ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: September 2012

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  1. yolie912

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    Hello,

    Can anyone give me any opinions on the pool side cabanas. Are they worth it? Is there one in particular I should request? Thanks!
     
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  3. Ferrentinos

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    We are renting one for a morning in July. We haven't done it before but it seems lovely! I'd love to know about any specific one to request as well!
     
  4. disneydreamin247

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    The cabanas are fabulous. We really enjoyed them each time we rented them. You can't request it, but if you are there first you can pick the one you prefer. We prefer Mauna Kea, but really both are great. Mauna Kea just has a slightly better view for watching my DS in the pool.
     
  5. sjs314

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

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    Is there a map which shows the cabana locations ?
     
  6. Figment1990

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    We have one booked for our April trip two weeks from now. I'll report back!

    Honestly, it's not THAT much extra room - really enough space for an additional chair. Which don't get me wrong, is very nice and I do love those Tokelau/Tahiti rooms for it. Tokelau is actually my favorite longhouse but it will be closed when we are there :( However, if I wanted to stay at Samoa because of the proximity to the volcano pool and GCH, I wouldn't hesitate to give up that extra couple feet. On the other hand, Tahiti is very close to the TTC, which can be a great advantage as well. One other thing to consider is that Samoa has the new renovated rooms, and I don't think Tahiti does yet.

    I would be interested to know if Niue/Rarotonga is open/finished yet. My guess is no, but I'm curious. We will be in the Hawaii longhouse, but I'd be interested to know where we are going to encounter "construction" in our walks about the grounds.
     
  7. treehugger2

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    Thanks so much for your thoughts - it's greatly appreciated!! I think we'll stick with Samoa given the proximity to the pool plus the renovated rooms, and if we don't get that longhouse at check-in, perhaps we'll ask if Tahiti is available.
     
  8. buzzmom12

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    They are great. We rent one every trip its my dh only request. They are both across the pool from the slide. They are full with drinks, a fruit tray, a couch inside (my dd naps in there), chairs outside (cushioned lounge chairs) a tv and fan. There is a table inside also. I never requested a particular cabana. Also you can order food and have it brought to the cabana. I found them very relaxing and a great way to spend a day at the pool. We are renting one in August.
     
  9. Ferrentinos

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    Good to know! Thank you! I have a feeling that we are going to be at the pool early that day because DD2 will be ready to swim well before 10!! We'll have to try to snatch that one up!
     
  10. Ferrentinos

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    When we were at the Poly in December I seem to recall and woman in the lobby working with creating real flower leis. Am I remembering this correctly? If so, would I be able to order a few of them for our night at the luau? How would I go about that?
     
  11. croach

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    Booked the Poly for 2014 marathon weekend. Stayed there this year and loved it so much. Hopefully I will get Tahiti again or the Rapa Nui longhouse to be close to the monorail. Can't wait! :woohoo:
     
  12. marylandgirl

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    If you are referring to the luau at Polynesian, they will give each person in your party a lei as you arrive at the luau. It's a fun time, enjoy.
     
  13. Mommy2TwoMickeys

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    I hope the image posted above!!! We absolutely LOVE Samoa!! This was the view from our patio in 2011. In my opinion, one of the best! Can't wait to stay there again!
     
  14. Ferrentinos

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    At the luau is it a real flower lei or the kind you get when you check in (pretty but not real flowers)?
     
  15. WDWKOOK

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    Always good to try new resorts and then go back to your favorite(s);)

    You're too funny about WL:blush:. We're at the CR (again:rolleyes2) next time, but now I'm thinking maybe we should give the KKC a try for a few days prior:confused3. I always back out of trying it for fear of disappointment, but with the Longhouse newly rehabbed and with the pending bungalow construction:confused:, I'm thinking sooner rather than later would be better. We've stayed a couple of times non-CL, but never CL.

    Has anyone posted any post-rehab Hawaii Bldg. reviews?
     
  16. trishadono

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    I am at CSR now but transfer tomorrow to Poly CL. It's my 1st at poly club so I will have difficulty comparing the old vs new. The pics on tikiman Facebook look awesome. I love the new carpet, and chair coverings! Anything specific you are looking for let me know. Wanna be Ariel has me checking for beer:thumbsup2.

    Major storms rolling through right now.... Glad we got up early and got in the parks!
     
  17. WDWKOOK

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    How thoughtful of you! Are you in the CSR Business Class?

    My Poly concerns no longer have to do with the rooms since they are fresh now and should be in much better condition than pre-rehab. I would love to read your honest opinion of the lounge:

    Is it kept neat and tidy?

    Is food replenished quickly and available from the beginning to the end of service?

    Are you able to get a table at breakfast?

    Are there guests dining without shoes or in bathing suits?

    Thank you so much! I look forward to your LIVE review:hyper:. I hope the storm passes quickly and you can head back out to the parks.
     
  18. trishadono

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    Yes, the business class is great for the price. Mainly the room location! Breakfast was good, all fresh. Kept clean , not busy and friendly CM's!

    Need a a nap now, dd says Epcot open til midnight!
     
  19. WDWKOOK

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    Great plan! Is the CSR/BC lounge only open in the morning and evening?
     
  20. Wanna be Ariel

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    Thanks for remembering :goodvibes. I hope that the weather gets better soon. Have a wonderful trip and I look forward to hearing all about the club offerings. Also can you let me know if they still have the "adult" punch out at night :)

    Have a great time and thanks again :wave2:
     
  21. Cdn Friends of Pooh

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    For the most part, people using the lounge pick up after themselves. Unfortunately it's been our experience that there are a few people who tend to be slobs and think the CMs are there to clean up after them. We encountered this mess our trip last October. We even asked the person if they were going to clean up after themselves and she made some excuse that she was unsure if the other people at her table (who had already left) were coming back to clean it up, then promptly left herself. She was quite embarrassed that someone actually had the nerve to call her on it, but still never bothered to clean up. :furious:

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    Our experience over the past 5 stays has been yes they do replenish.

    Not sure as we don't use the lounge during the morning offerings, but you could always grab something and head back to your room. :confused3

    Yes, you get people heading to and from the pool wearing just bathing suits. I've also seen people (and done it myself when in a room close to the lounge) with no shoes in the lounge - or just wearing their PJs. Bottom line is it's not a restaurant.
     
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