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Old 12-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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I just got off the phone with a woman at DVC, and she said that they have just gotten information that their next project will be at Polynesian. She said she hasn't heard anything more, but that she suspects 2015 will be the opening.

Wasn't sure if I should put this in the Rumors or in DVC, so if it needs to be moved, please feel free to move it.
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We were at the Poly in November and yes they are building a poly dvc. We even heard rumors that the suited would have glass bottoms in areas
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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They have started construction on the DVC building. It is going in where Sunset Point used to be. Glass bottom suites would be amazing!
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I agree - glass bottom suites would just be amazing.
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I am really looking forward to DVC at the Poly! It was our first on property stay and we love it there!!!!
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I have never heard anyone working on the project mention glass bottoms, also the current platforms do not have anything cut out of them. What would you look at through a glass bottom on the edge of the lagoon?
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I thought the same thing but that's what some of the workers mentioned when we were there, maybe they were just joking to see where it would go
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Perhaps they would imagineer something to look at, like at the snorkeling lagoon at Castaway Cay. Probably over the top but it sounds good to me.


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