Too funny when this happens. Its always strange but nice when someone you don't know "knows" youShe said it again, and I realized she was in fact talking to me. Turns out she reads here on the dis and reconized me from my trip reports!
Best part of staying at the Poly
Love these pictures!!! Time definitely goes by way too quick.
We really did have the same yet opposite days of each other.So, I had really wanted to go and check out Trader Sam's but the girls weren't super into it. Andy really wanted to go to Disney Springs, so I caved and we decided to go to Disney Springs.
Great choice!!! I had this one on our visit in August and it was so good
I had no idea that they even had an outdoor bar. Great tip to get something to go instead of having to sit insideI went outside to Trader Sam's outdoor bar and decided to grap a drink instead. I totally choose my drink based on the cup that came with it. I chatted with the bar tenders about which one to get, and the one guy was saying that he had all of them and uses none of them for drinks.
Both of the suits are super cute but I love Morgan’s!Morgan liked hers as well, and I took a sigh of relief, I was afraid it wasn't going to fit her. She has been growing for fast these days, sometimes I can't keep up!
That’s super nice of him! I can’t imagine trying to agree on one drink with my sister!And I had them split a drink. Well, they couldn't decide what drink to get and were of course arguing about it. I was about to get back in line to get another cup so they didn't have to share. And a very nice CM came over and just handed me another cup. He said, I have a brother and I understand. Ha! It was super nice!
Cute!Tink was prepared to day for a swim day with bathing suits for the girls to wear today.
My favorite!I also ordered the Mimosa Flight.
Ugh that's frustrating!It was a good meal but the service took way too long! I have heard that this seems to be a reoccuring theme for Kona, which is a shame.
Great idea. The girls look so grown up now!Andy and I wanted to recreate a family photo from our very first trip to disney.
Awesome of him to save the day!And a very nice CM came over and just handed me another cup. He said, I have a brother and I understand. Ha! It was super nice!
Yup that's how I always pick at Trader Sam's lolI totally choose my drink based on the cup that came with it
I love a good pot of Kona coffee! I wonder if I can get this to go?
Looks interesting! I am not a huge fan of smoked salmon, I prefer raw, like in sushi, but Steve would really like this.Smoked
I would probably order this but have the hollandaise on the side. I'm not a huge fan of the stuff but everything else looks so yummy.Eggs Bene
Glad they gave you the to-go cup!! Maybe I can ask for a Kona Coffee to go then!Both together were the perfect amount of food for the 2 of us. And it was really good. I just wish the whole meal hadn't taken so long to come out. I had the waiter bring out a to-go cup for my extra pressed pot coffee, we paid and headed out. It was a good meal but the service took way too long! I have heard that this seems to be a reoccuring theme for Kona, which is a shame.
Awesome! You're famous!While I was inside ordering, some came up to me and said I reconize you. And I TOTALLY didn't realize she was talking to me! She said it again, and I realized she was in fact talking to me. Turns out she reads here on the dis and reconized me from my trip reports! I was so thrown off by it, I didn't even know what to say! And I feel terrible, as I didn't ask her name or anything. I do remember that she said she had just gotten in. So, If you are who I met that day, please let me know who you are!!! It was so surreal! It was great to meet you!!!!!
So cute! I love Gwen's hair!Our First
I love all the snack stuff too! And the layout of the store is so much better!I am a sucker for just about all of it! Although, the shirt I wanted they didn't have in my size. And I have to say, I really like the new layout of the store. I used to feel so paniced when we would go in there that I would lose the girls. But the more open layout makes it much easier to keep an eye on them!
Yum I tried that burger and it was good! Those fries are so yummy!
I have not had the Uh Oa! but I do like the bowl. The drink sounds like a Mai Tai but it sounds like you didn't like it much!I decided on the Uh-Oa!
Myers’s Original Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Orange, Passion Fruit, Guava, Pineapple, and Grapefruit Juices, Falernum, Cinnamon, and fresh Lime Juice. Recommended for Two or more Guests. Served in a souvenir Tiki Bow
Mostly because it was kind of a bigger bowl shape, and I wanted to use it for Guacamole. I paid at the bar outside and the bar tender gave me the 2 glasses of the actual drink. And then I had to take the reciept to the inside bar to claim for cup.
This might be what gets me back to Kona for breakfast!!I also ordered the Mimosa Flight.
Your choice of Three Tropical Juices - Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Pink Grapefruit, or Liliko'i
Yikes!! We only had breakfast here once, a few years ago, and it was the same scenario with service, and it's why we haven't been back. The unique items (tonga toast and macadamia pancakes) were great, but the basics (steak and eggs/basic egg breakfasty things) were just ok.From the time stamps on my photos, we got our drinks at 9:45 and then our food didn't come out for a full half hour later, at 10:15!
Was it a thin slice of mango, maybe?yellow square that looked like cheese was actually sweet
I agree with you. The old layout was chaotic. I understand the complaint about it looking generic, but I like it b/c it's less stressful in there. It was sensory overload before.And I have to say, I really like the new layout of the store. I used to feel so paniced when we would go in there that I would lose the girls. But the more open layout makes it much easier to keep an eye on them!
Raeven and I had this, it was so good!!
The drink was fine, just not the type of drink I usually drink.I think that's a good consolation prize Only too bad the drink wasn't that great.
Thanks. It was Andy's idea.Aww that was such a great idea - both pictures are awesome
I do!!Do you have a picture?
I know, it is hard!Oh the sacrifices you have to make.
We didn't even go to DS till our 3rd visit to the world believe it or not.It's not a trip to DW without going to DS according to my DH.
Gwen was teh one when we ate at Boma the year before that she really wanted to go here. I think she was so little on our first visit she has no memory of it. So, she was super excitied about it.Sounds like she liked the Poly move.
It was a great night! It was EPIC trip with training wheels. Ha.LOVE your pics with @kastoney and @chunkymonkey Looks like you all had a great time together, even with the rain!
I was really glad the weather held out for us. And realistically the timing of breakfast was probably fine, as it was sunny by the time we got there.Glad the weather held up so you could enjoy the pool! Gwen looks too cute in her new bathing suit! And great pic of the 4 of you in the pool!
You def have to pick one per day. I feel that way about the trails as well.It's difficult to squeeze in two shows into a park day when you've got young kids; but I really think I need to give Nemo a chance next trip.
Thanks. They were so tiny!So cute!
Yup. It's just a bar on the back side, so technically the Poly has 2 outdoor bars. Although I feel like that one doesn't open till later in the day.I had no idea that they even had an outdoor bar. Great tip to get something to go instead of having to sit inside
it was! I should have known better but sometimes they agree.That’s super nice of him! I can’t imagine trying to agree on one drink with my sister!
I SHOULD have paid extra for the second cup but he was nice enough to just give it to me.Wait did you have to pay extra for the cups??? Or were they included in the price? Because I may have gotten JIPPED in October! lol
It is easy to get behind! I got behind and all I did was try and survive school ending!Whew, okay, I am finally all caught up! I gotta remember not to drop off the DIS for almost two months ever again.
I was surprised that she complained about it. And really that is NOT a good sign for me.I didn't realize there was a murphy bed in the DVC studios at the Poly. At first that sounded really appealing for families, but then I read that Morgan found the pull out to be super uncomfortable and that idea kind of got dashed
Right!?! I mean it's eggs! They didn't even technically cook the smoked salmon dish!Kona sounded like a brilliant idea for your pool/down day. It's a shame it took so long for the food to be delivered and cut into your swimming time. Breakfast food shouldn't have taken THAT long to prepare...
Thanks.Loved the comparison shots of your family at the pool. The girls were so little in that first photo!
Doesn't everyone?Yup that's how I always pick at Trader Sam's lol
It really was. And sometimes that small kind of magic goes a long way!Awesome of him to save the day!
it just wasn't the kind of drink that I like. I am sure it is good for some.I have not had the Uh Oa! but I do like the bowl. The drink sounds like a Mai Tai but it sounds like you didn't like it much!
It was short for a very LONG time. It took forever to grow!So cute! I love Gwen's hair!
Hmmm, wonder if the Kona Island has it on there menu... Oh they do!!!!Glad they gave you the to-go cup!! Maybe I can ask for a Kona Coffee to go then!
I think I would just suggest going when you aren't rushing somewhere else. It was great otherwise.This might be what gets me back to Kona for breakfast!!
Def not mango. It really tasted like egg with sugar in it. Or cheese with sugar. I have tried googling some things to see if I could figure it out, with no luck!Was it a thin slice of mango, maybe?
Ha! Trip reports are great for that!All caught up... and now I'm looking at rooms for one night in October pre-cruise. LOL
Very interesting collections. The middle one does look perfect for Guac.
I'm shocked!We didn't even go to DS till our 3rd visit to the world believe it or not.
If I was staying at the Poly I would take full advantage of the monorail.So, originally I had today as a second visit to Animal Kingdom but since we were so successful on our first day, we decided to go to Magic Kingdom today instead and take advantage of the monorail one last time.
What kid doesn't like to spend more time at the pool.We thanked him and headed to the pool!
Outside table does sound better, good call.We found a table by the waterfall. I believe there was some arguing between Morgan and Gwen whether to eat inside or outside. But I made an executive decision and we ate outside to enjoy the last of the Poly atmosphere.
This does look really good.Pulled Pork Nachos
And I had the nachos!!! YUM!!!
Pulled Pork Nachos
topped with Onions, Cheese, Spicy Mayo, Tomatoes and Pineapple Salsa
This was so good! The pulled pork on it was really good and the pineapple salsa worked really well with it. My only complaint, I had a little too much cheese sauce but I am sure that varies greatly as they plate them. it hit the spot for sure!