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Old 04-27-2013, 05:44 AM   #2731
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Aloha everyone,

I am going to be surprising my kids with a Poly GVCL stay for 5nights in June. It is their favorite place in the world. They think we are staying the whole time in the condo at Reunion Resort. Any Ideas on how to surprise them once we are there. Although I would like to wait until the day of checkout, my DS 16 gets the Disney blues a couple of days before we have to leave, and I do not want to have to put him through that, I think.

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:09 AM   #2732
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Hi everyone! I was trying to find out of the Polynesian had a Hair Salon? We will be doing breakfast here one morning of MNSSHP and I wanted to get my hair washed and styled. It would make it easier than having to go to another resort. If the Poly doesn't, does anyone know of the Grand Floridian has one?
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:16 AM   #2733
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Hi everyone! I was trying to find out of the Polynesian had a Hair Salon? We will be doing breakfast here one morning of MNSSHP and I wanted to get my hair washed and styled. It would make it easier than having to go to another resort. If the Poly doesn't, does anyone know of the Grand Floridian has one?
Unfortunately the Poly doesn't have a hair salon. There is one at the GF called the Ivy Trellis.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:17 AM   #2734
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Unfortunately the Poly doesn't have a hair salon. There is one at the GF called the Ivy Trellis.
Thanks Looks like we will swap our breakfast to 1900 for that day and do Kona another day,. Thank you!
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #2735
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Just how were you misled???

You say two "Disney travel agents" - were they the individuals you speak to when you call the 407-W-DISNEY number? Or where they just TA's working for an agency who said they Disney specialists?
I did call 407-W-Disney. The first agent told me since my mom was handicapped she would request the Hawaii building for us with rooms adjacent to each other. After doing research on my own I learned the Hawaii building was the club building so we had no chance of getting that requested building. I then learned 2 handicapped rooms will never be adjacent that they are spread out. The agent also suggested I get a handicapped room incase my mother wanted to come into my room with her scooter that the handicapped rooms are bigger. When my wife called another day, got another agent she was told all rooms are the same size and the chance of getting 2 handicapped rooms together were not possible and we would possibly not even be on the same floor. My wife called back because she felt bad requesting and taking a handicapped room away from someone who may actually need it when we do not and my mother-in-law can have her own handicapped room why take 2 rooms? I then called back again to take the Hawaii request off and I asked for a building where construction was done already since my mother would surely rest during the day and I wouldn't want her next to construction. The agent told me she didn't have the construction list so whe couldn't tell me which rooms were done but assured me it wasn't heavy construction so my mom wouldn't be bothered. Then I came across Tiki Man website and he has the total list of construction! How is that possible when a Disney agent doesn't have the list? Very misled, they need to better train these Disney travel agents because they are giving false information, requesting rooms for people they have no chance of getting and it's a shame Tiki man can't book reservations he seems to be the most knowledgeable!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:56 AM   #2736
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I did call 407-W-Disney. The first agent told me since my mom was handicapped she would request the Hawaii building for us with rooms adjacent to each other. After doing research on my own I learned the Hawaii building was the club building so we had no chance of getting that requested building. I then learned 2 handicapped rooms will never be adjacent that they are spread out. The agent also suggested I get a handicapped room incase my mother wanted to come into my room with her scooter that the handicapped rooms are bigger. When my wife called another day, got another agent she was told all rooms are the same size and the chance of getting 2 handicapped rooms together were not possible and we would possibly not even be on the same floor. My wife called back because she felt bad requesting and taking a handicapped room away from someone who may actually need it when we do not and my mother-in-law can have her own handicapped room why take 2 rooms? I then called back again to take the Hawaii request off and I asked for a building where construction was done already since my mother would surely rest during the day and I wouldn't want her next to construction. The agent told me she didn't have the construction list so whe couldn't tell me which rooms were done but assured me it wasn't heavy construction so my mom wouldn't be bothered. Then I came across Tiki Man website and he has the total list of construction! How is that possible when a Disney agent doesn't have the list? Very misled, they need to better train these Disney travel agents because they are giving false information, requesting rooms for people they have no chance of getting and it's a shame Tiki man can't book reservations he seems to be the most knowledgeable!!
Tikiman has an "in" with someone who has inside knowledge of things going on at Poly. That construction schedule is definitely not public, and I believe the CM that they didn't have the info. Disney also likes to keep their construction schedules private so that if they have delays they aren't held to previously announced dates. It seems everything else that CM told you was correct. The first one, however, should not be doing that job!!! It's a shame that all too often people here know much more than the people working there.
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If I am able to get an 7:30 ressie for 'Ohana breakfast, is there any chance I can make MK rope drop, or will I need to plan on having to skip out a little early to make it? I have yet to see the MK opening show. TIA!
We have done this before and had plenty of time! Just be sure to arrive at the Poly before 7:30 so you can be one of the first ones seated!

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You can book directly through Disney. The travel agents don't have access to any better deals than the public. At the top of the resort forum there is sticky for a thread for codes & deals. You can hang out in there and you will find out pretty quickly when a new discount drops. Also, WDW has a link on their website to their currently offered deals. Hope that helps!
The agency I went through for my late August trip was able to get me a way better deal than booking directly through Disney!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #2738
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Room requests

I know, I know. People are all the time wondering which building to request. Well, I have always requested Fiji, 3rd floor and have always gotten it. We wanted to try Tokelau this year to get on the other side of the resort. Unfortunately it will be under renovation during our trip in late May/early June.

How do you all feel about Tahiti garden view?
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What company was this?

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I don't believe we are allowed to say on here. You can PM me if you want and I'd be happy to share.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #2741
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I apologize if this has already been asked (I did search the thread and didn't find this info)...

Can anyone tell me what other resorts the Poly shares buses with? Particularly going to AK, HS, and DTD (or what stops are between DTD and they Poly, for example: Typhoon Lagoon)? I'm thinking it may be worth driving to those locations...

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I have not driven to AK or HS from the Poly - I have only taken the bus. I would like to get some feedback on this as well. No matter what, I take the buses for the evenings but for the morning park, I wonder if it would be better. But I'm not a rope drop person - I arrive within an hour of park opening.
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Can anyone tell me the dinning options for the premium cabanas?
I have only rented a regular cabana so I can only give you feedback on the regular cabana (but I believe its the same for the premium as well). The cabana comes stocked with cold sodas and water in a small fridge and they also have a HUGE fruit plate - all of this is included in the rental. They do offer dining service to the cabana but it is just done through their room service so the prices and menu were similar to the room service menu. But with anything at Disney, you can arrange for any sort of dining in your cabana - for the right price

Since the pool area and cabanas are so close to Captain cooks, I went there and ordered and brought it back to the cabana for everyone. There is also a pool bar (which is practically right next to the premium cabana) that serves drinks and some chips but not much else for food.

Your attendant can help you with more sodas and water or towels but they don't get food for you (like at the bar). I personally think they should. I also remember back in 2007 sitting by the volcano pool (pre-cabana days) and they had a nice pool waitress that took orders. I miss that! Universal resorts still provide this service though...just saying...
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Not sure if I should post this here or on the restaurant board but I thought I'd try here first.

I know Capn Cooks has a Dole Whip machine but do they have pineapple juice so I can make my own float? Just wondering if I need to add pineapple juice to my grocery list.
I don't recall Captain Cooks or the shop upstairs having pineapple juice. On the first page of this thread, guitarob also posted the pictures of the drink coolers next to the dole whip machine and there is no pineapple juice in the picture. That does not mean that they won't add this to their menu but based on past experience, I have not seen it there. But you could get a cup of pineapple juice at the pool bar or Tambu lounge. I'm not sure of the cost, but they do use pineapple juice for their drinks.

If you really need it, then add it to your grocery list. If you are flying and bringing things from home, Dole has these small cans (maybe 6oz?) that you could pack in your suitcase.
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Aloha everyone,

I am going to be surprising my kids with a Poly GVCL stay for 5nights in June. It is their favorite place in the world. They think we are staying the whole time in the condo at Reunion Resort. Any Ideas on how to surprise them once we are there. Although I would like to wait until the day of checkout, my DS 16 gets the Disney blues a couple of days before we have to leave, and I do not want to have to put him through that, I think.

Thanks for your help!!!
Do you mean you are staying at the Reunion condo then switching to the Poly? Is the surprise just the Poly or CL or the extra days?
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Hi here now everything is great. But heads up One of the regular cabanas is gone. I walked by and noticed because we had both booked for Wednesday (we have a large party). The club staff didn't even know had to walk out to confirm. so they are workin with me now.
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