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

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  1. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    Ok Poly friends.... we are actually staying at the BWI the night before our CL arrival so I will have to have our luggage transferred. Has anyone done this? Is it easy? Who do I tell to transfer the luggage? We are going to EPCOT most of the day so when we get back we will check into our room at the Poly... since we are staying CL do we need to go straight to Hawaii or do we need to go to the front and check in at the Bell desk?:confused3
     
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  3. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    We have transferred from POP, never BWI, but a friend has also transferred from AKL & the process was the same ... we brought our baggage to bell services & told them that we were transferring to Poly. They brought out a luggage cart and loaded all of our stuff on (including carry ons) and gave us a receipt with the number of bags. From what I understand you can also call bell services & have them come to your room to pick up your luggage to be transferred, but we didn't want to wait.

    When we arrived at Poly and were checked into our room we called bell services & someone brought our stuff up right away. We weren't staying CL, but I would imagine it would be the same. Check in with the CL desk in the car port to be taken to Hawaii. Then when you're in your room call for your baggage. I think we had been warned that the bags may not arrive until after 4, but if you're going to be at Epcot for most of the day that's probably not a problem for you.
     
  4. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    So true! I thought it might actually be less humid heading south - a first!

    Thank you! I'll also be posting from the WL starting Sunday. I'm glad you like our split. It took many resort changes to finally get it just right. In fact, I started out with the BC Deluxe room and after several changes ended-up with the Poly CL.

    I hope your trip is fantastic!

    Can you wait until the 29th?

    I posted a question yesterday here about whether I should procure a chopstick from Kona Island Sushi to supplement my flimsy plastic spork.

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  5. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    Awesome! Thank you! Yea... we probably won't check into the Poly til after 4 anyway!
     
  6. Millermom0606

    Millermom0606 DIS Veteran

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    I plan a Lapu Lapu nightly..... too much?? Naw..... LOL!!!

    DO they have anything like that in the CL lounge?? ;)
     
  7. disneydreamin247

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    Just to chime in, we transferred and had bell services come get our bags. We called the night before to schedule it and they were right on time. We will be doing it again this trip for our transfer to GF.
     
  8. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    Awesome! I am a Disney Travel Planner and was calling to price the Poly for us for the night before because it wasn't included in our pin code so we had to book a one night only... For the one night was outrageous! :scared1: BUT.. a special offer popped up for the BWI for a Garden Suite Club Level and it was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up! It works out for us because we are hitting EPCOT the next morning! :banana:
     
  9. ajh88

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    Here is a great thread about this so as not to hijack the Poly thread. :)

    Basically, I booked one reservation for 9 days and a separate reservation in the middle for 1 night. We are paying for 2 rooms for 1 night, but BIL and his SO will be staying in the 1 room (which has all 5 names on it because the Poly can sleep 5) while we stay in our original room. We all get the amenities of the Platinum plan since we are all on the reservation...just a matter of which room we crash in at the end of the night. As I said, not the most economical way of doing it, but it is a treat for BIL.
     
  10. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    WOW! That is pretty amazing! I am not sure I could do that because that makes for one expensive night but I think that is pretty sweet you guys get to do it! :thumbsup2
     
  11. logpey

    logpey Disney or bust!

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    It's not in a pineapple but the KuÂ’ulei Special tastes great, its my favorite! and its in the CL lounge.:lovestruc
     
  12. rcsilverspring

    rcsilverspring Mouseketeer

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    Sorry, I used a serrated grapefruit spoon.

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    Less likely to break than a plastic spork considering the fervor I was going at my pineapple with!!! Yummy rummy pineappley goodness! :love:
     
  13. logpey

    logpey Disney or bust!

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    Great question, does anyone who recently departed the POLY, have a copy? :thumbsup2
     
  14. PolyndianPrincessJes

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    Geez!! I don't DIS for a day, and you all zoom to page nine!! Guess I have some reading to do... ;)
     
  15. Millermom0606

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    Thank you all for the lei and lapu lapu info!!!


    We have three different resorts booked for this trip so far, and I must say that I think I'm truly most excited about staying at the Poly LOL.
     
  16. 1971DBday

    1971DBday Keep moving forward!

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    We will be around the same time as you.....Oct. 5 - 10th! Still trying to decide if we want to do the Cabana. I just don't want to be locked into a specific day and time...we may take our chances.

    Plus does anyone know what the maximum occupancy is for the regular cabanas?
     
  17. 1971DBday

    1971DBday Keep moving forward!

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    :scared1: I could not drive down!!! Our youngest has been flying since her first trip when she was 8 months old. After flying with her older two siblings I swore I would never fly with a toddler again, but we started playing the airplane / school bus game with her. While driving it was a game ....an airplane is worth 3 points, a school bus 1 pt, and then we added things like a Mickey Bobber (antenna topper - had to be Disney themed) that is 15 points!!!! I don't know why but she was so excited to be part of the airplane game and was so calm and well behaved and she was right around 18 months.

    As for Disney Florist, my parents and a friend both once ordered and the items arrived the same day at our hotel. I believe if you order ahead of time you can request for your day of delivery and put in some extra details. :wizard:
     
  18. 1971DBday

    1971DBday Keep moving forward!

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    Meetings, meetings, meetings, and more meetings....okay I was on one 11 day vacation and have another one coming up in August....but I am sooooooooooooooooo sick of being in meetings!

    All of these construction projects are driving me nuts and I need to duplicate myself. I am involved in 5 new committees for the transition into the new wing and CANNOT wait to get away to the Poly! We were originally going to stay at WL, but I couldn't do it. Then I am trying to get my extended family to choose the Poly for June 2012!!!!:banana:
     
  19. disneydreamin247

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    We are under 2 months! :banana:
     
  20. WDWKOOK

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    Great suggestion! We're leaving in a few minutes and I just threw my grapefruit spoon into my luggage:thumbsup2. Wonder what I could use it for at the WL?
     
  21. Dizneefamily+4

    Dizneefamily+4 Wish I could live in Cinderella's Castle!

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    Is it sad that I literally had a dream about lapu lapus last night? We leave in 13 days and I think (ok, I KNOW) my brain is already there! :rotfl2:
     

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