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Old 05-13-2009, 06:23 AM   #1426
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Hi y'all! Have to play catch up now on this thread after a week of pretending to be a responsible adult.

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Can y'all help me fall in love with the Poly?
I know, I ought to have my booty kicked. I'm booked for 5 nights at the Poly next week and I'm anxious and unsure and waffling. They are all about the pool and the volcano excited them tho I've read that pool is small and might be extremely crowded. I also have kin that has asked to be moved from Poly due to "noise, smell and filth." She also said the pool was old and in need of repair. I've been on every site and read great reviews but it's that one, plus she said she had two friends that also have asked to be moved, that stick in my mind.

So I'm asking you obvious Poly lovers, help me fall in love with this choice!!
(Oh, we're not so much into the parks so location isn't a biggie--probably AK and DD maybe Epcot but not MK. I'm also worried about late check in--after 10:30pm and getting a crappy room)
AKL doesn't even compare to Poly IMO. The service at the Poly is far far better than that at AKL, the location is stellar, and the restaurants including Captain Cooks are great. If you have any kind of a problem or request at all, just ask and they will fix it/fulfill it for you. I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff and the service at Poly.

The resort grounds are beautiful and very restful and relaxing, and the pools are really great and are not in need of a refurbishment. They aren't too crowded either, especially the quiet pool.

Yes AKL has it's good points, but Poly has more good points and really does meet a Deluxe standard to me. There is nothing like sitting on the beach at night watching Wishes out by Hawaii or Tokelau with the music playing in the background. I really hope you enjoy your trip and that you enjoy the Poly as much as we did!

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I just got off the phone with ADR. What a nightmare. On the phone over an hour and I didn't get all of the adv's I wanted. I got called out of town for work and couldn't call until 8:00 pm. I couldn't get a reservation until 8:55 pm for Ohana's. This is the hotel where we are staying. So upset. Today is 90 days out for us.
That's so frustrating when you can't get a dining ressie for the resort you're staying at until late in the evening. I had the same problem on our last trip, and ended up walking to the check in desk at O'hana and asking if we could get an earlier seating.

We ended up doing two walk ups at O'hana during our stay, and had no problems and very little wait to get in. Good luck with the rest of your planning!

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Im getting so excited that I cant sleep! We leave on Saturday to drive to Kansas City and then catch our flight early Sunday! If I dont get some sleep Im going to end up sleeping my vacation away LOL I have managed not to tell my family about the surprise MK view upgrade that I bought, or the limo that I booked, or our 10 yr old daughters BBB appointment!
for you! I hope you have a marvelous trip and take lots of pics. Sounds like you have a lot of good surprises planned!
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:44 AM   #1427
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10 Days away!

I did the online check in this morning. We've booked a GV room and I didn't request a specific longhouse. I hope that wasn't a mistake?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:49 AM   #1428
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Is there a spot for requests? Anyone feel you or less or more likely to be upgraded using online? It's our 10th wedding anniversary and I am hoping for an upgrade so not sure if I should try online?
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:07 AM   #1429
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Is there a spot for requests? Anyone feel you or less or more likely to be upgraded using online? It's our 10th wedding anniversary and I am hoping for an upgrade so not sure if I should try online?
I had to call to request a ground floor room. There isn't anywhere to request a specific longhouse online. You can only request crib/packnplays and frigs online. I'd love to be upgraded also but I kinda doubt that would happen anyways.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:12 AM   #1430
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Is there a spot for requests? Anyone feel you or less or more likely to be upgraded using online? It's our 10th wedding anniversary and I am hoping for an upgrade so not sure if I should try online?
Did you tell the CM when you made your reservation it was your anniversary?
If not call them back and make sure it is noted on the reservation. it may help your chances of an upgrade.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:49 AM   #1431
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Did you tell the CM when you made your reservation it was your anniversary?
If not call them back and make sure it is noted on the reservation. it may help your chances of an upgrade.
Yes, in two places she noted it. We were upgraded last summer. I loved my view of the castle but I like the walk I had form Somoa better! A club level upgrade would be great but if not a basic garden view room at the Poly is so still so lovely!
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5 days out and someone finally cancelled and we got our Spirit of Aloha tickets! MAHALO SOMEBODY!!!
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5 days out and someone finally cancelled and we got our Spirit of Aloha tickets! MAHALO SOMEBODY!!!
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:21 PM   #1434
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I decided to jump in this thread! I just made our final payment and I am so excited to stay at the Poly! We are going 6/22 for 10 nights. It can't come soon enough! I am loving all the pictures - it helps pass the time
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What is Spirit of Aloha?
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Formerly known as the Polynesian Luau
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:51 PM   #1438
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We're at T-minus-18 days and counting. Reading this thread daily has gotten me so excited - I just CANNOT wait! So I just wanted to take a sec to thank all of you!

Best I can tell, DS still doesn't know where we're really staying (though he has asked multiple times throughout the last couple of months and I've always told him CBR). Cannot wait until the big reveal!
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We're at T-minus-18 days and counting. Reading this thread daily has gotten me so excited - I just CANNOT wait! So I just wanted to take a sec to thank all of you!

Best I can tell, DS still doesn't know where we're really staying (though he has asked multiple times throughout the last couple of months and I've always told him CBR). Cannot wait until the big reveal!

AWESOME!!!! Make sure you let us know his reaction when he finds out!!!
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We're at T-minus-18 days and counting. Reading this thread daily has gotten me so excited - I just CANNOT wait! So I just wanted to take a sec to thank all of you!

Best I can tell, DS still doesn't know where we're really staying (though he has asked multiple times throughout the last couple of months and I've always told him CBR). Cannot wait until the big reveal!
Hey Pugsly....guess we will be seeing ya.
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