Resort Smells, The Nose Knows

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Cyril pb, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Cyril pb

    Cyril pb Earning My Ears

    Nov 2, 2007
    I have two DD’s and everywhere we go I try teach them to use there since of smell. Back in 2002 we started staying at the Poly. The Poly has a distinct smell, which is one of my favorites. You might think I am Crazy, a lot of people would agree with you. Correct me if I am wrong but when you walk under the Monorail platform and next to the water features you start picking it up. Once the doors open to the Great Ceremonial House you are overtaken with that unmistakable sent. When entering the GCH I say to my girls, Smell that? Now that’s the Smell of the Poly.

    The Lobby of the BoardWalk is another Disney Resort with a distinct and unmistakable smell. I can’t tell you what it is but it ranks No.2 on my Favorite Walt Disney Smell List.

    So the next time you visit the GCH at the Poly or the Lobby in the BoardWalk Take a really big sniff and say to the person your with, smell that now that the smell that Cyril Proudbottom was talking about.

    Enjoy your Nose
  2. tinabheart

    tinabheart DIS Veteran

    Nov 8, 2005
    Our nose is an amazing thing...there are several smells like that at Disney that are unmistakeable. Florida in general has a unique smell - one that in Ohio I smell once or twice a year when the temp and the humidity and the breeze is just right - and I long for Florida again.
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  4. darby01_2007

    darby01_2007 Hskpg Coordinator

    Apr 9, 2007
    AKL has a very distinctable and welcoming scent as well.
  5. iloveeeyore

    iloveeeyore DIS Veteran

    Aug 12, 2003
    We also love the smell of the Poly!

    It's great how the sense of smell is very closely linked to our emotions. A few months ago, DH, DKs and I were taking a walk around our neighborhood, and we passed a small underground stream at a spot where it peaks out into the air, and we could clearly smell the Poly. We all stopped and sniffed for a while, and it brought tears to our eyes. How we long to be at the Poly!
  6. simonkodousek

    simonkodousek DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2007
    I absolutely love the smell in the GCH! It's so welcoming and warm, yet tropical and exotic... :)

    MUFFYCAT <marquee behavior=alternate><font color=deeppink>S

    Oct 28, 2002

    You are so right! The water gets me everytime. I then walk into the GCH stop, take a deep long breathe and smile. :goodvibes
  8. TheDisneyGirl02

    TheDisneyGirl02 <font color=navy>I found my Disney Prince!<br><fon

    Jun 23, 2006
    I love Disney Resort smells! They always make me feel so at home! If I'm at home and I smell anything close to those scents, I always think immediatly about WDW! It's amazing that your nose can bring back such awesome memories of WDW!
  9. adabob

    adabob DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2007
    since we have stayed at OKW so many times it does have some sort of a palmtree/flower scent but next time i go to those places i will stop and smell the "resort"

    Good sence of smell

  10. AshleyMWC

    AshleyMWC DIS Veteran

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ha, I thought that me and my DBF were the only ones! Every trip we HAVE to walk into the GF just for the smell. We can't figure out what the smell is, and believe me we have tried, but we just love it!! It's good to know we are in good company.

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