ALOHA! The Polynesian Resort Information Thread: Summer 2011 Edition!

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  1. seadd67

    seadd67 DIS Veteran

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    So if Cpt cook is open 24hr is it all just counter stuff and cold items?
     
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  3. KAA1972

    KAA1972 Mouseketeer

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    We checked in yesterday and got the exact room we wanted. 1607 Samoa -- GV facing the pool with a direct walk-way to volcano pool. Everything is wonderful -- including weather and low crowds. Pool and beach were very low traffic today but they were wristbanding everyone. The wall at the GF is hardly noticeable. I had to look for it. They did confirm it was a DVC property that is being built at GF - but I think this is old news now. Our boat driver tonight also confirmed that they are getting larger boats for GF and Poly to MK. He said the motors are still hot from the night before when they come in at 5 a.m. -- they can't take the wear and tear. Crowd levels are super low! All rides have been walk-on at MK in the early evenings or a 10 minute wait or less.

    We had our first Tonga Toast at Kona this morning - yum! Lapu Lapu still to come.... :banana:
     
  4. KAA1972

    KAA1972 Mouseketeer

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    Also, does anyone know why we would have gold KTTW cards when we aren't club level? Just curious....
     
  5. logpey

    logpey Disney or bust!

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    Awesome, thx for checking in, sounds perfect, great location! I wish last July I had low crowds like that, a dream... Not sure about gold KTTW cards, I also thought just CL.:wizard:
     
  6. logpey

    logpey Disney or bust!

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    I would love to know as well, we've never gone to Capt' Cooks late. I've not been able to find this info either. Since grill closes at 11pm it has to be bakery items & refrigerated items. I'll list those for you-- Late night sushi, yum!:thumbsup2

    Assorted Muffins $2.59
    Bagel $2.49
    Apple Danish $2.39
    Cheese Danish $2.39
    Cherry Danish $2.39
    Croissant $2.29
    Cinnamon Bun $2.59
    Chocolate Croissant $2.79
    Toast $0.69
    Turkey and Cheese Sandwich $4.99
    Sushi $8.99
    Side Salad $3.99
    Smucker's Uncrustables $2.49
    Celery and Carrots $3.69
    Apple with Caramel $3.49
    Fruit Cup $3.39
    Pineapple Cup $3.99
    Apple $.99
    Yoplait Yogurt $1.99
    Yogurt Parfait $4.29
     
  7. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    Someone new at the front desk maybe? :confused3
     
  8. 1971DBday

    1971DBday Keep moving forward!

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    We have always been able to get by without a cabana, I was thinking it would be fun to get one for Sunday - that way DH and DBIL could keep up with the football game, but the Bears don't play until we leave on Sunday. We will be on an airplaine by then....Plus if we do Sunday we save up our energy for EMH until 1 a.m. on Sunday!!!

    I am dying at work....we had a departmental retreat at the beginning of the year and one of the items I could improve on was that I was spread to thin....oh by the way here is another big project for you!!!!! It's the stupidity of others that cause me more work that is really pissing me off.

    Lunch on Wednesday is my only possiblity for lunch - I am back to back meetings for Tuesday. :sad2:
     
  9. soarinup

    soarinup I really am as mean as I look!

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    I hear ya with the extra work. Companies are making their current workers take up the slack because they won't hire more people. It makes economic sense for the company, but if you are salaried.........
     
  10. Woow ,very beautiful ,i like it :banana:
     
  11. PrincessPaczki

    PrincessPaczki Mom of 2 Prince's

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    KAA1972 , Sounds like a great location. :thumbsup2 Keep us posted on your trip and have a magical vacation!:goodvibes I can't wait to have my first taste of Tonga Toast!
     
  12. ddluvsdisney

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    Just back from an extended stay at the Poly thanks to hurricane Irene. No better place to be stranded though.
    We stayed Tokelau 3rd floor (our request)
    Just wanted to report that they only wristbanded 1 day we were there and we were there for 10 days!!!! I couldn't believe this since i heard on the boards they had started doing it. Even when they checked our room keys they were walking around not checking at steps when people walk in like at BC. So it was really a hit or miss if you were checked they couldn't get to everybody and they only did it for a certain amount of time. This was disappointing b/c the pool was always crowded.
    Now I know first hand what people would complain about. Especially at night when there aren't any lifeguards.
    I only had 1 disappointment during our trip. When I went to the front desk to extend our trip for 2 more nights I told the CM I just wanted the same rate I had payed all week b/c I got a 40% off pin. The CM I spoke to seemed new and got someone on the phone to ok it. She said yes and I thought I was all set. I didn't think it was that huge of a request since it was the hurricanes fault I needed to stay. There were lots of other people in the same boat.
    She said I was all set and sent me on my merry way and I had to ask her for a receipt!!! Good thing I did b/c she didn't charge me the same rate now I was getting a little aggrivated. She went for help from another CM and he sent her on her merry way and said he would take care of me. Thank God! He said they were giving everbody the same rate due to circumstances. He told me to come get new keys tomorrow.
    Well we p/u new keys they didn't work. Got new keys again didn't work. They said maybe it's the door. NOT!!! We went EP that day only DS could get through other keys didn't work had to wait for new temp. ones! Needless to say this was not a fun day. When DH went to complain they said they will credit us for our inconvience. I wasn't sure how much this would be but the day we checked out they OWED us $$$!!!! :) We had charges on our room card and we had internet access for like 4 days. It must have been aroun $200. So they did fix it. Was Happy :)
    Sorry so long but wanted to share experience.
     
  13. Duplexdis

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    We are 13 days away, and I am going out of my mind with excitement. We always stay at POP, so this is a huge deal for us. I have not been to the Poly in 21 years, so I am sure much has changed. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. This is DH and DD's first Poly trip. CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!
     
  14. Tinkerbellie16

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    Enjoy a lapu lapu (or more :laughing:) for me too! Glad you are having fun!

    So true - I went from working my 40 - 50 hours a week to 70 -80 hours a week with about 40% travel and no raise in 3 years :scared1: To say the least, I am very very tired.

    That is really nice that you were compensated - I'm glad they took care of it.
     
  15. sunnygal041

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    Hi all. At the cabana today typing on IPhone. All is great, mostly cloudy and low crowds!

    Cindy
     
  16. BreezysMom

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    Enjoy :wizard:
     
  17. ajh88

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    Our Poly vacation has come and gone...we've been home for nearly 3 weeks now and this is my first venture back to the boards because I've been in mourning over the end of a fabulous 2 week vacation.

    We had TPV - stayed in 3410 Tuvalu and it was spectacular. I am still working on uploading all photos - returned home to work 16 of 18 days so time has been short. I will be back to post more soon (I hope!). Not sure I can ever stay in another room again...planning a trip for May 2012.

    DH said before this trip that he didn't care where we stayed as long as we are at Disney....after spending 9 nights in Tuvalu, he now says that our room was one of the top 3 highlights of his trip and he wants to return as much as I do. :goodvibes Ah, TPV how you have spoiled me.

    A couple of photos of what we woke up to every morning...the castle always looked much closer in person than how it turned out in the pictures. The first photo is actually sort of looking to the right...the castle was straight out from us and in some photos we have, from left to right, Grand Floridian, castle, Space Mountain, Contemporary.

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  18. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    Thanks for the mini report ajh88 - glad you had a great time! We have stayed TPV in Tuvalu twice and loved it! :cloud9: It is such a beautiful, quiet location, but still close to everything. Yes, that TPV spoils you - once you've done it you can't go back! :laughing:
     
  19. cmesq61

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    Thanks for the awesome TPV reviews. I am looking forward to being spoiled by my first TPV in 17 days!! We are hoping for 3rd floor Tahiti.
     
  20. DT83097

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    13 days for us too!! Advice: Really take in the resort when you are not in the parks!! I think that's part of what we love about the Poly - once you leave the parks and come back it's like your own little tropical paradise :goodvibes
     
  21. logpey

    logpey Disney or bust!

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    Lucky! Wish I was there...;)
     

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