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Old 02-09-2011, 07:23 AM   #91
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It was 11 degrees here this morning, would've seemed warm a week ago LOL, and needed my Poly fix! We leave the frozen North in 8 days and 3 hours!!! Thanks guitarob for the new thread-- can't wait to be "home". That is what my DD 16 is waiting for, the guard to say "Welcome home"... Bringing our laptop, hope to post from the Poly The pictures have warmed me today!
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:58 AM   #92
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Best poly video ever!

sorry - I put the wrong one up before... here is the 15 minute super dooper coverage version!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1tPM...layer_embedded
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:11 AM   #93
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Poly bound!

In the car on the way to our first stay at Poly. Literally 4hr 45 min away from my Disney birthday celebration. Any last min advice?
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:12 AM   #94
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In the car on the way to our first stay at Poly. Literally 4hr 45 min away from my Disney birthday celebration. Any last min advice?
Have a blast and enjoy yourself!
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:37 AM   #95
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So many of you with trips coming up
We are excitedly counting down the days to our first Poly visit. I am so excited. We have stayed at CSR and POR and really enjoyed both. I don't think the kids have any idea what a treat they are in for

My six year old is a funny guy. When he gets too excited he gets all teary. So he asked us to stop talking about the trip at dinner last night "because it makes me all weepy" I have raised two awesome Disney fanatics

We have always gone in September before for free dining. While we have had wonderful trips I am SO looking forward to not fighting the extreme heat and humidity.
I just can't wait to watch Wishes from the Poly. So so excited today
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:12 AM   #96
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What are the chances that I could actually get a free upgrade with the help of a little Pixie Dust??? I've never tried before, and I'd completely be happy with the room we have booked, by OMG that would be awesome!
to the Disboards!!!

My best advice on this is always to expect nothing more than the room you pay for. Now, seriously, I'm not trying to be a downer, but the fact of the matter is that, in reality, upgrades are few and far between. In all my years of going (and staying GV, heck, I didn't even know CL existed until 2006). I wouldn't have even know they existed if not for reading the disboards.

As I've said before to others, don't over think your trip. It is so easy to get caught up in trying to nail down every little detail (and the disboards are a great place to get carried away from reality very quickly), and that can actually detract from the trip in the case that something doesn't go exactly as planned or hoped for.

I approach every trip thanking the good Lord that I get to stay at the Polynesian again, and leave the rest up to Disney magic.

I hope that you do have a magical and wonderful anniversary. The fact that you'll be celebrating it at the Polynesian and in WDW should pretty much guarantee that. Relax, have a blast, and let the Disney World work it's magic

You're going to have an awesome trip no matter what room you're in
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:07 AM   #97
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I have a quick question. In looking at the official map, on the 1st page of this awesome new thread, the building that houses the laundry, arcade and Neverland Club is called Tangarao. It looks like an awefully big building for just that. Is there anything else in that building or is Neverland club just that big?
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:15 AM   #98
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I have a quick question. In looking at the official map, on the 1st page of this awesome new thread, the building that houses the laundry, arcade and Neverland Club is called Tangarao. It looks like an awefully big building for just that. Is there anything else in that building or is Neverland club just that big?
Actually that building currently only houses Tangaroa Terrace, The Neverland Club and a small laundromat. I believe, and I know I'll be corrected if I'm wrong, that part of the back of the building houses some of the maintenance department.

I'm surprised that Moana Mickey's is still notated on that map (the map used is a scan of the map that I received in September of 2010, so it's fairly recent), that must have just been an oversight when the new maps were printed as Moana Mickey's hasn't been there for some time. The arcade is now located in the GCH next to Capt. Cook's.

Actually, upon further inspection of the map, Tokelau is misspelled "Tokela" as well... It's odd that quality control in their graphics department didn't catch that.

Tangaroa Terrace used to be a casual restaurant, served time for a while as Capt. Cook's and is now used mainly for weddings and other private events.

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Old 02-09-2011, 02:24 PM   #99
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Well...according to tikiman...the East pool renovation has been postponed again. It is now scheduled for Feb 21 - Apr 8. Wonder why it keeps getting bumped Labor taking longer at another site or materials on backorder? HHmmmm....make a gal think....anyone have a theory? I know I am one of the few on here excited about the reno. I look forward to the pool possibly taking away some of the crowds from the volcano pool. More room for my family at our favorite table near the bar for quick refills
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:15 PM   #100
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The dates for the pool renovation had me concerned as well.... We are headed down 4/17-21.
I am surprised that they would plan this so close to the Spring Break crowds.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:27 PM   #101
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Well...according to tikiman...the East pool renovation has been postponed again. It is now scheduled for Feb 21 - Apr 8. Wonder why it keeps getting bumped Labor taking longer at another site or materials on backorder? HHmmmm....make a gal think....anyone have a theory? I know I am one of the few on here excited about the reno. I look forward to the pool possibly taking away some of the crowds from the volcano pool. More room for my family at our favorite table near the bar for quick refills
I always pick a table based on its proximity to the bar. If all goes according to plan DD will be napping in her stroller, DS will be playing in the shallow end of the pool, and I will be in the deep end of a drink...or 3.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:23 PM   #102
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Well poop. We're gonna be there from 2/25-3/4 so no quiet pooll for us
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:48 PM   #103
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Well...according to tikiman...the East pool renovation has been postponed again. It is now scheduled for Feb 21 - Apr 8. Wonder why it keeps getting bumped Labor taking longer at another site or materials on backorder? HHmmmm....make a gal think....anyone have a theory? I know I am one of the few on here excited about the reno. I look forward to the pool possibly taking away some of the crowds from the volcano pool. More room for my family at our favorite table near the bar for quick refills
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:30 PM   #104
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Great new thread with some great pics. We will be back again in late October.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:38 PM   #105
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Bell services question

Hi!

Long time lurker here, and I probably won't post very much because I haven't taken the time to read the etiquette.

We're staying at the Poly for the very first time after staying at POFQ two years in a row and I'm very excited, but we're trying to save some money where we can....is it possible to take your own luggage to your room instead of having bell services lug it there? I guess I'm cheap, but I have no problem hauling my suitcase myself and would rather do that than pay someone else to...is this terribly rude?

Thank you in advance!
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