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Old 07-22-2014, 10:39 PM   #1381
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We will be there at the end of August, and by the sounds of this thread and a Facebook group I'm on, I think we will have the place to ourselves too!


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We'll be arriving on August 1st. Will you still be there then?
We leave the 2nd! :
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:42 PM   #1382
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5 more days till our stay in Hawaii! This used to be such a lively thread- funny what some construction can do! If this is representative of the amount of people who kept their resort bookings we may have the Poly to ourselves lol
Hi mystery Have seen you over on the GF thread too... Yes this thread has been awfully quiet...You just might have the Poly to yourselves!

We after many years of staying at the GF...are trying the Poly ( more likely than not a Poly/GF split...lol..) ..we have always enjoyed the dining and shopping...just never stayed there....I know what a time to pick to do that...lol.... But we shall see....

Would love to hear your thoughts when you return from your trip... Looks like it will be in just a few more days!!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:35 PM   #1383
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Hi mystery Have seen you over on the GF thread too... Yes this thread has been awfully quiet...You just might have the Poly to yourselves! We after many years of staying at the GF...are trying the Poly ( more likely than not a Poly/GF split...lol..) ..we have always enjoyed the dining and shopping...just never stayed there....I know what a time to pick to do that...lol.... But we shall see.... Would love to hear your thoughts when you return from your trip... Looks like it will be in just a few more days!!!
Blue - Sure thing!
I'll post my thoughts (prob check in from time to time during the trip) and pictures when I come back. While we know the Poly won't be as aesthetically pleasing as we are used to, here's to hoping that the rest of it is great as always!
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:20 PM   #1384
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5 more days till our stay in Hawaii! This used to be such a lively thread- funny what some construction can do! If this is representative of the amount of people who kept their resort bookings we may have the Poly to ourselves lol
We're arriving 7/28 and leaving 8/1. I guess the quiet (lack of people noise) could be nice. I've been trying to prepare my DS and DH for the construction, but I don't think they understand the extent. Oh well
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #1385
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We're arriving 7/28 and leaving 8/1. I guess the quiet (lack of people noise) could be nice. I've been trying to prepare my DS and DH for the construction, but I don't think they understand the extent. Oh well
Lol so I have! I was preparing everyone for the worst especially once the pool closes. But with lower expectations, I think this trip may turn out pretty good overall! Especially if the resort is half empty!
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:32 PM   #1386
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Does anybody know if Polynesian guests will have access to the pool at either the Grand Floridian or Contemporary while the Volcano pool is closed.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:34 PM   #1387
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Does anybody know if Polynesian guests will have access to the pool at either the Grand Floridian or Contemporary while the Volcano pool is closed.
No. But they are offering a 1 day ticket to Blizzard Beach.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:10 PM   #1388
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We are going to stay at the Polynesian for the Princess Half Marathon weekend. Just three nights, but I am so excited! I pulled up the park hours for the week we will be there and noticed that Blizzard Beach is scheduled for refurbishment. I wonder if we will get a pass to Typhoon Lagoon instead.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:43 AM   #1389
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Morning Poly people!! Almost time
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Morning Poly people!! Almost time


dd and I just stayed there in May/June. We didn't mind the construction and a have lunch booked at Kona for 8/12.

When we stay at a monorail resort we really do consider it as staying at all of the them simultaneously. We eat, shop, explore them all.

I love to be on the boat from MK around 9-10pm and watch EWP from the water. With the beach mess that might work for you. It is so nice to watch then get off the boat and be "home" .


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Poly and WL pool

I haven't been on the DIS in quite a while and have just been catching up last night and this morning. We are doing a split stay between Poly and WL, so I was reading threads for both resorts.
I was surprised to see on the WL thread that their feature pool will be closed for refurbishment beginning in September. What has me steaming right now is that several guests that will be at WL during the refurbishment have posted that they received letters stating that they will receive a one day ticket to a water park PLUS they will be bussed to FW and CR to use their pools!
Would Disney really be that inconsistent with how they treat their guests?
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:28 AM   #1392
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I haven't been on the DIS in quite a while and have just been catching up last night and this morning. We are doing a split stay between Poly and WL, so I was reading threads for both resorts.
I was surprised to see on the WL thread that their feature pool will be closed for refurbishment beginning in September. What has me steaming right now is that several guests that will be at WL during the refurbishment have posted that they received letters stating that they will receive a one day ticket to a water park PLUS they will be bussed to FW and CR to use their pools!
Would Disney really be that inconsistent with how they treat their guests?
Poly guest were/are given a one-day pass to Blizzard Beach, I read.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:34 AM   #1393
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dd and I just stayed there in May/June. We didn't mind the construction and a have lunch booked at Kona for 8/12. When we stay at a monorail resort we really do consider it as staying at all of the them simultaneously. We eat, shop, explore them all. I love to be on the boat from MK around 9-10pm and watch EWP from the water. With the beach mess that might work for you. It is so nice to watch then get off the boat and be "home" . Hi Blue
Sounds very nice. Like you we also enjoy visiting the other monorail resorts. I had joked in the GF thread that I may spend more time in that lobby than GCH during this time!

I'm confident... Well hopeful may be the better word, that staying in Hawaii will have close to the same relaxing feel it always did on prior stays
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Sounds very nice. Like you we also enjoy visiting the other monorail resorts. I had joked in the GF thread that I may spend more time in that lobby than GCH during this time!

I'm confident... Well hopeful may be the better word, that staying in Hawaii will have close to the same relaxing feel it always did on prior stays
We were in Hawaii too. Amazing how a glass of "special" makes everything better.
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Blue - Sure thing!
I'll post my thoughts (prob check in from time to time during the trip) and pictures when I come back. While we know the Poly won't be as aesthetically pleasing as we are used to, here's to hoping that the rest of it is great as always!
Thanks so much!! I look foward to your live posts too.. I agree..we stopped by during our last Disney trip in June and weren't really bothered by the constructions walls at all...and while the lobby was so lovely before..as long as the restaurants and shops are open..and our room is nice we will be enjoying our trip...

I do have one concern though...I did read somewhere recently...probably here..that the paths and walk ways might be pretty torn up during the pool construction..making it difficult to navigate the the grounds.... That would be awful...

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Lol so I have! I was preparing everyone for the worst especially once the pool closes. But with lower expectations, I think this trip may turn out pretty good overall! Especially if the resort is half empty!


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Does anybody know if Polynesian guests will have access to the pool at either the Grand Floridian or Contemporary while the Volcano pool is closed.
I know that everyone is saying that this will not be an option..but during two recent calls to CRO..both times I was told..and I was not asking about the pool ..that the GF pools would be available to Poly guests???? I am sure others here on this board will be more informed...just sharing what I was told.... Also..don't think that the CR will be an option for the simple reason that they are the alternate pool for the WL guests???

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We are going to stay at the Polynesian for the Princess Half Marathon weekend. Just three nights, but I am so excited! I pulled up the park hours for the week we will be there and noticed that Blizzard Beach is scheduled for refurbishment. I wonder if we will get a pass to Typhoon Lagoon instead.
I am curious about this too????

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dd and I just stayed there in May/June. We didn't mind the construction and a have lunch booked at Kona for 8/12.

When we stay at a monorail resort we really do consider it as staying at all of the them simultaneously. We eat, shop, explore them all.


I love to be on the boat from MK around 9-10pm and watch EWP from the water. With the beach mess that might work for you. It is so nice to watch then get off the boat and be "home" .


Hi Blue
Hey Trish I agree... we do the monorail crawl too..lol... as for the boat during fireworks or EWP ..good tip ....one of our fave things to do each trip...
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