- May 12, 2014
Sounds like a mostly relaxing morning. And good tip on putting a 7am arrival, I’ll have to use it for our trip.
Excellent work for a last minute switch.I was able to get us, Big Thunder Mountain, Barnstormer, & Space Mountain Fast Passes.
Oh, that delightful point in the family vacation where everyone is overtired and crabby.Morgan was tired at this point in teh trip and wasn't too excitied about dragging a suitcase across the resort. Andy was crabby and argueing with Morgan. And Morgan argued back. it was delightful.
Love Gwen dabbing!Morgan wanted to do bunny ears on Andy on the way down but it didn't work out so great... Not sure what Andy and Gwen are doing..
Whati s wrong with some people? If you are going to be that rude and cranky, don't go to Disney!Although, it wasn't the happiest cruise. We had a family behind us who were so rude! They had two rows and just kept talking about how this ride was terrible and how it was a waste of a fast pass. And then the guys in the 3rd row tried to splash the family members in the 2nd row. And instead got US wet! It was truely annoying and probably the first out right TERRIBLE family expierence we have ever had.
Cutie!Gwen was SUPER excitied about finding a midden Mickey!!!
Love Lapu Lapus!Myers’s Original Dark Rum and Tropical Fruit Juices served in a fresh Pineapple topped with Goslings 151 Rum
The Lapu Lapu! So good!
Oh that face!!!We were trying to get Gwen to eat, and she was just not having it. Typical Hangry Gwen.. The waiter did offer her chicken fingers and french fries and she said she wanted that instead.
That is a tiny piece. Bill and I got almost three times that much last week and I ate well over 1/2 of it!Ohana Bread Pudding à la mode
topped with Caramel Sauce and Bananas
This seemed like a small portion for 4 people, but... it really wasn't. we were so full already that we didn't need much. I don't think I really ate that much. I think Andy and Morgan polished most of it off between the two of them.
nice!After dinner, we headed out to find our new room. I ended up booking a DVC room with our Annual Passholder discount, it was cheaper than a standard room at the Poly. So, I figured we would give it a try!
Always the way....So, I showed them the pull down bed which Gwen wanted to sleep in again. But of course so did Morgan.
We had the wall mounted at AKL. When we moved to Copper Creek I was so excited to see the individual ones againheavenly! Caribean beach had the wall mount ones. Which I am honestly ok with but take so much joy in the little bottles.
How? Did the room go across the building?We actually had (2) balcony's to our room.
Same for us last week, it was so convenient!So, I wanted to say in my last post, that the switching of hotels was super easy. The hardest part is packing us back up and dragging the suitcases down to bell services. I know we could have them pick them up in the room, but I just didn't want to wait. But having them move the bags to the next resort was super helpful, for sure and we had no issues.
Sweet!There was no wait at BTM, as Morgan and Gwen requested the back. They also wanted Casey to ride with them.
How cute are those girlies together??After that, Casey had requested we go see the Country Bears. But when we got over there, they had just started a show. So, someone suggested Pirates instead. Gwen hates this ride but said she still wanted to sit with the kids.
It is a must!We decided to ride the People Mover first. As any good Dis-folk should!
Morgan is growing up.....Gwen and Casey danced it up a bit.
While Morgan didn't want to have anything to do with it!
I had made us a breakfast reservation for this morning. I figured we would need to eat breakfast and it would be easy enough to get to Kona since we were right there. Plus at this time of year, the pools didn't open till 10:00, so I figured we had time. I think we had a 9AM reservation but last night Andy suggested we push it back a bit. I was able to push it back till 9:30.
It looks so good!I love eggs benedict and this didn't disapoint. Although these were not so amazing that I NEED to go back for them again. I would probably go back for the Smoked Salmon. I also remember this differently, but that was MANY years ago. The Hollandaise Sauce was very light and heavy on the citrus flavor, which I could have done with out. The Pulled Pork and turkey has was really nice, and kind of nice to not have the English Muffin bottom, which I sometimes find hard to cut through.
Perfect!After I snapped a few photos, Andy and I got in the water with the girls as well. We swam till lunch time, and I ran into Capt'n Cooks to get us something for lunch. We decided to split 2 flat bread pizzas between the 4 of us.
That's cool!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!!!!!
Love this picture!It took awhile to find someone to snap the photo but we got it.
Oh oh!And then it was time for dinner! We decided to split up, with me taking the girls to get Pizza at Blaze and Andy & I a burger from D'lux Burger. And Andy wanted to grab drinks from the takeout window at Homecomin'. By now it was raining harder, so we tried to take cover under the awnings from store to store.
We all have those times as parents....never fun!It was about 11:00 when we left, I was hoping for 10, but it was what it was. We again, decided to drag our bags down ourselves. This time IT DID NOT go well. Morgan was tired at this point in teh trip and wasn't too excitied about dragging a suitcase across the resort. Andy was crabby and argueing with Morgan. And Morgan argued back. it was delightful.
Those nachos are yummy!We decided to eat at Capt'n Cooks as I wanted to get the nachos from here!
Beautiful picture of my babiesI had the nachos!!! YUM!!!
Pulled Pork Nachos
topped with Onions, C
Pretty good for day of!!!! Good to know that changing plans isn't the end of the world FP wiseI was able to get us, Big Thunder Mountain, Barnstormer, & Space Mountain Fast Passes.
I'm so with Morgan on this one. I like my hot food hot and my cold food cold and nothing inbetweenSo, Morgan had warm pizza for breakfast. She is very much against cold pizza.
I'll have to try this and see if it works. We have never once gotten a room ready text!!!ome suggested putting in 7AM as our arrival time, maybe it was @Cloe Colton? But it was nice to know we could have technically just move over to the new room right then!
Oh I loved this hot tub too and then the children descended upon it! I wouldn't let Casey in and she was not happy that other kids were in thereWe all swam a little. Andy and I wanted to try out the hot tub there as well. The hot tub here is amazing!!! it is like a little infinity pool and felt private even though it was right next to the main pool. Only problem it was full of KIDS!
Lunch of champions!!!
Oh these are some of my favorites. I was so kicking myself for not getting them on this trip. We walked through Poly a dozen times just never when we were hungryPulled 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!
I def think we tried to get the best of the resort. We did decide that one more night would have been better. It really did feel like we were never there. But I also decided that I don't think I will do a triple split again. Too much unpacking and repacking. 1 transfer will be enough for me, I think!I know your time at the Poly was short, but it seemed like you guys really made the most of your time there. Hit up most of the eateries, took full advantage of the pool, and utilized the transportation access. Not going to lie, seeing your photo of the Aloha Pork Slider and the pool made me really miss the resort!
That kind of stuff is what I love about reading everyones trip repots... speaking of which, I think I am getting a new camera for my birthday from Andy today, I mentioned the 2 that you you and your sister got. So, we will see!Yeah I think that was me! haha glad it worked out for you guys!! Its always nice when you know your room is waiting for you instead of trying to kill time.
Sometimes counter service is just the way to go! Fast and Easy!Glad you enjoyed more time at the pool and a had a nice (if not slow) lunch!
It is great and def a place to stay at least once! I think. I think the Yacht Club stole our love as favorite resort when we were there in May but the Poly was great!I'm now caught up with this report, and the Poly is officially on my list of places I want to stay sometime!
I just love the vibe you get when you are there. It's hard to explain.Another fun pool morning! It's making me miss our NYE Poly trip!!
I know, it happens every trip. Thankfully it was short lived.Oh, that delightful point in the family vacation where everyone is overtired and crabby.
I had all intentions of getting another one the next day from the bar, but forgot all about it.Love Lapu Lapus!
Glad to know that it was a small piece. Granted we didn't need any more than that! But sometimes just looking at a giant piece makes it more special.That is a tiny piece. Bill and I got almost three times that much last week and I ate well over 1/2 of it!
I know. Thankfully it was short lived,We all have those times as parents....never fun!
So, good! The nachos at the Yacht Club bar were really good as well! I know you will be back there soon! I will def be getting them again.I can’t wait to have the pulled pork nachos again, yum!
DEF!!!!! I am still made I didn't get them the trip before this when we had dinner outside at Trader Sams'.I'm glad you liked them and I will not tell you how many orders of them I ate in one day last week I will tell you it is my goal to eat them again without fail in September lol!
Bummer. Although I am not surprised. It seemed to take awhile to make one and was backing up the line a bit.And I just had to say tat I didn't see the hei hei cone last week... I actually looked for it too.
Sometimes, that is just how it works. There are a few things I have yet to still try just becasue I haven't been hungry when we were around it.Oh these are some of my favorites. I was so kicking myself for not getting them on this trip. We walked through Poly a dozen times just never when we were hungry
We let the girls go in if there are already other kids. BUT they have to behave, no playing in the hot tub, sitting only. And no heads under the water. Gwen loves the hot tubs. Morgan usually passes. When we went to Myrtle Beach the one hotel had literally 10 or 15 hot tubs around the hotel. And there were babies in these hot tubs! So, there I didn't care, my kids were the most well behaved of the whole place. Gwen found her love of hot tubs then.Oh I loved this hot tub too and then the children descended upon it! I wouldn't let Casey in and she was not happy that other kids were in there
I just double checked my check-in info for the Yacht Club half of our trip. The earlier we can get in the room the better, as that will be a swim day for us.I'll have to try this and see if it works. We have never once gotten a room ready text!!!
Oo great tip. I'll have to remember this if online check-in ever starts working again for our October trip.While I was packing us up, I got our room text for our last room! Some suggested putting in 7AM as our arrival time, maybe it was @Cloe Colton? But it was nice to know we could have technically just move over to the new room right then!
Wow that's really nice!There were 2 showers and they had the wall shampoo and conditioners, so I made the girls taek full showers! it was literally the best use of those wall shampoo.
they are two staples in my diet lol!Gwen went with the Mac n Cheese with French Fries, casue those two items go together...
I wish I had these right now!!And I had the nachos!!! YUM!!!
Pulled Pork Nachos
topped with Onions, Cheese, Spicy Mayo, Tomatoes and Pineapple Salsa
Well, I'd say this TR is less of a priority at this point...I was hoping to finish this before we leave, which is 10 DAYS AWAY!!!! Woo hoo!
I like the show, but it just isn't something I'd go out of my way to see.We watched about 2 seconds of this as we walked past. The girls have ZERO intrest in the Muppets... sigh...
Can never go wrong talking about college football.Becky was being piloted by an older gentleman that struck up a small conversation with Andy, I think about Syracuse and the Big Ten and football, as he was wearing his Syracuse baseball hat.
More time together and good treats! It's a win/win.It looks like we spent a good hour on the island, exploring and chatting. But it was time to head back to the main land and go our seperate ways... Until we got off of the raft said our goodbyes, and realized we were headed in the same direction!
Where you ask? To get yet another Hei Hei Cone! As promised to Morgan.
She clearly doesn't plan to share that Dole Whip.And Gwen with her 'tude in this pic!
It def isn't but I am kind of in a weird stand still where I have nothing to do to get ready for the trip. I can't start packing yet. So, I am going to try and at least get a little farther along with this trip report. But we will see. I am also behind on most folks trip reports. So there is that as well!Well, I'd say this TR is less of a priority at this point...
YES!!! I am so excitied! We got Annual Passes, with the plan to go in Feb. (this trip report) August and then again in Feb of 2020. And I of course squeezed in a December trip as well!10 days until another trip? How did I miss this?! Since I'll probably forget again, I hope you all have a great time!
Yup. Those are the days! Morgan is going to be heading into 6th Grade, so we have been trying to give her more freedom and responsibilty when we can.One kid is always running up tattling/crying/complaining though.) but I look forward to the day I can do that at Disney.
It is kind of forgotten! I want to try the Peter Pan Float and the Red's Revenge float this trip.The Citrus Swirl sounds so good! I feel like it doesn't get as much love as the Dole Whip, so I always forget about it!
To be honest, I am not sure. Every once in awhile they take it off and put it back on.Is the Hei Hei Cone still available? Will Morgan be able to get another one on this upcoming trip?
This August trip is not a secret, THANK GOODNESS!!!! It has been nice to talk about it openly. We are all dragging, we know it is coming up and we are all ready to go.Is the August trip a surprise for the girls? I love reading your reports! Gwen cracks me up!
I was really just waiting for you to catch up.I was so behind in your report but I think I'm caught up now!
Right! I actually feel like it is a good thing to know about. Lot people don't go into a park on the day they arrive. And it's good to know that there is a nice place to change.I was equally surprised by the CBR pool bathroom - it was so large and well-stocked with lots of stalls and showers and no one using it at all. These are the things no one talks about lol