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Old 04-24-2009, 07:45 PM   #856
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I hope you have a fantastic vacation! Only one more day!!!

As for the ferry, we took it to the MK except early am when it wasn't running yet. I found that, for the return trip, the monorail was faster.
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We usually take the monorail to the MK but I think the launch is actually faster if you were to board them both at the same moment. The monorail stops at the GF and that can take a minute to several minutes depending on how many people are boarding.

There is a third option which is the ferry from the TTC. It crosses in 5 minutes. But be careful not to ask for directions to the ferry if you really want the smaller boats, commonly called the launches.

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Thank you both! My brain is fried but hopefully I can get it sorted out once I get there. Hope you all have a great week and I'll be sure to post when I return
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:07 PM   #857
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Does anyone know if they make Tonga Toast with milk or butter? My daughter saw pictures of it on a Trip Report and fell in love, but she is allergic to milk so I was curious to see if it was safe for her or not. Thanks!!!
I don't know about the recipe, but I DO know that if you mention any food allergies or intolerances when your ADR's are made and again when you check in at the restaurant, the chef will come out & speak to you about your food. They will make every attempt to cater to your needs. They will do this at every single place you eat, if you just be sure to note it on your ressies.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:32 PM   #858
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How come the 2nd floor rooms don't have a balcony?

I have always wondered what is the specific reason that the 2nd floor rooms don't have a balcony?
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:37 AM   #859
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I have always wondered what is the specific reason that the 2nd floor rooms don't have a balcony?
A CM once told me that the reason they didn't have balconies on the second floor of the original buildings was because (according to Polynesian legend)there was a group of trouble makers ( can't remember what she said the name was for these people I think they have a statue of one of them in Boutiki) that would climb up to the second floor and get in so they wouldn't bulid balconies on the second floor. She also said the newer buildings(Tokelau,Tahiti, and Rapa Nui) got the blessing of this group that is why second floor balconies on thses buildings. Maybe someone else has heard this story and can fill in the gaps for me.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:22 AM   #860
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POLY to Hoop-dee-Doo?

Will be staying at POLY for first time in two weeks. Our first trip to WDD. I have a question about the best way to travel from the POLY to the Hoop-dee-Doo Muscial review. We will have a car available. Was wondering if driving over our taking the boat from MK would be a better option? We have reservations for 7:30 PM show. What time would you suggest leaving? Would appreciate any information. Thank you.
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A CM once told me that the reason they didn't have balconies on the second floor of the original buildings was because (according to Polynesian legend)there was a group of trouble makers ( can't remember what she said the name was for these people I think they have a statue of one of them in Boutiki) that would climb up to the second floor and get in so they wouldn't bulid balconies on the second floor. She also said the newer buildings(Tokelau,Tahiti, and Rapa Nui) got the blessing of this group that is why second floor balconies on thses buildings. Maybe someone else has heard this story and can fill in the gaps for me.
That is so interesting. I had not heard that legend.

I have read that it was too make the longhouses as authentic as possible...so the legend still fits.

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Will be staying at POLY for first time in two weeks. Our first trip to WDD. I have a question about the best way to travel from the POLY to the Hoop-dee-Doo Muscial review. We will have a car available. Was wondering if driving over our taking the boat from MK would be a better option? We have reservations for 7:30 PM show. What time would you suggest leaving? Would appreciate any information. Thank you.
Using WDW transportation, take the launch or boat to the MK and then the boat to FW. I would allow at least an hour.

Driving is faster in my experience but still not hassle free as you must park at the entrance to FW and take a bus to the Hoop.

I miss the old TTC>WL>FW bus.
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Are there cd or dvd players in the rooms? We'd love to bring our Disney music for when we hang out in our room.

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Are there cd or dvd players in the rooms? We'd love to bring our Disney music for when we hang out in our room.

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There's a DVD player in the club level rooms... I don't believe there is one is the rest of the rooms at the Poly (or any other resort at Disney). Also, no CD player -- we had an iHome clock/radio though, that we could put our iPhones in (really made for an iPod) and play music that way.

We played the music from a Hawaiian Slack-key guitar CD that we bought in Hawaii and it was heavenly.
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Will be staying at POLY for first time in two weeks. Our first trip to WDD. I have a question about the best way to travel from the POLY to the Hoop-dee-Doo Muscial review. We will have a car available. Was wondering if driving over our taking the boat from MK would be a better option? We have reservations for 7:30 PM show. What time would you suggest leaving? Would appreciate any information. Thank you.
You can also take the monorail from the Poly to the CR, and then the CR's boat launch to FW. With a 7:30 res., I think you need to be there by 7:00? So I would get on the monorail by 6:15-ish. I wouldn't take a car since there are multiple transportation options and as a PP said, you'd have to park/bus to HDD once at FW.

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Old 04-25-2009, 11:39 AM   #865
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Has anyone stayed Club Level at the Poly recently? We stay CL every Summer and usually make our ADR's around nights that we don't particularly care for the offerings in the lounge. There has always been a set schedule for the offerings but I have now been informed by IPO that this is no longer the case. Can anyone confirm this and give me an idea of what the current menu is like? I hope this is not part of the recent Disney cut-backs.
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We are staying at the Poly for the first time June 3-10. I have requested to stay in Tokelau; second or third floor. For all you Poly experts what are our chances of getting our request during this time of year? Should we have a back-up plan?

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Has anyone stayed Club Level at the Poly recently? We stay CL every Summer and usually make our ADR's around nights that we don't particularly care for the offerings in the lounge. There has always been a set schedule for the offerings but I have now been informed by IPO that this is no longer the case. Can anyone confirm this and give me an idea of what the current menu is like? I hope this is not part of the recent Disney cut-backs.
We were there last week, and the menu was pretty much the same as listed on Tikiman's website, with a few changes. There were Aloha Drumsticks instead of Kona chicken, no potstickers ever (that I saw), but we did skip a night, and the 'Ohana potatoes are replaced with the noodles. It was pretty close to what we were expecting, though, so I don't know why they are saying it is not.
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Subscribing! FH and I just upgraded our resort to the Polynesian. We only have one honeymoon right?! We're so excited! Now I'm just rushing around researching. We were lucky and were able to book Kona cafe, Ohana breakfast, and Ohana dinner for our stay too! Can't wait!
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Subscribing! FH and I just upgraded our resort to the Polynesian. We only have one honeymoon right?! We're so excited! Now I'm just rushing around researching. We were lucky and were able to book Kona cafe, Ohana breakfast, and Ohana dinner for our stay too! Can't wait!
That is great!!!

I agree -- you only get one honeymoon and it should be as magical as possible!

Congrat on the ADRs, too. Dinner at 'Ohana is a tradition for us!
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Subscribing! FH and I just upgraded our resort to the Polynesian. We only have one honeymoon right?! We're so excited! Now I'm just rushing around researching. We were lucky and were able to book Kona cafe, Ohana breakfast, and Ohana dinner for our stay too! Can't wait!
That's wonderful! What an amazing place for a romantic vacation
As busy as the Poly is in some areas (Volcano pool, outside of 'Ohana at breakfast-time or evenings), it is also VERY quiet and relaxing in our experience. Beautiful landscaping and the tiki torches and music and BEACH are awesome. Have a magical honeymoon! We were in Niue on the 1st floor last month and the hotel was full yet we were never bothered by noise and our patio was delightful.

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