ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: September 2012

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  1. 1971DBday

    1971DBday Keep moving forward!

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    Moana Mickey Arcade is in the GCH and is just a few steps away from Captain Cooks. If you are looking at a site map find Captain Cooks and just move slightly to the left.
     
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  3. TaraPA

    TaraPA Can't live without a ticker!!!!

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    He posted this today on FB...

    "Well I see the cat is partly out of the bag with some information getting out about DVC. The report mentioned 20 bungalows (more like Tahitian huts) built out over the water at the Polynesian and it would start this year. Well from what I heard it was 15 Grand Villas off the shore of Tahiti and it would not be part of the initial phase of DVC but a later phase. If it is true they are starting this year (which I don't know I believe) then maybe it is just to prep the under water foundations. I guess we will find out since Disney does not announce schedules very often. That is all the DVC details I can share at this point but save up your money if you want to get into one of those."
     
  4. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Thank you, but what time did he post?:rotfl2:

    And, what are you doing all the way over on Seven Seas Lagoon, my friend?:boat:


    ETA: Just looked and he posted two hours ago so I think I beat him by 2 hours:lmao:
     
  5. ocalla

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    I wish I could help you, but I have no experience with this resort. However Iknow all these wonderful Poly lovers on this thread will be able to help you.....once the buzz from the new DVC settles down :).

    They are all so helpful!!!
     
  6. MikeRx

    MikeRx Mouseketeer

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    Shameless ticker check. I’ll be wading out into the lagoon to post my flag for our bungalow in just 10 days….Never had any desire for DVC, but this news got my attention.

    Our 5 yr old will have to sign a big, big contract in some professional sport just to rent points at this one...no pressure kid...just make mom and dad proud....:)

    Mike


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    First visit 1976, Pre-2010 too many off sites to remember, WDW 2/2010 BC CL, Disneyland GC 12/2010, WDW 4/2012 POLY TPV, WDW 7/2012 (off site), WDW 12/12 POP and 4/2013 POLY with Disney Dream cruise!
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  7. MikeRx

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    We stayed in Tahiti with a TPV in April and it was great. The trek to the GCH was not bad in April. The real perk is that this longhouse is very quiet (aside from the ferry horn now and then) and close to the TTC. This allows one boarding point for the MK or Epcot. I liked the TPV, but we’ve “been there , done that” so we’ve requested standard view Samoa for our trip next week so we can be a bit closer to the GCH and pool. We simply didn’t spend enough time in our room to warrant another TPV rate. Wishes from the Poly beach is hands down better than from the room.

    I don’t know much about the other longhouses, but Tahiti does offer lagoon views that may in fact be obstructed TPV rooms. I’d check out Tikiman’s site for more longhouse detail. The real question to ask is how important is the view…we thought it was very important until we did it! Good luck and nowhere is very far from anything at the Poly so enjoy :)

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    First visit 1976, Pre-2010 too many off sites to remember, WDW 2/2010 BC CL, Disneyland GC 12/2010, WDW 4/2012 POLY TPV, WDW 7/2012 (off site), WDW 12/12 POP and 4/2013 POLY with Disney Dream cruise!
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  8. TaraPA

    TaraPA Can't live without a ticker!!!!

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    Well OF COURSE you beat him to it - WDWKOOK - the great almighty of WDW resorts!!! :worship:

    I was just coming to post that it was about 2 hours ago on FB.

    I admit, I fell in love with Poly last year. I'm all over the place, aren't I??? I'm not sure I could pick one favorite resort if asked!
     
  9. psac

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    You were the first to here, that' what counts! Thanks for posting!
     
  10. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Yeah, you get around Tara:rotfl:

    (Who's ahead now in the post count?:hyper:)

    If anyone knows about 'almighty' it's our resident almighty visitor, TaraPA who only goes home so she can make a new ticker then turns around (after a short stint at Yankee Candle) and comes right back to WDW:worship:

    Here, there, it all matters. This is a game of seconds.

    I had no idea all you guys were over here on the 7 Seas... I've been missing out on all the Polynesian high jinks.
     
  11. TaraPA

    TaraPA Can't live without a ticker!!!!

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    LOL I've been watching my tags after a few of those comments!!! (I'll still wish for a tag that says "wants to see Poly DVC in her trip siggie!)

    I'm very fortunate that my boss at Yankee comes with me on the girls trips I take. In 2009 I sucked her right into the WDW madness & she's never looked back! Poly is her favorite, she can say that without hesitation. It's just not always in our budget with a retail paycheck!! So if they do build these DVC bungalows, we'll max out the occupancy so we can split the cost!
     
  12. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    The Poly is very relaxing ::yes::.

    Have a great trip :dance3:.

    Thanks for posting about this :).

    Thanks for posting....it will be interesting to see how this all unfolds ;).
     
  13. DznyCrzy11

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

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    That's awesome! You're going to love it!!!

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  14. DznyCrzy11

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

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    I have not stayed at CR but I know for us, we really like the lush, tropical, island feel that the Poly has. The room pics from the CR look really nice but I would still pick Poly for the atmosphere.

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  15. EpcotBill

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    Thanks.
     
  16. fadingjamie

    fadingjamie Up next... our first trip to Disneyland!

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    Good to know! Thanks for posting this. I was wondering how it would be for online check-in. :woohoo:
     
  17. disneydreamin247

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    My 60 day mark was a few days ago, but since MM+ isn't yet in place and we are staying CL I see no real benefit to it.
     
  18. hebbynan

    hebbynan Chase and Eli's Mom

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    Thank you! This is all good information to know. Our 60 day mark doesn't come until July 19th, but still good to know. I wonder if MM+ will be working by then? I'm curious if we'll have the bands then?
     
  19. psac

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    We're trying two new places this year, AKL and the Poly, so have to keep up. :) don't know when we'll make it to your WL. (And yes, it is "yours!" :) )
     
  20. mickeynut1

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    I hope you have a great trip and love both resorts. Even though the Poly is our favorite out of all the deluxes we've stayed at, AKL is awesome as well (as is the WL :goodvibes).
     
  21. treehugger2

    treehugger2 Earning My Ears

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    I am slowing making my way through this thread...it's a wealth of fantastic information so thank you everyone!

    I am super excited about our upcoming trip to the Poly on April 21 and there will be 5 of us (myself, my parents, my DD (6) and my niece (8)). When I previously went with just my DD, we stayed in Tokelau which we loved and it would have been great because of the location and extra space. However, it looks like it will be one of the longhouses that will be closed for refurbishment during our visit. I requested Samoa, balcony through the on-line check-in, but am wondering if I should change our request to Tahiti because of the larger rooms. We will be returning to the resort for a mid-day break most days to use the pool. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!
     
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