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Old 02-27-2012, 09:01 PM   #826
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Ohh it was amazing. Just got the back scratcher also. Very nice and I recommend it too for anyone asking.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:52 PM   #828
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I have been watching here while staying at poly.
Any news on the pool?
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:58 PM   #829
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Ohh it was amazing. Just got the back scratcher also. Very nice and I recommend it too for anyone asking.
Sorry, meant to say how are you liking the POLY, not the lapu lapu, LOL
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Ohh it was amazing. Just got the back scratcher also. Very nice and I recommend it too for anyone asking.
How's the view from the lounge?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #831
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I don't know if it's new or not but EasyWDW had a blog post that featured a number of cool Poly merchandise. I know I'm going to be getting some!

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...handise-11512/
They had most of that stuff when we were there in October. I don't remember the tiki glassware though or the little charm braclets. Might have to get me one of those!
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:13 PM   #832
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DH booked us with the military discount as he has always wanted to try the Poly. We checked in yesterday and got pixie dust! Upgraded to concierge, and we are thrilled! We are having a magical time!
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:51 AM   #833
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Snowy-girls - I don't know the answers to most of your questions, but as a non-guest we've gone to Poly many times to have a Lapu Lapu on the beach to watch Wishes. I don't know "technically" if it's allowed, but no one has ever stopped us from taking the drinks to the beach. We usually plop right down on the sand somewhere between the Volcano Pool area & the Hawaii longhouse.
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You may bring anything from the bar down to the beach, you just have to tell the bartender you are doing that, because glass bottles and glasses are not allowed. The lapu lapu is served in a pineapple, so no problem with glass there!

The movies are on the beach in view of the fireworks, so you won't have to move at all. I'm not sure if the Wishes soundtrack is piped through the movie speakers or not (they pause the movie for the fireworks if the times overlap), but you will want to ask that question. If not, make sure you scope out a place on the beach from where you can hear the background hawaiian ambience music...the soundtrack to the fireworks plays out of the speakers. I'm not sure if you're technically supposed to watch the movie on the beach if you are not a guest at the resort, but I have never heard of anyone ever being asked to leave. Especially if you are a guest of 'Ohana and are buying smores kits. I would think that after dinner at 'Ohana, one package would be plenty for 4, since you will just want a taste.

I believe that the times of the movie are seasonal, so you will have to check what time the movie is showing the week you are there.

At 'Ohana, there is a price for adults and a price for children 9 and under. It is the same whether you eat everything or close to nothing. They will bring out an alternate meal if you don't like what they serve. Last time we were there, we saw adults eating grilled cheese. That's a hefty price to pay for grilled cheese, but to each his/her own!
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The PP gave you the right area for sitting on the beach. However, all of the beach areas do have a view of the fireworks. I'm just not sure how far the audio goes that is brought in from MK. The pool bar is open until the fireworks begin and the drinks come in plastic cups. If you want a pineapple go to the bar at the Tambu Lounge. You can bring cocktails on the beach. This happens in the day and night and there are no rules as far as I know.



I can't help you on this one since we have never done it. But last time we were there it was over at the GF beach for Poly and GF guests. I don't know how they check. There is a sidewalk that connects the Poly and GF. Once you were done at the GF you could walk over to the Poly (less then 10 minute walk).



Not sure on the age of your children, but if under 9 you will be charged O'Hanan's childs rate no matter what they eat. They don't change the price depending on what they eat or how much. Same thing for the adult meal. The price of the meal includes non-alcholic beverages (coffee, soda, milk....to my knowledge) and that's it. You can order alcoholic beverages but they will be charged to your bill.

It won't change your price, but you can tell them ahead of time if you need a special meal (ie. because of allergies or diet) but you are going to have to remind them anyway when you get there. From my understanding you will still have to pay the O'Hana price. They will feed you until you are satisfied since it's all you can eat pricing, but they will not adjust the price as far as I know.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:52 AM   #834
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DH and I are staying at the Poly for the first time in April. I'm just so excited. We normally stay at POP or CBR so this is a real treat.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:54 AM   #835
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I have been watching here while staying at poly.
How about some pics from the CL lounge? I'm thinking of splitting my BC stay with Poly CL - can you tell me what some of the food offerings are - or better yet just take a pic & post it!
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #836
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Any news on the pool?
Yeah the slide will open on the fourth, confirmed.

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Sorry, meant to say how are you liking the POLY, not the lapu lapu, LOL
I am loving it best, stay ever, definitely returning again next year.

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:21 AM   #837
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Just wanted to jump in here and say....6 months from today we will be checking into the Poly ....O.K. now back to your planning .
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Ohh it was amazing. Just got the back scratcher also. Very nice and I recommend it too for anyone asking.
I've got two kids so I'm obligated to get two backscratchers so they can each have one of the bamboo backscratchers. Oh the sacrifices I make

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Yeah the slide will open on the fourth, confirmed.
REALLY??? That's great news!!! We arrive on the 3rd and had basically counted it out. I'm not going to tell the kids, I'll let them be surprised!
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Backscratcher? Is it a drink?!?
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