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Old 08-11-2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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**It's a Poly-Tastic ExtraVaGanZa!**OR IRENE IRENE GO AWAY!

ALOOOOOO- HA!
Or really if you are a purist Ia Orana (yo-rah-nah)!!! Hello in poly.

CLICK HERE Music - for your enjoyment


POLYTASTIC 2011 VACATION EXTRAVAGANSA


8/19 Animal Kingdom
B- OOP - 'Ohana Disney's Polynesian Resort
L- Mickey Ice Creams!
D- oop California Grill

8/20 MK
B - OOP - Crystal Palace Magic Kingdom® Park
L - 1 CS -DOLE WHIPS!!!!!!!
D - UNmagical Dinner Spirit of Aloha Luau <<<canceled
...INSTEAD went to KONA

8/21 MK
L- OOP - Tony's Town Square Magic Kingdom® Park
D -1 CS- Captn Cooks Disney's Polynesian Resort

8/22 EPCOT
L- 1 TS - Lunch Le Cellier Steakhouse
D- 1 CS - Captn Cooks Disney's Polynesian Resort

8/23 HS
B- SNACKS from Captn Cooks
L- 1 CS Starring Rolls
D- TS T-REX®, A Prehistoric Family Adventure

8/24 EPCOT
L- 1 TS - Liberty Inn
D- 1 TS - Garden Grill

8/25 Animal Kingdom
B- OOP -
L - 1 CS -Pizzasafari
D - 1 TS

8/26 HollyWood Studios
B-
L- 1 TS - Sci Fi Diner

8/27 EPCOT
B-
l - 1 TS TOKYO DINING
D- 1 TS --

8/28 MK
B-
L- 1 CS - Peco's Bills
D- 1 TS - Dinner 'Ohana Disney's Polynesian Resort

8/29 DTD?






Now no trip report is complete without a trip mascot...SOoOoOoOoOooOoOo..without further adieu...Here she is the one the only.....HULA HULA KITTY!!! MY DD says kitty wants to see the Luau...Mommy thinks Mommy wants to see the fire dancers...
DD CAN'T wait to show HULA HULA all the sights at the Poly...


Ua ite oe i te parau Marite? (oo-ah ee-tay oh-ay ee)
Do I speak English? Why yes - yes I do...I'll switch over to that tongue purely to accommodate the non-Polynesian speaking readers out there. However, I'll be throwing in many Polynesian phases throughout this report to stay in the theme. (THINK of the IQ points we'll gain).

Stop babbling and tell us who is going you say??
Players - Myself (age -cough cough) - been to the poly several times as a child..
Hubby - brainwashed into wanting to go to the poly after years of me saying nothing compares...
Aidan DS 11 - Never been to the Poly - (except to eat) but living there virtually now, via books & dvds
Sandy DD 8 - Never been to the Poly -Has no idea what to expect except read something about a volcano pool & thinks that is super cool.

No but seriously folks....Please pour yourself an easily concocted LAPU LAPU (everyone has Pineapples kicking around right?), kick back, don your favorite flowered shirt & lei, and join me on a journey of OCD planning around a trip that we saved up for a year to take...(yes really) I guarantee you'll Enjoy the ride.

We all will be checking in - in 7 short days....I can't believe it!!
I can barely function at work at all...

Currently - to get the kids excited for the trip - (wait pause...there was a NEED to do that? what was I thinking?)
....I have made a paper MICKEY chain...which is getting kinda short at this stage. Here is the pic to the MICKEY CHAIN
Every night after dinner we ceremoniously rip a link in the chain after a LOUD countdown...
..Mostly followed by lots of jumping up an down and shrieking. Seven LINKS when this pic was taken



Let’s go! Haere tatou! (ha-ay-ray tah-toh-oo)
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:33 PM   #2
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Wow its hard keeping up with these heavily subscribed reports that people post every hour! Is there anyone reading my report!
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
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Wow its hard keeping up with these heavily subscribed reports that people post every hour! Is there anyone reading my report!
Trust me I know the feeling. Over at my PTR I have a grand total of...wait for it...ONE reader! So, let me be the first to join your's.

I'm so jealous that you're leaving in a week, I still have 4 months until my trip. But the plans look great. I haven't been to the Poly since I was 4 years old, and while I don't remember muc, apparently I loved it. Keep the Hawaiian phrases coming, it's great to learn something new every now and then.
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Welcome

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Trust me I know the feeling. Over at my PTR I have a grand total of...wait for it...ONE reader! So, let me be the first to join your's.


The FIRST READER of the POLYTASTIC EXTRAVAGANZA report....

DING DING DING DING DING DING DING

TELL HER what she has won Vanna!


Well Pat - We have here one SuPer DuPer ULTRA-VIRTUAL TV
AS WELL as your very own...PRINCESSY UPDO
As WELL AS A GREAT BIG HUG

CONGRATULATIONS!


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I'm so jealous that you're leaving in a week, I still have 4 months until my trip. But the plans look great. I haven't been to the Poly since I was 4 years old, and while I don't remember muc, apparently I loved it. Keep the Hawaiian phrases coming, it's great to learn something new every now and then.
OK QuirkyBelle so here is the deal! I'll come visit your report DAILY....then between the two of Us posting back and forth...we will have a HUGE THREAD...: dance3:
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #5
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Boring packing stuff...and FIRE DANCERS!!

OK SO NOW for some theme music


POLY HOTEL LOOP



POLYNESIAN LANDSCAPE MUSIC...


We have the suitcases out and this weekend will be a blitz of utilizing to the fullest my Passporter's **Ultimate packing list**
I have most of my clothes set aside but the little important things like medicines,cell chargers etc none of that is organized.

I decided this year the kids are getting too big to put all of their stuff in a smallish carryon...*so* each of them have their own suitcases. The plan is to check 4 bags, and have 4 carryon. This is a big deal for us...because somehow we have to manage 4 bags and 4 carryons and 2 kids...Hopefully we don't get nailed with extra luggage fees....I know I know ...:sleeping: boooooooring...

Lets get this party started with some FIRE DANCERS!!<<click for music
HEY they made a MICKEY HEAD!
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:10 PM   #6
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Fantastic idea! And never in all my 13 posts on the DisBoards have I felt so welcome to join a PTR thread.

Good job packing this weekend. I've never been able to pack until the night before...ah the life of an extreme procrastinator...but maybe that becomes necessary when kids are involved.

Oh, and the music clips scattered throughout the report are awesome! Keep up the good work.
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Thanks & TRIVIA facts

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Fantastic idea! And never in all my 13 posts on the DisBoards have I felt so welcome to join a PTR thread.
- I aim to please

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Good job packing this weekend. I've never been able to pack until the night before...ah the life of an extreme procrastinator...but maybe that becomes necessary when kids are involved.
Well I have Myself packed...DD packed...DS 1/2 packed...and hubby...not packed at all..SO we are getting there. ALSO made one more dining ressie after reading a KONA review...so I've added to list above. Spent the day cleaning house, and getting odds and ends into suitcases.

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Oh, and the music clips scattered throughout the report are awesome! Keep up the good work.
Cool! Yes the music there is one of my favorite things...I should have added a more fast paced poly music for the Fire dancers..Ill swap out this clip.

music for fire dancers Ive changed in my earler post..

NOW for the polynesian TRiviA of the day

Polynesian Triangle


Did you know there are many islands that make up polynesia....Many of the longhouses at the poly are named after these islands (or were at one time).... Above is a map...Many of the words you hear by the staff like "Aloha" are hawaiian...not necessarily directly the dialect held by other islands like fiji,tonga....etc

The population of Hawaii is about 1,200,000- while islands like RAPA Nui - have under 3000 people.

TRIVIA quiz - who is noted in western history to discover FIJI?
PRIZES AWAIT
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Family tshirts

Today I mostly focused on our family T-shirts..I actually have two sets of them..
These are my favorite...Thanks ohana90! What do you think two thumbs up?






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TRIVIA quiz - who is noted in western history to discover FIJI?
PRIZES AWAIT
Would that be Abel Tasman?

By the way, those t-shirts are adorable! How did you make them?
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I'm here . Can't wait to hear more. I'm jealous! I would love to stay at the poly. If only I could make myself save for an entire year. For now I can just live through your trip report.
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Winner winner winner trivia question 1

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Would that be Abel Tasman?
DING DING DING DING DING DING

PatSajack "WE HAVE A WINNER...Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! "
The Dutch explorer Tasman was the first to sight and record its reefs: The next navigator, Captain Cook, did not arrive for 130 years. "
(mikki - Hey I *now* know how that delish snack bar "Capt'n Cook" at the Poly got its namesake...cool )

..back to PatSajack...VANNA tell her what she has won!!


"Well Pat -
She is entitled to a year bouquet of flowers...
AS well as this fancy italian styled.......sweet MOPED.!.
Finally for your next birthday party free entertainment -
Joey the clown

This package is priced at $250.00 (virtual) dollars! Congratulations!!




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By the way, those t-shirts are adorable! How did you make them?
THANKS!

FIRST I picked my color for shirts...I was thinking in August with the heat...white was the way to go...Last year we did blue shirts...
Purchased them @ Michaels..as well as the iron transfers...then I went over to the thread here CreativeDisigns....Ohana90 is a designer who had the Mickey heads...I printed those off...and ironed those on first....
Then I typed on the words I wanted in my Mac's word processing tool....Pages....AFter fiddling with 100s of fonts I finally settled on "JazzLET"...NEXT my new words off onto the transfer sheet...cut them out & ironed on under the mickey heads...My daughter wanted the lettering to be purple...at first I objected, but I think it looks quite nice!
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Welcome & mickey chain update

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I'm here . Can't wait to hear more. I'm jealous! I would love to stay at the poly. If only I could make myself save for an entire year. For now I can just live through your trip report.



Thanks for joining my very first PRE - trip report...Stick around...I can't wait to move this PTR over to the REAL Trip Report section..

My kids are beyond excited at this point...check out my updated mickey chain....THREE more days!

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Next trivia question

Aotearoa

What does this Island and Polynesian longhouse name translate to in English???
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just sitting her at my desk thinking...two 1/2 more work days....


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Aotearoa

What does this Island and Polynesian longhouse name translate to in English???
Since I have a hankering to win some more prizes I'll take a stab at it.

Would the answer be land of the long white cloud?
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