ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: September 2012

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  1. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    Congrats on more days :cool1: :cool1:.

    You're going to LOVE the Poly ::yes::. It's an amazing resort, the grounds are beautiful, and you can't beat having a distant view of the castle every day :wizard:.

    I agree :goodvibes.

    Congrats on the savings :thumbsup2.
     
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  3. adg06

    adg06 Earning My Ears

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    Ok, so we will be arriving at the Poly on Sunday, and today called to have my room request added to my reservation. I asked for a balcony room facing the quiet pool, preferably in Tokelau. When I got my email confirmation (I made a payment, too), the note says:

    "balcony nr pool nt grt
    gst reg tokula with
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    Is this what I asked for? :confused3
     
  4. DznyDreams

    DznyDreams A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES . . .

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    Is there a schedule posted somewhere that gives the anticipated completion dates of refurbs by Longhouse? If not by Lnghouse, does anyone know when they anticipate all room refurbs to be complete?
     
  5. disneyaway

    disneyaway Mouseketeer

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    We have stayed at the Swan the last two times we have gone to Disney. With the higher Swan prices and the room only discount, the Poly is coming out to be a couple 100$ more. So I think we are going to try it! I am looking forward to reading this thread. I have fallen in love with the Heavenly beds at the swan-- how comfy are the beds at the poly?
     
  6. vicki_c

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    Check the Tikiman website or his Facebook page - I have only briefly skimmed posts he has made on FB.
     
  7. DznyCrzy11

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

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    Looks like it. I read it as "guest request Tokelau with balcony near pool". Not sure what the "nt grt" would stand for. They are pretty good at granting request but it's not guaranteed. The past two times we have stayed there our request has been met. Good luck and enjoy your vacation!!

    Sent from my GalaxyS II
     
  8. Mousemommy1

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    "nt grt" stands for "not guaranteed". :goodvibes
     
  9. Eliserose

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    The drinks were really good, here are some pics of a few from the menu:
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    DznyCrzy11 "When you wish upon a star, makes no difference wh

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    Ok, that makes sense. Good to know!

    Sent from my GalaxyS II
     
  12. adg06

    adg06 Earning My Ears

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    I figured it must be something like that, thanks!
     
  13. adg06

    adg06 Earning My Ears

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    Ok, thanks!
     
  14. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    Doin' our single digit dance!! :banana:

    Interesting, we are now within our 10 days. Last year people staying CL received an email from IPO telling them NOT to do online check-in (since for CL they want you to check in in Hawaii). For a while this year CL guests were getting an email telling them to use online check-in. But a few weeks ago we received instructions to check-in in Hawaii and have not received anything about online check-in since. I wonder if this was just an experiment and it didn't work out very well?
     
  15. DebbyLof428

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    We were there 2 weeks ago and didn't get an email to do online check-in. Yea for the single digit dance. :cheer2: Hope you'll be posting on FB Live from the Polynesian.
     
  16. Tinkerbellie16

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    Many of you know that I am a big Poly fan and prefer to stay at the Poly. We took a big family trip this summer and stayed at CSR and BWV. It was nice but so hot and I missed the Poly. DH and I agreed that Sept/Oct is our favorite time to visit due to the weather and MNSSHP (but April/May comes in at a close second). Well, next October is a big bday of mine and we are going to try to go to Hawaii which means no WDW trip for next year.

    Well, DH is going out of town for 10 days for a job and I jokingly asked him if I could take a weekend trip with the kids. So silly me plays around with SW airfares...and I realized I could get free plane tickets, a free car rental, one free night hotel at Bonnet Creek (due to frequent traveler points I have), and an AP discount at the Poly for the other nights - and my park ticket is already paid for since I have an AP from my trips earlier this year.

    So last night, DH says, "book it. You'll probably find the prices (in points for the airfare) will go up and you'll book it anyway at the higher price tomorrow."

    So I did. I booked a QUICK weekend trip for me and the kids.:hyper:

    I woke up this morning wondering - WHAT DID I DO??? :rotfl:

    We will be at the Poly for two nights of the trip and we leave in 2 weeks. Me...the planner...and I book a trip only 2 weeks out!

    So Aloha my friends! I'm joining the excitement once again :thumbsup2
     
  17. uagirl

    uagirl Oh Toodles!

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    We were there 2 weeks ago. One party did online check in, the other didn't, just so we could see if it made a difference. The only difference was that our credit card was already linked to our room keys, while the other parties was not.
     
  18. DebbyLof428

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    Good for you!!:cool1: Let us know how it goes
     
  19. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    Last year was our first time CL and we did not use online check-in, as we had been instructed. We were excited about getting our ride over to Hawaii & checking in over there. Instead they grabbed us when we got off the bus and insisted that we check-in in the GCH because Hawaii was too busy. :guilty:

    I'm hoping this year, again with no online check-in, might get the full CL experience!
     
  20. TheNewMrsB

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    Yay! :cool1: That's so exciting!!!

    I find that it's always dangerous to start contemplating a trip to the point where you start looking up fares... ;) It's all over at that point!
     
  21. xipotec

    xipotec Grinning Ghosts

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    I broke into the 20's today (meaning less then 30) days left!!!!
     
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