ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: September 2012

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  1. guitarob

    guitarob Polynesian Obsessed

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    I hope both of your trips are as excellent as ours has been so far! pixiedust:

    Lots of rain today. We cruised through the Magic Kingdom. We didn't wait for anything except the Haunted Mansion, and even that was only about 10 minutes. I really hope the rain clears out for the Halloween party tonight, because this will be our only chance to catch HalloWishes.

    Here are some shots from yesterday:
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  3. Chicago Mo

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    BEAUTIFUL shots! may i ask what settings?!?!
     
  4. cmadara

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    Love the pictures!! I haven't been on the post in a while so now seeing these pictures really make me anxious for our trip in November!!! Can't wait!
    Have a great time! Hope the weather improves:goodvibes
     
  5. HeyIt'sMe

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    Rob ~

    G-r-e-a-t pictures!! We'll be back at the Poly in 5 weeks and we cannot wait!

    Have fun at the Halloween party tonight - hope the rain stays away.

    Happy Anniversary!!

    Debbie
     
  6. kellyf2626

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    Gorgeous pics!!! What camera are you using??
     
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    Great pictures Rob - thanks for posting. I hope the weather clears up for the party tonight. Here in CT we are on a tornado watch until 11 pm :eek:
     
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    Beautiful pics! It is a perfect way to end my evening and go to bed.:thumbsup2
     
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    Eek, I'm a couple of days behind, but I would say TPV for sure! In fact, DH told me over the weekend that he would be willing to spend $1000 a day, not go to any park, and just relax on the balcony looking across the lagoon, all day long. :faint:

    Thankfully, our nightly rate is coming in much less than $1K a day! :p
     
  10. guitarob

    guitarob Polynesian Obsessed

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    Thank you!

    The daytime shots are mostly set on auto with the ISO locked at 80. For nighttime shots, I keep the ISO at 80, f2.0 and varied shutter speeds to get the exposure that I need. I have very little technical knowledge. Mostly, I keep low ISO, use auto aperture, and manual shutter speed to get the exposure that I want. The EWP and Wishes shots were shot with the aperture set to f2.0 and about a 1 second shutter speed.

    Thank you, we're having a blast! You will too in November!!

    Thank You!!! We had a (mostly) great time. I'll explain the "mostly" part later, hehe.

    Thank you!

    I use a Canon Powershot S90.
     
  11. guitarob

    guitarob Polynesian Obsessed

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    Thank you! I really hope that tornado watch blew through without incident!

    Thank you!
     
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    guitarob Polynesian Obsessed

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    Today was a pretty awful day as far as photography goes. But I did get this one that I love. It was taken on the boat to the Magic Kingdom from Artist Point.

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    Just a gorgeous photo! Hope you and thenewmrsb are having a fabulous time! I wish I was there to bump into you at the pool this year ;) Or after Ohana!

    Sorry folks but its been hard to visit the disboards -I'm in total Disney withdraw - you know the feeling. And I have no planned trips and most likely we won't go next year due to other vacations. I pop in and every so often I tell DH I'm going to book a quick trip with just me and DD but I can't bring myself to do it since we are saving for a big trip next year. DH will give in to me (and he has) but I know it isn't fair to do it. Sucks when I have an AP burning a hole in my pocket!!!
     
  14. Chicago Mo

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    absolutely Breathtaking!!!
    where is artist point so i know where to go!!! nighttime at 80?!?? I better go now and practice!!
     
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    GuitarRob ~ What wonderful photos! I think we are in for a treat, when we have our first Poly stay in April!!! :thumbsup2
     
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    guitarob......Hope you're having a great trip. Love the beautiful photos.....thanks for posting them :). The Poly is our favorite resort.....we love everything about it and can't wait to try CL next summer :goodvibes.
     
  17. DebbyLof428

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    wow!!
     
  18. uagirl

    uagirl Oh Toodles!

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    Poly CL Question:

    Do they have real coffee? I can't stand that Nescafe junk you seem to find elsewhere in WDW.
     
  19. DebbyLof428

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    No they don't. You can find good coffee at Kona Island Cafe Coffee Bar.
     
  20. uagirl

    uagirl Oh Toodles!

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    Well, I guess a stop by Kona on the way to the monorail will be in order. Thanks!
     
  21. tobin04

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    I have SUCH butterflies! We have a 6 a.m. flight tomorrow-and my girls still don't know!

    Keep the tips coming! We are staying CL TPV. I still feel so out of the "poly loop" b/c we had originally planned for the GF CL.
     
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