What activities do you recommend at the Poly ?

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  1. maryj11

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    Which activities were fun for your family ? The campfire at the GF , pool party , torch lighting or Ohana scavenger hunt ? Or any others that I might have missed. Which would you suggest for 2 adults and a 10 year old ?
     
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  3. mouseketeermama

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    Don't miss the movie on the beach or the campfire. Also Wishes from the beach is a must do!
     
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    The torch lighting ceremony was neat to see!

    Wishes from the beach is a must do! ( enjoy a dole whip while watching)

    a meal at Ohana is a must do too!!
     
  5. My2Angels

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    What is the Torch lighting ceremony?
     
  6. Wanna be Ariel

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    Do they do a campfire at the Poly???
     
  7. maryj11

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    We have done wishes & electrical parade on the beach but plan to spend our whole first day there and wandered what else to do. We will for sure do the wishes on the beach again that was one of my favorite parts of our stay last year.
     
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    I think you have to walk to the Grand Floridian's beach for the campfire.
     
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    Around 6:30 I think they light all the torches at the Poly that light up the walkways. Anyone else have details on this ? We stayed there but didnt see it.
     
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    Poly has their own campfire with roasting marshmallows! It's a great pre-move and pre-wishes activity! They have lei making in the lobby as well as hula lessons. Also scavenger hunt, pool activities, Neverland Club (added cost, but they open for a couple hours during the day for you to check it out for free and you can bring the kids!) torch lighting, etc..

    Definitely pick up an activity schedule when you get there. Lots going on and it is hands down our favorite Disney resort :goodvibes
     
  11. maryj11

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    OK I will get a schedule and I love the Poly also. We were there last September but never done any of the activities except watch the fireworks and electrical parade on the beach at night.
     
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    We just returned a couple months ago from 10 days at the Poly and we vowed to relax and enjoy more time at the resort which we definitely did!

    Your 10 year old also might like the Pirate's Adventure that leaves from the GF. There's an additional cost but they take the "pirate ship" around to various "ports of call" (other resorts) and look for buried treasure. It's a 2 hour adventure and it includes a special bandana, snack, arcade game card and loot bag. There is usually a photo pass photographer on the adventure as well so you will get a photo pass card with the photos taken on the cruise. My DD 8 did it with her Disney Cousin who is 10 and they both loved it and asked to do it the next day :)
     
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    There is a ceremony out front where they go through a tradition/ ritual of lighting the torches, then a guy dances/ twirls a fire baton. At the end he eats the fire too.

    it doesnt last very long, but I like watching fire batons.

    its been a while since we were there, but it was something fun to watch!!
     
  14. maryj11

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    Is it out in the front of the Poly where you walk in before checking in ? I plan on seeing this one.
     
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    That sounds like a lot of fun thanks for the info :thumbsup2
     
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    Yes it is outside... right at the main entrance.

    Not sure of the time.. we went in Nov.
     
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    Can someone give more details about the scavenger hunt? We were there last January, but this is new to me. Would love to know more~ Thanks! :)
     
  18. PHLtoMCO

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    When we were there earlier this summer, the scavenger hunt was only offered 1 or 2 times we were there and we missed it due to ADRs. You can ask for a schedule of activities at the Poly and it'll tell you what time the pool activites are, scavenger hunt, hula lessons, etc... For a week at a time, I believe. I don't have much on the specifics of the scavenger hunt, sorry :(
     

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