ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: January 2012

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  1. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    I'm pretty sure that won't be a problem. Children aren't required to wear a life jacket in the Poly pools, so I don't see why they would object to her wearing what you've got and I'm sure I've seen kids wearing water wings in the pool there. They also have life jackets you can borrow from the marina for free for the length of your stay, if that saves you bringing something extra in your suitcase. :)
     
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  3. kimberwee

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    Oooooh, I hope so because that is what we are bringing for DD, who will be turning 5 on the trip. The only issue is that I am concerned about having it take up so much room in a suitcase and our entire day before flying home is at the pool. It probably wont dry in time for our flight home. I am entertaining the thought of just buying her some regular arm floaties to use and then regifting them to someone at the pool who looks like they could use them, before we head home. Haven't decided though...:confused3
     
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    I will be reporting here - not sure if there is a place on the boards for live reports though.......anyone know?

    Only 5 more days!!!

    Awesome! Thanks for the tip!!! :worship:
     
  5. Mousemommy1

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    Theres a Countdown and Live Trip Reports section. :goodvibes
     
  6. carlnix30

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    Oh nothing I would want more than to be posting this on my balcony
    hmmmmm.. All I have to do is win the lottery.. :rotfl2:
    They do have life jackets available.. But remember the pool is only 4ft Or 1.22 meters. Guarded by lifeguards and zero entry. VERY safe even without life jackets!
     
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    The a/c issue.
    Not a problem with the info. I can tell you the first time we stayed there I thought the darn thing was broken! Then I used the "baloon" method but they move all around in a strange environment.. Still couldn't sleep.. Then I went to the Internet for more info.. I CANNOT sleep without white noise in the background! :thumbsup2
     
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    The countdown is on! :banana:
     
  10. Grace&Carolinesmom

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    Carl Do you bring a white noise machine with you on vacation? We NEVER leave home without ours. It is the bomb. Drowns out those people walking the halls, slamming doors, doing "odd things" next door, and general neighbor noise.
     
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    Good question... I HAVE to sleep with a box fan for "white noise". I have stayed at the Poly 3 times in the past and never did think to ask if maybe they had a box fan for guests to use... Does anyone know? :confused3
     
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    What brand did you buy? Do you have a link to it? I'd like to buy a small white noise machine, not too big so it can be packed in our luggage.
     
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    I'd love to know, too! We have to have a fan going in our room at home; right now we have an extra window a/c b/c my DH likes to keep it 60 degrees in there year round. I was planning to get a fan sometime this week to take with us on our trip, but a noise machine might be better!
     
  14. TinkPirateMom

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    We use a white noise machine in my son's room. It's pretty small and can be plugged in or run on batteries. We are going to bring it with us. There is a night light feature to it as well.

    http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4309325

    We paid less for it in our Target store.
     
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    Don't know about the boxfan but we have 2 sleep machines. One stays at home and one for vacation. Can't chance it if God forbid we left it in a hotel room and didn't have it when we got home :scared1: We have the Sleepmate model 980 A. We bought them off of Amazon I think. Lots of places sell them so just look for the cheapest price. It is small and has 2 speeds. High and Low. It has 2 collars that you turn to get your preferred fan noise. It is literally just a fan inside a plastic housing that channels the noise. Love it!

    So funny.... we carry that, DH's CPAP machine, and DD's nebulizer in one of our carry-ons. Notoriously, at some point during our airport searches, we are asked to plug in at least one of these items to make sure it isn't a bomb. It makes me laugh because.....if it WERE a bomb and they plugged it in, we would all be goners. Makes no sense really.:rolleyes:
     
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    Haven't really tried one. I run my fan and a/c year round being in center city Philadelphia people never sleep. No matter how soundproof my place is i always hear the drunk UPenn student's :rotfl2: unless I have all the fans running.
    Hmmm.. I am the one that requires my room to be 60 degrees (15.56c) and fans but I think I might be happy with a sound machine!
     
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    Yes, they do have box fans! My DH & DD20 are also fan addicts. You just have to call mousekeeping and have one delivered to your room. I'm sure they have a limited number, like the mircowaves & are first come, but of our three trips so far we have been able to get one every time. :thumbsup2
     
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    If you have an iPhone, you can download Sleep Machine Lite for free. It has tons of background noise sounds and works like a charm. Then you have your sound machine where ever you go!
     
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    I am going to have to check out that iphone app for DH...he is the same way. I freeze every night because he likes the sound of our ceiling fan on high when he sleeps. :sad2:
     
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    I'm not sure if DH would go for this ... he's a fan purist, never tried a white noise machine :rolleyes: I'd have to preview it first before I'd let him use it anyways. I've gotten used to a fan (unless I'm having trouble falling asleep on a particular night), but I'm afraid something like this would annoy the crap out of me & I'd be laying there awake half of the night. :headache:
     
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