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Old 01-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #1486
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Hey I have a question for you Poly experts.

My Mom just got back recently from a trip to Hawaii. She has also decided last minute to join us on our trip to the Poly.

She said while in Hawaii she did a tour of this abandoned resort and she said the tour guides told her that this resort was the "inspiration" for Disney's Polynesian Resort. Looking at the pictures it does look familiar. Is this a known thing or was her tour guide making stuff up? I can't find anything on the internet about it.

Here is the abandoned resort in Hawaii:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Palms_Resort

We leave a week from today!!!

ETA: Sorry edited to put in a different link. Not sure what was up with the name of that blog I first linked. UGH.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #1487
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Is there a way to walk to The Grand Floridian from the Poly with a wheelchair?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #1488
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Big NO NO! You must be a resort guest not just eating there otherwise the pool would be FULL!
Sigh...I figured, just hoping maybe there was a rule exception I didn't know about. Thanks though! I know some people get really annoyed with pool hopping topic. I never really had to worry about it, now my boys are getting bigger and can swim so I guess I have to add fun pools to my list next trip.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:16 PM   #1489
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I am not staying at the Poly (not my choice ) but we have a few ADRs there...so

Question...Is it a big no-no for us to swim in the pool before/after our dinner reservations? I know pool hopping isn't really allowed, but is this really pool hopping if I am a paying customer at the resort...for the food...LOL..I know it's a bit of a stretch, but would it be okay? Wouldn't want to get the stink eye from anybody
Wouldn't bother me if you did it but there will be a bunch of people on here that will act like doing so is a felony.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #1490
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I am not staying at the Poly (not my choice ) but we have a few ADRs there...so

Question...Is it a big no-no for us to swim in the pool before/after our dinner reservations? I know pool hopping isn't really allowed, but is this really pool hopping if I am a paying customer at the resort...for the food...LOL..I know it's a bit of a stretch, but would it be okay? Wouldn't want to get the stink eye from anybody
It would be a big NO-NO. And the last time we were staying at the Poly they were checking for room keys & putting bands on those who were guests & asking those who were not to leave. So not a good idea.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:51 PM   #1491
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I wish there was a way to know for sure when the pool will be closed...so frusturating as it will change our plans
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #1492
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It would be a big NO-NO. And the last time we were staying at the Poly they were checking for room keys & putting bands on those who were guests & asking those who were not to leave. So not a good idea.
When we were there last time (Feb. 2011) they weren't doing any such thing. We were never asked for any proof that we were staying there. Of course, you run the risk that IF they are checking you'll be asked to leave the pool, but it isn't like they are going to round you up and shoot you. I've heard that they check when it is particularly crowded.
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I wish there was a way to know for sure when the pool will be closed...so frusturating as it will change our plans
Agreed. We have reservations first week of March and I'm contemplating switching to the Beach Club. We'll spend at least one day at the resort/pool and probably a few evenings as well. Has anyone called Disney or the resort itself to ask?
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Agreed. We have reservations first week of March and I'm contemplating switching to the Beach Club. We'll spend at least one day at the resort/pool and probably a few evenings as well. Has anyone called Disney or the resort itself to ask?
I know how you feel....our arrival day we arrive really early and that whole day was going to be resort day
I am going to call Poly directly and will let you know
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #1495
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Just called the polynesian resort directly and she said the pool slide will be closed March 4-15 but the pool itself will remain open....a bit disappointing...she also said guests won't be allowed to use other resort pools as the pool itself will be open.
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Just called the polynesian resort directly and she said the pool slide will be closed March 4-15 but the pool itself will remain open....a bit disappointing...she also said guests won't be allowed to use other resort pools as the pool itself will be open.
Well, that sucks. Thanks for calling though. Have to determine if we want to switch or not -- full pool will be open first few days we are there we planned on March 4 for resort/pool day and that will be the first day the slide is closed.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #1497
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Hey I have a question for you Poly experts.

My Mom just got back recently from a trip to Hawaii. She has also decided last minute to join us on our trip to the Poly.

She said while in Hawaii she did a tour of this abandoned resort and she said the tour guides told her that this resort was the "inspiration" for Disney's Polynesian Resort. Looking at the pictures it does look familiar. Is this a known thing or was her tour guide making stuff up? I can't find anything on the internet about it.

Here is the abandoned resort in Hawaii:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Palms_Resort

We leave a week from today!!!

ETA: Sorry edited to put in a different link. Not sure what was up with the name of that blog I first linked. UGH.
I had never heard this but the pic does resemble a Poly longhouse! You should ask Tikiman on his site - if there's any truth to it, he will know!
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:02 PM   #1498
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Hey I have a question for you Poly experts.

My Mom just got back recently from a trip to Hawaii. She has also decided last minute to join us on our trip to the Poly.

She said while in Hawaii she did a tour of this abandoned resort and she said the tour guides told her that this resort was the "inspiration" for Disney's Polynesian Resort. Looking at the pictures it does look familiar. Is this a known thing or was her tour guide making stuff up? I can't find anything on the internet about it.

Here is the abandoned resort in Hawaii:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Palms_Resort

We leave a week from today!!!

ETA: Sorry edited to put in a different link. Not sure what was up with the name of that blog I first linked. UGH.
I bet it was!!! It does look a lot like the Poly! I had always heard Walt Disney wanted a Polynesian inspired resort after him and his wife had visited Hawaii and fell in love with it, obviously it was built after he passed away. Interesting though!

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Well, that sucks. Thanks for calling though. Have to determine if we want to switch or not -- full pool will be open first few days we are there we planned on March 4 for resort/pool day and that will be the first day the slide is closed.
No problem...we arrive March 4th
However, I am trying to think positive and I am not even sure my girls would use the slide without one of us going down with them so maybe it won't be that bad....I want to be on the monorail and no other resort is available for discounts like I got with Poly.
Tikiman says February 18-28 so fingers crossed he is right~

Looks like we will be there the same time!!! it is our first onsite stay and I am excited about that part of it...sometimes I wish I didnt find this site and overthink and overplan my trips...LOL
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No problem...we arrive March 4th
However, I am trying to think positive and I am not even sure my girls would use the slide without one of us going down with them so maybe it won't be that bad....I want to be on the monorail and no other resort is available for discounts like I got with Poly.
Tikiman says February 18-28 so fingers crossed he is right~

Looks like we will be there the same time!!! it is our first onsite stay and I am excited about that part of it...sometimes I wish I didnt find this site and overthink and overplan my trips...LOL
With regard to the bolded, you would not be permitted to go down the slide with them if they were hesitant. You could go before or after them, but not with them--only one person on the slide at a time.
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