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Old 08-09-2011, 09:26 AM   #691
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Wanted to see my ticker. See how few days it has left? I started it a year ago so I have been staring at it for a loooong time.
Logpey, or someone who is at WDW - I wanted to know if anyone has had any issues with the new monorail cut backs. I don't think it will really interfere with our plans but wanted to hear some feedback. Thanks and may you all have great trips!
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:22 PM   #692
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Wanted to see my ticker. See how few days it has left? I started it a year ago so I have been staring at it for a loooong time.
Logpey, or someone who is at WDW - I wanted to know if anyone has had any issues with the new monorail cut backs. I don't think it will really interfere with our plans but wanted to hear some feedback. Thanks and may you all have great trips!
I did see a bit of a delay at Epcot while waiting for a bus after EMH July 26th, we waited about 25 minutes, we were all tired. You would think knowing when EMH ended they would have some waiting on the crowds, maybe they did and they left before I got there, but it did take a while. They should have the kinks worked out by now!

As far as MK goes, I believe that started Aug 1st, so not sure, We had no trouble out of boats, monorail or TTC while staying there.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:36 PM   #693
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I thought POLY was expensive, OMG (My DH hates when I say omg) Aulani's airfare alone for family of four is more than the resort itself....Crazy, I'm sure it will be worth it, but come on...Delta Vacations, so far has best prices. I hope they (Disney)will have discount codes for Aulani soon!!!!(prob not) Excited anyways!

I ran into this too. I priced out an Aulani vacation and was surprised when it came up affordable. Then I priced the airfare for four of us and it was more than the resort. Around $5000. I've since priced it on other sites and am still coming up with around $4000. Too much!!
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:37 PM   #694
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I know what you mean! We went to Hawaii two years ago, and we were lucky because we were staying with family who lived on Oahu, so we didn't have to pay for a resort or rental car. But, just the airfare was very expensive for the four of us.

It made WDW seem like a bargain! Hawaii was really a once-in-lifetime thing for us. This is too bad, because I would LOVE to go again and stay at Aulani! So congrats and have fun!
Its nice that you had family to stay with and save you money!
I thought originally it looked reasonable compared to WDW then looking alittle closer I'm seeing the expense! I'll have fun and be more excited once its paid for.. I'm trying to find the best deal!
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:48 PM   #695
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I ran into this too. I priced out an Aulani vacation and was surprised when it came up affordable. Then I priced the airfare for four of us and it was more than the resort. Around $5000. I've since priced it on other sites and am still coming up with around $4000. Too much!!
Some of the routes planes take are crazy, Why would I leave Louisiana and go towards Memphis to get to Los Angeles to then go to Hawaii. It would be easier to drive two and half hrs to Dallas then board plane to Los Angeles to get to Hawaii and alittle cheaper, weird!
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:54 PM   #696
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Some of the routes planes take are crazy, Why would I leave Louisiana and go towards Memphis to get to Los Angeles to then go to Hawaii. It would be easier to drive two and half hrs to Dallas then board plane to Los Angeles to get to Hawaii and alittle cheaper, weird!
I just looked at Delta Vacations, like you had mentioned. It appears much cheaper than buying airfare through Disney/Aulani and even cheaper than any other site I've looked at. I can justify $5000 for the whole vacation, but not $5000 for just airfare! But like you said -- the routes are crazy!
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:05 PM   #697
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And I booked via AA Vacations so when I call Disney to try to make a room request, I have no luck because they can't "see" my reservation yet. Any suggestions? Is there a direct phone or fax number to the Poly I could use or do I just need to make my request in person when I check in or leave it to the tiki gods?
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We are seriously looking at forgoing Disney next year and going to Aulani instead. Living in Seattle, we are so spoiled. We can get airfare to Honolulu for $189 on Alaska Airlines. I got a quote through Dreams Unlimited for a week next September in a partial ocean view room for around $3500 with a military discount. It's a little more than we would spend for a week at the Poly, even if I added in the Deluxe dining plan, but I've never been to Hawaii so I can justify the expense.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:20 PM   #699
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We are seriously looking at forgoing Disney next year and going to Aulani instead. Living in Seattle, we are so spoiled. We can get airfare to Honolulu for $189 on Alaska Airlines. I got a quote through Dreams Unlimited for a week next September in a partial ocean view room for around $3500 with a military discount. It's a little more than we would spend for a week at the Poly, even if I added in the Deluxe dining plan, but I've never been to Hawaii so I can justify the expense.
What a great deal, I have a friend in Washington and he rubbed it in about his awesome direct flight deal, y'all are so lucky.. hmmm maybe I should price that!!!THX...
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And I booked via AA Vacations so when I call Disney to try to make a room request, I have no luck because they can't "see" my reservation yet. Any suggestions? Is there a direct phone or fax number to the Poly I could use or do I just need to make my request in person when I check in or leave it to the tiki gods?

Congrats on your recent trip. Fax them at: 407-824-3174 for room requests to Polynesian.
407-824-2000 Resort phone number, but actually goes to call center.
When you check in also mention room requests!

I know you booked thru AAA but your still staying at the Polynesian, so keep trying and somehow it will all work out!
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Congrats on your recent trip. Fax them at: 407-824-3174 for room requests to Polynesian.
You can no longer fax room requests anymore to any of the WDW Resorts, so if that's done today the paper will be thrown out in the garbage.
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What a great deal, I have a friend in Washington and he rubbed it in about his awesome direct flight deal, y'all are so lucky.. hmmm maybe I should price that!!!THX...
It may actually be cheaper if you priced two separate round trips and came to Washington, spent the night by the airport, then flew out the next morning on a round trip from Seattle, then did the same on the way back. I bet you could save several hundred dollars on the right airline and if you booked far enough in advance. Its $189 one way from Seattle to Honolulu, so its $380 rt per person for the Hawaii flight. If you could get a rt from Louisiana to Seattle for $300, at less than $700 per person total, it's still cheaper than buying a single round trip from, say, New Orleans to Honolulu.
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You can no longer fax room requests anymore to any of the WDW Resorts, so if that's done today the paper will be thrown out in the garbage.
I have a room request, what is the best way to let them know my preferences? 44 days til I'm in a tropical paradise!!
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I have a room request, what is the best way to let them know my preferences? 44 days til I'm in a tropical paradise!!
Call the Disney Reservation Center, tell them your confirmation number and then what requests you have. They will then add them onto your reservation and it will be in their computer systems.
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Call the Disney Reservation Center, tell them your confirmation number and then what requests you have. They will then add them onto your reservation and it will be in their computer systems.
Wow, you're quick! Thanks so much!
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