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Old 03-31-2008, 08:24 AM   #871
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This may have already been asked....but I can't find it so I'm asking again.
Are the hairdryers attached to the bathroom wall, or are they the regular kind you can plug in anywhere? We have stayed at the Poly 2x's before and I can't remember, but now that the family is growing I'll need to dry my hair at the desk and leave the bathroom for more urgent matters.
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This may have already been asked....but I can't find it so I'm asking again.
Are the hairdryers attached to the bathroom wall, or are they the regular kind you can plug in anywhere? We have stayed at the Poly 2x's before and I can't remember, but now that the family is growing I'll need to dry my hair at the desk and leave the bathroom for more urgent matters.
The hair dryers are now the regular kind so that should work well for you. They used to be units installed on the walls.
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The hair dryers are now the regular kind so that should work well for you. They used to be units installed on the walls.
Thanks for the quick response!
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It's cold and rainy here today in the northeast and I just made a warm cup of tea which I am drinking out of my Polynesian Resort mug. Ahhhhhh!
I'll be there soon!
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:38 PM   #876
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Just wanted to post a comment on this terrific thread that SeaSpray started
I just returned from Spring Break and Easter at the Polynesian We had a wonderful stay. I think our 4th time at the Poly. Second time in Raratonga and it was great. Garden View. It was awesome to see the monorail from our sliding glass windows. Just steps to quiet pool and Neverland Club.
The resort looked great and was less crowded feeling than AKL during similarly busy time last Spring. We had a WONDERFUL trip and several good meals (Kona b'fast and dinner and also Citrico's - YUM!)
Parks were awesome, EMH at MK made me feel like a genius , Flower and Garden at Epcot was better than last year (IMO) and we enjoyed the new Spaceship Earth.
Again, Poly was great but Housekeeping needs improving and I am not a fussy person. I need to write a letter... New Capt. Cook's was good. Touch screens took a tad getting used to but the place was CLEAN and efficient even when packed.
Volcano Pool and beach were fabulous as always.
For anyone looking forward to a trip to Poly you are in for a treat. We can't WAIT to go back! In fact, I should've booked while there to enjoy the 30% off they were offereing but dates were too ltd. for me.
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Just wanted to post a comment on this terrific thread that SeaSpray started
I just returned from Spring Break and Easter at the Polynesian We had a wonderful stay. I think our 4th time at the Poly. Second time in Raratonga and it was great. Garden View. It was awesome to see the monorail from our sliding glass windows. Just steps to quiet pool and Neverland Club.
The resort looked great and was less crowded feeling than AKL during similarly busy time last Spring. We had a WONDERFUL trip and several good meals (Kona b'fast and dinner and also Citrico's - YUM!)
Parks were awesome, EMH at MK made me feel like a genius , Flower and Garden at Epcot was better than last year (IMO) and we enjoyed the new Spaceship Earth.
Again, Poly was great but Housekeeping needs improving and I am not a fussy person. I need to write a letter... New Capt. Cook's was good. Touch screens took a tad getting used to but the place was CLEAN and efficient even when packed.
Volcano Pool and beach were fabulous as always.
For anyone looking forward to a trip to Poly you are in for a treat. We can't WAIT to go back! In fact, I should've booked while there to enjoy the 30% off they were offereing but dates were too ltd. for me.
Just 5 more sleeps and we are on our way!! I am so excited and want to book the bounce back if they are still offering.

On a side not, one of my boys is sick with a flu/stomach virus. Please pray that he is feeling better before we leave and that my other sons will by some miracle not get sick.
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Pillows?

I'm sure this has been asked before but I coudln't find it. Can you tell me what the pillows are like at the Poly? Foam? Feather? Etc. Any info is GREATLY appreciated. TIA!
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:14 PM   #879
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Finally finished reading this thread - yippee!

After days of staring at the screen and my dh calling me obsessed, I finally finished the 59 pages of this thread. I booked the Poly for this August and based on this thread, requested a GV room in Fiji 3rd floor. I forgot to mention Luau cove side so I'm not sure if I should call back or wait until closer to our date. Thanks everybody for all the advice and photos. I'm definitely subscribing!
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Just 5 more sleeps and we are on our way!! I am so excited and want to book the bounce back if they are still offering. On a side not, one of my boys is sick with a flu/stomach virus. Please pray that he is feeling better before we leave and that my other sons will by some miracle not get sick.
I hope your son feels better soon - all that fresh Florida air will help him out! Just remember that if you bring meds, you should probably put them in your checked baggage b/c carry on is so strict with liquids now! Have fun!
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i had Fiji second floor, marina view, and it was an awsome view! You could see the GCH and CR. Then if you took a short walk to the side of the marina you could watch Wishes.
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too big??

Hey guys, DBFF and I have finally set a date for our 2008 trip and since I have been wanting to stay at the Poly forever were finally considering forking over the extra bucks! I must say I do have a worry though...is it very very big? I remember the last few times we've gone to the Poly to look around or eat that we've gotten terribly lost amongst the longhouses! It wasn't horrible because its all very beautifully landscaped and a nice day and all, but I just worry about us out there in the darkn not being able to find our way home! I haven't seen one comment through this entire thread regarding this, and hearing you all love it so much makes me almost disregard it and go no matter what! Just wondering anyone's opinion on the matter! Also the last time we ate at Kona..the service was sooooo bad we wound up actually not eating since we never got any food! But all of you have such wonderful things to say it makes me very hopeful! It was a lunch on a slow day with very few staff and that was probably the problem right there!

In anycase, all of your input and info and photos have been wonderful and I'd just like to say thanks!
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I'm sure you all know this but wanted to make sure...I was soooo excited to get a Lapu Lapu at the Poly last year only to find out that they only serve it for the Luau now. Boo Hoo.
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Just 5 more sleeps and we are on our way!! I am so excited and want to book the bounce back if they are still offering.

On a side not, one of my boys is sick with a flu/stomach virus. Please pray that he is feeling better before we leave and that my other sons will by some miracle not get sick.
Hope everyone is healthy for your vacation! Good luck.
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I'm sure this has been asked before but I coudln't find it. Can you tell me what the pillows are like at the Poly? Foam? Feather? Etc. Any info is GREATLY appreciated. TIA!
I cannot tell you exactly what the pillows are but I loved how THICK they were! Very squishy and soft. They must be a foam type material. Pretty heavy and could be balled up. Mine def. were not feather. They were comfy!
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Just 5 more sleeps and we are on our way!! I am so excited and want to book the bounce back if they are still offering.

On a side not, one of my boys is sick with a flu/stomach virus. Please pray that he is feeling better before we leave and that my other sons will by some miracle not get sick.
Yay for you, only 5 more days!! And I do hope that your DS will feel all better by then and that none of the rest of you come down with it. I hope you have a wonderful time!!

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I'm sure this has been asked before but I coudln't find it. Can you tell me what the pillows are like at the Poly? Foam? Feather? Etc. Any info is GREATLY appreciated. TIA!
I really can't remember, but they were very soft. I'm thinking they were feather, but not the kind where you can feel the individual feathers poking you through the covering. LOL Sorry that I can't remember for sure.

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Hey guys, DBFF and I have finally set a date for our 2008 trip and since I have been wanting to stay at the Poly forever were finally considering forking over the extra bucks! I must say I do have a worry though...is it very very big? I remember the last few times we've gone to the Poly to look around or eat that we've gotten terribly lost amongst the longhouses! It wasn't horrible because its all very beautifully landscaped and a nice day and all, but I just worry about us out there in the darkn not being able to find our way home! I haven't seen one comment through this entire thread regarding this, and hearing you all love it so much makes me almost disregard it and go no matter what! Just wondering anyone's opinion on the matter! Also the last time we ate at Kona..the service was sooooo bad we wound up actually not eating since we never got any food! But all of you have such wonderful things to say it makes me very hopeful! It was a lunch on a slow day with very few staff and that was probably the problem right there!

In anycase, all of your input and info and photos have been wonderful and I'd just like to say thanks!
Once you find out which longhouse you'll be staying in you quickly get used to the route going to and from it, and how to get to the GCH and the TTC from there. I don't think the resort is overly large or spreadout, and there are signs to point you in the right direction

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I'm sure you all know this but wanted to make sure...I was soooo excited to get a Lapu Lapu at the Poly last year only to find out that they only serve it for the Luau now. Boo Hoo.
I haven't heard this before!!

Ok wait...as I was hitting the Submit button, I realized that today is April Fool's Day! I HOPE that TnTWalter was JOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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