Disney's POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESORT + VILLAS Information & Questions

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  1. Roxyfire

    Roxyfire Is butter a carb?

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    Definitely.
     
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  2. Maxie86

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    We always drive and find it much easier and faster.
     
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  4. jbeyes

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    Perfect, thank you! I figured but couldn't find much on this. Mostly just "walk to the TTC" type of stuff. It seem right in theory but I know things don't always work out that way in practice.
     
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  5. GADisneyDad14

    GADisneyDad14 TPAS Moderator Moderator

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    I guess I’ll be the odd man out - we always monorail! :-)
     
  6. jbeyes

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    We would be much more likely to do the monorail but we have my mom with us this trip so I'm leaning more towards ease and comfort. Next trip it may be the scenic route!! :cool2:
     
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  7. WDW_Diane

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    I saw a screen about this on first and main page here... go back to the beginning and scroll through the Poly information and I think you will find it. I recall it was at 3:15 or 3:45 or something daily.
     
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  8. mrsap

    mrsap Get in losers, we're going Park Hopping!

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    Thank you!!
     
  9. trishadono

    trishadono DIS Veteran

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    I've been doing Minnie van to Epcot and monorail back. I like to get dropped at bwi and walk into to England for ds to get his fish n chips :)
     
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  10. Rich M

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    For Minnie Van it is $25 flat rate no matter where you going, correct?
     
  11. shoreline

    shoreline Earning My Ears

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    Am back from my Poly visit which always seems to fly by too fast. I checked the Guest (Non DVC) laundry area and it turns out the current offerings are completely different than my previous visits. They now offer only one kind of detergent which is "Ares free and green" it says on the box that its free and clear of dyes. There are several rows in the vending machine of this and the bottom two rows are "Ares free and green fabric sheets" Both are $1.00 per box which will do one load for the detergent and two loads for the sheets. I took a picture of the laundry room vending machine with my phone but the dis boards website says the file with the photo is too big to upload. Here is a link to a page that shows the detergent box. My stay was shorter this time so I did not do any laundry.

    https://www.nortonsupply.com/products/ares-green-preference-laundry-powder-coin-vend
     
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  12. GADisneyDad14

    GADisneyDad14 TPAS Moderator Moderator

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    Yep. Plus tip, if so inclined.
     
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  13. act1980

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    And this just takes you anywhere within Disney property?
     
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  14. trishadono

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    Yes

    I did at least once each trip Nov, Jan and May. I enjoy the change of pace and its so cute too.
     
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  15. Rich M

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    Will a normal cab cost $25 to get somewhere on property?
     
  16. GADisneyDad14

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    Taxis will usually be cheaper. Regular Uber/Lyft will (aside from surge pricing or low driver supply times) usually be cheaper than a taxi. With some exceptions for Uber versions with a car seat, some SUVs, etc - those can be sometimes be more in the Minnie Van range.
     
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  17. Rich M

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    Thats what I figured. I am trying to see why you would choose the Minnie van over one of those options
     
  18. GADisneyDad14

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    For us, it’s the car seat factor - which of course doesn’t apply to everyone. I don’t mind the price for the comfort of knowing that the car seat is top-quality and professionally installed. Taxis = no car seats, so not an option for us. You can get Uber with 1 car seat, but those are sometimes hard to find and can be just as expensive as a Minnie Van. Plus it’s someone’s personal car seat and I just am not that comfortable with the variety of types/quality of the installation that you can sometimes see.

    Minnie Van can go places taxis/Uber/Lyft can’t go. Most specifically, they can drop you off at the MK bus plaza. Cabs/Uber/Lyft have to go to the TTC (unless you opt to get dropped off at CR and walk over).

    Minnie Van has the “cool” factor, if that kind of thing appeals to you.

    A Minnie Van can hold six people. Some of the Uber SUV options can be closer in rate to a Minnie Van, so it starts to make a bit more sense.

    But yeah, if not for the car seat thing we’d probably not likely use them all that often in favor of cheaper options.
     
  19. MIAMouseketeer

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    We tried to tip and it wouldn't allow it.
     
  20. MIAMouseketeer

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    Yes, exactly what @GADisneyDad14 said. We have a 2 year old and need a car seat. We typically try and take it to Magic Kingdom if there is a wait for the bus and we plan to take it to Mickey's Backyard BBQ in December. It can take you to the back of Fort Wilderness for the BBQ or Hoop De Doo which is great.
     
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  21. GADisneyDad14

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    When was your trip?

    A few months ago Disney changed Minnie Van drivers to be a tipped position, so they can now accept cash tips. Prior to that, you’re right, they were supposed to say no.

    You can also tip in the Lyft app, although it takes awhile before it ever actually gets processed through Lyft, then through Disney, then to the CM.

    I had a really long Minnie Van ride trying to get to the MK the morning of the Princess Half back in Feb... since we had an hours worth of traffic to sit through.... I learned the entire
     

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