ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: September 2012

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by guitarob, Sep 1, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TheNewMrsB

    TheNewMrsB DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    693
    Yay only 13 days to go! Currently listening to the Poly loop (old and new) and probably will be every work day between now and my last day. :)

    Of course we're still two weeks out and who knows what will happen, but Accuweather is currently calling for straight-up rain our first two days. Well, then I'm sure we'll be able to get on rides that much faster! (Though let's not kid around - I'd still enjoy some pool time)

    I'd like to take the opportunity to thank Guitarob for not just slapping up a thread and being done with it. Did y'all notice the little extra bits of fanciness, such as the headers he created for each longhouse, restaurant, etc? Because my husband is a rockstar.

    I'll be happy to pass on any further thanks you'd like to offer in the form of hugs, kisses, etc. Just let me know - it's the least I can do! ;)
     
  2. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Reosrt.

    to hide this advert.
  3. TheNewMrsB

    TheNewMrsB DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    693
    That is amazing! I can't believe you managed to keep it a secret! You'll have to document the big reveal and share it with us. You must be bursting with excitement!!!
     
  4. LoveMickeyMouse

    LoveMickeyMouse Love taking my boys to see Mickey!!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    120


    I like your idea of looking at POLY CL so you can have more room, plus you can skip going to Captain Cooks for breakfast with 4 kids. That will save you time and effort before going to the parks. Plus, it is SO great to watch the fireworks from the POLY, and then put little ones to bed! You could watch from the CL lounge, which is nice when the weather is too hot or rainy.::yes::
     
  5. TeamTilson

    TeamTilson O'hana

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Messages:
    79
    We were enjoying the Nanea Volcano pool late one evening, after watching the EWP and MK's fireworks from the beach, and happy to be the one of the few families in the pool (I think it was around 10pm).

    My DD10 swims up to me and DH (where we're relaxing on the shelf where the "waterfall" normally hits) and she says, "SHHH!!!! Do you hear that??".

    We look at her confused. She says, "Go underwater!! And {whispering}LISTEN!"

    DH and I shrug and stick our heads underwater with DD.

    Sure enough, I could hear the sweet soundtrack of the Polynesian resort. The twangy guitar & ukelele playing. If it wasn't for my body screaming "get some air" I couldn't stayed under and listened to it echo under the pool for hours. So relaxing...

    We three resurfaced.. and just amazed that we could hear the music so clearly underwater.

    I tried again to "find the music", numerous times throughout our visit. But sadly, did not hear the music underwater anymore. Maybe the sound of the volcano slide/waterfall and multiple people in the pool masked the soundtrack underwater. I don't think it was a fluke accident that DD, DH, and I could hear it so clearly one night and then not be able to find it again.

    Maybe that was our "magic moment" at the Poly? Something we three can put into "making memories" and smile and laugh about when we go and visit WDW again.

    I've heard about the Big Blue Pool at AoA having sound/music/Finding Nemo dialog underwater...but didn't realize any other pool had it.

    So after my long story... I want to ask my fellow Poly Lovers - do you hear the music?
     
  6. TheNewMrsB

    TheNewMrsB DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    693
    Yes! In fact I was just thinking the other day how I should bring snorkeling gear in order to be able to actually hear the Poly music during the day instead of the stuff they blast during the games. ;)
     
  7. Babka

    Babka Czeching out the DIS boards!

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    145
    Do any of you Poly folks know if I can order Tonga toast minus the sugar on top?

    Thanks!
     
  8. whamma

    whamma DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    692
    DD's 10th Birthday Surprise Trip Update:
    48 hours til we're in the air and the kids are STILL CLUELESS!!! I have to say--I am really proud of myself for keeping my mouth shut and not ruining the surprise. Helps that we're so busy with school and work to think about anything else. DD is going to flip. Every night she uses DH's phone to check the wait times at WDW on Mobile Magic--just because she can. Ha. Last night as she was going to bed she asked, "When are we going to Disney again?" DH and I both said, "We don't know since our next trip Disney trip is a cruise at spring break--not Disney World." ;) Wink-wink! She is not going to believe it when we pick her up from school on Thursday and tell her we're heading to the airport. :cheer2:
     
  9. JVP1

    JVP1 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    94
    What a wonderful way to surprise them! I hope you will be able to do a trip report!
     
  10. maryj11

    maryj11 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    4,437
    My grand daughter said she heard it while under water also ! ::yes:: Next time I'm going to go under water to see if I hear it :thumbsup2
     
  11. TheNewMrsB

    TheNewMrsB DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    693
    Sooooooo excited for all of you!
     
  12. TheNewMrsB

    TheNewMrsB DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    693
    Soooooo excited for all of you!!!
     
  13. ocalla

    ocalla DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 1999
    Messages:
    3,209
    Hate to sound stupid................but what is the Poly loop??
     
  14. guitarob

    guitarob Polynesian Obsessed

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,125
    The loop is the music that plays on a continuous "loop" throughout the grounds at the Polynesian.
     
  15. ChimneyJim

    ChimneyJim Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Messages:
    32
    Aloha everyone! First post here. Lurked for awhile. DW and I along with our DS4 and DD3 are making our first trip to the Poly and first trip overall to Disney since 91 in 17 days. We are soo excited! The information here has been wonderful you all have helped us quite a bit.

    Thank you.
    Mike
     
  16. ocalla

    ocalla DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 1999
    Messages:
    3,209
    Oh, thank you so much!!

    And if I am correct, I think I have been seeing from other threads that you are the one responsible for this thread.................Thank you for that, it's GREAT!!

    Now, where can I listen to this Poly Loop??

    So looking forward to our first stay there.
     
  17. auntfrannie

    auntfrannie DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,398
    Give him a scritchy-scratch behind the ears for me! I love the new thread and found it so helpful when deciding to make the switch from Contemporary TPV to Poly Club level. The fall room-only discount got me the club level at less money than the Cont.

    I appreciate all the work that goes into starting and maintaining all the info!

    Only 31 more days until we leave!!
     
  18. guitarob

    guitarob Polynesian Obsessed

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,125
    You're quite welcome. I rather enjoy keeping this thread :)

    As far as the music goes: I sent you a private message. If anyone else would like this information, please PM me.
     
  19. walt's assistant

    walt's assistant Once loved by the Tag Fairy

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    735
    Yes, please pass along our thanks as well. We just returned from 8 days at the Poly (first time stay, concierge) and his information and presentation of it was immensely helpful to us in making our visit one of the best we've ever had.

    So a BIG :thanks: to Guitarob! Great job, and thank you for your Disney passion!
     
  20. jennyjinx3

    jennyjinx3 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,763
    ONE WEEK TO GO!!!! Life is good!!!
     
  21. JohnNYC

    JohnNYC Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    209
    Returning to the poly next week. Haven't been there in years. Do they still play the underwater music in the pool? Thanks in advance!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page