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||Posted: Jan. 05, 2006, 6:36 pm
I'm going to find out this info and get right back with you ASAP.
I'm recent College of Disney Knowledge graduate and am helping Magical Memories Travel....so I'll be back soooooon!!
Additional information added shortly afterwards...
Okay...here is the scoop!
The Polynesian has made some rooms available as what is called "Magic Kingdom View". Latest information:
The Aotearoa Longhouse: rooms 1221 (1st floor), rooms 2218-2219 (2nd floor) and 3218-3220, 3222-3223 (3rd floor) are Magic Kingdom View.
The Tahiti Longhouse: rooms 1017-1018, 1021-1024, 1027-1028, 1031-1036 (1st floor), rooms 2017-1018, 2025-2028, 2033-2036 (2nd floor) and 3017-3038 (3rd floor) are Magic Kingdom View.
The Tuvalu Longhouse: rooms 1406-1409 (1st floor), rooms 2405 thru 2411 (2nd floor) and 3405 thru 3414 (3rd floor) are Magic Kingdom View.
Now something I found out, the prices of course depend on the time of year you go and how that would fluctuate, but you could stay the Hawaii Longhouse Concierge Garden View for about what you would pay for the Magic Kingdom View.
So, you have to decide if you want the view of the castle or stay concierge and have a view of the quiet pool and gardens. Hmmmm, big decisions. And yes, this does guarantee you the view and the room as when you book Hawaii Concierge, you know ahead of time when you request either Lagoon or Garden View.
UPDATE: As for a "guarantee" on which longhouse/room you would receive, it cannot be guaranteed but only requested as in the past. But, was told, if you put a request in at the time of your reservation and then call back 7 days prior to your arrival they will do their best to honor your request.
If I can be of any help to anyone, please let me know.
Update posted: Jan. 09, 2006 20:04 pm:
Okay........I have been on the phone for very long time this evening with the Polynesian trying to get some information. Well, Tahiti, Tuvalu and Aerotora are considered MK Views. So sorry the information I received the other day was not properly given to me. But I assure you in the future this will not happen again.
As for a "guarantee" on which longhouse/room you would receive, it cannot be guaranteed but only requested as in the past. But, was told, if you put a request in at the time of your reservation and then call back 7 days prior to your arrival they will do their best to honor your request.
Just to let you know.....I think there are going to be some other changes as well. And as soon as I know....you'll know.
Sorry for the confusion...but ya know...the information is only as good as the one giving you the information.
Update posted: Jan. 09, 2006 21:33 pm:
Recently Disney decided to change the name of some of their "views" at the Contemporary and the Polynesian Resorts. These specialty views are now called Magic Kingdom View Rooms. In the past these rooms were called Lagoon View Rooms. Some of the Lagoon View rooms still exist (supposedly).
I cannot speak about the Contemporary but will speak on the Polynesian. Right now, it is utter confusion, no other way to put it. I have spoken to some of my "reliable" sources at the Polynesian and have received differing tales as to how this is going to work. If you read the "New Room Category" thread here on the Echo (now merged into this topic) you will see the information has changed.
I again called the Polynesian this evening and talked in great length with them. Ironically, the first individual I spoke with tried telling me that it's only the Contemporary, which I knew was incorrect. But finally I had the sweetheart of a person who knew the correct information I desired.
So please understand, we are only as good as the information that is given to us and yes, it can be wrong, but given the chance, we will get it corrected.
The Magic Kingdom Views are available in Tahiti, Tuvalu and Aerotora. No guarantee to get what is requested, but you can follow up on that at a later date if you wish to better your chances.
Any questions, please free to ask them.
Also....thanks for letting me vent on this one. I think I needed this. I have spoken to quite a few people over the last few days about this. And yes, the information has staggered so many times. but I have truly tried to get the correct information to you.
And....and I say and.....if it changes again....I'll let ya know!
Charline / polyfan4ever
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