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Old 08-18-2012, 11:26 AM   #3391
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Hi everyone....we are bringing our kids (4 and 1) for the first time next week and staying at Poly. Any recommendations for which building (s) are best to stay in? Also, you think there is any shot for an upgrade given that I believe next week attendance is down significantly?
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #3393
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Can anyone advise how I can get fr Poly to MK for a 8.05 breakfast ressie if MK only opens at 9? I under the monorail starts an hour b4 park opening. But we are suppose to check in 15 mins early at 7.50. Will there be any bus?
We had the same thing on our trip last year. The monorail was up and running and we were there well before the 7:50 am. Try to plan to take a few extra minutes wondering up Main street while it is so quiet in the morning.
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I can't wait! We talk about our poly stay almost every day! We're going for our honeymoon in June/July of next year! We booked a few weeks ago and I've been bouncing about it ever since!!
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:18 PM   #3395
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We had the same thing on our trip last year. The monorail was up and running and we were there well before the 7:50 am. Try to plan to take a few extra minutes wondering up Main street while it is so quiet in the morning.
Thanks. I am so relieve to hear this. may I ask if you took the monorail from the GCH or did you have to go to TTC?
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:26 PM   #3396
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Hi everyone....we are bringing our kids (4 and 1) for the first time next week and staying at Poly. Any recommendations for which building (s) are best to stay in? Also, you think there is any shot for an upgrade given that I believe next week attendance is down significantly?
Depends in what you want I'm a longhouse. Do a google search for tikiman and check out his site. It has a great run down on all the longhouses

I stayed in Tahiti and loved it. Very quiet, basically a private beach no one used which meant my own personal hammock for wishes! And a fast walk to ttc which I used almost exclusively for my transpo. The only negative to this was a farther walk to GCH for food and drinks. We didn't use the pool (slide closed for refurb in feb) so it wasn't too much of a hardship.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:23 PM   #3397
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*Disclaimer* upon reading my last post it is clear to me that typing on this iPad is causing many typos so please do not think I am loaded writing my updates....at least not every time I post

So today was a perfect example of why staying at the Poly is worth it to us. We enjoy our down time, we go with the flow. Today we woke up, had a light breakfast in the lounge and then showered and headed to the MK. We hit the headliners, Space and Splash but BTMRR was down most of the morning. At about 11:30 the skies opened up and it was a monsoon! So we headed back to the Poly for lunch. We got some capt cooks and ate it back at the lounge and then wandered around the resort and lobby for a bit and then a quick power nap.

We then headed to the GF for DD Island braid appointment. We shopped there for a bit and then back to the Poly. We headed up to the Tambu Lounge for a cocktail and then headed to the pool for hours! It was beautiful out and while we planned to hit another park today we were comfortable and relaxed and decided to stay.

We just watched the EWP and Wishes and now we are ready for bed! There are some great pics in the Facebook link below. You don't have to be a FB member to view. It is just too hard to post with iPad!

Tomorrow we hit the countries and possibly some Agent P missions! Since Test Track is closed DH is boycotting Future World! LOL the Facebook page will be hopping tomorrow with pics!

Of note, enjoy your kiddos when they are young on these trips! DD is not interested in characters or finding Hidden Mickeys. It's ride, rides, rides! But nonetheless we are still having a great time!

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We did online check in today which means in 10 days we will be checking into the Poly . We are so excited for our stay here, it's been a long time since the last time I stayed here (back in the 8's) and the first time for my DH and both of my kids. Just out of curiosity, in the special request part of the online check-in, it had a box for Somoa Building and then another one for Somoa. What is the difference? I check marked Somoa building because I really don't care which side of the building. I just thought it was kind of strange.
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Thanks. I am so relieve to hear this. may I ask if you took the monorail from the GCH or did you have to go to TTC?
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BreezysMom Sounds like you are having a wonderful vacation! So jealous. It has been so long since we have been to the Poly and we probably won't be back until summer of 2014. I totally agree that the Poly resort is so relaxing to just hang out. And the location next to the GF is awesome as it has some of our favorite TS and beautiful grounds to meander. Also love to hop the monorail to the CR for shopping

I tried to see your facebook page via the link but it didn't work for me. I am one of those people......who doesn't do facebook or twitter so I guess I will have to wait until your trip report to see the pics. Have fun and drink a few Pina Colavas for me while lounging on the beach
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:38 AM   #3401
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Hi I was wondering what everyone has had as the best way to get a room request. I will be heading to the Poly in October and will have a MK view room but I would like a request a room in Tuvalu. I did note it on the reservation on the phone, is this the best way?

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Old 08-19-2012, 01:15 PM   #3403
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We did online check in today which means in 10 days we will be checking into the Poly . We are so excited for our stay here, it's been a long time since the last time I stayed here (back in the 8's) and the first time for my DH and both of my kids. Just out of curiosity, in the special request part of the online check-in, it had a box for Somoa Building and then another one for Somoa. What is the difference? I check marked Somoa building because I really don't care which side of the building. I just thought it was kind of strange.
YAY! I'm so jealous you are heading to the Poly! We just returned and I am so BLUE! It doesn't matter if you checked Samoa Building or Samoa. There is no difference. I'm not sure why they have both?

Don't worry if you DON'T get Samoa. Every building has its unique benefits. The Poly is awesome from every building!

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Hi I was wondering what everyone has had as the best way to get a room request. I will be heading to the Poly in October and will have a MK view room but I would like a request a room in Tuvalu. I did note it on the reservation on the phone, is this the best way?

Thanks!
We always have made our requests when we call to make our ressie initially. A newer thing now is online check-in. 10 days before your stay, you can check-in online and click on "special requests." You will be able to check Tuvalu as your request. This will reinforce your initial request. Good luck getting it. The views from there are really spectacular!
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YAY! I'm so jealous you are heading to the Poly! We just returned and I am so BLUE! It doesn't matter if you checked Samoa Building or Samoa. There is no difference. I'm not sure why they have both?

Don't worry if you DON'T get Samoa. Every building has its unique benefits. The Poly is awesome from every building!
Just remember that the best medicine to cure the blues is to start planning another trip...always works for us . Thank you so much for the clarification, I thought it was really weird that they had a check mark box next to both Samoa and Samoa building. As for which building, to me it really doesn't matter because I am just happy to be staying at the Poly, however DH wants to be as close to the main pool and GCH as possible and since we have a GV room, it looks like that building is close to both the main and quiet pools and the GCH.
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Arrived at the Poly today! Came in late because I am sick . So far everything is great. Watching the Lion King while waiting to go to the lounge for Wishes.
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