The *ALL NEW* Polynesian Resort FAQ thread - *APRIL 2009*

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  1. CAJUNWDWFAN

    CAJUNWDWFAN Do or Do Not, There is No Try!

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    Thank you very much! We are getting really excited! It's this friday!~ So close!
     
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    Best Wishes!:love:

    What a perfect place to honeymoon! :cloud9:
     
  4. kaffinito

    kaffinito <font color=teal>Grant me the Serenity to Accept t

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    Yuck! I feel for you - I hate flying too! I tried seeing if I could spot you on the balcony since we watched Wishes from the beach most nights we were there, but couldn't remember if you had two d's or just one. :sad1: Hope you had a good flight home! :)

    Thank you and looking forward to your trip reports! :)

    Hi to you too! Better get packing! :) We ended up in Tokelau, and it was a good place for us. I highly recommend Samoa for you, since it's very close to the monorail, Captain Cooks, both pools, the boat dock, etc. :) They are definitely rebuilding the outside stairs at Fiji now. The workmen I spoke with said it would be at least a month before completion (But will probably be done before then ;))

    For O'hana I would try the front desk concierge first, then if that doesn't work just show up in the AM and ask at the check in desk for Ohana. Even when the front desk said I couldn't get in, I did a "walk up" there and was seated in ten minutes for dinner. There were folks doing walk ups for Crystal Place (20 minutes to an hour and a half wait depending on party size) and we did several meals as walk ups at Kona Cafe. More for you later - I took pics with you in mind. ;)

    :rotfl:

    Yeah for you! Pretty soon you'll be there enjoying the lovey Poly! :)

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Have a marvelous honeymoon! pixiedust:
     
  5. mmmears

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    We have one DD, and we were up on our balcony 3 nights out of 7!!! It was a great way to watch Wishes, and we could even hear some of the sounds and music drift across the lake.

    Glad you had a great time! Being at the Poly was so relaxing for us -- we just loved it!:cloud9: I don't think that this will be our last stay at the Poly...;)

    Our flight home was as good as a flight can be -- it was our first time on Jet Blue and most probably not our last...

    Couldn't help but fall victim to the bouncback promotion left in our room...:rolleyes1
     
  6. Ghick56

    Ghick56 Earning My Ears

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    Please explain about the BounceBack offer. I know you have to book your next trip while you are still there- but what are the other specifics of the offer?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  7. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    It's is good luck to have your honeymoon at the Poly....we did!!! 30 years ago and are checking back in Saturday to celebrate our 30th anniversary!!!

    MJ
     
  8. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    I have been trying almost every day for several weeks and can't upgrade...no availabiity for CL at all for the time we are going....what crummy economy??? LOL!!!

    MJ
     
  9. kaffinito

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    The bounceback they had at the Poly was for 40% off a deluxe villa resort or 30% off a deluxe resort. The dates were somewhat ok but spaced out, I just remember that the deal ended on 12-24. You had to put down one nights room rate + tax at time of booking.
     
  10. dfarner

    dfarner I married my Prince Charming.

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    Hello! We booked the Poly (club level) right at the end of the 4/3 promotion and I have enjoyed reading this thread everyday since. The thread itself has gotten me so excited for our trip in July. Here's where I need some advice from everyone that has stayed at the Poly (I have not). We are booked for 7 nights with 8 day park hopper tickets. We are going to go down to Orlando a few days early and stay near SeaWorld and do that park a couple of days. Then the plan is to move over to the Poly on 7/8. I hate split stays, but 9 nights at the Poly isn't in the budget (1,000 for the additional 2 nights-I had my DH call last night just to be sure). Well, yesterday I was reading some of the Swan/Dolphin threads and decided to get a quote for the 9 nights. With the current $99-for-the-second-room special and my teacher discount we can get 2 rooms for 9 nights for the price of 7 (1 room) at the Poly. Now I am seriously torn between the two. Has anyone stayed at both resorts and could give me some advice? We will be going to all 4 parks, but probably MK the most. Help please :confused3.
     
  11. two*little*birds

    two*little*birds <font color=green>LOL I am the ultimate ride wimp!

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    Do you have a pin code? We do and I was told that's part of the problem. So even though there is availability, I think they only allow a certain # of people to use a pin against these rooms (CL). I could be wrong, but that's what someone else told me.
     
  12. lissiesmum

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    thanks! I will definitely pack a sweatshirt for both of us and some long pants. Glad I asked! I will have the same weirdness for weather here. The day before and the day I leave it will be in the 70's - 80's...not normal for NH in April!

    you're welcome! I fretted about it forever and never ended up going, but it didn't sound like it would affect crowds at all. Have fun!

    I booked my MNSSHP tickets about three weeks before I left, and I was there for the first party in September. I don't think they sell out, except maybe close to/on Halloween. You will have plenty of time to plan your week...my biggest stress was, will it rain the night of the party? It did rain at first, but then cleared and we were still able to enjoy the rest of the night. You will absolutely love it, I wish I could go back again. We bought the soundtrack and listen to it every day while wer'e driving. You'll be singing Boo to you for weeks after you leave! :goodvibes

    I will look out for you guys. What a great place to honeymoon...congratulations :) We have a brown stroller and I'll try to attach a LGMH to it if I can find one. Enjoy your wedding, and hope to catch up with you soon!

    Thanks, Juliebee! My DD is never cold, but lately I'm cold all the time. I've had a cold that never ends since February, got rid of it for a week, and now have a new one so I will definitely need something to keep me warm at night!

    I'm glad you liked Tokelau. I'm just going to wait until I get there, tell them what I'm looking for and see what I get (and hope to get a decent view or location). I'm looking forward to those pictures, thanks for thinking of us :goodvibes. Thanks for the tips on 'Ohana. DD is dying to eat with Lilo and Stitch so I'll ask concierge first, then try walk up. The only day we could do it is our departure day, and I already have a ressie for Kona that I could cancel, so I'll cross my fingers and hope for the best :thumbsup2

    PS...my countdown clock conked out and disappeared? what the heck???
     
  13. taylor3297

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    If you stay at the Swan and Dolphin there is something/benefit you miss out on (which I can't remember what it is right this minute) because even though it is on Disney Property, it isn't a Disney owned hotel. Someone on here who will remember what I can't at this moment.
     
  14. BreezysMom

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    Teehee....:lmao:

    I had to come on here and tell you all. DH always has this attitude, like you book it, plan it, just let me know when the $$ is due. Not that I am complaining...;)

    So now for the second time I caught him browsing the net, the first time checking out tiki's site and then just now he was on the DIS.:laughing:

    I knew something was up because he was asking me questions about stuff like bouncebacks and park hours. He has never cared before. He loves Disney but I was the offical planner. His research consisted of the park maps located in the lobby upon arrival.

    Then today a box came from Eddie Bauer so I called him at work to tell him and his response "Oh, that is my new backpack for Disney".

    He is a total closet Disney planner. He just has not come out to me yet.

    If you are reading this "Hi honey, welcome to the DIS":wave:
     
  15. Sphyrna

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    :rotfl::lmao::rotfl2:
     
  16. Sphyrna

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    From what I remember from listening to the podcast, you can't use Magical Express with the Swan & Dolphin. Also, you can't have purchases bought in the park sent to your resort. I believe those were the 2 main things.
     
  17. maiapapaya

    maiapapaya Totally DIS-tracted!

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    This sounds sooo much like my DH! :rotfl:
    At the beginning he was all "Whatever. Just tell me when and where." Now he's insisting that we upgrade to MK view so he can watch the fireworks every night from his balcony. :rotfl2:
     
  18. Pugsly

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    Thanks for ending my day with a laugh!
     
  19. NJBILL

    NJBILL Always Keep An Eye To The Sky

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    Not bad at all. We have made the trip by train 5 times since my kids were small..You leave at 4pm and arrive around 8:20. You get a free dinner and continental breakfast. There are electrical outlets at each seat so kids play their video games or watch movies,as well as look out the window and see different states..My kids still enjoy it and they are 12,12, and 14 now. It takes a little planning,and some patience, but between eating,sleeping,walking around,the time moves pretty quickly.
     
  20. mmmears

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    :rotfl: I love this! There's something great about a guy who loves Disney, even if he's still in the closet!:rotfl:
     
  21. mmmears

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    :thumbsup2I think you also can't be on the dining plan (no biggie to me, but a big deal to some people).:)

    Also, I'm not sure that you can charge stuff to your room from the parks (that would be a big deal to me).

    S/D is in a great location, though, so for me that would make up for a lot!:)
     
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