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Old 07-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #2971
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Hi Poly peeps!

I have been staying off the DIS for various reasons. The main one is that our trip for this year was a maybe and I was really trying not to get all excited and then be disappointed. Today a final decision was made and while it is exciting, if you look at my ticker, we are going in 37 days as opposed to the end of October as originally planned.

This is a bittersweet compromise as we were to meet back up with maiapapaya and her family again this year and be able to spend some time with them. But with my DH job conflict and other issues this last minute change in plans seems to be the best for us this year. We are only staying 4 nights but we have early arrival flights and late departing flights so we will have five full days. I have never been in August so it should be interesting. It has been hot as heck here so I am not worried about the heat.

This morning has been a whirlwind of changing reservations, booking flights and transport to the airport. The good thing about us is we usually just wing it as far as plans so I will do a little reading and checking out the hours. Since we are staying CL I will let the IPO worry about any ADRs.

So I guess I can do the happy dance! If I'm going to get to go, I guess this is the way to go!

I will be popping in some more now that we are booked and getting ready to go!

Happy planning everyone
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #2972
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I'm back

Hi Poly peeps!

I have been staying off the DIS for various reasons. The main one is that our trip for this year was a maybe and I was really trying not to get all excited and then be disappointed. Today a final decision was made and while it is exciting, if you look at my ticker, we are going in 37 days as opposed to the end of October as originally planned.

This is a bittersweet compromise as we were to meet back up with maiapapaya and her family again this year and be able to spend some time with them. But with my DH job conflict and other issues this last minute change in plans seems to be the best for us this year. We are only staying 4 nights but we have early arrival flights and late departing flights so we will have five full days. I have never been in August so it should be interesting. It has been hot as heck here so I am not worried about the heat.

This morning has been a whirlwind of changing reservations, booking flights and transport to the airport. The good thing about us is we usually just wing it as far as plans so I will do a little reading and checking out the hours. Since we are staying CL I will let the IPO worry about any ADRs.

So I guess I can do the happy dance! If I'm going to get to go, I guess this is the way to go!

I will be popping in some more now that we are booked and getting ready to go!

Happy planning everyone
Yay we will be there at the same time!!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #2973
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I'm a LONG TIME WDW patron (since 1971) but this next visit in August will be the FIRST time for me staying at the Poly.

OK Poly vets...Give me one MUST DO thing at the Poly. GO!!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:46 PM   #2974
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I'm a LONG TIME WDW patron (since 1971) but this next visit in August will be the FIRST time for me staying at the Poly.

OK Poly vets...Give me one MUST DO thing at the Poly. GO!!!
Only one? Oh, ok... I won't hog them all...

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #2975
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We are leaving in 5 days and are so excited. Can anyone confirm that all rooms have the coffee pod machines? Last time we stayed, they had small reg. pots and if they are the pods is it possible to request the old type of machine?
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:17 PM   #2976
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We are leaving in 5 days and are so excited. Can anyone confirm that all rooms have the coffee pod machines? Last time we stayed, they had small reg. pots and if they are the pods is it possible to request the old type of machine?
It seems all rooms have the new machine. I doubt they have any other models anymore.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #2977
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Hello, everyone!

We just decided to change our 3 night stay at the Grand Floridian this coming October (the construction madness is just getting a wee bit out of control!) and decided on a TPV in the Hawaii building. Just looked at a lot of the information and pictures on this thread and I'm getting rather excited now!

Are there any caveats or gotchas that I should know about regarding Hawaii? As in, don't get this room because <> or GET this room because <>? I did request a top floor room because we're not fans of ground level access and I heard 2nd floor rooms don't have balconies?

TIA, off to do a bit more picture-ooogling!
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #2978
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Hello Poly Fans! Just booked Poly as part of a split stay for January! We really wanted CL for this stay, but there is currently no CL availability for our dates. So I'll be checking back frequently for availability. (I started a thread about the lack of CL availability at Poly throughout the month of January - does anyone here have any information?)

Our last stay at Poly was January of 2011, and Poly was my WDW "home" throughout my childhood, so we're just excited to return!

P.S. Hi Jenneth!!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #2979
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We're Wilderness Lodge vets, I guess you could say. Been to Disney four times and stayed at WL each time. I've almost (like 99.99%) decided to book the Poly for 2013.
I was hoping someone could answer a couple of questions. I see that Capt. Cook's is open 24 hrs, is that where you fill your refillable mugs? If it is, can you refill your mug 24/7? My dh takes his refillable mug seriously.
Also, I'll be booking standard view and was wondering if any one longhouse is better than another as far as location to transportation and the main house. I realize everyone may have a different answer and reason and would love to hear each one. I also am aware it's just a request, but a girls gotta try.
Last question, the longhouse's look like each building contains hallways and separate rooms. I guess what I'm saying is that they aren't like your moderates where you enter your room from the outdoors. Am I correct about this and are the longhouse's one story? Sorry if this sounded confusing.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #2980
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Wow - no availability the whole month? Wonder if they will be updating the rooms. I remember reading on here that room updates would be starting this fall - maybe they will be doing the Hawaii building in Jan?
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Are there any caveats or gotchas that I should know about regarding Hawaii?
There is one HUGE gotcha. Once you stay TPV in Hawaii, it will ruin you for staying anywhere else
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I was hoping someone could answer a couple of questions. I see that Capt. Cook's is open 24 hrs, is that where you fill your refillable mugs? If it is, can you refill your mug 24/7? My dh takes his refillable mug seriously.

Last question, the longhouse's look like each building contains hallways and separate rooms. I guess what I'm saying is that they aren't like your moderates where you enter your room from the outdoors. Am I correct about this and are the longhouse's one story? Sorry if this sounded confusing.
Yes, Capt. Cooks is where you fill your mugs, and you can do so 24/7.

The longhouses are three stories (with the exception of Niue, which is two and the only longhouse without an elevator). There are doors at either end of each longhouse. Each longhouse consists of one main hallway on each floor with rooms on either side. You enter your room from the inside of the longhouse.
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Wow - no availability the whole month? Wonder if they will be updating the rooms. I remember reading on here that room updates would be starting this fall - maybe they will be doing the Hawaii building in Jan?
I wonder if that's the case - I hope not!!! I've stayed at Poly so many times, but never CL. Now that we decide to try it, we can't get it!
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Hi Poly peeps!

I have been staying off the DIS for various reasons. The main one is that our trip for this year was a maybe and I was really trying not to get all excited and then be disappointed. Today a final decision was made and while it is exciting, if you look at my ticker, we are going in 37 days as opposed to the end of October as originally planned.

This is a bittersweet compromise as we were to meet back up with maiapapaya and her family again this year and be able to spend some time with them. But with my DH job conflict and other issues this last minute change in plans seems to be the best for us this year. We are only staying 4 nights but we have early arrival flights and late departing flights so we will have five full days. I have never been in August so it should be interesting. It has been hot as heck here so I am not worried about the heat.

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So I guess I can do the happy dance! If I'm going to get to go, I guess this is the way to go!

I will be popping in some more now that we are booked and getting ready to go!

Happy planning everyone


But at least you get to go for sure now ...
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