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Old 09-21-2012, 08:01 AM   #391
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Oh My.............I just hit the Listen Now button...................My entire office is being welcomed to magic kindgom!!!!

I could cry.

Thanks for that link!!
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You are welcome- it made my day when I discovered it- listening to Mator know singing in his new tractor ride out in Radiator Springs CA.

I am also having trouble booking Ohana for an ADR at a reasonable time- the earliest is 9:15 for my entire stay- we have a total of nine in my party, then it grows to 13 after the 25th . All of my previous experiences staying at 4 and 5 star resorts-the CM’s where able to perform some magic to get us into restaurants. I thought Disney gave you more pixie dust with the more you spend on your vacation.

Have not given up just digging in to hopefully to persevere.

Since we all now know how much it cost to stay at the Polynesian!

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:08 PM   #393
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OK I have been reading, dreaming and drooling over all the great pictures and information on this thread. The latest trip updates are awesome! Glad you are having a great time. We are all living thru you and your wife for a couple of days.

My family and I are going over the Christmas holiday to the Polynesian for the first time staying in one of the Ambassador suites. Not sure to request the first or second floor- large patio on first or balcony on second.

I have also been suffering extreme withdrawals- two years since last trip (also at Christmas so I know what its like- absolutely wonderful). But have just discovered a site link found on the great Tikimans website that will help transform all of your withdrawal symptoms. It is reedycreekradio- just hit the “listen now” button and you are magically transformed - the link is: reedycreekradio “dot” com ( could not post the exact link- website will not allow me- I only have five post- you need at least ten for that)

Have a great rest of your trip and fight the tears at the end of main street USA for the last time. It is not very manly- been there done that.

That last picture of whatever they want to call that fabulous desert is totally unfair- You can almost taste it but then, we can’t.

Will be waiting for any updates.

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Thanks for the reedycreekradio.com link, awesome! I downloaded the app and I'm listening to it right now!
You are staying in a Ambassador suite "SWEET"!
I think Disney at Christmas time is the best! That's my vote anyways!
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:38 PM   #394
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We just got back from the pool to find that the RFID locks are installed in the Hawaii longhouse. They work beautifully.



Anyway, it's time to get ready for our last dinner. We're out of here at 7:00 tomorrow morning I'll post more photos and thoughts on the week when I get home. It hasn't been a very photogenic week because it's been mostly cloudy and gray, but I'm sure I'll have some shots that are worth posting.
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We just got back from the pool to find that the RFID locks are installed in the Hawaii longhouse. They work beautifully.



Anyway, it's time to get ready for our last dinner. We're out of here at 7:00 tomorrow morning I'll post more photos and thoughts on the week when I get home. It hasn't been a very photogenic week because it's been mostly cloudy and gray, but I'm sure I'll have some shots that are worth posting.
I know how you feel!! We just got home...bittersweet for sure. We are still riding high on the pictures, but I know in a couple of days we will be in hard core "missing the Poly" mode. Wish I knew what you looked like! Maybe our paths crossed! We were in Tokelau, awesome room #2912. I will post a pic of the view...

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Old 09-22-2012, 02:46 PM   #396
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Confession Time.

We recently got home from a Disney trip. Usually we stay at the Poly, but this time we stayed at...Beach Club . It's a nice resort, my DD & DH loved the pool & we had a nice vacation. But I missed the Poly & am now trying to come up with a way to go back to stay there. There's just no place like home, Poly home .
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We recently got home from a Disney trip. Usually we stay at the Poly, but this time we stayed at...Beach Club . It's a nice resort, my DD & DH loved the pool & we had a nice vacation. But I missed the Poly & am now trying to come up with a way to go back to stay there. There's just no place like home, Poly home .
Me too!! We stayed Poly our first trip with just DS and this time at BC with DS and DD. it was nice, but not quite the same...
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Confession Time.

We recently got home from a Disney trip. Usually we stay at the Poly, but this time we stayed at...Beach Club . It's a nice resort, my DD & DH loved the pool & we had a nice vacation. But I missed the Poly & am now trying to come up with a way to go back to stay there. There's just no place like home, Poly home .
40 lashings with a wet noodle!

During our trip in 2010 we took a walk from Epcot to the YC/BC to check out the resorts. The resorts looked really nice and the fact that you can just walk to Epcot is so cool! DH, DD & I talked about maybe staying at the YC or BC one day - or even doing a split stay with the Poly - but we all agreed that our hearts are with the Poly and that's the only place we'll probably ever stay.
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40 lashings with a wet noodle!

During our trip in 2010 we took a walk from Epcot to the YC/BC to check out the resorts. The resorts looked really nice and the fact that you can just walk to Epcot is so cool! DH, DD & I talked about maybe staying at the YC or BC one day - or even doing a split stay with the Poly - but we all agreed that our hearts are with the Poly and that's the only place we'll probably ever stay.
I considered a split stay between poly and BC too. But we ended up booking poly for the whole 11 nights since we have free dining! I am thinking of walking from Epcot to BC to just check it out too. How long is the walk?
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I considered a split stay between poly and BC too. But we ended up booking poly for the whole 11 nights since we have free dining! I am thinking of walking from Epcot to BC to just check it out too. How long is the walk?
We visited the BC in July and walked to Epcot. It was literally 5 minutes! Very cool!

We are actually doing a YC/POLY split in April. YC for first 5 nights, the Poly CL for last 5 nights!
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We're home safe and sound from our amazing vacation at the Polynesian.

I'm doing a quick run through of the photos that I took. Lots of gray and rain It's not all gray though, there are some real gems too. Here's one:




Here is the full resolution shot.

We had an AWESOME week. Overall crowds and weather were great. But when it rained... wow...

The Poly is just a special place. There's original, old school Disney magic floating around that place.

I'll have details and more photos soon!

I hope everyone that is there now is as blessed as we were.
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We recently got home from a Disney trip. Usually we stay at the Poly, but this time we stayed at...Beach Club . It's a nice resort, my DD & DH loved the pool & we had a nice vacation. But I missed the Poly & am now trying to come up with a way to go back to stay there. There's just no place like home, Poly home .
I agree....the Poly is an awesome resort and is hard to beat. We've stayed at the BC and while we loved the resort/location, the Poly is our favorite (we even like the volcano pool more than SAB ). We are trying the YC next summer for 2 days before a cruise, but are back to the Poly for a few days after the cruise (saving the best for last ).

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We're home safe and sound from our amazing vacation at the Polynesian.

I'm doing a quick run through of the photos that I took. Lots of gray and rain It's not all gray though, there are some real gems too. Here's one:




Here is the full resolution shot.

We had an AWESOME week. Overall crowds and weather were great. But when it rained... wow...

The Poly is just a special place. There's original, old school Disney magic floating around that place.

I'll have details and more photos soon!

I hope everyone that is there now is as blessed as we were.
Glad you had a magical trip . Thanks for posting all the pics as they were all great and they show just how beautiful and peaceful the Poly is .
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We recently got home from a Disney trip. Usually we stay at the Poly, but this time we stayed at...Beach Club . It's a nice resort, my DD & DH loved the pool & we had a nice vacation. But I missed the Poly & am now trying to come up with a way to go back to stay there. There's just no place like home, Poly home .

I know what you mean! I had a CR Bay Lake Room booked up until last week for our MNSSHP stay. Thought it would be an nice change... Our last three stays were Poly as well as our very first stay in 2004. As you can see from the ticker, we are back. Afraid we will have remorse if we don't go back. Especially since CR and Poly share buses. I would be really bummed if I was that close to Poly and did not choose to stay there. There was no choice. I had to change before it was to late! We are splitting with GF Sugarloaf. Have stayed at GF, but never SL. Poly is addicting in a good way!
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We're home safe and sound from our amazing vacation at the Polynesian.

I'm doing a quick run through of the photos that I took. Lots of gray and rain It's not all gray though, there are some real gems too. Here's one:




Here is the full resolution shot.

We had an AWESOME week. Overall crowds and weather were great. But when it rained... wow... by

The Poly is just a special place. There's original, old school Disney magic floating around that place.

I'll have details and more photos soon!

I hope everyone that is there now is as blessed as we were.
We'll be arriving in 15 days!!
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We'll be arriving in 15 days!!
Have an amazing trip! I can't believe in 5 days I'll be checking into my first POLY CL stay! I'm very excited, and can't believe it's almost here! Time sure has a way of moving fast when you least expect it!
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