ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: January 2012

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  1. haleofafamily

    haleofafamily DIS Veteran

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    I was told you could get a bus to anywhere (on Disney property) from the TTC. I'm so confused!!
     
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  3. Debrn

    Debrn Mouseketeer

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    If you go to Tikiman's site he has posted about refurb.
     
  4. vbarry

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    Awesome! Thx for the info. This is what I just got from IPO:

    Aloha!


    Thank you for contacting our office!


    We have noted your room request and our room assignors will do their best to accommodate that request for you.


    At this time the Volcano Pool slide will be closed starting Feb 6th for 4-6 weeks. They have not announced an official opening date so it may still be closed when you arrive or it may be open. At this time we do not know yet. Hopefully it will be open during your vacation.


    Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any further assistance.




    Mahalo,


    Joleen


    Walt Disney World Itinerary Planning Office
     
  5. Debrn

    Debrn Mouseketeer

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    I hope it's open for you. I contemplated switching to GF but couldnt bring myself to do it. We will take pontoon over to GF for the slide.
     
  6. vbarry

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    It is so funny because when I went to book there was nothing at the GF...then I looked everywhere else...nothing much anywhere. Every level was open at the Polynesian which seemed wierd to me. Now I know why! Oh well- we are DVC so can pool hop at most resorts and we can use the GF pool per the info so that is all good! I just hope it is open. Maybe I will get a chance for a LV upgrade!!
     
  7. twob4him

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    All packed....just waiting....:banana::banana:
     
  8. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    As are we without packing the clothes needed for now.
     
  9. carlnix30

    carlnix30 DIS Dad #559

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    You can get to any park or DTD just does not go to ANY resort. It is the main hub for any park including water parks and DTD. but no buses go to resorts except the ones leaving FROM parks or DTD. It wouldn't make Sense for Disney to have buses to and from the TTC to the resorts due to the fact that they already have buses at the resorts heading to ALL park destinations including MK.
     
  10. Stasieki

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    Us too:cool1::cool1:. 4 days left on the countdown calendar. Packed just the girls today while my MIL took them out. My 6 year old tries to "help" pack a little too much.

    I am quite bumned about the slide, but I'm not going to let it ruin it for us. And, really, when we were there last year with the same type of temps, we only used the pool / slide once maybe twice.
     
  11. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    Hello Poly lovers! Ok... so here is my mini trip report!

    We checked in on Saturday, February 4 and actually arrived about 11:30am and they greeted us at the bus! That was pretty awesome considering we weren't staying CL this time and we had never had that before. So... he walked us inside and since I had done online check-in it was pretty quick. As I said before, we were put in room 1208 in Aortearoa which is on the left side of Tonga. Not a far walk to the GCH but not convenient to the buses or anything else on property. But... we still enjoyed it!

    Because it was just mom and me we pretty much had a chill Disney trip. We went to and from the parks as we pleased and really didn't wait in line for anything for too long. We waited 15 minutes for Soarin' but the rest of the time it was in and out. Of course my mom uses an ECV because she has had knee replacement and can't walk the parks for too long which helps us get in and out of some rides quicker than others. We try not to abuse it though, she will park it alot and walk it if it isn't too long.

    We did rent a car for a day because she wanted to go to the Outlet mall and we were going to do Sea World but changed our minds. We ended up changing our schedule and driving over to DHS that day which worked out well! We spent about 4 1/2 hours there and did all we needed to do, including dinner at 50's Prime Time!

    We actually had dinner at Ohana two nights because it is now one of her new favorite restaurants on property! And it was good! I surprised her that night with a custom cake (ordered from GF) and delivered to the table at Ohana. I am taking her on the Disney Dream in September and I told her with a cake! :goodvibes We have done the Magic and Wonder and are doing the Fantasy in December so why not do them all? ;) The pic of that cake is below!

    Of course we had dinner at Chef Mickeys one night which is a must do for us. We visited the MK 3 times and EPCOT twice. We decided against doing AK because we feel it isn't a park we want to do every time we go. We even came back and took naps in the afternoon sometimes! :cloud9: It was really awesome and really the way I like to do Disney now. Of course if and when I ever have kids I am sure it will be different, but for now I am enjoying the adult trips! :yay:

    As far as our room went. It was really clean and we liked stepping out of our room onto a sidewalk that was right alongside the monorail. I know it isn't a TPV but it was the next best thing! I know where that monorail goes! :laughing: It was extremely quiet in that building and that area though. It was a great location for taking the boat and for being close to the GCH. Unfortunately, mom can't take the boat with the ECV so we have to do the monorail.

    Mousekeeping did a pretty decent job everyday. I like when they pay attention to detail and that will get them an extra dollar or two the next day. We typically leave $3-$5 for them per day depending on how we think they did.

    We received 3 notes in our room while there. One was to let us know the slide at the volcano pool would close on Feb 6. Another was to let us know that they would be doing show rehearsals at the MK on certain nights and they run the rehearsals between 1am and 3am so they apologized for any disturbance. And honestly, we heard and saw nothing. And the last one was to let us know they were going to be spraying the side of our building one morning, which again was no big deal.

    The shops had the same things in them they had 3 months ago so I wasn't impressed. I am always looking for new Disney attire to add to my collection or new jewelry or purses. However... they do have new luggage for those of you that like Disney luggage.

    Other than that, there is nothing new to report from Poly world! I won't be back until September so I will be keeping up with all of you! Below are some pics I took! Oh... and I did get to see Eli Manning at the MK on Feb 6 which was cool! I am a Colts fan/Peyton Manning fan so to see the little brother was the next best thing!

    Hope all of you that have trips coming up have a great time!

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  12. jennyjinx3

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    Wow thank you for sharing this so late at night! I am just home from work and heading to bed and yours was the last post I am going to read. Now I can dream about the Poly! It sounds like you and your mom are very close...so nice. When are you headed back in Sept? :goodvibes
     
  13. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    Yes. She is my best friend. It was a long time coming but she is my travel buddy! I will be back September 17-20 and then will be on the Disney Dream the 20-23. I think... and not sure yet, we are going to fly in Saturday the 15th, which is my bday... but not sure if that will be a Poly stay or a resort only stay at POFQ or maybe the CR. Either way works for me!
     
  14. haleofafamily

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    And I love your Poly pics!
     
  15. Tinkerbellie16

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    Love all the pictures! What a great way to tell your mom about the Dream trip!!! And just had to say that you are right to enjoy the adult vacations :thumbsup2 I adore Disney with my kids but there is something so nice about those vacations we had years ago when it was OUR pace.
     
  16. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    Great report princessdisnygina - thanks for sharing!
     
  17. anjalee6

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    princessdisnygina Thanks so much for posting your pictures. Now I am drooling thinking about that great yummy bread pudding from 'Ohana. July can't come fast enough!
     
  18. princessbride6205

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    princessdisnygina - Thanks for sharing your quick trip report and photos!

    I started packing this weekend - over 2 weeks in advance is earlier than I have ever packed. But I'll be in NY for work starting tomorrow for 6 days, then only about 48 hours at home before we get on a plane to Florida! I'll probably overpack on clothing, but as long as it all fits in the suitcases, we'll be good. I was feeling really ahead of the game...until today. Packing for the work trip is stressing me out - so obviously I'm taking a break here on the DIS. :laughing:
     
  19. TaraPA

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    Love the pics! I am going to start packing today as well...Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Packing Day!
     
  20. disneydreamin247

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    Your trip is so close!!! Happy Valentine's day. :love:
     
  21. kimberwee

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    Happy Valentines Day everyone!! :lovestruc

    Has anyone been to the Poly in early May? If so, tips on the weather would be appreciated.
     
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