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Old 04-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #2371
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I have a transportation question...
The first night we are there, we will be eating at the Ohanas at the Polynesian Resort. I understand that I would have to take the bus to Magic Kingdom and then the monorail to the Polynesian. How much time should I allow for travel?

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #2372
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I have a transportation question...
The first night we are there, we will be eating at the Ohanas at the Polynesian Resort. I understand that I would have to take the bus to Magic Kingdom and then the monorail to the Polynesian. How much time should I allow for travel?

Thanks for the help!
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They say allow 90 minutes. Honestly, when we did this same exact thing I found 60 min to be pretty adequate. I wouldn't do less than 60 min. But when you get off of the bus at MK just head straight up the resort monorail ramp and it'll be the third stop. When you get off at the Poly, you just go right inside the doors and O'Hana will be in the far left corner but the check-in stand is over on the far right side corner now (or was in late March). HTH!!
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #2373
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They say allow 90 minutes. Honestly, when we did this same exact thing I found 60 min to be pretty adequate. I wouldn't do less than 60 min. But when you get off of the bus at MK just head straight up the resort monorail ramp and it'll be the third stop. When you get off at the Poly, you just go right inside the doors and O'Hana will be in the far left corner but the check-in stand is over on the far right side corner now (or was in late March). HTH!!
Thank you so much! My whole family is going to WDW, but its my 1st trip and they are staying at another resort while my partner and I are staying at POP. I'm beyond excited for this trip but it would be a downer if I missed dinner on the first night due to us not knowing the ins and outs of the transportation system!
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:34 PM   #2374
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Thank you so much! My whole family is going to WDW, but its my 1st trip and they are staying at another resort while my partner and I are staying at POP. I'm beyond excited for this trip but it would be a downer if I missed dinner on the first night due to us not knowing the ins and outs of the transportation system!
Just make sure you pick the RESORT monorail line!! And not the express line. There will be two to pick from so be sure to pay attention to that since you need to go to a resort. The express line only goes to the ticket & transportation ctr. So if you get on the wrong one, you will waste time having to change lines later.

You'll be fine!! And you're going to LOVE POP!!
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #2375
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Just make sure you pick the RESORT monorail line!! And not the express line. There will be two to pick from so be sure to pay attention to that since you need to go to a resort. The express line only goes to the ticket & transportation ctr. So if you get on the wrong one, you will waste time having to change lines later.
You'll be fine!! And you're going to LOVE POP!!!

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #2376
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Just make sure you pick the RESORT monorail line!! And not the express line. There will be two to pick from so be sure to pay attention to that since you need to go to a resort. The express line only goes to the ticket & transportation ctr. So if you get on the wrong one, you will waste time having to change lines later.

You'll be fine!! And you're going to LOVE POP!!
But, if you do get on the Express monorail by mistake, just take it to the TTC and get off. From the TTC you can walk to Poly. Poly is a lovely resort to explore, so give yourself plenty of time and if you get there early, just wander around inside and outside.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #2377
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Smile Just booked Pop for May!!

Yayyyy!!! Can't wait. We decided to go down to visit tonight, made the reservations & even checked in online!! We love Pop and I just can't go anywhere else - theming, store, buses etc. It is just a great resort to do. We are even going back for 2 weeks in September!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #2378
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I apologize if this has been discussed earlier but I didn't have the time to get all the way through this thread. When I requested a King bed, I specified that we did not want the handicapped accessible type (can't stand the walk-in shower). When I looked at the reservation online, it lists King bed request, followed by "Please note: King Bed in Nonlockout Type". I assume this means non-accessible, but I wanted to double check with the experts here! I've never heard of the term "nonlockout".
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #2379
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One week till my first stay at POP, I am beyond excited!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #2380
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Hello from POP! I have been staying here since Saturday with my boyfriend and we are pretty pleased with everything so far. Just a couple days left! We requested a king size bed and in the 50s building/or close to classic hall without a preferred room and we got both requests made. We even have a great view on the third floor, which is poolside, close to Lady. We have been eating at AoA because we like the food selection better and there are slightly more healthy options there. It's so close by and amazing for taking photos too. Although i must say, i am addicted to the Tie dye Cheesecake! I noticed how the POP busses are the furthest down at the bus stops at the parks but its not a huge deal for getting its own bus route in return. We have had rain everyday since we got here and today we finally got to try out the hippy dippy pool and 50's pool too! I heard bad things about the wifi being slow or nonexistent but it's pretty perfect for us!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #2381
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Oh I also want to mention that we have one of those big walk in handicap bathrooms that leak water everywhere on the floor while showering. Not a huge deal but kind of scary seeing how much water seeps all over the bathroom floor!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:32 AM   #2382
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Hello from POP! I have been staying here since Saturday with my boyfriend and we are pretty pleased with everything so far. Just a couple days left! We requested a king size bed and in the 50s building/or close to classic hall without a preferred room and we got both requests made. We even have a great view on the third floor, which is poolside, close to Lady. We have been eating at AoA because we like the food selection better and there are slightly more healthy options there. It's so close by and amazing for taking photos too. Although i must say, i am addicted to the Tie dye Cheesecake! I noticed how the POP busses are the furthest down at the bus stops at the parks but its not a huge deal for getting its own bus route in return. We have had rain everyday since we got here and today we finally got to try out the hippy dippy pool and 50's pool too! I heard bad things about the wifi being slow or nonexistent but it's pretty perfect for us!
Thank you for the update/review!!! We will be there in a week.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:55 AM   #2383
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Hello from POP! I have been staying here since Saturday with my boyfriend and we are pretty pleased with everything so far. Just a couple days left! We requested a king size bed and in the 50s building/or close to classic hall without a preferred room and we got both requests made. We even have a great view on the third floor, which is poolside, close to Lady. We have been eating at AoA because we like the food selection better and there are slightly more healthy options there. It's so close by and amazing for taking photos too. Although i must say, i am addicted to the Tie dye Cheesecake! I noticed how the POP busses are the furthest down at the bus stops at the parks but its not a huge deal for getting its own bus route in return. We have had rain everyday since we got here and today we finally got to try out the hippy dippy pool and 50's pool too! I heard bad things about the wifi being slow or nonexistent but it's pretty perfect for us!
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Since you are there right now, would you be able to tell me if the kiddie pool is open? We check in on Friday and were really hoping to use it with our son.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:51 AM   #2384
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We leave about a month from today. I made room requests but don't see them online. Should they be listed on the website?

I am thinking about changing our requests. Right now we have requested either Building 3 or 1 (or 60's), ground floor, connecting- in that order. But my mother is traveling with us (different reservation but linked) and I am worried about her mobility. We made the decision not to spring for preferred because the cost was almost $250 more (we are a family of 5 so need two rooms). I wonder if we should choose a different building request based on that in order to increase the chances of getting a building closer to Classic Hall? It looks like with either building 3 or 1 we *might* end up being really far away if we got one of the rooms on the far side of the building. But I am afraid if we just write "close to transportation" they might put us over in 90's, which would not be idea as far as I am concerned because of the proximity to the parking lot with our kids. I would prefer to be away from the parking lots.

Has anybody stayed in either of those buildings on the far side. Was it a really long walk to Classic Hall? Maybe I am worrying too much. That is entirely likely. LOL
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #2385
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We leave about a month from today. I made room requests but don't see them online. Should they be listed on the website?

I am thinking about changing our requests. Right now we have requested either Building 3 or 1 (or 60's), ground floor, connecting- in that order. But my mother is traveling with us (different reservation but linked) and I am worried about her mobility. We made the decision not to spring for preferred because the cost was almost $250 more (we are a family of 5 so need two rooms). I wonder if we should choose a different building request based on that in order to increase the chances of getting a building closer to Classic Hall? It looks like with either building 3 or 1 we *might* end up being really far away if we got one of the rooms on the far side of the building. But I am afraid if we just write "close to transportation" they might put us over in 90's, which would not be idea as far as I am concerned because of the proximity to the parking lot with our kids. I would prefer to be away from the parking lots.

Has anybody stayed in either of those buildings on the far side. Was it a really long walk to Classic Hall? Maybe I am worrying too much. That is entirely likely. LOL
When I made requests for my upcoming trip, I saw them listed in the reservation email I received from The Walt Disney Travel Company. It looked like this:

HOTEL
ALL STAR MOVIES
PLEASE NOTE: REQ BLDG 2

When I sign into My Disney Experience and look at my reservation, no requests are listed, which isn't that surprising to me. That online access isn't very complete.

Requesting building 1 or 3 puts you pretty close to Classic Hall even with a standard room. I've been in building 1 twice in the wing pointing toward parking (rooms 1148 and 1138) and you are still just steps away from the pool area and to Classic Hall. In addition building 1 has pathways to Classic Hall that provide shortcuts, including my favorite where you can cut in front where the luggage area is and head to the buses that way.

This room numbering/layout map might be of use to you: http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/13...ayoutlarge.jpg
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