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Old 05-03-2013, 07:30 AM   #2806
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First, Neverland Club ROCKS!!!!!!!! Our kids love it and DH and I LOVE to get the evening to ourselves

As for your question, it really depends on your pace. If you are walking with a determined pace (but not hurried), it would take about 10 - 15 minutes from the Neverland Club. But DH and I usually end up looking at this or that along the way so it might be 15 - 20 minutes. You can always take the monorail. In fact, we usually take the monorail from the Poly to GF (since it is one stop) and then walk on the way back after getting some 'to go' drinks from Mizners

This!! My girls LOVED the Neverland Club. We were so nervous the first time but everything went smooth. My youngest DD is high functioning autistic and has several food allergies and they were fabulous with her. They loved it so much, they wanted us to leave when we came to pick them up so they could stay longer. They begged us to go back so we cancelled our family dinner ressie for two nights later and rebooked the kids club for them and a second date nite for me and DH. They were crazy excited to get two nites of the Neverland Club that trip.

We do the same monorail to GF for dinner and then walk back to Poly. Also know that if there is some emergency and you need to get back quickly to the Poly, let a CM know and they will send a golf cart to take you back quickly. I have never personally needed it but have read on here a few times where the GF CMs came thru quickly with help when a child became ill back at the Poly.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #2807
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Forgot to ask...far in advance can you reserve spots for it? Does it ever "sell out"?
You can make reservations as far out as 180 days just like a dining ressie but there is no need to. Unless you are going at a really busy time of year, I would just make ressie's about 30-60 days before your trip. I have made ressies for the club while at the resort(see previous post). Both nights my girls were there, it was not busy....only 2-5 other children but it was also a pretty slow time of year.

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We wil be driving down on a Sunday in December. No parks that day since it will be a long trip and I'm trying to figure out a good, casual, and convenient place for dinner that night. Could we plan on eating at Kona Cafe without having an ADR? (We are a party of 6.)

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Having a party of 6 would make it harder to squeeze in a last minute table. I would go ahead and make an ADR. You can always cancel it and eat at Captain Cooks if you are not up to eating TS after the long drive. You can also hop the monorail and check out the CS at GF and CR as well for a casual quick bite. Have fun
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:57 AM   #2808
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Aloha all,
Just got back from the Poly last night. I'm not as sad as usual because we booked the bounceback for October
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We wil be driving down on a Sunday in December. No parks that day since it will be a long trip and I'm trying to figure out a good, casual, and convenient place for dinner that night. Could we plan on eating at Kona Cafe without having an ADR? (We are a party of 6.)

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I agree with Grace&Carolinesmom and would make an ADR for Kona just in case. If you get there and decide you don't want a sit down meal, you can always cancel and eat CS, but at least you have an ADR and there's no wondering whether or not you'll get a table .
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Just got back from the Poly last night. I'm not as sad as usual because we booked the bounceback for October
Out of curiosity, what is the current bounceback offer?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:14 AM   #2810
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Torch Lighting Ceremony?

Sitting working on my itinerary and have a question Is the Torch Lighting Ceremony held every evening or just on certain nights?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #2812
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We wil be driving down on a Sunday in December. No parks that day since it will be a long trip and I'm trying to figure out a good, casual, and convenient place for dinner that night. Could we plan on eating at Kona Cafe without having an ADR? (We are a party of 6.)

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We are going on our first trip in December but I have asked this question and was told by many that ADRs are helpful but not necessary. But it will obviously depend on what week in December you are going. We are 11/30-12/7 I'm so excited!
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What is the Torch lighting Ceremony?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:49 AM   #2815
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Out of curiosity, what is the current bounceback offer?
It is save up to 35% on select resorts at various dates through the year. In my case I saved over $1,800.00 on my Poly CL lagoon view room.
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It is save up to 35% on select resorts at various dates through the year. In my case I saved over $1,800.00 on my Poly CL lagoon view room.
WOW. That's a nice chunk of change! Thanks for posting it for me. Was the Poly, specifically, part of the 35% off?
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WOW. That's a nice chunk of change! Thanks for posting it for me. Was the Poly, specifically, part of the 35% off?
I'd say yes. $1800 is a substantial savings.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #2818
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WOW. That's a nice chunk of change! Thanks for posting it for me. Was the Poly, specifically, part of the 35% off?
Yes it is, that's why we are able to go again. Not all room types were available though. I really wanted just a garden view, but it was still a BIG savings. You won't know what resorts and what room categories are available until you call.
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You can make reservations as far out as 180 days just like a dining ressie but there is no need to. Unless you are going at a really busy time of year, I would just make ressie's about 30-60 days before your trip. I have made ressies for the club while at the resort(see previous post). Both nights my girls were there, it was not busy....only 2-5 other children but it was also a pretty slow time of year.



Having a party of 6 would make it harder to squeeze in a last minute table. I would go ahead and make an ADR. You can always cancel it and eat at Captain Cooks if you are not up to eating TS after the long drive. You can also hop the monorail and check out the CS at GF and CR as well for a casual quick bite. Have fun
Great thank you! One question...I thought I had to cancel an ADR 24 hours in advance or they charge $10/person?? Do I have that info wrong?
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Great thank you! One question...I thought I had to cancel an ADR 24 hours in advance or they charge $10/person?? Do I have that info wrong?
That is only for certain restaurants, mostly signatures and restaurants with character meals. So you do need the cc guarantee for Ohana, even for dinner, since they have a character breakfast it seems the system forces the cc for all meals.

But Kona Cafe does not fall into those categories. As long as you cancel when you do know you can't make it, even if it's an hour or two before, you'll generally find someone else will be happy at the last minute opening and will take it.
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