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Old 01-15-2012, 05:29 PM   #3211
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Online Check in and room requests?

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Looking to see if anyone who had made room/longhouse requests before and then did the online check-in if this interfered with the requests?? How does this all work? Does making requests even work anymore? Thoughts?
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #3212
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Just added an 8th night to our August trip.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #3213
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Hi again!!
Looking to see if anyone who had made room/longhouse requests before and then did the online check-in if this interfered with the requests?? How does this all work? Does making requests even work anymore? Thoughts?
On two previous trips we made requests and did online check-in. Both times we had requested three things - a particular longhouse/third floor/connecting. Both times be did online check-in and received two of or three requests (which I think is pretty good and wouldn't have made a difference if we had done regular check-in.

Yes, making requests still works, although it is never a guarantee. The room assigners will do their best to accommodate you. Figure out what your requests are, prioritize them and then make them in the order of importance, so that the room assigners know which item is the priority for you. For example: "Samoa, volcano pool side, third floor."

Some people won't do online check-in because they think they have a better chance of getting their request (ie. they can try to negociate the room with the front desk CM when checking in). If you don't like the room you are assigned, even with online check-in you still have the ability to try to get a more preferential room. In either case it all depends on availability. Hope this helps!
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #3214
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Last trip stayed in Tokelau loved it. Lagoon view this trip requested Tahiti not sure if I should request 1st or 3rd floor. Usually 3rd for noise factor. But thinking 1st floor would be nice??
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #3215
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Last trip stayed in Tokelau loved it. Lagoon view this trip requested Tahiti not sure if I should request 1st or 3rd floor. Usually 3rd for noise factor. But thinking 1st floor would be nice??
I for one only have one real request - 3rd floor! Just for the main reason you said - noise factor. Nothing would bug me more than being exhausted and having a ridiculously excited bouncing around toddler a floor above me that can't sleep! (My cousin just stayed at AKL and had this happen to her not 1, but 2 nights in a row.....really affected her energy level the next day I'm afraid)
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #3216
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Here are my shirts I had designed by OrcaPotter and RustManFan! They turned out incredibly well, it was much easier than I thought it would be. OrcaPotter designed the beautiful Polynesian shirt for me, my daughters name is Johanna (pronounced Yo-Hanna) so we wanted to do a play-on-words and incorporate the name of the restaurant into our shirt. Hoping it will help us get a table when we are there, because we have NO ADR's! LOL

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Old 01-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #3217
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I am getting so excited for our trip. DH and I were never sure if the Poly would be to our taste. We mostly stay at the Epcot resorts or Animal Kingdom. But the more I learn about the Poly, the more wonderful it seems! We will definitely check out the EWP and Wishes from the beach. I think we will try the Neverland Club also. DD has never been to any of the kids clubs before. Do they do an open house every day before operating hours? It would be great to have DD see it in person before just dropping her off.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:07 AM   #3218
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"hello everyone and welcome to Polynesian resort. Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas."

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:15 AM   #3219
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I am getting so excited for our trip. DH and I were never sure if the Poly would be to our taste. We mostly stay at the Epcot resorts or Animal Kingdom. But the more I learn about the Poly, the more wonderful it seems! We will definitely check out the EWP and Wishes from the beach. I think we will try the Neverland Club also. DD has never been to any of the kids clubs before. Do they do an open house every day before operating hours? It would be great to have DD see it in person before just dropping her off.
When we dropped off our kids there in September, it was last minute. We just took them over to peek in the doors (no one was there until 3:45 p.m. approx.)
The front desk said we could bring them to the club around that time to check them in. The club didn't actually open until 4 pm.
We just filled out paperwork in the front, were given a pager, and the kids went in through Wendy's window and were off to play! We didn't go in but could see from the entrance all the different play areas.
We were nervous leaving them but it turned out great. They all had dinner there, made some take home crafts and asked to go back the next night! I would recommend it, it's nice to have a night out with DH. We will do it again too for our 10th anniversary trip in Sept, we just have to decide where to go eat!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:58 AM   #3220
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"hello everyone and welcome to Polynesian resort. Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas."

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Old 01-16-2012, 12:41 PM   #3221
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sorry to hear that.. Did you see the place where he posted the poly loop music for DL?

It's strange how the poly really is not set up for little ones like the moderate or budget resorts but even the little ones get hooked.
I didn't see that ... and I'm afraid to go and check it out for fear of the post-Poly blues

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sad how we've got our kids all brainwashed! Sorry you're not going to be seeing the Poly soon, but I see from your ticker there's a DL trip in the near future. That's exciting!
Yes, we are going to DL in March. We were going to visit my 23 year old cousin who was a Disney FANATIC and she died unexpectedly right before Christmas. I almost canceled the trip but we will keep her with us in spirit. Don't get me started on not wasting a moment - especially those Disney moments I know y'all understand.

I also have an Orland conference in May so I'll be at Disneyworld for Mother's Day - alone I guess it will be my gift to have Disney to myself! The conference is at the Hilton Orlando (not Bonnet Creek but the one attached to the Orange county conference center) so I'll be staying offsite. But being alone and taking a taxi will be just fine with me. I've spent only ONE day at Disneyworld by myself and it was definitely much easier to do it that way (but not as fun when you have family there!!)

And we are planning a big family vacation this July at a moderate and then I'm doing a split stay with a Deluxe. But we are planning BWI right now. Of course, I go to other resorts and I miss my Poly so we'll see if we end up at BWI or Poly

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Hi Polys!
How do you go about requesting a certain longhouse? Clue me in on this one, I would love to try and request a top 2... girl can dream, right??
I call a couple weeks and request it with Disney reservations. Then I confirm a few days before to make sure they got it! I request Tokelau ground floor but that's just us! We have ALWAYS received our request even after they started online check in.

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Hi, we have booked our first ever stay at the Poly for this August, and I was wondering how many sockets there are in the room for charging mobiles/cameras/laptops etc as we seem to have a huge number of things that will all need charging at once!

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Ugh, our last room had an outlet that didn't work so we could only plug in one phone by the bed but it was fine. There was enough outlets for everything.

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Hi again!!
Looking to see if anyone who had made room/longhouse requests before and then did the online check-in if this interfered with the requests?? How does this all work? Does making requests even work anymore? Thoughts?
See above - but I always request and now I always check in online and I have always received my requests.

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I am getting so excited for our trip. DH and I were never sure if the Poly would be to our taste. We mostly stay at the Epcot resorts or Animal Kingdom. But the more I learn about the Poly, the more wonderful it seems! We will definitely check out the EWP and Wishes from the beach. I think we will try the Neverland Club also. DD has never been to any of the kids clubs before. Do they do an open house every day before operating hours? It would be great to have DD see it in person before just dropping her off.
They will let you check it out prior to checking them in! We did this once and got hooked. The kids love doing this and DH and I love our night alone at Epcot!
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"hello everyone and welcome to Polynesian resort. Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas."

*shiver* those dancing guys just give me the heeby jeebys! lol
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*shiver* those dancing guys just give me the heeby jeebys! lol
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:57 PM   #3224
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Aloha!!!!

Aloha everyone!!

Just got off the phone with Disney - we have officially changed our reservations from CR TPV to the Poly TPV! We're making it an extra long vacation this time (our 5th trip to the World), and so wanted to be sure we had a relaxing spot for resort days. 9 nights/10 days at the Poly, hopefully in Tahiti 3rd floor. Ahhhh.... Plus, Stitch is a huge favorite for both of my kiddos, and I know they'll be thrilled to be staying at his home resort, making for an easy walk to breakfast with both Stitch and Lilo.

Looking forward to making use of the Neverland Club, too. Think we'll try it one night and see how the kids do. If all goes well, we'll most likely take advantage of it another night so that DH and I can enjoy a little Disney magic on our own, something we've never had a chance to do.

We're spending a significant amount more, but got a great deal with the bounceback offer I grabbed during our stay at POR a few weeks ago. Plus, we just decided to take our house off of the market (after being ON the market for the better part of 2 years), so we'll have a little extra cash with not having to pay for the move and cough up a down payment for a new home.

I think a very nice vaca at the Poly is a good way to reallocate the funds.

So excited... how will I wait for another eight months? And how to keep it a secret from the kids?????
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Aloha everyone!!

Just got off the phone with Disney - we have officially changed our reservations from CR TPV to the Poly TPV! We're making it an extra long vacation this time (our 5th trip to the World), and so wanted to be sure we had a relaxing spot for resort days. 9 nights/10 days at the Poly, hopefully in Tahiti 3rd floor. Ahhhh.... Plus, Stitch is a huge favorite for both of my kiddos, and I know they'll be thrilled to be staying at his home resort, making for an easy walk to breakfast with both Stitch and Lilo.

Looking forward to making use of the Neverland Club, too. Think we'll try it one night and see how the kids do. If all goes well, we'll most likely take advantage of it another night so that DH and I can enjoy a little Disney magic on our own, something we've never had a chance to do.

We're spending a significant amount more, but got a great deal with the bounceback offer I grabbed during our stay at POR a few weeks ago. Plus, we just decided to take our house off of the market (after being ON the market for the better part of 2 years), so we'll have a little extra cash with not having to pay for the move and cough up a down payment for a new home.

I think a very nice vaca at the Poly is a good way to reallocate the funds.

So excited... how will I wait for another eight months? And how to keep it a secret from the kids?????
I think we will be there at the same time!!
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