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Old 04-18-2008, 08:28 AM   #1201
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GORGEOUS pictures, NeverlandPixie!

Kona Cafe is my favorite place to eat at the Poly. I usually knock back at least one Lapu Lapu each meal.
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just a quick question. Is their an indoor hallway to the rooms or do you open your door and you're outside???
do you know what I mean?
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:28 AM   #1203
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just a quick question. Is their an indoor hallway to the rooms or do you open your door and you're outside???
do you know what I mean?
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thanks for the quick response, much nicer w/ inside corridors
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:21 PM   #1205
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I posted some Poly pics over in my TR, I'll post them here later too!
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:35 PM   #1206
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Hi everyone

I finally took some time and just updated some of the Index links on Post #1. I've added more longhouse review links, and I also created 2 new links. One is called "Is the Polynesian really worth it??" and the other is "How hot and crowded is the Polynesian in the summer??". I posted links to many of the comments that some of you have made, on those 2 topics. I think many people who are researching the resort will find your experiences very useful.

Please let me know if you think anything needs to be added (or taken away, for that matter) to Post #1. Thanks!
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I think it looks great! I hope to add my review soon!! I can't wait - under 30 days now
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:56 PM   #1208
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I think it looks great! I hope to add my review soon!! I can't wait - under 30 days now
Looks like we'll be there around the same time. I can't wait either!!!!
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Great pic NeverlandPixie

Thanks SeaSpray for making this a great thread

I love checking back to this every couple of days makes me wish I was there now
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missing the sounds and smells of the Poly today, not long now, just 23 weeks LOL !!!!
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:33 AM   #1211
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'Ohana - Character breakfast

We found the 'Ohana character breakfast to be a lot of fun. And surprisingly the food was very fresh, very plentiful, and very delicious! I say "surprisingly" because initially I wasn't too excited over the set menu, and any day that I'm having breakfast someplace other than the Kona Cafe isn't a good day, but we went because we were meeting friends there who have small children, and I decided to make the best of it!

Even though it's all-you-care-to-eat, it's not a buffet; the servers bring platters of food right to your table. If you want more of anything (or everything!) they will bring it to you. They brought out a fresh fruit platter and when I asked for a little more pineapple the server brought out an entire other platter of just pineapple. It was fresh and delicious! Even the Mickey waffles, which LOOKED adorable, were light and fluffy! The character interaction was very good, in my opinion.

I didn't take many pictures of this meal, but here are a few:







And you've got to love Mickey in his Hawaiian garb!
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Thanks for those pics SeaSpray!
I am taking DD and DNiece to the 'Ohana breakfast this summer and cannot wait. We haven't done many character meals in the past couple of years now that DD is a bit older, but this will be fun and convenient since we are staying at the Polynesian
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:40 AM   #1213
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Thanks for those pics SeaSpray!
I am taking DD and DNiece to the 'Ohana breakfast this summer and cannot wait. We haven't done many character meals in the past couple of years now that DD is a bit older, but this will be fun and convenient since we are staying at the Polynesian
You're welcome, I only wish I had taken better and more pictures! It really was a fun experience, I know you'll have a great time

You know, the more I think about it and remember how nice it was, I'm considering booking it for our trip next month! It'll only be DH, DAunt, and myself, but I think DAunt would get a kick out of the characters. We're also doing Crystal Palace because she likes the Pooh and friends characters, and also Garden Grill. It'll be very convenient for us too, since we're also staying at the Polynesian
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We did Crystal Palace in August "for old time's sake". It was great. Just DD and me. I've always enjoyed the food there and the setting and the characters. I was texting DH pics the whole time (he was at home working) and we couldn't believe the difference in DD compared to all the photos from years past. She's as tall as Piglet now!
I'm going to look up info on Garden Grill. In over 20 trips we've never been there!!
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'Ohana - dinner (no characters at dinner)

We've had dinner at 'Ohana several times over the years. We've always enjoyed it. I LOVE the salad with lime dressing, the glazed stickey wings, the veggies, and some of the meats. DH loves the shrimp whether they're the "old" shrimp on skewers, or the former shrimp in a bowl with spices, OR when we try the NEW shrimp on skewers next month! LOL

Here are pictures that have been taken at our various meals over the last couple of years. Please keep in mind that the menu can and does change at times. For example, the cheese potato casserole is no longer on the menu. Next month I'll get pictures of the new noodle dish that replaced. But these pictures will give you a very good general idea of 'Ohana at dinner time.








The bread pudding dessert, which I think is still being served there!


Hot, moist towels are brought to the table so you can wash your hands. I love this touch.


During one of our dinners, one of the cooks was standing at the open-fire grill and he was dancing around so we started to cheer for him. He came over to our table and posed for a picture with us. He was a good sport, a lot of fun, and a very big/tall guy!!!!
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