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Old 08-16-2013, 12:27 PM   #2416
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We are headed to Disney in 3 weeks before my DH deploys. We are booked at PO Riverside with free dining. I really want to switch to a monorail resort--and my kids want to stay at the Polynesian for something different since we have usually stayed at CR.

Is it wrong that my biggest problem with the upgrade is that I hate the thought of making the call and being on the phone with the CM forever??? LOL
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #2417
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We are headed to Disney in 3 weeks before my DH deploys. We are booked at PO Riverside with free dining. I really want to switch to a monorail resort--and my kids want to stay at the Polynesian for something different since we have usually stayed at CR.

Is it wrong that my biggest problem with the upgrade is that I hate the thought of making the call and being on the phone with the CM forever??? LOL
I just switched from POFQ to the Poly yesterday and was only on the phone a couple of minutes with the CM. She was very nice and efficient.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #2418
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Wow I bought some Disney pins for my kids to trade on our next trip and they are due to arrive today. I just bought them Wednesday morning. The kids are going to be besides themselves. They are dying to get into them to see if there are any sets in there and to see all the different one they got.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:34 PM   #2419
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LOVE the pictures, Tinkerbellie - what a cute family!

I can't believe the leis are scented - how FUN! It doesn't make sense that the Poly isn't consistent with handing them out. Maybe they need to give CMs buttons like they do at restaurants, "If I fail to suggest dessert, it's free!". How about, "If I don't give you a lei, you get a free Dole Whip!"
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #2420
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OK, now that I re-read my post above, I think a lot of CMs would refuse to wear a button like that.

Still, I think the flower leis need to be mandatory and consistent. I can't WAIT to get ours and I DON'T WANNA HAVE TO ASK!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #2421
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OK, now that I re-read my post above, I think a lot of CMs would refuse to wear a button like that.

Still, I think the flower leis need to be mandatory and consistent. I can't WAIT to get ours and I DON'T WANNA HAVE TO ASK!!
I thought the button idea was hysterical!!! Lol good idea
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #2422
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OK, now that I re-read my post above, I think a lot of CMs would refuse to wear a button like that.

Still, I think the flower leis need to be mandatory and consistent. I can't WAIT to get ours and I DON'T WANNA HAVE TO ASK!!
ROFL Too funny. We have always gotten them on check in. This time we got real ones because it was our anniversary. We got the silk ones too.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:17 PM   #2423
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Made the move today. just changed our BC reservation to the Poly - 8/31-9/7. DH asked last night if it was even possible. Thought there would be no rooms left. The kids were kinda bummed. They wanted SAB but I think they will enjoy the volcano slide and how can you go wrong with the Poly? Now to change my mindset from being walking distance to Epcot to being back at the Poly with all it has to offer. Done.
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Made the move today. just changed our BC reservation to the Poly - 8/31-9/7. DH asked last night if it was even possible. Thought there would be no rooms left. The kids were kinda bummed. They wanted SAB but I think they will enjoy the volcano slide and how can you go wrong with the Poly? Now to change my mindset from being walking distance to Epcot to being back at the Poly with all it has to offer. Done.
Congratulations on the move to the Poly!! Once the kids get into the volcano pool, use the slide, and participate in the games, SAB will be a distant memory. LOL
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:32 PM   #2425
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Well our next stay at the Poly will be a much quieter one. My DH snores like a freight train. I just bit the bullet a few minutes ago and bought him one of those Pure Sleep things for snoring. I really hope it works. The kids even said to me on this last trip that they could see why I sleep on the couch a lot. DH was keeping them up too. Now I will hopefully have peace and quiet at home and we will all have a much more peaceful vacation.
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Steve just posted some major new about the construction that is starting this September. It will affect the beach areas and some views In current longhouses. One of those is Hawaii. I am not a happy camper right now
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #2427
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Well our next stay at the Poly will be a much quieter one. My DH snores like a freight train. I just bit the bullet a few minutes ago and bought him one of those Pure Sleep things for snoring. I really hope it works. The kids even said to me on this last trip that they could see why I sleep on the couch a lot. DH was keeping them up too. Now I will hopefully have peace and quiet at home and we will all have a much more peaceful vacation.
I am laughing at this!

My dh snores too but at home I can kick him since he is in bed next to me. On vacation last week he slept in one bed and me in the other and we rotated the 3 kids. There were nights I had to stop myself from kicking a kid!
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:24 PM   #2428
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Here at the Poly now! Samoa 1st floor facing the volcano pool...PERFECT location!!! They were checking IDs and giving wristbands out today at the pool...happy to see this being done!
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Steve just posted some major new about the construction that is starting this September. It will affect the beach areas and some views In current longhouses. One of those is Hawaii. I am not a happy camper right now
So I just read the update on his FB page...my interpretation is that starting in September, its the beach in front of Tahiti, Sunset Pointe, and part of a nearby parking lot that will be closed. And views in Hawaii, Tokelau, Rapa Nui and Tahiti may be affected - apparently Disney is changing some of room designations accordingly. It seems like mainly the lagoon-facing views would be affected at that point, based on the other information??

It did say that GCH, pools, restaurants, etc... would all be open and unaffected for the time being.

Steve, if you see this, does this sound right??
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Are there coffee machines in the guest rooms at Poly? If so, what kind of coffee is in the room? My mom NEEDS her coffee first thing and if they still have Nescafe in the CL, that probably isn't going to cut it! Just curious what our other options may be...I may just bring Starbucks VIA...
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