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ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: September 2012

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

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  1. BreezysMom

    BreezysMom DIS Veteran

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    Ditto :rolleyes:

    DH would take a nap every day in the afternoon. But I can't stand to be in the room too long. But like Maia, I take DD to the pool or we wander the resort or hang in the lobby or CL lounge and let him get his little nappy time in. I call it "siesta time" and we have it every day...we all just siesta a little different :beach:
     
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  3. maryj11

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    I cannot lay around in the room during the day either while at Disney ! There is to much to do :rotfl: Now maybe on the beach in a hammock watching everything that is going on, now I could do that. But sitting in the room I'm afraid I will miss something :rotfl: I also wake up way to early in the mornings and cant wait to get the day started. If I'm in the room while the others are watching tv or resting, I'm pacing and impatient to get out and do something :thumbsup2
     
  4. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    THIS exactly!! Drives me nuts! LOL
     
  5. Momof2Disneyboys

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    :laughing: I hear you all on the napping!! My DH would be happy with a nap everyday at WDW. And the kids are thrilled to sit in the room and watch TV - we don't have cable at home. So when I said I enjoy spending a lot of time at the resort, I do! But not laying around in the room. I need to be doing or seeing something!! :yay: They drive me nuts with the napping and TV!! :faint:
     
  6. disneydreamin247

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    When we go on extended trips (9 nights+) I don't mind taking a nap during the day. When we are there for shorter times, no way. There's just too much to do!
     
  7. longhorns2

    longhorns2 Mother runner blogger with a #DisneySide

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    Thank you! :thumbsup2 The fact that she might be 3 the next time we go does factor into this being THE Poly trip. 2 rooms at the Poly means half the length of the stay for us. Since we fly from Texas, we'd like to stay as long as possible when we do go.

    Pretty sure we are going to try Poly, unless finances dictate otherwise. :cool1: Yay Poly!
     
  8. TinkNH

    TinkNH <font color=blue>just not quite ready to let go of

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    if it was just the husband and i we would be spending more relaxing time but with a 10 yr old who is all about how many times she can ride certain rides, and very active 4 yr old twins ..this is not going to be a relaxing vacation :rotfl: it will be fantastic but I will probably need a vacation to recover after
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  9. Mousemommy1

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    When DH and I used to go before kids, we were park commandos and stayed in values and were in the parks from open to close.

    The first two times we took our girls, we did pretty much the same thing, and were amazed they could keep up with us, but BOY!! Did we feel like we needed a vacation from vacation afterwards or what!?!?!

    This past trip (in July), we had our longest stay at 11 days and were at WL. It was so.amazingly.relaxing!! :cloud9: Because of the length of the trip, we did not feel rushed to get everything done all at once. We even spent 2 whole days just bumming around the resort, not doing the parks at all. We even took a NAP!!! And our girls were completely fine with that. We decided that 11 days is the perfect trip length for us and we can actually come back feeling relaxed and rested. So, we are doing it again in April. The only thing different is that we are incorporating a split stay, but with Poly CL on the last half of the trip, I see alot of great relaxation in our future... :lovestruc
     
  10. gaildmoody

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    I did! I called and requested Samoa and requested it during online check in. :thumbsup2
     
  11. Tess

    Tess DIS Veteran - 1997

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    I would second your thought process Rob, I've heard way too many stories of online check-ins being redirected to GCH. Frankly, not to be a snob or anything, but I would decline that check-in process and wait my turn in Hawaii. :thumbsup2 You always have the lounge to hang out and wait with a nice cup of juice. :stir:
     
  12. Mousemommy1

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    Is the "Poly Punch" in the CL lounge an adult beverage? :confused:
     
  13. Tess

    Tess DIS Veteran - 1997

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    As folks who have done the Polynesian CL since the early 90s, I have to say we do both. We are up and at 'em for rope drop, have a tendency to do a full lunch in one park or another, and head back to relax at the Polynesian for the afternoon.

    When we get back we hang out at the quiet pool and when the mood strikes, move on to our room for a shower and down to the lounge for nibbles.

    Sometimes we will head back to the parks for a show (usually Illuminations), but if the weather isn't cooperative or we aren't feeling the love, we will walk around the property--maybe monorail to the GF or Contemporary, and return by Wishes. Rarely will we venture to MK for the parade and fireworks, but we have been know to get a wild burr and head that way on occasion.

    Once in a great while we will do dinner ('Ohana on occasion, but more often an EPCOT location) and wander back. In the good old days we would head to Pleasure Island for the Adventurer's Club and Comedy Club, but still back before midnight.

    That is how we toured--always up early and usually in bed by 11:00 p.m. I am enjoying hearing from others and their touring plans. Not that I would change how we tour--we are creatures of habit--but, enjoying nonetheless.

    Good question TheNewMrs.B. :worship:
     
  14. Tess

    Tess DIS Veteran - 1997

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    Yes--despite what most folks think, it is a wine punch. Delicious, but not for underage consumption.
     
  15. Mousemommy1

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    Oh nice. That's what I was hoping! :rotfl:
     
  16. guitarob

    guitarob Polynesian Obsessed

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    Sorry... I have to get this off of my chest:

    SINGLE DIGITS!!!!!!!!!
    :cool1::dance3::cheer2::banana::rotfl2:


    In just 9 short days we'll be back at the Poly!!! I can. not. wait!!!!
     
  17. maryj11

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    Thanks I'm going to call tomorrow and add Samoa to my room request and hope I get it. I love that area.
     
  18. maryj11

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    WOOOOHOOOO :cheer2:
     
  19. PHLtoMCO

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    Have a great trip!!
     
  20. boundfordisney

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    just wanted to say THANKS to guitarob as all your posts and info helped me make my decision to stay at the poly once again for our pre cruise stay , also managed to book a cabana rental for our arrival day, just the half day though as we wont arrive to the poly till around 1130 so booked the afternoon. Never evn thought about a cabana rental till reading this thread, so looking forward to just a relaxing day for once! Hope the weather is good and we actually get use of the pool and cabana, we stayed at the poly Jan. 2011pre cruise as well but it was to cold to swim, keeping my fingers crossed for march 7 th 2013! Also got my dining reservations booked this morning, ohana s , 1900 park fare, liberty tree tavern and kona all at the times I requested! Cruise is on the 9th so its only a short stay onsite but a short stay is better then none! thanks again guitarob as you made my planning sooooo much easier as I really was having a hard time decieding where to stay this time!:thumbsup2:confused3:cool1:
     
  21. boundfordisney

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    oh forgot to mention lucky you on your soon to be stay and look forward to reading another trip report from you!:thumbsup2
     
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