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Old 04-20-2009, 01:42 PM   #736
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I noticed you will be there when we get there!! hope we see you there!
I will be the Bloodshot eyed philadelphian with a red neck texas accent. with teens yelling "I WANT I WANT I WANT...." hope to see ya! we will be there may 8th to 16th staying in the Hawaii garden view.


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Tomorrow is ADR day (90) and I purchased our Auto-Train tickets over the weekend. Amtrak has a special promotion Kids ride for $19..Cost $768 round trip for the 5 of us, which includes dinner and continnetal breakfast.. Hopefully we will get all of our ADR's..
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Have you taken the auto-train before? I am just curious of your experience and how you pass the time. I have looked into it occasionally but could never get my head wrapped around sitting in those seats for 20 hours (even if you can get up and walk around).

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Tess,

I noticed you will be there when we get there!! hope we see you there!
I will be the Bloodshot eyed philadelphian with a red neck texas accent. with teens yelling "I WANT I WANT I WANT...." hope to see ya! we will be there may 8th to 16th staying in the Hawaii garden view.


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I was looking at the FAQ, the picture of the bathroom shows a hair dryer on the counter top.

Does the rooms at the Poly include hair dryers? My very soon to be wife would like to know. If she doesn't have to pack her's that's less in her suitcase.
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I was looking at the FAQ, the picture of the bathroom shows a hair dryer on the counter top.

Does the rooms at the Poly include hair dryers? My very soon to be wife would like to know. If she doesn't have to pack her's that's less in her suitcase.
Yes there are hairdryers in the rooms. If you look back a couple of pages, you can even see a close up of the dryer.

congrats on your upcoming wedding!!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:57 PM   #741
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Yes there are hairdryers in the rooms. If you look back a couple of pages, you can even see a close up of the dryer.

congrats on your upcoming wedding!!!!!!
Thank you very much! We are getting really excited! It's this friday!~ So close!
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Thank you very much! We are getting really excited! It's this friday!~ So close!
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:48 PM   #743
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Glad you made it home. I looked for you, but never spotted you. I'm actually jealous or all of you who are comfy at home -- I'm pacing around the Austin airport, waiting for another 3 hr flight... And I hate flying. But we had a great trip!
Yuck! I feel for you - I hate flying too! I tried seeing if I could spot you on the balcony since we watched Wishes from the beach most nights we were there, but couldn't remember if you had two d's or just one. Hope you had a good flight home!

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To all those who just came back...welcome home. I hope you had a magical vacation.

And finally 5 months to go until our magical vacation.
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Hi Kaffinito, welcome back! Sounds like you had a great trip...I forget...did you end up in Tokelau? What was your favorite thing about the Poly? I'm glad you got walk ups at Kona and 'Ohana...I've been trying to get an 'Ohana breakfast for about a month now and it's booked up my whole vacation...I"m hoping someone decides to sleep in! What was your favorite meal at WDW? I look forward to hearing more about your trip...ours is now 6 short days away, and I'm still not even close to ready. No packing, no planning, zilch. I'm starting to catch DD's cold so it looks like we'll both be recuperating on vacation, but, what a place to be sick, right?
Hi to you too! Better get packing! We ended up in Tokelau, and it was a good place for us. I highly recommend Samoa for you, since it's very close to the monorail, Captain Cooks, both pools, the boat dock, etc. They are definitely rebuilding the outside stairs at Fiji now. The workmen I spoke with said it would be at least a month before completion (But will probably be done before then )

For O'hana I would try the front desk concierge first, then if that doesn't work just show up in the AM and ask at the check in desk for Ohana. Even when the front desk said I couldn't get in, I did a "walk up" there and was seated in ten minutes for dinner. There were folks doing walk ups for Crystal Place (20 minutes to an hour and a half wait depending on party size) and we did several meals as walk ups at Kona Cafe. More for you later - I took pics with you in mind.

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Tomorrow is ADR day (90) and I purchased our Auto-Train tickets over the weekend. Amtrak has a special promotion Kids ride for $19..Cost $768 round trip for the 5 of us, which includes dinner and continnetal breakfast.. Hopefully we will get all of our ADR's..
Yeah for you! Pretty soon you'll be there enjoying the lovey Poly!

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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Have a marvelous honeymoon!
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:55 PM   #744
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Yuck! I feel for you - I hate flying too! I tried seeing if I could spot you on the balcony since we watched Wishes from the beach most nights we were there, but couldn't remember if you had two d's or just one. Hope you had a good flight home!
We have one DD, and we were up on our balcony 3 nights out of 7!!! It was a great way to watch Wishes, and we could even hear some of the sounds and music drift across the lake.

Glad you had a great time! Being at the Poly was so relaxing for us -- we just loved it! I don't think that this will be our last stay at the Poly...

Our flight home was as good as a flight can be -- it was our first time on Jet Blue and most probably not our last...

Couldn't help but fall victim to the bouncback promotion left in our room...
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:07 PM   #745
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Please explain about the BounceBack offer. I know you have to book your next trip while you are still there- but what are the other specifics of the offer?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:11 PM   #746
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Thank you very much! We are getting really excited! It's this friday!~ So close!
It's is good luck to have your honeymoon at the Poly....we did!!! 30 years ago and are checking back in Saturday to celebrate our 30th anniversary!!!

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Old 04-20-2009, 07:15 PM   #747
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*Sigh* just tried to upgrade to LVCL and they said there is no availability for our dates.

Maybe we'll keep trying, you never know right?
I have been trying almost every day for several weeks and can't upgrade...no availabiity for CL at all for the time we are going....what crummy economy??? LOL!!!

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Old 04-20-2009, 07:50 PM   #748
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Please explain about the BounceBack offer. I know you have to book your next trip while you are still there- but what are the other specifics of the offer?

Thanks in advance for your help.
The bounceback they had at the Poly was for 40% off a deluxe villa resort or 30% off a deluxe resort. The dates were somewhat ok but spaced out, I just remember that the deal ended on 12-24. You had to put down one nights room rate + tax at time of booking.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:01 PM   #749
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Hello! We booked the Poly (club level) right at the end of the 4/3 promotion and I have enjoyed reading this thread everyday since. The thread itself has gotten me so excited for our trip in July. Here's where I need some advice from everyone that has stayed at the Poly (I have not). We are booked for 7 nights with 8 day park hopper tickets. We are going to go down to Orlando a few days early and stay near SeaWorld and do that park a couple of days. Then the plan is to move over to the Poly on 7/8. I hate split stays, but 9 nights at the Poly isn't in the budget (1,000 for the additional 2 nights-I had my DH call last night just to be sure). Well, yesterday I was reading some of the Swan/Dolphin threads and decided to get a quote for the 9 nights. With the current $99-for-the-second-room special and my teacher discount we can get 2 rooms for 9 nights for the price of 7 (1 room) at the Poly. Now I am seriously torn between the two. Has anyone stayed at both resorts and could give me some advice? We will be going to all 4 parks, but probably MK the most. Help please .
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I have been trying almost every day for several weeks and can't upgrade...no availabiity for CL at all for the time we are going....what crummy economy??? LOL!!!

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Do you have a pin code? We do and I was told that's part of the problem. So even though there is availability, I think they only allow a certain # of people to use a pin against these rooms (CL). I could be wrong, but that's what someone else told me.
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