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Old 06-20-2013, 06:08 AM   #3616
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Does anyone know about the outlet situation in the Poly? We will have 3 adults and one child. We have phones, laptops, iPads, cameras etc.

Also, we are going the last week of July, will we be able to survive the heat

It will be my 6YO grandsons first trip, we are all so excited.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #3617
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Does anyone know about the outlet situation in the Poly? We will have 3 adults and one child. We have phones, laptops, iPads, cameras etc.

Also, we are going the last week of July, will we be able to survive the heat

It will be my 6YO grandsons first trip, we are all so excited.
I was in the Hawaii bldg after remodel this past April and May.

Biggest problem is only one outlet in the bath area.

The Ihome radio has a charger on top but if have a iPhone 5 won't fit without adapter.

I always bring an extension cord with me. During the day plenty of outlets but at night I want to lay in bed with my iPhone/iPad and can reach easier with a cord

I think on some trips I have sat on a balcony with the use of my cord too. (No outlets outside). I put the extension cord in my purse/bag on plane. There has been times we were delayed at the airport and to reach an outlet was much easier with a cord. My kids give me the eye roll for all of my planning but are 1st to use whatever I bring

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #3618
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Morning! My DH and I are staying at YC in October for 6 nights. I've waited on booking flights, and of course flying out the day before is cheaper (by about $200). YC is booked the day before, so I've been thinking about Poly. Never stayed there or any MK Resort (we are EPCOT lovers). My question is, would one short day be enough to really understand the beauty of Poly, or would we feel rushed? I figure half the day exploring Poly (red headed DH won't be laying by a pool), and half the day at a park or DTD. Move into YC by 10a....
...I know Poly will cost me more than the flight difference, but I can't justify spending more money on a flight like I can spending it in Disney!!
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:02 AM   #3619
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Yes, we also got wristbands when we were there in July 2011
Thanks......it looks like they're trying to put a policy in place .

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I would invite a fence as long as it doesn't distract from the view.
I feel the same way. I love how everything is open with the beach directly behind the pool, but I think I'd be ok with a fence as long as it doesn't take away from that awesome view .
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:28 AM   #3620
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Yes, we also got wristbands when we were there in July 2011
I think they should have the wristbands all year. Maybe when guests check in the CM can hand out the wristbands. Maybe they could give you one for each day of your stay. Or, people could just go to the guest services before using the pool to get a wristband for that day.

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Morning! My DH and I are staying at YC in October for 6 nights. I've waited on booking flights, and of course flying out the day before is cheaper (by about $200). YC is booked the day before, so I've been thinking about Poly. Never stayed there or any MK Resort (we are EPCOT lovers). My question is, would one short day be enough to really understand the beauty of Poly, or would we feel rushed? I figure half the day exploring Poly (red headed DH won't be laying by a pool), and half the day at a park or DTD. Move into YC by 10a....
...I know Poly will cost me more than the flight difference, but I can't justify spending more money on a flight like I can spending it in Disney!!
Thanks so much!!
Good Morning! My DH and I love the Poly but I actually tossed around the idea of staying at the BC this year to be closer to EPCOT since that is also where we spend the majority of our time. One thing we do like about the Poly is the easy access to MK, especially if you stay until after the fireworks, and then it's a quick walk to the TTC and a short monorail ride to EPCOT. If you have never been to the Poly, I'm not sure half a day would be enough time. What time would your flight get in that day? You could grab breakfast or lunch at Kona, I highly recommend this place!! If you like the famous Dole Whip it's available in Captain Cooks. I would just skip the the parks that day. Spend time enjoying and relaxing at the resort. You could spend a few hours in the evening at DTD and eat dinner there. Oh, one thing I would highly recommend is if you have never watched the fireworks at MK from the Poly beach, do so!!! And a warning, you might be hooked to the Poly after this trip, lol.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:51 AM   #3621
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I agree with the pool hopping nonsense! We were there in mid-May and every afternoon we had trouble finding just one pool chair at the volcano pool. It was swamped with people. We paid over $3000 for just our room, I'd think we should be able to use the stupid pool. I still can't believe how hard it was to find a chair. It frustrated my DH and kids because the quiet pool wasn't where they wanted to swim. I did an online survey after our trip and made sure to mention this issue.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #3622
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I agree with the pool hopping nonsense! We were there in mid-May and every afternoon we had trouble finding just one pool chair at the volcano pool. It was swamped with people. We paid over $3000 for just our room, I'd think we should be able to use the stupid pool. I still can't believe how hard it was to find a chair. It frustrated my DH and kids because the quiet pool wasn't where they wanted to swim. I did an online survey after our trip and made sure to mention this issue.
Pool hopping is ridiculous at the Poly. You see people blatantly getting off the boat/monorail wearing their bathing suits all the time. Think they are mostly other monorail resort guests that think it's ok to pool hop because they are at another deluxe resort. I guess it is ok really, since management does very little to stop it. Even in 2011, when they were seemingly trying to get serious about curbing the pool hopping by issuing wrist bands, I had a conversation with the life guard cm who was issuing the bands. I told her how much we appreciated them issuing wrist bands and she told us that they weren't extremely serious about doing it i.e. it was only done sporadically and if any of the life guards called off that day they would not do it. I also watched them stop a large group that walked out of the GCH heading for the pool in beach wear and asked them for resort id's for the wrist bands. When they were told by the guests that they were not staying at the Poly the cm only instructed them that they could not use any of the seating near the pool. So they just sat at the tables up by Capt Cooke's but were free to, and did, use the volcano pool! I really don't understand management's lack of effort to stop the pool hopping at all.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #3624
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Delivery Charge?

I was wondering if there is a delivery charge for water at the poly? We did have one at the beach club because it was a convention resort.THANKS
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:34 AM   #3625
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:45 PM   #3626
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Can anyone tell me if CL has corona or vodka in the lounge? Thx!
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #3627
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Can anyone tell me if CL has corona or vodka in the lounge? Thx!
Not when we were there last month. The only interesting beer was a Kona one (the others were Bud Light and such), and the wine selection was pretty poor as well. We were quite disappointed in the club offerings.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #3628
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Not when we were there last month. The only interesting beer was a Kona one (the others were Bud Light and such), and the wine selection was pretty poor as well. We were quite disappointed in the club offerings.
There are also liqueurs and an alcoholic punch (that tastes similar to sangria), but no Corona or hard liquor as the pp says.
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Does anyone know about the outlet situation in the Poly? We will have 3 adults and one child. We have phones, laptops, iPads, cameras etc.

Also, we are going the last week of July, will we be able to survive the heat

It will be my 6YO grandsons first trip, we are all so excited.
You can always bring a power bar or two ...
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #3630
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20 days

Well we have 20 days before we leave for polly it will be our first time there. We are very excited about this trip I hope we like it as much as beach and yacht.
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