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Old 04-08-2013, 04:37 PM   #2536
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I can't wait to be back there again, only 202 days.
Nice pics! Thanks for posting!
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I can't wait to be back there again, only 202 days.
Beautiful pictures petey! 209 days until our first Poly stay
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Beautiful pictures petey! 209 days until our first Poly stay
I'm so happy that you're getting to stay at the Poly this year Sheila!
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I'm so happy that you're getting to stay at the Poly this year Sheila!
It has been a long time coming, I can't wait!
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Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing, can't wait to be there in 78 days.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:20 AM   #2542
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Looks like we may bump into each other! We will be there in 82 days and staying for 10 glorious nights. Ahhhhh.

Did you take advantage of the itinerary planning? We did and got all the restaurants we wanted at times we wanted. They were so awesome.
Yes, we will probably be there the same time! We are staying for 10 days too, the 1st 5 days will be at OKW and the next 5 day will be at the Poly Cl. My kids are really excited! We have a 6 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. They love OKW and this will be our 1st time at Poly Cl. Have you stayed at Poly Cl before?
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Those pics are beautiful!!!

Thanks for sharing.................I am sooooo excited for our first Poly stay
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Yes, this table was next to the kids area with the TV - about 10 steps away from the trash.

Yes!! Looking forward to staying in the refurbished rooms



Last trip, this is what was served (just a note, it's been the same for as long as we can remember)

Monday evening offerings
• California sushi roll
• Vegetable sushi roll
• Wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce
• Kona salad
• Variety of three cheeses served with fruits and berries
• Pineapple with caramel dip
• Hummus and pita bread
• Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
• Assortment of crudite individually served with ranch dip
Baby carrots with tops, cucumbers and celery

Tuesday evening offerings
• Pork Skewers with Luau BBQ sauce
• Fried vegetable wrap with Tzatziki sauce
• Chilled Banana and coconut soup
• Variety of three cheeses served with fruits and berries
• Pineapple with caramel dip
• Hummus and pita bread
• Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
• Assortment of crudite individually served with ranch dip
Baby carrots with tops, cucumbers and celery

Wednesday evening offerings
• Kona sticky wings
• Steamed Pork dumplings with sweet chili sauce
• Luau salad served with mixed greens, mandarin oranges and mango poppy seed dressing
• Variety of three cheeses served with fruits and berries
• Pineapple with caramel dip
• Hummus and pita bread
• Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
• Assortment of crudite individually served with ranch dip
Baby carrots with tops, cucumbers and celery

Thursday evening offerings
• Vegetable spring rolls with oriental hot mustard
• Crab rangoons with sweet chili sauce
• Chilled canapιs
• Variety of three cheeses served with fruits and berries
• Pineapple with caramel dip
• Hummus and pita bread
• Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
• Assortment of crudite individually served with ranch dip
Baby carrots with tops, cucumbers and celery

Friday evening offerings
• Bacon wrapped ginger chicken with sweet chili sauce
No chicken we had the crab ran goons instead
• Cocktail meatballs with ‘Ohana mustard sauce and BBQ sauce
• Kim Chee
• Variety of three cheeses served with fruits and berries
• Pineapple with caramel dip
• Hummus and pita bread
• Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
• Assortment of crudite individually served with ranch dip
Baby carrots with tops, cucumbers and celery

Saturday evening offerings
• Barbecue pulled pork on Asian spoon
• Scallop bacon wraps with ‘Ohana mustard sauce
• Chilled pineapple vegetable soup
Did not have the 3 above , we had edamame salad,barbecue chicken skewers , and spring rolls
• Variety of three cheeses served with fruits and berries
• Pineapple with caramel dip
• Hummus and pita bread
• Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
No Pbnj it was mini corn dogs
• Assortment of crudite individually served with ranch dip
Baby carrots with tops, cucumbers and celery

Sunday evening offerings
• Chicken satay with teriyaki sauce
• Steamed duck pot stickers with cream soy sauce
Not 2 above it was baked Brie and bacon wrapped chicken
• Asian spoon cole slaw
• Variety of three cheeses served with fruits and berries
• Pineapple with caramel dip
• Hummus and pita bread
• Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
No Pbnj it was mini corn dogs again
• Assortment of crudite individually served with ranch dip
Baby carrots with tops, cucumbers and celery
The offerings may be different because they just opened??

We were there 4/5-4/8 and I could not believe how spacious the lounge was! It never got full and always clean. Usually at morning and 5-7pm a cm would come through and take your garbage or ask if you needed more beer /wine but for the most part you put your things on a counter near the doorway.

I have stay at CR, GF SL and now here. This is how I compare.

I enjoyed the CM's at all 3.

Food at all 3 good but most American food at CR (example, I would bring my son or my dad to CR but not poly because they don't like sauces etc)

Lounge area : poly was so huge ! Many tables were still empty and the upstairs area was never used. The view was beautiful. You were so close to lake and beach I also liked that the Concierge desks were downstairs/separate from lounge (GF and CR they are adjacent) . It felt more private that way for both when you checked in or when sitting in the lounge.
CR has modern looking space and view from 12th floor is great. My son loved the potato chips and make your own Pbnj 's too. There was just enough seating and would get near full but we never had a problem finding seating. The area here was easiest to get food because it was in a long row / didn't have crowd issues.

GF space is just blah! The advantage they did have was a very short walk without stairs to pool/hot tub from lounge. It would be handy with strollers and mobility issues. Afternoon food here hands down wins! The scones and trifle were scrumptious . There was also veggies and cookies so something for everyone in the day time.

Cleanliness: all 3 were kept very clean. At Cr and GF they cleaned up after you/ no area to put dishes at poly you do most of the work but they assisted at times.

I would stay with pleasure at all three again. Someday I hope to stay at GF and take the magic golden elevator doors upstairs!
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For anyone that's either stayed at the Polynesian recently or is there now: any word on the renovations in Tokelau? We're arriving June 2 or 3 (room only for late June 2 or arriving June 3 depending on work commitments and daughters post graduation plans). We come often so no need for long trips. First Polynesian stay in close to ten years (weren't impressed that time). I'm thinking either Tokelau or Tahiti for proximity to TTC or a repeat stay in Samoa. (great location, just a not so great room that time). Tikiman says that Tokelau was to begin rehab on 3/31. If it did and is on track will it be complete by say 6/1?
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Yes, we will probably be there the same time! We are staying for 10 days too, the 1st 5 days will be at OKW and the next 5 day will be at the Poly Cl. My kids are really excited! We have a 6 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. They love OKW and this will be our 1st time at Poly Cl. Have you stayed at Poly Cl before?
This is our first time at club level. My in laws are joining us and I thought they would enjoy the club level if they didn't want to join us in the park. Our daughter is 7 and she is so excited about staying there as well. She loves Ohana and always talks about hula dancing. It will be nice to watch the fireworks from the beach. I am looking forward to a little relaxation this trip. Is your daughter a fan of the disney rides? Our kid is an adrenaline junky I think. Since we settled on our dates it has been non stop chatter about the rides.
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For anyone that's either stayed at the Polynesian recently or is there now: any word on the renovations in Tokelau? We're arriving June 2 or 3 (room only for late June 2 or arriving June 3 depending on work commitments and daughters post graduation plans). We come often so no need for long trips. First Polynesian stay in close to ten years (weren't impressed that time). I'm thinking either Tokelau or Tahiti for proximity to TTC or a repeat stay in Samoa. (great location, just a not so great room that time). Tikiman says that Tokelau was to begin rehab on 3/31. If it did and is on track will it be complete by say 6/1?
Your estimates are the same as mine (as extrapolated from Tikiman’s informative posts) and the previous two longhouses opened at or within 2 days of the projection (Hawaii and Samoa). We will be there on Friday and may be able to let you know if things are progressing at Tokelau.

We've requested Samoa for this trip, but loved Tahiti for proximity to the TTC last April. We wanted to be closer to pool and GCH this time.

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Your estimates are the same as mine (as extrapolated from Tikiman’s informative posts) and the previous two longhouses opened at or within 2 days of the projection (Hawaii and Samoa). We will be there on Friday and may be able to let you know if things are progressing at Tokelau.

We've requested Samoa for this trip, but loved Tahiti for proximity to the TTC last April. We wanted to be closer to pool and GCH this time.

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We had third floor Samoa, volcano pool side close to the elevator on our previous stay. Thanks go out to Tikiman for the room recommendation he gave me but I don't think I'll get that specific again. The staff was so bent on giving us exactly what we wanted that it delayed us getting into our room until after five (it was the last room cleaned in Samoa!) And they even cleaned the carpet for us (I guess it was necessary as there was still a lingering "smell" of industrial cleaner). So we had wet carpet for most of our stay. Our view was the pool and if you stepped onto the balcony you could see Cinderella's castle in the distance. You'll love Samoa but be prepared for a lot of action there, it's a busy longhouse!
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We were late in booking this year, but we will be back at the Poly in October (18-23)!!!
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I just switched our reservation a few days ago to the Poly! I can't believe we will be at Disney in 17 days and checking in to the Poly in 19 days. Super excited for our first time trying out club level
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