General Questions for Polynesian Lovers

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Happyjen27, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Happyjen27

    Happyjen27 DIS Veteran

    Apr 23, 2012
    I posted this on the official Poly thread, but I haven't heard anything. I'm sure there are some helpful Poly lovers out there!!

    I have on my "nice to have" packing list some sand toys for the Poly beach. Considering the weather in Orlando in a week, is this something I should pack, or something I should ditch? I'm thinking it may not be warm enough to play in the sand.

    Is anyone currently swimming in the pools? I know my kids would love to, but not if it's too chilly.

    I also have on my list some febreeze in case the room is stinky. Does the Poly launder their bedspreads enough where I shouldn't need this? In general, I don't like any artificial scents of any kind, and I hate to spray anything in a public space because it can trigger migraines for people. At the same time, I won't be able to sleep well in a stinky bed.

    I've heard of FW having S'mores at their campfires. Do they do that at the fires between the GF and Poly? Is it possible to bring our own S'Mores kits or should we shell out the big dollas?

    Some people have recommended over the door shoe hangers to keep all the stuff in the bathroom organized. If I'm reading the floorplans right, there should be a fair amount of space on the bathroom counter. None of us are overly high maintenance with tons of products. Should I forget about this idea, or persue it?

    Thanks in advance!!

    Now, how will I think about a Turkey tomorrow when I've got a Mouse to think about???
  2. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Looks like it should be in the 70s next week. That is definitely warm enough for our DS11. If you have room, I'd bring them.

    Being from Chicago, we would definitely be swimming even down to the 60s. The pools are heated, the only issue is the air when you get out. But 60-70 would feel warm to us this time of year.

    I have never come across an issue with artificial odors at any WDW resort.

    Yes they do. Sticks and marshmallows are provided. If you want S'Mores, you just need graham crackers and chocolate. Yes, you can bring your own if you'd like.

    We have used them and love it. Not that there isn't enough room on the counter, there's plenty. We just prefer to keep it neat and organized.
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  4. chamonix

    chamonix DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Jan 20, 2001
    personally I wouldn't bother with the shoe holder thing. The bathroom counter is fairly large and there is also a long shelf above the counter too. Plenty of room on the shelf and in the space under the shelf to keep things out of the way yet still handy. There are also two large cubbies under the sink/counter. Unless you have 5 teenage girls in the room (lol) I would think it was plenty of space for folks who aren't very high maintenance. Of course, a shoe holder thing doesn't take much room to pack. Oh, one other thing I thought of, the back of the bathroom door is where the full length mirror is, so the shoe holder would have to hang on the outside of the bathroom door (and what good is that?) or it will block the mirror. Something to think about if that matters to you.
  5. wdwfun!

    wdwfun! Mouseketeer

    Aug 6, 2007
    We are just back from the Poly. We had several days in the mid 70s and there were a number of kids in the pool. I thought the Poly water though heated was chilly to swim in but it was nice to hang out on the beach. There was plenty of space on the bathroom counter for stuff.
  6. Happyjen27

    Happyjen27 DIS Veteran

    Apr 23, 2012
    Thank you everyone!! I'm packing now, and ooooh, this is fun!

    We leave in 4 days for FL!!:cool1:
  7. heidijanesmith

    heidijanesmith DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2010
    The Poly is our favorite resort!! Take time to explore the grounds, walk to the TTC at night to catch the EPCOT monorail (the path is lovely at night). Watch Wishes from the beach and enjoy a Lapu Lapu (rum drink in a big pineapple).

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