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Old 09-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #31
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Great job on the thread Rob. You ROCK


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So, I've been reading and reading and trying to get through the old thread. But I know that is not going to happen by tomorrow which is our 10 day mark and we can do online check in.

We have a GV room booked, not CL. Is there any certain building we should request? We'd like to have a balcony and 2 sinks.

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I would suggest just requesting a balcony unless you have a preference for location....like near pool, near TTC, near GCH, etc. Garden views at Poly are really nice. Each longhouse has its own attributes and will give you a different "view" experience. You could get beautiful gardens, lagoon/beach, marina, monorail, pool, and even some obstructed lagoon/castle views.....all at garden price! Regarding the 2 sinks.....they are very hard to come by as currently there are only a few rooms in Rapa Nui and some in Tahiti with double sinks. We are a family of 4 and actually prefer the one sink as it makes for lots of counter space to spread out all of our crap.

On a side note.....Tikiman hinted on the "Magic" boards that the refurbishment of the rooms will include a completely new bathroom design/configuration with double sinks so I guess we will all have to stay tuned for the first pics sometime later in the fall
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Whoa, looks like I'm late for the party! Once again thanks for the awesome thread Rob!
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What a great job you do with this thread.

Think the poly will be our choice for our 18 day trip next July. I showed it to my 5 year old who thinks it looks like Lilo and stitchs house and bits out of his Indiana jones Lego wii game! So he is sold....

Only concern is the refurb rumours as this may be our one and only wdw trip ( however i said that about Disneyland Paris although it will be our 7th trip next month).

Thanks for helping me make a decision on hotels.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #34
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Does anyone have the updated movie list for the Polynesian for September? The one posted on this tread does not match up to the dates in September for this year so I think it is an older version.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #35
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Well, it only took me a few weeks and two computer crashes and I finally got my TR started.

Thank some cruddy Labor Day weather! But it helps to get over my PPDS )Post Poly Depression Syndrome)

The link is in my signature and I am starting to work on arrival day now
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #36
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Well, it only took me a few weeks and two computer crashes and I finally got my TR started.

Thank some cruddy Labor Day weather! But it helps to get over my PPDS )Post Poly Depression Syndrome)

The link is in my signature and I am starting to work on arrival day now
Awesome- off to read it!

Question Poly lovers... we are going to spend 8 days in WDW next August. Pretty sure it will be August (ugh, the heat! But I think it might be the best timing option for us)

We know we are going to the Poly. My first thought was to stay there the entire time. Then I started getting real... I have 4 kids! One is a 2 year old- she's the one I worry about. The other kids are awesome hotel stayers- they really are GREAT. the Poly would be fine with them since there's the spare bed. But she's the wild card. Just not sure she will settle down with everyone in the room at night.

Legally, we can all be in 1 room at the Poly until she's 3. And the rooms are pretty good size (at least Tahiti had a little extra space) so I'm ok with that in theory. But I'm beginning to think that for *that* long I will end up regretting us all being in one room.

Getting 2 rooms at Poly is too cost prohibitive for us.

Thinking maybe a split stay- first 5 days at Poly and 3 days somewhere else (either a value with 2 rooms, like the new little mermaid rooms, or the mods would even be the same as one room at Poly I think) or the cabins (which we stayed at before and LOVED) Just thinking that after a few days of closeness, we may want to have more space.

BUT... then I don't really want to start at the Poly and down grade, KWIM? I suppose we could start at the other resort and move over to the Poly, but I am concerned about going from bigger spaces to smaller one.

What would you do? Anyone have an extended stay in one room with the family? I'm not worried about moving everyone- that's not a huge issue to me. It's just trying to decide if we might need to have more space on this long of a trip.

Since it's August, we will be in the room for naps, and will be at the resort more than we were when we went in May. Then we were there literally to shower and sleep at night, with a mid day nap some days. We only hit the pools once or twice I think. Most of our trip was in the parks.

August though--- we will be in the room more, and swimming more, and just hanging at the resort more. And if it rains (like it does in August!) then I suspect it might even be more time than we first thought!

Anyone have experience with split stays- or wish you had done one?

Ideally, 2 rooms at the Poly is what I'd do. But I don't think we can budget for that. And still eat.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #37
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Awesome- off to read it!

Question Poly lovers... we are going to spend 8 days in WDW next August. Pretty sure it will be August (ugh, the heat! But I think it might be the best timing option for us)

We know we are going to the Poly. My first thought was to stay there the entire time. Then I started getting real... I have 4 kids! One is a 2 year old- she's the one I worry about. The other kids are awesome hotel stayers- they really are GREAT. the Poly would be fine with them since there's the spare bed. But she's the wild card. Just not sure she will settle down with everyone in the room at night.

Legally, we can all be in 1 room at the Poly until she's 3. And the rooms are pretty good size (at least Tahiti had a little extra space) so I'm ok with that in theory. But I'm beginning to think that for *that* long I will end up regretting us all being in one room.

Getting 2 rooms at Poly is too cost prohibitive for us.

Thinking maybe a split stay- first 5 days at Poly and 3 days somewhere else (either a value with 2 rooms, like the new little mermaid rooms, or the mods would even be the same as one room at Poly I think) or the cabins (which we stayed at before and LOVED) Just thinking that after a few days of closeness, we may want to have more space.

BUT... then I don't really want to start at the Poly and down grade, KWIM? I suppose we could start at the other resort and move over to the Poly, but I am concerned about going from bigger spaces to smaller one.

What would you do? Anyone have an extended stay in one room with the family? I'm not worried about moving everyone- that's not a huge issue to me. It's just trying to decide if we might need to have more space on this long of a trip.

Since it's August, we will be in the room for naps, and will be at the resort more than we were when we went in May. Then we were there literally to shower and sleep at night, with a mid day nap some days. We only hit the pools once or twice I think. Most of our trip was in the parks.

August though--- we will be in the room more, and swimming more, and just hanging at the resort more. And if it rains (like it does in August!) then I suspect it might even be more time than we first thought!

Anyone have experience with split stays- or wish you had done one?

Ideally, 2 rooms at the Poly is what I'd do. But I don't think we can budget for that. And still eat.
With a 2 year old I'd pick one and stick with it. For us the hardest time when traveling with our toddler is the first night or two until we get into a routine. If you split stay with them you are going to have reacclamate to the new surroundings twice.
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Awesome information! We are staying at the Poly in June 2013 for the first time. Yeah!
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Yes. I prefer Mauna Kea for this, so I always get to the marina about 20-30 minutes early to claim it.
I agree! Mauna Kea has a slightly better view of the pool than Mauna Lea!
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Ah, a new Poly thread for my paid in full/30 day dance!

The closer I get to vacation, the more I seem to dance!

As always, thanks to Rob for migrating us.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #42
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Glad to see everyone settling in for another 250(ish) page chat about the greatest place I've ever been.

The realization really just hit me (it's been a long summer) that I'm only 2 WEEKS away! 14 little tiny days from now, I'll be going insane and trying, unsuccessfully, to get some sleep before we leave at 4:30 AM. It has yet to happen. Even after my all-day wedding day and lack of sleep the night before that, I can. not. sleep. on Disneyeve.

In a little over 2 weeks, I'll be waking up on the Seven Seas Lagoon and listening to WDW come to life on an early morning photo excursion. The MK music starting up, the train whistle, boat horns, waves gently hitting the beach, then having breakfast at the Kona and starting off on a day of Disney magic.



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Glad to see everyone settling in for another 250(ish) page chat about the greatest place I've ever been.

The realization really just hit me (it's been a long summer) that I'm only 2 WEEKS away! 14 little tiny days from now, I'll be going insane and trying, unsuccessfully, to get some sleep before we leave at 4:30 AM. It has yet to happen. Even after my all-day wedding day and lack of sleep the night before that, I can. not. sleep. on Disneyeve.

In a little over 2 weeks, I'll be waking up on the Seven Seas Lagoon and listening to WDW come to life on an early morning photo excursion. The MK music starting up, the train whistle, boat horns, waves gently hitting the beach, then having breakfast at the Kona and starting off on a day of Disney magic.



Sorry, had to get that out!!


While I am VERY happy for your, this just made me so sad because it wil be 332 days until we experience this again.
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Glad to see everyone settling in for another 250(ish) page chat about the greatest place I've ever been.

The realization really just hit me (it's been a long summer) that I'm only 2 WEEKS away! 14 little tiny days from now, I'll be going insane and trying, unsuccessfully, to get some sleep before we leave at 4:30 AM. It has yet to happen. Even after my all-day wedding day and lack of sleep the night before that, I can. not. sleep. on Disneyeve.

In a little over 2 weeks, I'll be waking up on the Seven Seas Lagoon and listening to WDW come to life on an early morning photo excursion. The MK music starting up, the train whistle, boat horns, waves gently hitting the beach, then having breakfast at the Kona and starting off on a day of Disney magic.



Sorry, had to get that out!!


Thank you Rob for all your hard work! And I know exactly what you mean by not being able to sleep the night before! I can never sleep the night before any vacation and this will be our first Disney trip, I can only imagine how bad the "can't-wait-to-get-thereitis" will be, I'm about 2 months out and I'm already have tossing and turning nights just from the excitement!

Have a great trip in just 2 weeks!!!!
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Just did online check-in!!! Only 10 more days!!!!!!
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