The *NEW* Polynesian Resort FAQ thread - *2008*

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  1. shyjade

    shyjade DIS Veteran

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    Your comment makes me want to upgrade to a Theme Park View for our upcoming trip. Last time we had a Garden View and it was really nice (Fiji, overlooking the marina) but to see the castle from our room would be so magical, especially at night! But is it really worth an extra $700+ for 5 nights?!
     
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  3. Angel16

    Angel16 <b><font color=f95602>Member of the 'Jambo! WildBu

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    The answer to your question is really an individual one. How much time do you plan on spending in your room? I noticed in your signiture you plan to bring your mom and dad. Having them staying with you may make a difference too. How active are they? Two of our four visits at the Poly we have had a MK view. It really is WONDERFUL. However, I don't know that I would pay an additional $700 for it. (They didn't start charging for the MK view until a couple of years ago.) During our last visit I did upgrade to MK because our family daughters,their husbands and our grandchildren were joinin us. I felt the view would be enjoyed by everyone and it was. :cheer2: They had GV right across the hallway from us. Either way you go you will have a wonderful vacation at the Poly. Where is Wisconsin are you from? Our one daughter is in Rhinelander, WI. It is so beautiful up there and the people are so friendly. :)
     
  4. brendalee59

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    Can someone tell me the easiest way to get to/from the poly to downtown Disney West side? We want to go see Cirque Du Soleil's La Nouba. Last time we were at Disney(2000) we got caught up in the crowd leaving MK and couldn't find the bus back to CBR. Now we are staying at the Poly,that won't happen again:rotfl2: But I'm afraid it could very well happen leaving Downtown Disney:scared1:
     
  5. GoofyTraci

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    I have two questions :

    1. why is it that the poly has to share buses with the other deluxe resorts? I really dont feel that makes sense. Is the bus system as bad as the value resorts that have to share.

    2. Does anyone feel that the room/price is worth it? $400.00 plus per night for seven nights is alot.

    I am a single mom of one and really want to stay at the poly but not sure if all the extra money is worth it. Being on the monorail would be great. Because the bus system at pop was horrible and maybe a little bit better at CBR.
    Not trying to start trouble or change the thread just needed some friendly advice.

    thank you
     
  6. Angel16

    Angel16 <b><font color=f95602>Member of the 'Jambo! WildBu

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    On our last trip Nov/Dec 2006 we had booked a concierge LV room. I had hopes that our kids and grandkids would be able to join us. About 3 months before the trip they and I found out that they could get the time off work. I was told by Disney that they were sold out in concierge (time frame was during value season) so I booked GV standard rooms for each of them realizing that we would be in different longhouses. When we checked in the day before they joined us (this whole trip was a big surprise for my DH, he didn't have any idea that our family was coming to celebrate his early retirement and to celebrate him coming through a second aortic valve replacement surgery with flying colors :hug: ) The Poly concierge upgraded both of our daughters & their families to concierge GV rooms. As I said in the above post they had the rooms right across the hall from us. This was such a magical trip for us all. It felt as if all of us had received a "dream" staying together in the Hawaii longhouse. :cloud9: I am not sure who felt blessed more, my kids or me. :goodvibes The concierge CM's went beyond any possible dream I had for our family.
     
  7. shyjade

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    My parents are very active (57 and both still work full time), in fact my mom often passes for my older sister (seriously!). My parents haven't been to Disney since I was 11, so 26 years ago...not sure how much we'll be in the room except to sleep and shower because afterall, they have a lot of catching up to do! I'm so tempted to overspend on this trip but I have to keep reminding myself that they will still be thrilled just to be at the Poly, as we will.

    I live about 30 minutes north of Milwaukee in a teeny, tiny town.
     
  8. mousescrapper

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    I was just combing back thru to see if anyone had found out yet about the Dole Whip on the DDP! thanks for remebering and glad it has the symbol by it.

    By the way anyone have a picture of what that looks like? Myabe helpful to know what I'm looking for or when telling my kids...

    Thanks as always
     
  9. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc <font color=royalblue>We had a wonderful time, but

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    I haven't stayed at the Poly yet-- we're going next August.

    But how about a cheaper alternative on the monorail line: the Contemporary? Get a Garden View room there and you can save a LOT of money over the Poly, and still be on the monorail. Plus, there's the added bonus of being able to walk back from the Magic Kingdom.

    Also, take a look at the Wilderness Lodge. It's not monorail, but still Magic Kingdom-- I think it's a ferry ride away. And again, cheaper than the Poly.

    Also, just for the record, you have the AAA discount, right?
     
  10. Angel16

    Angel16 <b><font color=f95602>Member of the 'Jambo! WildBu

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    I agree just staying at the Poly is so very thrilling. Keep resisting that temptation to over spend. I am sure you and your parents will have fantastic vacation. How great that you all will be together in the Happyest Place on Earth. Sending you :wizard: pixie dust and warm wishes for an upgrade.
     
  11. BCV23

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    Here you go:

    http://adisneyworld.disney.go.com/m...agespecific/eng/nontheme/tickets/08Dining.pdf

    On page 2 under the "Snacks" section, the DDP snack option icon is displayed....purple and white.
     
  12. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    Last December when I stayed at the Polynesian and got a Dole Whip at Captin Cook's, I remember seeing the DDP logo on the Dole Whip machine.
     
  13. SeaSpray

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    Thanks to CR Resort Fan 4 Life, here's the nightly listing of food offerings in the concierge lounge at the Polynesian. Thanks, Fan! :)

    Sunday
    Create Your Own Mini Pork Sandwiches with Asian Cole Slaw
    Vegetable Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauces
    Tropical Pineapple Fruit Tray
    Assorted Cheese Tray
    Vegetable Platter

    Monday
    California Rolls and Cucumber Avocado Rolls
    Make Your Own Asian Noodle Bowl
    Tropical Pineapple Fruit Tray
    Assorted Cheese Tray
    Vegetable Platter

    Tuesday
    Slow Roasted Barbeque Pork Ribs
    Hot and Sour Soup with Chicken
    Tropical Pineapple Fruit Tray
    Assorted Cheese Tray
    Vegetable Platter

    Wednesday
    Spirit of Alhoa Chicken Drumsticks
    Spirit of Aloha Fried Rice
    Tropical Pineapple Fruit Tray
    Assorted Cheese Tray
    Vegetable Platter

    Thursday
    Wonton Chips served with Chimichurii Sauce
    Tropical Salsa
    Create your Own Asian Style Lettuce Wraps
    Tropical Pineapple Fruit Tray
    Assorted Cheese Tray
    Vegetable Platter

    Friday
    Ohana Marinated Turkey Skewers with Peanut Sauce
    Maui Onion Potatoes Au Gratin
    Tropical Pineapple Fruit Tray
    Assorted Cheese Tray
    Vegetable Platter

    Saturday
    Kona Sticky Wings
    Kona Chowder
    Kona Salad with Fresh Fruit, Maytag Blue Cheese
    Smoked Almonds, Mixed Greens with a Citrus Vinaigrette
    Tropical Pineapple Fruit Tray
    Assorted Cheese Tray
    Vegetable Platter
     
  14. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    You're welcome SeaSpray, just happy that I could help.
     
  15. GoofyTraci

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    no i dont have any kind of discount:sad1:
     
  16. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc <font color=royalblue>We had a wonderful time, but

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    For the price of a $50 or so registration fee, you can get a discount off your room ranging from 10-20%.

    YOU NEED TO DO THIS!!!! It will save you several hundred dollars!!!
     
  17. paras4ri

    paras4ri Wishing upon a star........

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    I'm sorry if this may be a silly question. If you want a AAA discount do you have to book through AAA?
     
  18. disneydreamin247

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    ::yes:: I joined AAA just for the Disney discounts! I don't even drive :rotfl:
     
  19. disneydreamin247

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    If you want a room only you can book through Disney. If you want a package with tickets or DDP you have to book through AAA. Alot of DISers have a good AAA agent they use though. Just ask around and they will gladly share their info with you!
     
  20. Joshua_me

    Joshua_me Today's Sustainable Fish

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    Yes. We did this at The Dolphin, (and have at other hotels not in The World) and two laptops worked just fine at the same time.... It should work at The Poly as well.... I don't see why not.
     
  21. disneydreamin247

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    I haven't yet stayed on property before, but being in the same situation I can tell you what I've decided and how I got here, and maybe that will help you.

    I too am a single parent of DS4. This is our first solo trip, and since I don't drive I have to rely solely on Disney transportation. Since DS is young, he is going to be VERY tired and CRANKY so being on the monorail would be very easy. Living in NYC I know all about buses and kids and strollers :scared:. Not my thing. I decided to spend the extra money to have the convenience of the monorail. Like a PP said there is the other alternative of a Garden Wing room at CR. HTH!
     
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