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Old 08-20-2013, 09:08 PM   #2596
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9 days from today we check into the Poly for the very first time! 10 days from today DH and I renew our vows on Luau Beach. I am so excited! I do have some last minute questions though that I was hoping some of you could help me with.

Are there any "must dos" while staying at the Poly? The day we renew our vows we are going to be hanging around the resort all day. I've never not gone to a park during the day. We could easily spend the day at the pool, but is there anything else fun that we should look into?

How long is the jogging trail at the Poly? Is it easy to follow? Also, when is the fitness center open at the Grand Floridian? It is my understanding that Poly guests can use the gym at the GF. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:32 PM   #2597
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I am so excited this morning and I just wanted to share with y'all! Booked a room for 10/15-10/22, standard view using room only discount!!!!

I have been trying for 2 weeks for any room and something finally became available. We have been to WDW many times but this is our first F&W!!!!

Haven't stayed at Poly since July 2010. And our last trip was July 2011 at BC. Can't wait!!!!
Glad you were able to book the Poly .

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But I'm super excited to have a trip in the works, our first time as a family of 4- my DS will be 6 months at the time. That's why my DH was only willing to stay at the poly - we can walk to both the MK and EP monorail with the stroller and not have to fold it up and juggle it on a bus. I'll be lucky if he agrees to go to the AK at all this trip, and we'll probably get to DHS by monorail to EP and walking to the studios. He really hates the buses. I get it, but to me it isn't that big of a deal.
Have fun planning......the Poly is an awesome resort .

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I can't believe I'm able to say this............We leave for WDW in 2 days!!! So super excited to stay at the Poly for the first time. I can't even stand it!


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19 hours until my first-ever stay at the Poly!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great time......you're going to love the Poly .

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Us too!!! See you tomorrow!!
How exciting .

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I have 2 wks and 3 days until I'm back at the Poly.
It will be here before you know it .

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2 days for us too! Though we'll be at the GF for a bit before getting over to the Poly! Woo hoo!
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45 days until our first time t poly.
You're going to love it .

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Ok, it's done! She knows!!! She's out of her mind!!

I told her dh wasn't feeling well (which is true) and said we probably shouldn't go to the amusement park as planned. She looked very sad. 😞

Then I said, "Do you want to go to Disney instead?" 😝 She must have asked "Really?" about a dozen times, then ran around the house like her hair was on fire.....

5 hours!!!!!!
That is too cute .

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You just never know until it gets closer and anything is subject to change. I wouldn't worry about the construction until it's actually happening.
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So happy to be at the Poly! We got exactly what I wanted... 3rd floor Tuvalu TPV. The resort is even more magical than I remember from my 1996 stay. We had lunch at Kona, 2 of us had sushi. I love being back at Disney. We had a great time at Universal but it just isn't the same.
Glad you got your requests and that you're having a great time .

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Catch up with me on my live trip report at:

It's the Peters Family live from Poly!

It's so good to be here!!!!!
How exciting......hope you're having a great time .
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #2598
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9 days from today we check into the Poly for the very first time! 10 days from today DH and I renew our vows on Luau Beach. I am so excited! I do have some last minute questions though that I was hoping some of you could help me with.

Are there any "must dos" while staying at the Poly? The day we renew our vows we are going to be hanging around the resort all day. I've never not gone to a park during the day. We could easily spend the day at the pool, but is there anything else fun that we should look into?

How long is the jogging trail at the Poly? Is it easy to follow? Also, when is the fitness center open at the Grand Floridian? It is my understanding that Poly guests can use the gym at the GF. Thanks!
You could try and rent a cabana down by the pool. Get a Dole Whip and walk around the resort. Have lunch or dinner at Kona.

I am not sure on the jogging trail but the GF fitness center is open for Poly guests.
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Awesome first day at the Poly! Sitting on our balcony in Hawaii enjoying the amazing view of the castle!!
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:28 PM   #2600
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Awesome first day at the Poly! Sitting on our balcony in Hawaii enjoying the amazing view of the castle!!
I am so happy for you and okaaaaaaay just a little jealous!!! LOL
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #2601
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Back in my room at the Poly... My nieces are loving it here as much as I hoped they would. It's been such a magical day. The best moment was when we'd met up with an online friend (not from the dis) and we were hanging outside rnrc talking about where she'd meet us after we rode with the fastpasses we'd gotten before she met us. Like magic, someone materialized out of thin air and asked if anyone wanted a fastpass! So my friend was able to ride with us. Stuff like that seems to happen more often at Disney than anywhere else.

We'd given away extra toy story mania fastpasses last year so I guess we had good karma coming to us.
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Back in my room at the Poly... My nieces are loving it here as much as I hoped they would. It's been such a magical day. The best moment was when we'd met up with an online friend (not from the dis) and we were hanging outside rnrc talking about where she'd meet us after we rode with the fastpasses we'd gotten before she met us. Like magic, someone materialized out of thin air and asked if anyone wanted a fastpass! So my friend was able to ride with us. Stuff like that seems to happen more often at Disney than anywhere else.

We'd given away extra toy story mania fastpasses last year so I guess we had good karma coming to us.
That is so awesome!! Pixie dust strikes again!!
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What I want to know... is there a -maximum- height for the slide because my inner five year old is soooooo looking forward to flinging her overgrown bum down it.

I LOVE WDW surprise stories/videos. We took our kids on a surprise trip in 2009. They thought we were just going to visit my brother in Homosassa for the weekend and that the only hotel we could find for the night was near WDW. The next morning we gave them a wrapped box with shirts and pins and stuff and a note in it that said we were going to WDW. It was their first trip and the difference in reactions between my two girls still makes me crack up. My eldest is so stoic and my youngest daughter is so... not.

I am so glad we got it on video:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/danuv/3...57631645580680
I go down the slide - I love it and you will too

That video is awesome! 'I get to meet princesses??!!' Priceless!
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We surprised kids 3 times first my DD and DS back in 2009, had them do a scavenger hunt as soon as they got home from school and the hunt ended in living room where we were wearing mickeys ears with gift bags and their own packing lists, told them they had 30 min to pack and load car and then we were ordering pizza and going to bed early, that was fun!

Second time we were taking my step son, only see him for month of June as he lives in TN and we are in SC, told him that we had somewhere to be and a friend was watching him, got him up real early. He pouted the entire ride finally about an hour out of WDW we pulled over handed him a big box I wrapped and when he lifted lid a balloon that had a note attached to it said Surprise your going to Disney World" first thing out of his mouth was... Im not going to a baby sitter? lol

Last June we took my DD and my step son and when my hubby came home from work he showered and we called kids down to living room ( I already had them packed) and told them we were leaving right then and there for WDW! Step son said.. I cant believe this is happening! lol
What great stories and what fabulous parents!
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It's the Peters Family live from Poly!

It's so good to be here!!!!!
Yippee!
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It has been awhile since I rented a surrey bike and I've never done so at the Poly. Last year at BWI, we inquired but for some reason, they wouldn't let my son be his own 'driver' - but I can't remember if it was his age or height.

Has anyone rented a surrey bike lately that knows what the restrictions are around them? DH and I want to ride as well, but I think DS wants his own or he would at least want to be in the front pedaling.

And if you rented one at the Poly, where were you able to bike and did you like it?

Thanks for any info!
Bumping the question up to see if anyone has any feedback, thanks!
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What building and what view did you have if you don't mind me asking? TIA
We were in Hawaii in a first floor garden view room overlooking the quiet pool.
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9 days from today we check into the Poly for the very first time! 10 days from today DH and I renew our vows on Luau Beach. I am so excited! I do have some last minute questions though that I was hoping some of you could help me with.

Are there any "must dos" while staying at the Poly? The day we renew our vows we are going to be hanging around the resort all day. I've never not gone to a park during the day. We could easily spend the day at the pool, but is there anything else fun that we should look into?

How long is the jogging trail at the Poly? Is it easy to follow? Also, when is the fitness center open at the Grand Floridian? It is my understanding that Poly guests can use the gym at the GF. Thanks!
How exciting and what a great place to renew your vows . One thing I love to do at the Poly is relax in a hammock on the beach while listening to the boat whistles as the boats go back and forth to MK .

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Awesome first day at the Poly! Sitting on our balcony in Hawaii enjoying the amazing view of the castle!!
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Back in my room at the Poly... My nieces are loving it here as much as I hoped they would. It's been such a magical day. The best moment was when we'd met up with an online friend (not from the dis) and we were hanging outside rnrc talking about where she'd meet us after we rode with the fastpasses we'd gotten before she met us. Like magic, someone materialized out of thin air and asked if anyone wanted a fastpass! So my friend was able to ride with us. Stuff like that seems to happen more often at Disney than anywhere else.

We'd given away extra toy story mania fastpasses last year so I guess we had good karma coming to us.
Glad your nieces are having a great time . What a great surprise to get a fastpass for your friend.....glad she was able to ride with you .
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Yes all the resorts are involved. What did the letter say?
Didn't you have a working fridge in CL room? I haven't gotten the letter..
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Awesome first day at the Poly! Sitting on our balcony in Hawaii enjoying the amazing view of the castle!!
Do you have a working fridge? We will be there in a little over 2 weeks
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