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Old 07-25-2011, 09:52 PM   #271
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Add me to the "will have nightmares" list. But beforehand, I'm seriously at you both. Whoever built that pool is clearly an avid Stephen King fan.



Let us do the "Please September, PLEASE?" dance together. It's vaguely reminiscent of the pee pee dance...
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:04 PM   #272
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The music in the 2nd utube video-is that the old music or the new music? That first song is my absolute favorite! Can't wait until Sept!
The 2nd video is the old loop, and that is my favorite song as well. That's my "Music Video" for that song.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:06 PM   #273
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I agree! I like both loops! (maybe the old slightly better!)

Guitarob - are you and TheNewMrsB going back again in September??? I'm trying to swing an October trip - we will see!

Ok, question...don't laugh but I've never been to the Spirit of Aloha show I've been to a luau in Hawaii and I've been scared to go to the show because of the 'cheesy' comments but I really want to go, even if it is a little corny! Does it matter if you sit in category 1, 2, or 3?
I definitely like the old loop better. It just seems more... I dunno... authentic? Less generic? Maybe it's just the fact that I have it memorized after hearing it for so many years... The new loop just doesn't "feel" the same, but I don't dislike it.

We're not going to be able to get back this year. We're holding out hope for a trip in 2012.

I've always had category 2 seating (I think... whatever they give you when you use the dining plan) at the Luau and have always been able to see fine. It's a tad cheesy, but it's fun.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:26 AM   #274
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I agree! I like both loops! (maybe the old slightly better!)
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I definitely like the old loop better. It just seems more... I dunno... authentic? Less generic? Maybe it's just the fact that I have it memorized after hearing it for so many years... The new loop just doesn't "feel" the same, but I don't dislike it.
Yes, I'm definitely a bigger fan of the old loop, and Rob, I'm totally with you on your reasons. The old loop somehow had more soul, if that makes sense. It felt special-- not like songs you'd get on a Party City CD for a luau. I felt transported when it would waft across my path, to far Polynesia, but maybe also to another time, other visits when so many happy memories were built. I just don't get that feeling from the new loop. Like you, I don't dislike the new, but the sound experience is not enhancing my visit as it used to, and it was once a big part of my enjoyment. I still hear the old loop when I think about the Poly. I wonder if those of us who are so inclined might be able to gently bring this to the attention of Poly management somehow.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:17 AM   #275
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1st or 3rd floor in Hawaii building

On past trips, we have always requested and were placed in a 3rd floor room in Hawaii. For our upcoming trip, I requested 1st or 3rd floor for the possibility of something a bit different (just don't want to have nothing to walk out onto). Staying in Hawaii building which floor would you prefer and why??? My kids are 10 & 11 if that makes any difference! Thanks
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So jealous of logpey right now.. LOVING her pics and updates on twitter tho!

Can yall believe the lady that punched her child last week in MK? My heart goes out to that child, hoping he is safe now and stays safe!

Wishing I was in the quiet pool right now..
I saw that news story.. they say she repeatedly punched and kicked that little boy. He was 1 or 2 I think.. disgusting!!!

You will be in the pool soon enough!!! Just keep counting down
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On past trips, we have always requested and were placed in a 3rd floor room in Hawaii. For our upcoming trip, I requested 1st or 3rd floor for the possibility of something a bit different (just don't want to have nothing to walk out onto). Staying in Hawaii building which floor would you prefer and why??? My kids are 10 & 11 if that makes any difference! Thanks
We've stayed on both, and very much preferred 3rd floor over 1st. A few of our reasons were with CL, we liked exiting through the 3rd floor and walking to our room vs past the desks and feeling compelled to chat or even say hello. Sometimes we just wanted to duck back to the room sight unseen. Outside of feeling like we were noticed every time we passed the desks, we liked tossing wet swimsuits on the balcony to dry, we didn't feel comfortable putting them out on the chairs on the patio. One last thing I would do is put my camera out on the balcony while I showered in the morning so the lenses would come up to temp, I would never do this in a 1st floor room. Granted this was only an issue in the hottest months so isn't a compelling argument all the time. On the flipside in the 3rd floor room (we had GV) there were lots of tops of palm trees, some rooms were more obstructed than others, ours wasn't too bad. In the 1st floor room you have the wildlife you get to peep at and many times they walk right up on your patio which can be great entertainment for kids.

So those were our experiences. We liked 3rd for all reasons stated, and even though the ducks were cute we didn't enjoy the presents they would sometimes leave behind.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:08 AM   #278
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So I just officially booked the Polynesian Resort for 8 nights in a GV-CL for my family of four
We are not traveling until November 2012. We will be there from the 3rd to the 11th. So it will be Jersey Week (my DD will have most or possibly all those days off from school) and while there we will be celebrating our 5th Wedding Anniversary
I know I should be jumping for joy but I'm feeling apprehension about a few things and even though it's booked it's so far away that I feel like it really may not happen. DH has to request the week off during their vacation bidding in January so that is something that could fall through. Also I booked using a travel agent rate (I'm a travel agent but not a Disney Specialist just to be clear in case you wonder why I may have so many Disney questions, lol). So the other problem is there is a possibility that I won't be with this agency (or possibly with any agency) by the time our trip rolls around. If that is the case, and I'm no longer entitled to the discount we may have to downgrade substantially to a moderate or possibly the Dolphin.
So with so many unknowns, I'm finding it hard to get overly excited. What's wrong with me? DH told me to book for April 2012 (just not Easter week) because my TA ID will still be valid then (expires June 2012 and can obviously only be renewed if I'm still in the industry), but I do not feel right taking my daughter out of high school for a full week.
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Someone posted a pic of a lapu lapu with the ingredients listed as well. I can't find it - could anyone re-post?? TIA!!!
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Someone posted a pic of a lapu lapu with the ingredients listed as well. I can't find it - could anyone re-post?? TIA!!!
I bookmarked it!!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=226

And if you really want to go all out and drink it "poly style" here's a pineapple corer that is fab!
http://www.amazon.com/Vacu-Vin-48822...1686488&sr=8-1
We have the one with 3 "blades" at home and it's amazing.
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I bookmarked it!!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=226

And if you really want to go all out and drink it "poly style" here's a pineapple corer that is fab!
http://www.amazon.com/Vacu-Vin-48822...1686488&sr=8-1
We have the one with 3 "blades" at home and it's amazing.
OOH, thanks! Great idea. I've now bookmarked it too! And I'm all over that pineapple corer. Thank you!!!
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On past trips, we have always requested and were placed in a 3rd floor room in Hawaii. For our upcoming trip, I requested 1st or 3rd floor for the possibility of something a bit different (just don't want to have nothing to walk out onto). Staying in Hawaii building which floor would you prefer and why??? My kids are 10 & 11 if that makes any difference! Thanks
We requested first over 3rd last trip but I have a 3 and 5 year old. We wanted to be able to sit on the patio after the kids went bed and be able to send someone around the building to the lounge to get drinks. I REALLY liked having the extra access to the room. Was nice when we were at the quiet pool etc... But you can hear people above you - so that was a downside to it.

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OMG you had to say that out loud. I've been having nightmares about that line for 20 years.
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OMG you had to say that out loud. I've been having nightmares about that line for 20 years.
And this is why we will never, ever stay at the BW!

Thanks again guitarob for posting your videos! I think I will have to play them while enjoying a yummy pineapple popsicle when I relax tonight after the kiddos have gone to bed and DH is at work.
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So I just officially booked the Polynesian Resort for 8 nights in a GV-CL for my family of four
We are not traveling until November 2012. We will be there from the 3rd to the 11th. So it will be Jersey Week (my DD will have most or possibly all those days off from school) and while there we will be celebrating our 5th Wedding Anniversary
I know I should be jumping for joy but I'm feeling apprehension about a few things and even though it's booked it's so far away that I feel like it really may not happen. DH has to request the week off during their vacation bidding in January so that is something that could fall through. Also I booked using a travel agent rate (I'm a travel agent but not a Disney Specialist just to be clear in case you wonder why I may have so many Disney questions, lol). So the other problem is there is a possibility that I won't be with this agency (or possibly with any agency) by the time our trip rolls around. If that is the case, and I'm no longer entitled to the discount we may have to downgrade substantially to a moderate or possibly the Dolphin.
So with so many unknowns, I'm finding it hard to get overly excited. What's wrong with me? DH told me to book for April 2012 (just not Easter week) because my TA ID will still be valid then (expires June 2012 and can obviously only be renewed if I'm still in the industry), but I do not feel right taking my daughter out of high school for a full week.
Many of us have been there - cautiously optimistic! And you have to pick a time that is right for you and your family. But even if you stay elsewhere, it is STILL Disney!!! Of course, you can always start socking away some extra funds so if anything does happen, you can still have that cushion and stay at the Poly. I do this all the time, put a little money here and there and I have it just in case we need it. Good luck!
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