ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: June 2013

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  1. leannak

    leannak Mouseketeer

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    OK, my poly buddies. Need help. I just did online check-in for our stay in exactly 60 days. Now what? It seems we won't be part of fast pass + or magic bands, since those links don't work for me. Is that right? Is there anything else I should be doing after online check-in? It didn't give me anyplace to put in flight #s for Magic Express or to request to be near the other people in our travel group (we have 2 rooms and would like them together)... so I'm planning to call to give that info. I just wanted to make sure I'm not missing out on selecting magic bands or FP+ or anything. I haven't received any notifications that we're invited to participate in anything with those so I'll assume we're not. :)
     
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  3. Silly3mom

    Silly3mom Earning My Ears

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    Ok fellow poly lovers need some guidance our trip is booked nov 21st-25th of November🎉🎉I see now construction will be going on durning our stay. My main question is will we be able to see wishes fireworks from pool beach area? Or is that area going to under construction closed off?? Anyone know? Thank uou
     
  4. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    You can imput your ME info at the following link, I used it and it worked great

    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/reservations/dme/index?bhcp=1
     
  5. Jennygt

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    The wall started going up today. Check out tikiman fb page or the construction thread here on the dis for pictures.
     
  6. DznyCrzy11

    DznyCrzy11 "When you wish upon a star, makes no difference wh

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    I think this is exciting but I know I'm in the minority. IMO, The majority of the changes Disney does turns out great. I loved what they've done with the rooms and hallways, it looks so much nicer and better!!

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  7. Cdn Friends of Pooh

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    As work just started today, no one knows what it will currently look like at the end of November. A lot could take place between now and then. Just keep an eye on the Construction Thread here - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3110773

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  8. mickeynut1

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    Have a great trip :yay:.

    Congrats on getting the AP discount as well as adding a night :goodvibes

    The Poly is amazing.....you're going to love it :wizard:. Good luck to your DH.

    Glad you had a great time and loved the Poly......the Poly is an amazing resort :).

    I agree that anything Disney does turns out great and they do a great job of making sure things don't interfere with the guests every day enjoyment ;). I can't wait to check out the new rooms in December :goodvibes.
     
  9. Princess_Au

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    I did an online check-in for the first time. Will I be able to talk to the cast member and have them search for other available rooms, if I don’t get our requested longhouse? I realize a request is not guaranteed, but I am hoping they can give me other options, if I’m not happy with our assigned room.
     
  10. Mommy2TwoMickeys

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  12. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    There seems to be some speculation that MB & FP+ MAY become available for those of us with November arrivals. Apparently all of the resorts are currently being loaded into the system, to be added to the "testing" for the second half of October. The speculation is that it doesn't make sense for all of the resorts to be added only to cut it off at the end of October and have no MB's or FP+ for November guests.

    Someone in another thread also reported that October didn't get loaded into the system until around August 20th (or 23rd?, I don't remember the exact date), so there is still hope that November will be coming! You can keep an eye on what's happening for November arrivals in this thread if you are hoping for MB's & FP+:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3164243

    It sounds like the construction will be from east of Hawaii, across in front of Tahiti and out around Sunset Point. I can't imagine that they would close off the entire Poly beach, right down to the marina entrance, there doesn't seem like there would be a need for it.

    The best thing is just to follow the construction thread to keep up with what's going on.

    It is possible to get a different room if you've done online check-in. It can possibly involve a wait, depending on how busy the desk is and they will have to redo your key cards since they are pre-prepared when you do online check-in.
     
  13. karriealex

    karriealex When I am at the Grand Floridian I am home

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    From what I was told by a CM is that magic bands and FP+ ends at the Poly on October 31st. I asked because we are part of the MB program for POP in early Oct and asked if I would also be able to use it for our Dec trip to the Poly. I was told no as it ends at the Poly on Oct 31st and unless they went live with it before our trip we would have to go back to using tickets and room keys in December
     
  14. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    Yes, this is what CM's are saying & TA's have been told. As I said, what I mentioned in the above post is purely speculation based on the fact that all resorts seem to have been added to the system for the end of October - Maybe there will be a partial roll out for all resorts beginning in November?(with offsite to follow ...) :confused3 I agree with those speculating that it doesn't make a lot of sense for IT to go to the effort of adding all of the resorts (and reportedly dates for most of November) if MB/FP+ were just going to be cut off in a little over a month. I guess time will tell. My fingers are crossed - mainly because I would love FP+ for the afternoon that we arrive!

    ETA: I mean for when we arrive this fall - on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend - I don't have a ticker for that trip because it's a surprise & DD10 likes to read over my shoulder!
     
  15. Tinkerbellie16

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    We got our magic bands today!!! I called and requested Tokelau (our favorite :lovestruc) too. I have tried calling each day since last Friday but they have had 'magical enhancements' each time I called. I don't mind calling back but it is SUCH A PAIN to talk to that automated system that has no idea what I'm saying. And I ENUNCIATE :confused3 Oh well, request in!!

    :cool1::cool1::cool1:

    I was JUST thinking today that I would be interested in buying DVC but ONLY at the Poly. OH DH is going to be so mad at me :rotfl2:
     
  16. karriealex

    karriealex When I am at the Grand Floridian I am home

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    I too am hoping that they just keep it going. I really would like to use our bands in December. Keeping track of all the different cards makes me crazy. I am always afraid i will lose one. Freaked last visit because they needed to see my drivers license and when I had to show it at check in I didn't put it back in it's normal place. Worst ten minutes of my life till I found it. You have to half sell one of your children here to get a DL replaced
     
  17. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    Just a heads up Tinkerbellie, Tikiman had pictures on his FB page of construction erosion barriers that have gone up. People who are currently on site have said that they "wrap almost entirely around the back of Tokelau" (likely because of its proximity to Tahiti & Rapa Nui) You might want to keep an eye on the construction updates for reports of actual construction walls going up in these same areas (nothing yet, but probably coming, just not sure when). You probably don't want a lovely view of that!

    BTW, I know your pain with talking to the darned automated system. It NEVER gets our last name right - always have to go through the annoyance of several attempts before it lets me just speak to a CM!
     
  18. Pirate Mickey mom

    Pirate Mickey mom Earning My Ears

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    All this talk about construction at the volcano pool and GCH in January is making me nervous. One or the other would be okay, but not both. :eek:
    Do you really think they would close both at the same time? I considered changing our reservation but the Poly is our home away from home. Thinking about staying somewhere else makes me sad...:sad2:
     
  19. WendyisDarling

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    I'm right there with you. Thought long and hard last night about switching, but just can't imagine not staying at our beloved Poly. Our trip is mid-January .
     
  20. Masonmj84

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    I feel your pain.:headache:

    I've finally, with some reluctance, thrown in the towel and cancelled my Poly ressie for May of 2014 (switched to CR garden wing).

    Just got tired of stressing about how bad the construction might be during our stay (even though I knew it was coming, the offical DVC announcement today didn't help matters:sad1:).

    Still hoping 'Ohana and Kona will be open during our stay as I'm planning ADRs at both (at least this will give us somewhat of a Poly fix:goodvibes).

    Finances permitting, we'll probably aim to shoot for a stay in the Poly in 2016 when everything is finished.
     
  21. WendyisDarling

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    I'm telling myself the same. Hope for the best this trip knowing how nice the improvements will be for a future stay :goodvibes
     
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