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kdk1188
08-24-2007, 04:12 PM
I read several less than glowing reports about the Polynesian before we left, but I gotta tell you, I LOVE the Poly and will definitely stay there again. Every CM we passed said Aloha (which the kids loved); housekeeping was always done by 3pm and was very efficient...they even arranged the kids stuffed animals in little poses (ie. with swim goggles reading an EPCOT map :)
We ate at O'Hanas, Kona, Capt. Cooks and they were all great. The convenience of the monorail and boat to MK is a big plus. Anyway, just thought I would weigh in and say that our stay was fabulous.

lovmy2girls
08-24-2007, 04:15 PM
Glad you had a great stay. Thanks for the report.

Is work still being done on the monorail platform outside the Poly? Just wondering. When we were there in May and they were still working on it.

wishesUT
08-24-2007, 04:30 PM
I'm glad you had a great stay. We'll be there two weeks from Monday and we're so excited. It's a relief to hear several recent reports of no problems with mousekeeping or CMs. We're really excited!

Mickey'sfriend
08-24-2007, 04:33 PM
So glad to hear your trip was fabulous. There are getting to be so many negative trip reports so it's great to read that the Disney Magic was alive and well for your stay!!

ciera321
08-24-2007, 04:35 PM
Glad to hear good things about the Poly. We are planning a split stay next July, 10 days at CR (convention rate was too good to pass up) and then 4 nights at Poly. This will be our first stay, but have eaten at all the restaurants many times. :goodvibes

simonkodousek
08-24-2007, 04:40 PM
I'm glad to hear you had a great time at the Polynesian! Welcome back! :)

DBFLUKE
08-24-2007, 04:42 PM
Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We leave for the Poly in 4 days. Any tips for us?

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
08-24-2007, 06:14 PM
Thanks for that great review. My family and I are staying at the Polynesian this December and it's great reading when someone else has just had a fantastic stay there.

chigirl
08-24-2007, 08:00 PM
We're going..fingers crossed...Sept 08 for my Dd's sweet 16 on the cruise, staying at Poly. I can't wait!

Poly Pal
08-24-2007, 08:32 PM
The Polynesian doesn't just "rock"....it LAVA ROCKS!:goodvibes

Glad you had a great stay and took the time to post about it.

SeaSpray
08-24-2007, 09:48 PM
The Polynesian doesn't just "rock"....it LAVA ROCKS!:goodvibes

Glad you had a great stay and took the time to post about it.



The Polynesian "LAVA ROCKS"! oooh, I like that!!!! :thumbsup2 :sunny:




kdk1188: Welcome back, and I'm so glad that you had such a great time at the Polynesian! :)

DisneyBride'03
08-24-2007, 09:57 PM
Happy to hear you had a great time:) Its so magical there!

ShesAPirate
08-24-2007, 09:59 PM
Nice to read a good report, and glad you had a great time. We'll be there in just over a week! Can't wait!!!

cotomom
08-24-2007, 11:52 PM
We returned about 3 weeks ago. I thought all was fantastic, only a few problems with our key cards. No towel animals for us, but we got them on the cruise so all was a-ok! No work on the monorail that I could see. Walking to the TTC was the absolute best part of the Poly. Well, the fireworks from the beach and the pool slide weren't bad either! ;)

kdk1188
08-25-2007, 12:31 AM
There wasn't any work going on at the monorail platform...everything looked fine :) We loved watching the electrical water pageant and Wishes from the Poly beach while drinking "lava flows" (pina colada/strawberry daqueri)...yum. We didn't even have ADR for O'Hanas and were worked in... it's amazing what people will do for you when you are nice to them. If you go, don't be a bonehead like me and leave your camera in the room :sad2: I didn't get a shot of the kids doing the coconut races. The pineapple bread pudding with hot caramel sauce made me feel better, though :rotfl:

kaysmommie
08-25-2007, 08:46 AM
What building were you in? I have requested Tokelua this time as I heard the housekeeping is good.

hobbester
08-25-2007, 10:18 AM
Thanks for the good report. DH and I leave in 8 days, we've never stayed there before so I'm glad to hear good comments.

kdk1188
08-25-2007, 10:18 AM
We were in Somoa house and it was perfect!

PrincessHeart
08-25-2007, 10:43 AM
Did you request Somoa? We are going in October and Somoa is where we would like to stay - with a balcony or patio. I'm a little worried b/c the resort is very full at that time.

slenderella
08-25-2007, 11:39 AM
We stayed there in the Hawaii bldg last year. What a treat. We absolutely loved it. We will be staying there again in 2008. The Cms were wonderful as well. Glad to hear things have not changed.

cara loves the poly
08-25-2007, 12:05 PM
There wasn't any work going on at the monorail platform...everything looked fine :) We loved watching the electrical water pageant and Wishes from the Poly beach while drinking "lava flows" (pina colada/strawberry daqueri)...yum. We didn't even have ADR for O'Hanas and were worked in... it's amazing what people will do for you when you are nice to them. If you go, don't be a bonehead like me and leave your camera in the room :sad2: I didn't get a shot of the kids doing the coconut races. The pineapple bread pudding with hot caramel sauce made me feel better, though :rotfl:

did they do away w/ the banana dessert? :sad1: It was soooo delicious.

Enchanted
08-25-2007, 12:17 PM
What building were you in? I have requested Tokelua this time as I heard the housekeeping is good.

When we stayed at the Poly last October, we ended up in Tokelau on the third floor, and we loved it. Very good location, and yes, the housekeeping was top-notch. :thumbsup2

kdk1188 - I'm glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time at the Poly. :goodvibes

cotomom
08-25-2007, 12:27 PM
We requested Tokelau months in advance (and confirmed it again before we arrived) but were 1st given Aero... I politely told them of my request and could they please look for any room available in Tokelau. It was n/a and we were given 3rd floor Tahiti. Furthest away from GCH but closest to TTC. Housekeeping was excellent.

nemoid
08-25-2007, 12:50 PM
Thanks so much for the update! My family will be there in 3 weeks! I can't believe it is really happening! We will be in 4 rooms at the Poly, and can't wait to get there! I'm a little nervouse because we will be checking in late at night, but anywhere at Disney will be great!

SeaSpray
08-25-2007, 12:54 PM
did they do away w/ the banana dessert? :sad1: It was soooo delicious.

They had the banana bread pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream when we were there just 4 weeks ago. :confused3

It was GOOOOD!! :thumbsup2

http://www.brownfamilyvacations.com/images/wdwjuly2007/polynesian/DSC01854.jpg

WDW LifeLong Fan
08-25-2007, 12:59 PM
Glad you had a nice trip!

The POLY...my first and still my favorite!

Poly Pal
08-25-2007, 03:05 PM
More food porn from SeaSpray!:thumbsup2

Actually, I recall the Ohana dessert being pineapple bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and bananas foster sauce. We ate it all!

SeaSpray
08-25-2007, 03:16 PM
More food porn from SeaSpray!:thumbsup2

Actually, I recall the Ohana dessert being pineapple bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and bananas foster sauce. We ate it all!


Hmm... :scratchin I don't remember pineapple being in there, but you know, it's totally possible that there was and that I just don't remember it! lol We've been going to 'Ohana since before they changed the menu, and I'm fairly sure that this is the same "new" dessert that they've had for the last couple of years. Either way, it's very good!! ::yes::


P.S. You're right, the sauce is "bananas foster" sauce, which to me tastes like a caramel sauce with bananas in it. :)

GRUMPY PIRATE
08-25-2007, 06:45 PM
The "lava Rocks" sounds good. The first timw we stayed, we got hooked on the "penya colliders" (my spelling) the staff made them special for us.

Pirate translation:
Arrrgh arrrrhhhhh, the new grog I be drinking at me port call in the islands. The crew and serving wench wa'good to the 'ol Pirate last port call. Nariy did I 'ha to make the landlubbers walk the plank. Arrhhh arhhh.

RacingPrincess
08-25-2007, 06:59 PM
Glad to hear that you had a great time!:cool1:

Poly Pal
08-26-2007, 05:52 AM
They had the banana bread pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream when we were there just 4 weeks ago. :confused3

It was GOOOOD!! :thumbsup2

http://www.brownfamilyvacations.com/images/wdwjuly2007/polynesian/DSC01854.jpg

You lnow SeaSpray, I did not taste much pineapple in the dessert. Maybe our server just got the details wrong? How wil we know the exact, absolute truth???? Oh yeah, WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GO BACK! (I am waiting to hear that I won Powerball:rotfl2: ) You'll get there first, so let us know! We don't plan to be back until 2009 or 2010 because next summer is Hawaii (the state, not the longhouse). I am looking for resorts in Hawaii that have tiki torches like the Polynesian, so if anyone has advice...

GRUMPY PIRATE
08-27-2007, 03:51 PM
I told me DW about the pudding and she saw the pix, so now he GOTTA GO and have that when we are there next month!!!

If that keeps up, I can ride the rides by myself, using two seats (burp!)

Pirate Translation:
Arrrrhhh arrgghhh! The tucker be look'in good fer the crew. I be tak'in me wench and meself 'ta the feast 'O the family fer the tucker and grog that me shipmates 'ha vouched for!!

We both be waddl'in like the duck with the handle O' Donald after visit'in the inn's of the world 'O the Mouse!popcorn:: :coffee: :donald: :sick:

SeaSpray
08-27-2007, 04:07 PM
I told me DW about the pudding and she saw the pix, so now he GOTTA GO and have that when we are there next month!!!

If that keeps up, I can ride the rides by myself, using two seats (burp!)

Pirate Translation:
Arrrrhhh arrgghhh! The tucker be look'in good fer the crew. I be tak'in me wench and meself 'ta the feast 'O the family fer the tucker and grog that me shipmates 'ha vouched for!!

We both be waddl'in like the duck with the handle O' Donald after visit'in the inn's of the world 'O the Mouse!popcorn:: :coffee: :donald: :sick:

:lmao: :lmao:

GiGi30
08-27-2007, 04:13 PM
Glad to hear this! We switched from AKL to Poly for 9/15-9/22 and we are super stoked! :banana:

cabanafrau
08-27-2007, 05:52 PM
In our family, we only want to go if we can stay at the Poly. We've always had wonderful trips w/ great CMs & housekeeping.

Last visit was a year ago in Roratonga. We supposedly had a standard view of the quiet pool, but we could see MK & even the castle. No towel animals, but that's not going to make or break the trip for us.

Aloha!

marvel
08-29-2007, 09:24 PM
Does booking a garden view room mean you get a particular building? Or should we just ask for a particular building and you get a garden view. Which building is best positioned in terms of convenience?

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
08-29-2007, 09:31 PM
Does booking a garden view room mean you get a particular building? Or should we just ask for a particular building and you get a garden view. Which building is best positioned in terms of convenience?If you're booking a standard Garden View you can request the Longhouse you wish to stay in, however since it's a request it might not happen. However if you were to book a Garden View Club Level room in the King Kamehameha Club, you would automatically be in Hawaii Longhouse. So that is the only case where you don't request a specific Longhouse.