ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: September 2012

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  1. TinkPearl

    TinkPearl Another Whole Year?!? :'(

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  3. clanmcculloch

    clanmcculloch DIS Veteran

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    I'll be there the same time. I'm not happy but what can you do? I'm booked as part of a group and can't switch to another monorail resort (could switch to a Crescent Lake resort but I don't like them nearly as much) or I might have considered it.

    We spend a lot of time at our resort. I need to figure out how we're going to spend our resort day. The partial days will be fine by the quiet pool but the full day, that won't cut it. I hope they'll at least do the pool activities and games somewhere and there'll still be things like the hula lessons so we'll probably be fine, but it's not the same.
     
  4. KJF

    KJF <font color=blue>I remember thinking it was "cool"

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    We left it up to chance our 1st visti. We got Rapa Nui, facing the parking lot, 3rd floor. It was wonderful! We could hardly notice the parking lot, you really had to look down. All we ever watched/noticed was the monorail. The kids loved it - just as I'm sure yours would. Now, it may have been very different had we not been on the 3rd floor, but we loved it. And, it was so convenient to walk to the TTC. We usually went there, even to get to MK.
     
  5. DznyCrzy11

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

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    Princessap: I say do this! More than likely if the pool is not open and you explain the situation, they will let you switch, especially if they go pass the scheduled done date. Hopefully it will be open when you get there. You know they do also have a "quite pool".

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  6. DznyCrzy11

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

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    If there is a specific longhouse you would want to stay in then I would call and see if the longhouse you want to stay in has an available adjoining room and they could make a note that you prefer that longhouse and it has to be an adjoining room.

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  7. princessap

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    thanks. we are staying with the poly. my DH and kids don't like the look of the CR and BLT. I am looking forward to watching wishes and the water parade from the beach!

    How early do I need to get there to get a hammock?

    Thanks! fingers crossed pool is on schedule for all of us staying there at that time!
     
  8. Mousemommy1

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    Has anoyne confirmed that the Hawaii building is in fact closed now? TIA :goodvibes
     
  9. Wanna be Ariel

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    I would love to know this too! Just wondering with they are staying on schedule or not. Also with the refurb in Hawaii are they going to redo the CL lounge?
     
  10. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    I asked Tikiman a while ago on his FB page and he said yes, they are redoing the lounge. So excited to see the new look!
     
  11. Wanna be Ariel

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    Cool:thumbsup2 I can't wait to see pictures. This wait is killing me:scared:
     
  12. jenniferma

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    Hey guys-- got a response from Tikiman about the alleged pool room /standard view rumor the WDW CMs were talking about:
    The Polynesian only changed its garden view category to standard view but it did not add a new category of pool view. Disney reservations sometimes gets mixed up because other resorts like Yacht Club have pool view category. The price increase might be if you booked before the new rates came out and the new rates are about $20 to $50 a night more than last year depending on the season and day of the week. You may owe more because of that but there is no new room category.

    fyi!
     
  13. gjl

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    Just saw a picture on a Poly Pics thread from 2007 that shows depth of 3feet9inches right by the slide! Thanks again for the help!
     
  14. tinkermommyof3

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    Thanks for the update! Can't wait to be back to the "refreshed" Hawaii building in August!!:goodvibes
     
  15. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    You're welcome! Fairly good guess on the pool depth!
    I can't wait to see the new Hawaii too!!
     
  16. mickey1510

    mickey1510 Earning My Ears

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    I spoke to a CM yesterday and they confirmed that Hawaii building is indeed currently closed for renovations.
     
  17. Wanna be Ariel

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    Question: I booked a GV CL at the on 1/2/13 did has not looked like my price due has gone up, but could it? Or did this new price incress start on the 1st?
     
  18. DznyCrzy11

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

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    That's what I thought, thank you for posting an update!!! Did he by chance mention when the increase occured? I booked our trip in Sept, hopefully prices have not increased since then. I still cannot link my reservation on the new website to see the amount due and I don't feel like sitting on hold for an hr just yet, lol. I am able to price out resorts stays and the rates are still the same as when I booked so I'm pretty sure my amount due is the same.

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  19. DznyCrzy11

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    You all will love it!!! Of course it's great watching Wishes in MK but for the nights you don't feel like battling the crowds and just want to relax, watching Wishes from the Poly beach is priceless!!!

    As far as the hammock goed, I'm not too sure on that on. We are usually on the beach 30 mins before Wishes and the hammocks are already taken. Plus, they show a nightly Disney movie on the beach so there's already a handful of people there. We always just end up sitting at one of the tables.

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  20. Janny

    Janny Earning My Ears

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    I spoke to a CM yesterday and they confirmed that Hawaii building is indeed currently closed for renovations.





    Will it be done by May??
     
  21. busymommy2pink

    busymommy2pink Lost in Neverland

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    Hi everyone!

    I don't currently have time to go back and read a lot right now. Can someone give me the 411 on the renos and timeline? We are planning an August trip, but want to ensure we are not dealing with construction the whole time :) otherwise we may need to head back to beach club :( thanks!!!
     
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