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Old 04-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #1471
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We're doing 5 days in late July and it's been a couple years since I did the Polynesian and I'm looking forward to it. It's kind of funny and ironic because 10 years ago around this time frame, my wife and I booked the Polynesian for our first family trip ever. My two sons were just 5 at the time and we made a lot of memories that trip and became frequent visitors and later, DVC owners. Now we're going back to where it all started for us, 10 years later.
My mom and dad took me to my first WDW trip when I was 5 (35 years ago) and we stayed at the Poly. Now, my husband and I are taking my mom and dad and our 5 year old. I felt like we are definitely going back to where it all started!!!
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Congrats on being a young grampa. My dad was 40 when he had me. I didn't start having kids until my 30's. My dad unfortunately died of cancer before I had kids. I would embrace being an underaged grampa. You will have lots of years to enjoy your grandkids.
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I have to admit I would be crying....(now 40). However, your talking about a person that cried with a good glass of wine when her youngest lost her first tooth a week after she turned 5. But as a PP stated at least you will be able to send your Grandson home when you've gotten your fill! That's one of my favorite things with nieces and nephews!!!
I can just say "here ya go he's poopy!"

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Wow! Some people have no manners at all... Unfortunately,it's almost everywhere you go, even at Disney... From reading through the thread, sounds like you ended up with a magical vacation all in all... ( Even though it kind of sounded like maybe you wanted to "help" them to their bus... )
It was funny and made me angry at the same time. a whole lot of people either have reservations at Ohana or the luau and just hang around to watch Wishes on the beach. In my opinion the poly beach is the best place to watch it. Head on view, not being elbowed by the mass crowds, no camping out for an hour or more to get a good spot to see wishes, no fighting over getting on the monorail or bus, and so much more that you don't have to deal with, so I don't blame them for coming to experience wishes on the Poly beach. However they should be respectful of the Cast Members, guests, and the resort because if it does become a bigger problem than it already is, they will start chasing them off. Walt knew what he was doing when he built the poly right across the lagoon! He just didn't know that society would change so terribly.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:45 AM   #1473
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We just returned from Poly and had a wonderful stay!

We were moved to Poly in February because our RR at POR would not be done. I had put in a request for Tokelau 3rd floor. We were so excited when we saw that our building and floor request were both granted at check in. When we got to our room I was even more excited when I saw that it was a corner room!

We walked into our room and sitting on the dresser was a milk container half full, box of cereal, comb, couch was unmade and sweatshirt on balcony. There were no clothes in the drawers or anything else but there was definately somebody elses stuff in our room

We went back to the front desk and the manager went to look at the room. He said that the family had definately checked out but he thought they might have returned later after the room had been cleaned to nap kids or something. Why would your key still work after check out?

Since we loved the room we offered to wait to have it cleaned again but the manager said don't worry I am going to give you a better room ......... He moved us to Hawaii!!!!!!

We had such an awesome time. I loved every minute of our stay and hope to return to Poly in the future.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:41 AM   #1474
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:24 AM   #1475
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bethnkatesmom What a great story! That is customer service at its finest. A manager making sure that your lemons turn into magical lemonade He knows now that you will be hooked on Poly and be back. Glad you had a wonderful stay.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:56 AM   #1476
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I have a quick question regarding cabanna's. Are there issues - or has anyone experienced issues - with either non-resort guests and/or resort guests trying to go into the cabanna you have rented and make themselves comfortable?

If so how did you handle this?

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We rented a regular cabana and it wasn't a problem. The advantage with the regular cabana's location is that they are in a raised area. The only way to access them is up a set of stairs and that can be roped off (our attendant would actually close it after himself)
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We just returned from Poly and had a wonderful stay!

We were moved to Poly in February because our RR at POR would not be done. I had put in a request for Tokelau 3rd floor. We were so excited when we saw that our building and floor request were both granted at check in. When we got to our room I was even more excited when I saw that it was a corner room!

We walked into our room and sitting on the dresser was a milk container half full, box of cereal, comb, couch was unmade and sweatshirt on balcony. There were no clothes in the drawers or anything else but there was definately somebody elses stuff in our room

We went back to the front desk and the manager went to look at the room. He said that the family had definately checked out but he thought they might have returned later after the room had been cleaned to nap kids or something. Why would your key still work after check out?

Since we loved the room we offered to wait to have it cleaned again but the manager said don't worry I am going to give you a better room ......... He moved us to Hawaii!!!!!!

We had such an awesome time. I loved every minute of our stay and hope to return to Poly in the future.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:06 PM   #1478
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We rented a regular cabana and it wasn't a problem. The advantage with the regular cabana's location is that they are in a raised area. The only way to access them is up a set of stairs and that can be roped off (our attendant would actually close it after himself)
That's good to know! Just 11 more days and we will be at the Poly!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #1479
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So I just got back from staying at the Disneyland hotel and I had to tell you about their quick service - Tangoroa Terrace. It was like being at Captain Cooks! They had the same decor, ordering kiosks (even with the 'order here' icon surrounding by those palm tree leaves!), and Polynesian feel. Of course, it just made us 'Poly' homesick but it was neat to see.

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Lucky....(in my best Napolean Dynamite voice).
Okay so I'm reading through the posts while drinking coffee and the Napolean Dynamite voice just made me snarf my coffee up my nose. Thank so much for the laugh. Now go feed Tina!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #1481
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Smile First POLY stay

So excited! All our ADRS are made, and I am so very much looking forward to my first GV CL Poly stay Sept/Oct ! Only 178 days to go I was very happy with IPO booking our dining....they got most of the timings I wanted, except OHANA is at 7:05 pm on Sept 29 instead of 6:15/6:30 like I was hoping for....but hey, we will take it
We got our Cabana booked for our MNSSHP day (sept 30/ hopefully ) and are hoping to get Manu Kea? If we can on the day of.
Question: are we supposed to tip our Cabana attendant? And if so, what is appropriate? Would hate to not if it was a normal/ expected practice

I hope we come back loving the POLY like you all do!

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Tina! Eat your meat!!!
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So excited! All our ADRS are made, and I am so very much looking forward to my first GV CL Poly stay Sept/Oct ! Only 178 days to go I was very happy with IPO booking our dining....they got most of the timings I wanted, except OHANA is at 7:05 pm on Sept 29 instead of 6:15/6:30 like I was hoping for....but hey, we will take it
We got our Cabana booked for our MNSSHP day (sept 30/ hopefully ) and are hoping to get Manu Kea? If we can on the day of.
Question: are we supposed to tip our Cabana attendant? And if so, what is appropriate? Would hate to not if it was a normal/ expected practice

I hope we come back loving the POLY like you all do!

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The cabana attendant works for recreation department and do not expect a tip. But we do it anyway but in no way are you obligated.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:06 PM   #1484
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How has your experience been with the online check in? I'm thinking of doing it the day before my arrival at the Poly when I'm finishing up my stay at Universal. I would love to get a balcony or patio room and can you request this online? I have never done the online check in, so I'm curious on people's experience with it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #1485
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