk to the TTC. It is bigger than Tuvalu, and has a nice beach along the lagoon.
Thank you very much! I just need to stop obsessing! I would be happy at either so maybe I will just leave my request as I have it already (balcony, third floor) and see where they put us.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:50 PM   #1462
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So how awesome is this Polynesian? Will it be fun just in case the pool is closed in March? My other agent told me the first week of March so I am really confused. I think I will just trust the guy you guys mentioned.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:09 AM   #1463
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Hi Poly Crew!

My dd and I will be there starting 3/6. We are excited however our Disney travel agent has dates for the Volcano Pool rehab going 3/4-3/15. Completely over our stay.

I'm hoping that the dates really do change but if it is closed- we'll just make the best of it!

Thank you for sharing all your Poly tips and excitement!!

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:16 AM   #1464
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Thank you very much for the heads up on the pool dates. That's a deal breaker for me on 1/2 marathon weekend, so we switched hotels. Thanks to Tikiman and everybody here that was talking about the closure dates. It was an inconvenience, but I would have been so mad if I'd found out at check in!

Ah well, maybe we'll see the poly for breakfast anyway!

Many thanks!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:27 AM   #1465
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Is the volcano pool closed now? I'm getting confused. Thought it was march the. Someone posted about it being during the 1/2 marathon. I'll be the jan 22 thu 28 and will be very upset if it is. Anyone know for sure?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:31 AM   #1466
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Is the volcano pool closed now? I'm getting confused. Thought it was march the. Someone posted about it being during the 1/2 marathon. I'll be the jan 22 thu 28 and will be very upset if it is. Anyone know for sure?
According to Tikiman's dates for the volcano pool closing, it will be closed for the Princess half marathon. It will be closed Feb. 18-28. The Princess half marathon is Feb. 22-24.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:07 AM   #1467
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For everyone worried about the pool closure, don't forget there is still the "quiet pool". It doesn't have a slide or the view of the castle, but if a pool is an absolute must Poly will still have one operational.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:12 PM   #1468
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Yes, the quiet pool will be there, but it's a plain hole in the ground without the theming and that view of the castle is a big deal. We like standard view rooms but spend a lot of time in the pool so seeing the castle is nice. I've watched the fireworks from inside the pool (literally in the pool). We do use the quiet pool every day (that's where DH and DD12 go for their early morning swims) but we like our afternoon swims we like in the volcano pool.

The pools can get pretty busy during the day. At least with the volcano pool there's more space and there's two pools to take the load. That quiet pool isn't very big and when you look at the number of guests, it might get very uncomfortably full.

I wonder if they'll do the poolside activities over by the quiet pool? That would at least be something.

I wonder what they'll do about a backup resort pool? Usually they send Poly guests to GF when the Volcano pool is closed and when the main pool at GF is closed they send GF guests to Poly but both will be closed at the same time. I wonder if they have any plans?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:13 PM   #1469
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For everyone worried about the pool closure, don't forget there is still the "quiet pool". It doesn't have a slide or the view of the castle, but if a pool is an absolute must Poly will still have one operational.
I like the quiet pool too. Even as a teenager we always swam in it. Yeah we pool hopped to the main pool..the old main pool with the old slide but we stayed at the quiet pool & were able to swim & have fun & not worry about bumping into someone.

FYI, we pool hopped but we were staying at the Poly & by hopping I mean our feet were burning because we were stupid teenagers & had to hop!
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #1470
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Could someone answer this tipping and taxi combo question for me?

If I want to take a taxi at the Poly, where do I "find" it? If I'm supposed to have someone call if for me, is it bell services and how much do I tip the person who calls the cab?

It's snowing outside ( NY) and beautiful, but i'm really looking forward to the Poly in 41 days.
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