Originally Posted by TyRy After parking a million miles away even though the half of the front lot was completely empty we finally make it to the Poly about 15 minutes after our ADR time. Thankfully they would still seat us. OH MY LORD! My knee was still hurting bad this early in the trip. And let me tell you: There is nothing like hoofing it out in pain, and watching the tram pass you by, folks sitting in comfort, enjoying the ride! ..."D'oh!" 'twas bad enuff my back was really sore to begin with, but to hurt my knee running up the stairs to catch the cab on the way to Disney was just plain torturous!~ By Day 03 I purchased one of those cheap knee braces... and I was virtually healed by Day 04... <whew!> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Originally Posted by TyRy We waited probably about ten minutes for our pager to go off and then we were shown to our table in the main dining room. In the absence of the Contemporary's Outer Rim Lounge... ...the Ohana bar (no pics )may be becoming my 2nd favorite bar at DisneyWorld, 1st being the Territory Lounge @ Wilderness Lodge, click to enlarge ...no question (great drinks, best atmosphere). =-=-=-=-=-= Originally Posted by TyRy While we weren’t sitting at the windows, we were the next row in and had a great view of the MK and the Castle. Which we have no pictures of!!! THIS is why I love OHANA so much. You can get a perfect view of the MK and the gorgeous Polynesian spread. I remember yearning to go here back in 2000 while walking the grounds, looking up at the smoke-tinted forward-angled windows (like those of an air traffic control tower), ...seeing folks enjoying their food, looking out at the resort. I pictured it to be serene, boy was I wrong (and happily so!). LOOK AT THAT FLAME!!! (Yum!!!) =-=-=-=-=-= Originally Posted by TyRy Chris was our server and I cannot recommend him enough. If you are headed to O’Hana soon, be sure to ask for him..he was probably the best waiter we had during the trip. Here’s a pic with him in the background: He was good, but not that great. TyRy just had a crush on him LOL! Originally Posted by TyRy DH orders a beer, and I order something else I had been looking forward to – a Lapu Lapu. Yes! Finally a half way decent beer at Disney! (can't remember the ones at that Boardwalk brewery, though (too long ago, need to return ))... Thirsty just lookin' at it... BUT...that Lapu Lapu was unreal. Next time I'm making a point of sitting at that bar, slamming a Lapu Lapu down long before dinner. Aww, heck. WHo needs dinner?! Gotta love that Lapu Lapu light! ... =-=-=-=-=-=-= Originally Posted by TyRy Since we were in the main dining room, we got to see the Coconut Races and some of the other fun things that were happening. Adorable!~ This was one time I wouldn't mind having a younger child at Disney. Fun!!! Check out the video of the Race! Click to Play ! Click to Play ! Click to Play ! Click to Play ! Click to Play ! Click to Play !