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Old 03-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
Venomhatch
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We're POR transplants hooked on POLY now!

Ok so those who will read this it is my first report I have done so be gentle.

A lil background on our trip:

- Well we had originally booked a Royal Themed River View Room at Port Orleans that was under refurbishment, and should have been completed on the 17th of February 2012. They however fell behind and then pushed the estimated date back to the 9th of March. So Disney being ultra-nice and considerate sent some pixie dust our way and we got upgraded to Theme Park View at the Polynesian. Time went by until our check in date. The 24th of Feb, and we flew in arrived at approximately 2 pm and proceeded to check in, where as we got off the bus and instantly were greeted by a check in CM who asked us some basic questions and after grabbing our carry ons, we went to check in. After stepping in, he processed our check in very fast and when asked he arranged for a microwave for our room and then told me the bad news, well kind of bad news. We had asked for Hawaii Building on the phone and after speaking with a CM on the phone and they were aware of us being moved there and the reasons, they told us that we could have it. But how ever we were put in Tuvalu building, room 3414 which is in the pics you will see later. Not complaining, we were in the poly with a view of the castle every time we were in the room.

There are negatives I didn't like in the room. Well actually it was the balcony mostly, it had spider webs everywhere on the balcony like the place hadn't been used in years. the entire time there they didn't clean them and we mentioned several times about them. The laundry facilities are all the way by the Neverland club. Yeah there is only one spot where you can do them yourself. If you don't mind some stranger handling your underclothes and stuff and paying them to do it. Then there is a laundry service which is explained on a card in the room with prices. Also just added, the drain in the tub was very slow flowing. If you took a bath in it, it would take almost an hour to drain all the way down.

Post check in:

- After we had dropped off our items, did some basic setup of room, all within 20 minutes, we opened our balcony on the third floor and stepped out and took in the view. Deep breath and wow, it was beautiful. Within ten minutes of setting the room up we get a knock, microwave. Then five minutes after that we get another knock, luggage showed up. Wow these CMs are fast. So pleased with the room and service so far we ventured down to the Dole whip machine and then to the buses where we decided to go to downtown Disney and do some site seeing and shopping right before our dinner reservation at T-Rex at 630pm. We went on up to the Rex counter and proceeded to check in. Host at the counter said, I don’t see you. I said I know we have a reservation I even have the confirmation number right here. He asked if we had went through Disney or called directly, we had called them directly. But none the less he still honored it. Set us up in the Ice Cave section which was cool, because before we had eaten there loved that section. Well afterwards, browsed DTD World of Disney Store, Then took a brief look through the new Lego store, and on to the boats to POR.
After arriving at POR, my fiancé and her daughter went to the gift shop and I went on another mission. To the Oak Building, aka, the first building to be scheduled for refurb of the royal rooms. Well approaching the building I put my phone on vibrate, and noticed the, “Please pardon our dust, we in the process of making more pixie dust for future guests”, signs. So I do the deviant thing and walk past them. I then proceeded to the first floor rooms where some lights were left on and no curtains up on the windows. Took a few photos, and then walked on. After walking almost the whole bottom floor, there was only the new rug applied to the bottom floor rooms, other than that they were bare. In fact some rooms were not even finished with deconstruction. So I took the stairs and went to the second floor. More progress there, by adding mattresses, light fixtures, and some bathroom fixtures to the process. So after taking shots of that, I moved up to the third floor, now this is where the majority of the work has been done. They wanted to keep this from the prying eyes as long as possible. They had most everything done but no sheets on bed, chairs and stool still wrapped in protection, and no electronics yet, oh and some pictures not yet on the wall. But the neat head boards were in place. So after getting a call from my fiancé to hurry up and get out of there and taking shots of the rooms. I hurried down the back stairs and raced to the path nearly getting caught by a roving grounds CM. Then we grabbed a bus to MK and monorail to poly and called it a night just in time to see the wishes fireworks.

Ok here is where I break the trip down:
This is how the week went.

Day 1 Feb 24th: Arrive @ the POLY and then down to DTD and T-Rex for dinner.
Day 2 Feb 25th: Magic Kingdom Day and Wishes from our Hotel Balcony
Day 3 Feb 26th: Epcot Day
Day 4 Feb 27th: Hollywood Studios, Hotel Hop to GF and Lapu Lapu drinks back at the POLY afterwards.
Day 5 Feb 28th: Epcot Day
Day 6 Feb 29th: Hollywood Studios, Beaches and Cream at Beach Club, and DTD Shopping.
Day 7 Mar 1st: SeaWorld with our Platinum Passes and DTD afterwards.
Day 8 Mar 2nd: Animal Kingdom til 1pm, Magic Kingdom til 9pm, and then Epcot til Midnight.
Day 9 Mar 3rd: Leaving the Poly for home. But not before taking our time leaving the room with a 1pm checkout time and dragging butt walking around shopping at the Poly Stores.

If you have any tips or questions post and I will edit this thread as needed.
Below are the pics to start. I have thousands of photos, so if you want particular shots ill see what I can come up with.

Views of room and view from balcony, warning these are big when you click on them:

View from Balcony - http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l8...225_081123.jpg

Room Views:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l8...224_154313.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l8...224_154237.jpg

Shots of the 24th:



POR Rooms still undergoing construction as of Feb 24th 2012.


3rd floor rooms...




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