Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: July 19, 2005, 12:10 pm
I was just re-reading all these posts from the past year or more. Wow. Although I realize that people here are talking specifically about LV in most cases, and maybe I'll stay LV someday, I'd like to reiterate that we stayed (in January of '05) on the 3rd floor of Fiji, facing the GF/beach. Our view was absolutely amazing. The sunsets were beautiful. We could see the tiki torches lit along paths and the beach. We got a glimpse of the lagoon and boats. Each morning we saw the sand being "raked." The foliage, including the palm trees, were beautiful. We had a wonderful view of the GF, esp the wedding pavilion. Maybe best of all, we could see the monorail in the distance coming from the GF toward Aeotorea (sp?) and the GCH.
Yesterday just for kicks I looked at the Tikiman's site again to see if there was possibly another great Garden View room OR Lagoon View locale I'd consider for next time. You know what? I couldn't find a better one. (I have stayed on the other side of the Polynesian twice and there was no comparison, room or view-wise, in my opinion. I've never stayed in Tahiti LV, however, which may be a worthy comparison. I know of few other GV rooms that would compare to the views you'll get from Fiji.) We also walked around the property when we were there in January and neither of us could imagine a better spot for us. We'll probably ask for Fiji marina view next time. (I'd also be happy with Aeotorea, I think. Last time I actually requested this as our 1st choice, but now I'm happy we wound up in Fiji!
Another nice thing about Fiji is that, aside from the luau music and sounds (which CAN be nice too), it is a quiet location, and as far as walking traffic, boat traffic, and pool noise are concerned, you're "buffered" by the lagoon on either side (and a large stretch of beach on the GF side). It's somewhat removed from the hussle and bussle, but very close to the GCH too. We were also pretty darn close to the boat launch, and we used that ALL the time with our almost-toddler. I don't see how you could ask for more...except maybe watching the Wishes fireworks from your room. But we watched these from the beach in a nice swing with the baby in his stroller (one of maybe 5 times we saw Wishes), and had the advantage of hearing the piped in music too. So I'm not convinced watching from our room would've been any better. So at the moment at least, my favorite longhouse is Fiji. We didn't have a LV, but it was definitely excellent view-wise and location-wise.
Snakes don't walk, they slither. -Hiss, Robin Hood