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Old 09-13-2008, 07:39 PM   #136
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We have shipped boxes to and from almost every WDW resort. I usually include a roll of packing tape and a mailing label in the box I ship down to use for the return mailing.

Guest Services has always been able to provide what we needed. However, if you are going to ship a box down, consider making it a slightly larger box so that you fill it with your purchases!
Elin, I hope you have so much fun at the Poly! Last night (I actually had a night off ) we were reading The Magic Tree House Hawaii book. The kids stopped and asked when we could go to the Poly at WDW? I said maybe someday... I'm going to die trying to keep this Dec trip a surprise. They are going to love the TPV room!
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I am too late in asking, as I already have 6 packages on their way to the Poly. However...will I be charged a handling fee?

I had 10 packages shipped to CBR last Sept and didn't get charged a cent.

Then in June of this year I had 3 boxes shipped to the Yacht Club and was charged I believe about $20.
I have never been charged for the delivery of a package.
For our Christmas trips we have always shipped 2 3 1/2 foot Christmas trees and the ornaments and packages. We have stayed at every WDW resort except Shades of Green and SSR.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:17 PM   #138
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I'm so excited! We leave in 55 hours!! Woohoo!! I'm trying to get my packing done and it just dawned on me that maybe I don't need to take as much as I had planned.

What toiletries does the Poly have? I'm sure there is at least shampoo and conditioner . . . is it decent stuff? I have long, very thick hair so I have to have decent product or else my hair is completely unmanageable!
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:18 PM   #139
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This is a great idea!!! So anything you purchase, gets delivered to your hotel and then before you leave, you can take the box with everything up to the front desk and they'll ship it out for you? Do they send it FedEx, UPS, US Postal service??? Or will they do it however you want it done?? AWSOME idea!

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Elin, I hope you have so much fun at the Poly! Last night (I actually had a night off ) we were reading The Magic Tree House Hawaii book. The kids stopped and asked when we could go to the Poly at WDW? I said maybe someday... I'm going to die trying to keep this Dec trip a surprise. They are going to love the TPV room!
Hi, Denise! It has been a few years since we have stayed at the Poly so Bob and I are looking forward to this relaxing time alone. It is the first WDW trip that we have made completely alone. ever. Sometimes the girls will fly in after we do or leave before we do, but never have we done a trip alone. We actually kept it a secret from them until the Christmas trip was booked and a "done deal" but they still both pouted a bit!

I know that you and John will keep it a secret as long as you can. That is part of the excitement for us planners, right? How was your trip to Mississippi? I am glad it wasn't this weekend.
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I'm so excited! We leave in 55 hours!! Woohoo!! I'm trying to get my packing done and it just dawned on me that maybe I don't need to take as much as I had planned.

What toiletries does the Poly have? I'm sure there is at least shampoo and conditioner . . . is it decent stuff? I have long, very thick hair so I have to have decent product or else my hair is completely unmanageable!

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary, and don't forget to ask for some Anniversary pins when you check in!

Secondly, you can expect to find shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, facial soap (small round bar of soap), and bath soap (a larger round bar of soap). These items are the H2O brand, and their "Aquatics" line of products.

I like the quality of the toiletries and feel that they do a great job of cleaning, and conditioning my hair. My hair isn't extremely long, but it's past my shoulders. I don't pack toiletries any more. Also, you can leave a note for the housekeeper asking for extra conditioner (and everything else, for that matter), and they will leave extra for you.

Here's a picture of what the toiletries look like:

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WooHoo!!!! Only 1 day left for me!!!!!! First trip EVER to WDW for our family-only DH has been to the World before (But I think, I mean I know that I know way more about it all than he does from reading the DIS boards-Shhhhh, don't tell him!!!). Poly here we come! I'll have my LGMH's! Thanks to everyone for all the great info and I'll be sure to post my review when I get back!
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Stephanie, thanks again for the updated reports. We are there the 15th-22nd with the first 4 nights GV at the poly and then 3 at the dolphin. Hey, how crowded is the resort and did you hear about any upgrades or problems with room requests?

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Hi Jim! Well, I have to tell you, crowds picked up a bit here yesterday. Saw a lot of check ins. It seemed the pool was quite a bit more crowded last night than it has been since we arrived. As for upgrades and requests, we were given our only request 3rd floor (for the balcony), and I don't have a clue about upgrades. (we're staying in the hawaii building LV, can't get much better than this!)

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Are there filters in the rooms for the coffee pots? What about sugar? I plan on bringing my own creamer for sure because, as dh says, I'm a "creamer snob!" But, I'd rather not have to drag along sugar and filters if I don't have to! Thanks!
The coffee they provide here comes in the little pouches. They have a little bag that has original coffee mate creamer (3), sugar (2), and splenda (2), 2 little sir sticks and a napkin.

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I'm so excited! We leave in 55 hours!! Woohoo!! I'm trying to get my packing done and it just dawned on me that maybe I don't need to take as much as I had planned.

What toiletries does the Poly have? I'm sure there is at least shampoo and conditioner . . . is it decent stuff? I have long, very thick hair so I have to have decent product or else my hair is completely unmanageable!
WOOHOO! I hope to see you here!! Look for my LGMH and say hello if you see me!!! Have a great time!!

I agree with Seaspray, the toiletries here are wonderful. I have natural curly crazy hair down here in FL and I'm using it and it's really is great stuff!!

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WooHoo!!!! Only 1 day left for me!!!!!! First trip EVER to WDW for our family-only DH has been to the World before (But I think, I mean I know that I know way more about it all than he does from reading the DIS boards-Shhhhh, don't tell him!!!). Poly here we come! I'll have my LGMH's! Thanks to everyone for all the great info and I'll be sure to post my review when I get back!
I hope you have a great trip!! I hope to see you soon!!!!!!!!!!!
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[QUOTE=SeaSpray;27560771]First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary, and don't forget to ask for some Anniversary pins when you check in!

Secondly, you can expect to find shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, facial soap (small round bar of soap), and bath soap (a larger round bar of soap). These items are the H2O brand, and their "Aquatics" line of products.

I like the quality of the toiletries and feel that they do a great job of cleaning, and conditioning my hair. My hair isn't extremely long, but it's past my shoulders. I don't pack toiletries any more. Also, you can leave a note for the housekeeper asking for extra conditioner (and everything else, for that matter), and they will leave extra for you.

Here's a picture of what the toiletries look like:
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Thanks so much SeaSpray!! I'll have to see if I can convince DH to wear the anniversary pin . . . wish me luck!!
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Elin, I hope you have so much fun at the Poly! Last night (I actually had a night off ) we were reading The Magic Tree House Hawaii book. The kids stopped and asked when we could go to the Poly at WDW? I said maybe someday... I'm going to die trying to keep this Dec trip a surprise. They are going to love the TPV room!
Denise - I didn't know you had a surprise trip in the planning too!

You will love the Poly TPV - we had one in Tuvalu and loved it. I know
lots of people prefer Tahiti but we liked the Tuvalu one better - closer to the GCH and the volcano pool. We had the last room on the left hand side (facing the lagoon) and had an awesome view of the castle. We stayed at the Poly in July (split stay with BC) and had a great garden view room - 3rd floor Samoa with a wonderful view of the volcano pool, the boat dock and the EWP.

Our surprise trip is just 38 days away and the kids have NO IDEA! We're doing MNSSHP for the 1st time. Sadly - no availability with AP rate at YC, BC, Poly or GF so we're staying at the Boardwalk for the 1st time. Kids are signed up for the Haunted Pirate Cruise. Isn't the secret just killing you!
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WooHoo!!!! Only 1 day left for me!!!!!! First trip EVER to WDW for our family-only DH has been to the World before (But I think, I mean I know that I know way more about it all than he does from reading the DIS boards-Shhhhh, don't tell him!!!). Poly here we come! I'll have my LGMH's! Thanks to everyone for all the great info and I'll be sure to post my review when I get back!
I hope your first family WDW trip is full of magic!
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Thanks for all the pictures and live reports Seaspray- I love your pictures!!!!We're staying in Hawaii in less than a month The only thing I'm afraid of is the fact that I've been spoiled by the MK view from the CR. Your pictures are definitely helping
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WooHoo!!!! Only 1 day left for me!!!!!! First trip EVER to WDW for our family-only DH has been to the World before (But I think, I mean I know that I know way more about it all than he does from reading the DIS boards-Shhhhh, don't tell him!!!). Poly here we come! I'll have my LGMH's! Thanks to everyone for all the great info and I'll be sure to post my review when I get back!
OMG you're so lucky! Have a WONDERFUL time at the Poly (and Disney!) and can't wait to hear all about it when you return! Take TONS of pix for us!

HEY if anyone there now (Stephanie??) or going SOON (hint hint) wants to take a few pix of gift store items, I'd be thrilled! I'm interested in what types of clothes they have there at Poly!

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Okay I have a question! I have in mind the longhouse and even the location in the building that I would like for our honeymoon next year. I'm not expecting an upgrade but there is always a slight chance. In your experience, can the amount of requests that you put in effect your chances of getting an upgrade? For those of you who've been upgraded, did you have in any requests? I want to put in a request but I don't want that to ruin my chance of getting an upgrade. Like will they think, "Well if she wants to be in this building we're not going to upgrade her."
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GREAT Question, Nikki! I'd love to know the answer as well. From what I can TELL, when people DO get upgraded, it's always to a more preferred room, KWIM?
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