Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 03-08-2008, 08:00 PM   #466
lissiesmum
DIS Veteran
 
lissiesmum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,574

Quote:
Originally Posted by denman007 View Post
Wow, that is a sight to see! I can't wait. Thanks for posting this picture, denman007 When I'm having a hard day, I will close my eyes and picture this! (Along with the pot of pressed coffee, that Tonga Toast and those pancakes! ) My trip will not be getting here soon enough!

Oh yeah, and PS...I was wondering if that Samantha Brown host on the Travel Channel has ever done one on the Polynesian? And if so, does anyone know when it will be on again? I've seen one for YC/BC and the AKL, but never the Poly, but I find it hard to believe she hasn't done one yet???
__________________
February 2014- Animal Kingdom Lodge, Pool view
April 2013 - Animal Kingdom Lodge, Savannah view
February 2012 - Dolphin, Tower of Terror view
April 2011 - Easter at the Dolphin, Epcot fireworks view
February 2010 - Polynesian Resort, Tuvalu TPV
April 2009 - Polynesian Resort, Hawaii GV
September 2008, MNSSHP - Wilderness Lodge, Courtyard view

(me 41) (DH 41) (DD 8) (DS 10)
lissiesmum is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 06:49 AM   #467
senecabeach
people don't stop playing because they have grown old.....they have grown old because they have stopped playing
 
senecabeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Barnegat, NJ
Posts: 5,741

Quote:
Originally Posted by Palm_Tree View Post
Heading to WDW and Poly for first time in late April and very excited. Any know approximately how long it takes to get back to Poly after Wishes on an average night? (assuming watching Wishes on Main Street near Caseys).What about Illuminations by monorail from Italy?

What I do is just...wait... maybe get an ice cream...get out of the way...maybe sit near the partner statue, castle and in about 15 min the park clears out...hang out ...listen to the music..take some night pictures and stay for the "castle kiss" then leisurely stroll down Main St...remember your at the Poly and its a quick ride home, boat or rail!!
__________________
senecabeach is online now  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-09-2008, 07:15 AM   #468
Hollywoodhaha
After all this time? Always
Mad Hatter It's a love story, Baby just say yes
 
Hollywoodhaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mad as a hatter
Posts: 3,747

Poly is my favorite resort other than AKL..for now anyway
__________________

WDW College Program Alumni: Spring Advantage 2012 merchandise & Fall 2013 Space Mountain


Hollywoodhaha is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 07:23 AM   #469
ConcKahuna
Corn was on sale, 10 ears for $3, of course it was cheaper at The Root Of All Evil
 
ConcKahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Fort Lauderdale, near Wilton Manors
Posts: 8,438

Quote:
Originally Posted by WickedWench View Post
Anyone know what kind of mattresses they use at the Poly? I need a new one, and they were so comfortable there, I might just buy one of them!
They use the Sealy Posturpedic Encore Pillowtop beds. You can actually buy them from Disney at www.DisneyResortCollection.com. They even have Pirate and Princess themed beds (although in the Plush not Pillowtop, still comfy though).

Quote:
Originally Posted by brergnat View Post
Has anyone stayed in one of these?

I just realized that this is cheaper than the 2 GVC rooms we have booked for next May. Even with no discount, and an AAA discount on the rooms we have booked now, we would save $1000 by staying in one of these. We booked 2 rooms so we could have a separate space to go if the kids needed to nap/go to bed earlier, and my MIL may join us for a few days, but she would fit fine on the daybed if necessary...she's TINY.

I'm wondering if it would be better to stay in the 1BR Princess suite than 2 connecting GVC rooms. Having a second bathroom is not an issue. We'd be fine with one, especially the one as large as the one in this suite!

Any input?
The suite is the same size as 2 connecting rooms, although one room is set up like a "living room" the other as the bedroom. Because of this, the 1-bedroom Princess only fits 5 people just like a standard room.

Having the seperate bedroom IS nice, and that suite has a great view of the castle
ConcKahuna is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 08:00 AM   #470
PrincessPaczki
Mom of 2 Prince's
 
PrincessPaczki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,730

senecabeach, What is the castle kiss? That is what we do also, just wait and eat goodies.
__________________
1980 - BUENA VISTA TOWNHOMES
1982 - DISNEY TREEHOUSE
1989 - DISNEY TREEHOUSE
1992 - CBR
1993 - 2003 - OBX / BUSCH GARDENS VA.
2004 - BEACH CLUB / ROYAL PACIFIC
2005 - WILDERNESS LODGE
2006 - POR.RIVERSIDE
2007 - POR.RIVERSIDE
2008 - GRAND FLORIDIAN RPC
2010 - POR.RIVERSIDE
2011 - POLYNESIAN
2012 - POR.RIVERSIDE
2013 - CORONADO SPRINGS

PrincessPaczki is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 08:19 AM   #471
ConcKahuna
Corn was on sale, 10 ears for $3, of course it was cheaper at The Root Of All Evil
 
ConcKahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Fort Lauderdale, near Wilton Manors
Posts: 8,438

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessPaczki View Post
senecabeach, What is the castle kiss? That is what we do also, just wait and eat goodies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn8LshblMyU
ConcKahuna is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 08:23 AM   #472
Aliceacc
We had a wonderful time, but did have our moments!

Pretty much down to my hips on one side, but nice and perky on the other
 
Aliceacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,347

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConcKahuna View Post
That caught my kids' attention!!! (they're at the other computer a few feet away)

We MOST definitley will be seeing it. Thank you!!!
__________________
DH: me: DS (16) , DD (14): DD (11):


numerous trips in college and one together in 1990 August 2008 and August 2009: Polynesian. August 2012: Beach Club Yacht Club in 2014!!
(Thanks, Disney Destinations, for your past generosity. And to the Beach Club staff for all their assistance in our 2012 medical crisis.)
Aliceacc is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 01:34 PM   #473
brergnat
DIS Veteran
 
brergnat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Not where I wish I did.
Posts: 2,201

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConcKahuna View Post


The suite is the same size as 2 connecting rooms, although one room is set up like a "living room" the other as the bedroom. Because of this, the 1-bedroom Princess only fits 5 people just like a standard room.

Having the seperate bedroom IS nice, and that suite has a great view of the castle
Did you actually stay in this suite?

Is the couch in the living room a pull out sleeper sofa or a daybed (says daybed, but looks more like a pull out couch in pics I've seen)?

How is it being in Tonga building? Is it connected to the GCH (i.e. can you get in there without going outside?)

Is it quiet (I worry about noise from the marina and people walking by on the boardwalk in front of the building, since it faces right onto that).

Is it a pain to go to the Hawaii building to use the concierge lounge there?

Thanks for your input! We only need to sleep 5, and like I said, my MIL may join is but we are staying 8 nights and she will most likely only be able to come 3-4 nights, so it seems like a waste to have 2 connecting rooms that can potentially sleep 10 if we only need to sleep 4-5 max. There are 4 in our immediate family.
brergnat is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 02:07 PM   #474
PrincessBelle23
Mouseketeer
 
PrincessBelle23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 343

Quote:
Originally Posted by MagicalEars View Post
I hope you get your wish and get married in Disney. We've honeymooned and spent our 10th anniversary at WDW and it was great. During our 10th we met a couple on the bus to MK that we're on their honeymoon and she was on . They had the just married hats and pins. It was awesome!

I tried to get an ADR at the Garden Grill on our 10th so we could the the ice cream kissing thing for our Anniversary, but it would have embarassed my wife to no end.
Thank you! I love those hats - DBF will be wearing one whether he likes it or not, lol! Aww you should have done the ice cream kissing - who can be embarassed in Disney?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeaSpray View Post
Enjoy your dinner at the Polynesian! My first ever visit to the Polynesian was for dinner, too. Then we took a walk out back to see the "new" volcano pool (in 2001) and absolutely fell in love with the entire resort!

I love your avatar pic!
Thanks!! I always have Disney dreams
__________________
"I just hope we never lose sight of one thing...
it all started with a mouse" Walt Disney


*Offsite Sep '99* *POR July '05* *POP Jan '06*
*ASMo Aug '06* *POR Aug '07* *ASMo Aug 08*
*POLY Oct '09 * *BCV Jan 10* *SSR Sep '10 *
*CRS Sep '11 ~Honeymoon trip!~
*AKL Jan '12 * *Offsite Oct '12*


Me & Hubby
Upcoming Trips:
January 2014!
PrincessBelle23 is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 02:53 PM   #475
Disneylvr
Mommy of Madelyn, Ebay Addict and Happy Scrapbooker
No longer addicted to the Creek
We could watch Wishes every night
 
Disneylvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 3,169

I have a question about the beaches at the Polynesian. From the maps I see there are 3 beach area and I assume the middle one is the most crowded. I am looking for a quiet place to play in the sand with DD. Should I go to the beach by Fiji or Tahiti? Do either of those beaches have hammocks?
__________________
20+ Disney Trips Since 1985 - All Star Movies, All Star Music, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Caribbean Beach, Contemporary, Polynesian, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside and Wilderness Lodge

Disneylvr is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 03:07 PM   #476
BCV23


Loves the magic of the trains
Would enjoy a magical meal at the castle
Loves the name Hatuey!
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 18,918

All three beaches usually have hammocks.

But even the center one is rarely busy other than sometimes for the Electrical Water Pageant and Wishes. For beach play, I'd just go to the one closest to your longhouse. We almost always are at the middle one and it's just not crowded at all.
__________________
BCV23 is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 04:11 PM   #477
packerbeth
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 120

Quote:
Originally Posted by nonzerosum View Post
I have lots more to add about the poly, but my DD is poking at me to play Disney charades so I'll have to post more later.
Oh, please do tell us more! I'll be surprising my family with the Poly next month (they think we're staying at POR!) I have four kids, and chose the Poly because of the monorail most of all, but cannot wait to stay there because of everything else it offers! (In fact, I just looked over my itinerary again to make sure I'm building in lots of resort time!)
packerbeth is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 04:52 PM   #478
MagicalEars
Mouseketeer
 
MagicalEars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 145

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessBelle23 View Post
Thank you! I love those hats - DBF will be wearing one whether he likes it or not, lol! Aww you should have done the ice cream kissing - who can be embarassed in Disney?



Thanks!! I always have Disney dreams
Well I think she would do something like that now, a few years later, as she gets less and less embarassed as a side-effect of being married to me. I don't get embarassed, I mean if I can wear this viking helmet and attempt to take over the boat that goes from Future World to the World Showcase along with my dad who had the same helmet on, well I just don't know the meaning of the word. We got on the boat and the driver and his copilot played along telling all the other guests that we were taking over and announcing over the boat's loud speaker that we came to "pillage and plunder" as we docked. Hehe....we tried to do our best viking impressions, but mine came off sounding more like the Swedish Chef from the muppets.
__________________
~Ron~
I'mmmmmm nnnoooottttt adddddicted to coffffeeeeee..........reallllllly.


DH (Me) DW DD13 DD7 DD4
MagicalEars is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 06:22 PM   #479
Native NYer
DIS Veteran
 
Native NYer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York City
Posts: 7,954

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConcKahuna View Post
Oh we're going to stay for this!!!
__________________
Jennifer

Native NYer is offline  
Old 03-09-2008, 08:52 PM   #480
MsStinkerBelle
Hittin' WDW Since Space Mountain was 'Coming Soon'
 
MsStinkerBelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Philly 'burbs
Posts: 2,490

Quote:
Originally Posted by BCV23 View Post
All three beaches usually have hammocks.

But even the center one is rarely busy other than sometimes for the Electrical Water Pageant and Wishes. For beach play, I'd just go to the one closest to your longhouse. We almost always are at the middle one and it's just not crowded at all.
ITA. I've never found the beaches crowded at all during the day. Very easy to grab a spot for play.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Native NYer View Post
Oh we're going to stay for this!!!
If you think it looks great on-screen, wait until you see it in person. And the magic just goes on when from your room you can see the castle change colors all night.
__________________
Proud Disney Company Stockholder
Grand Californian/DLR (Oct '10) Grand Floridian (Jun '10) Polynesian (Dec '06, Aug '07, Dec '08) Pop (Apr '07, Aug '08, Dec '08) POFQ (Dec '06, Apr '07) AKL(Dec '07)

MsStinkerBelle is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: