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Old 03-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #2191
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We are checking into the Poly on May 21st for 4 nights and then we will move on to Universal for 2 nights. This is our second time to stay at the Poly and third Disney trip. Last March, we stayed in Rarotonga and really like the location. We spend from morning until night in the parks so location to the GCH for monorail service was our main priority. I am also debating which longhouse to request during online checkin. I am hopeful Rarotonga will be finished! Samoa sounds wonderful too.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:02 AM   #2192
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My online checkin went fine on the new site. Requested Samoa (for May). Was hoping to request a King room as well (the renovated Samoa is rumored to have them), but that might just be something I have to ask for at the desk.
I'm hoping that's possible. I just did it for my May 19th trip. I'd rather have a King sized bed in any longhouse, but it wasn't an option.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:12 AM   #2193
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I'm hoping that's possible. I just did it for my May 19th trip. I'd rather have a King sized bed in any longhouse, but it wasn't an option.
I just booked a room yesterday at Poly for 9/28-10-6, and the King Bed request box was on the CM's Request list.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:26 AM   #2194
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I just booked a room yesterday at Poly for 9/28-10-6, and the King Bed request box was on the CM's Request list.
I just did the checkin from My Disney Experience, and it wasn't on those checkboxes. I'll have to trust my travel agent requested that.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #2195
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We are going last week October...first time at poly...my six year old requested this resort as the tiki torches fascinate him. Ha!

I am wondering about long houses to request...

Our priority is:

1. Room condition (have any been remodeled recently)
2. Proximity to counter Service
3. Proximity to main pool

We will be walking to monorail or buses every day, swimming two afternoons, and napping in the room with toddler! Hence my priorities!
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:55 PM   #2196
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Are you able to purchase adult beverages from Tambu Lounge to go? Would like to make a cocktail run after kids are drift off to sleep so that my wife and I can watch fireworks from room and decompress
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:07 PM   #2197
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Booked our November stay at be Poly yesterday now the planning can commence! We are so excited, first time staying at the Poly!

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Are you able to purchase adult beverages from Tambu Lounge to go? Would like to make a cocktail run after kids are drift off to sleep so that my wife and I can watch fireworks from room and decompress
Tambu lounge is one of my fav spots! I have often asked to have my drink put in plastic so I can walk the grounds. I do this instead of getting it outside because they make the drinks better. You can also order some drinks via room service.
Enjoy!
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #2199
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We are going last week October...first time at poly...my six year old requested this resort as the tiki torches fascinate him. Ha!

I am wondering about long houses to request...

Our priority is:

1. Room condition (have any been remodeled recently)
2. Proximity to counter Service
3. Proximity to main pool

We will be walking to monorail or buses every day, swimming two afternoons, and napping in the room with toddler! Hence my priorities!
Samoa is what I would recommend for you too! It meets all of your requirements ... it's currently under refurb, it's very close to the GCH and right beside the volcano pool and the quiet pool (you should specify which side if you make a request)!

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Tambu lounge is one of my fav spots! I have often asked to have my drink put in plastic so I can walk the grounds. I do this instead of getting it outside because they make the drinks better. You can also order some drinks via room service.
Enjoy!
We've also taken drinks in pineapples to go from Tambu!
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We've also taken drinks in pineapples to go from Tambu![/QUOTE]

Well, aren't you fancy? Sounds good to me!
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #2201
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We will be staying at the Poly for the first time in October... since I've never stayed there I've been doing lots of reading up on the resort. Forgive me if this has already been asked/addressed:

I *think* I want to request Rapa Nui or Tokelau for our stay. The info I found regarding the renovations has Rapa Nui scheduled to start Aug 11, and that makes me nervous they won't be done in time for our trip (if there are any delays, that is). But with 5 people (3 of which are adults!) I'm thinking not a good idea to have just one sink, as I've read Tokelau has. Once the room renovations have been done, will there still be only one sink in Tokelau? Or will there be two? TIA!
I definitely think Rapa Nui, Tokelau, and Tahiti are your best choices. These longhouses all have slightly larger rooms which will be great given 5 people. I believe all the longhouses will now have dual sinks in the bathroom. I am very interested to see the first pictures from these longhouses after the remodel to see if they keep the 2 armchairs in the rooms or ??? (the other longhouses have one armchair)
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Well, aren't you fancy? Sounds good to me!
It was a lapu lapu - they come in a pineapple!
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #2203
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Just booked Spirit of Aloha for our trip in July. Booked the early show. Couldn't resist as we were watching footage on YouTube and DD2 said " I wanna do that!" Thoughts on the show? Food? I have read lots of mixed reviews. Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:24 PM   #2204
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This is our first time going to Disney as a family and we have decided to stay at Poly (So Excited!!!!). Are there any beachside standard rooms? Also, what longhouse would you recommend for two young boys (2 & 6)? TIA
The closest you will get to beachside is in Fiji. One side faces the marina and the other side mostly faces the beach inlet closest to the GF. Both sides of Fiji are garden view. I wouldn't worry too much about location, the boys(and the adults) will have fun anywhere at Poly. There really are VERY few rooms with poor views at Poly. The longhouses each have their own location personalities with great attributes. We stayed in Tokelau and loved the garden views, larger rooms, and the proximity to the TTC and bus stop. When we stayed in Aotearoa, we loved people watching(visitors going to the luau), the luau music in the evenings, and best of all.....we had a view of the castle through a wispy tree for the price of garden view
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #2205
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Is the walkway from the Polynesian to the Grand Floridian open with all of the construction now? We have a breakfast planned for the Grand Floridian and prefer just walking the path there.
Recent reports say that yes--the walkway is still open
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