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Old 06-24-2009, 02:44 PM   #2251
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:46 PM   #2252
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Hi all! I have been to the poly but I don't remember this, is there any shade, umbrellas at or around the pool available? Thanks.
There are some tables with umbrellas, although I don't think there was a lot of them available.
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:11 PM   #2253
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Hi everyone!

I was sitting by the pool today and wishing it was the volcano pool instead. I wish they would come out with October hours so I can plan. Any ideas when they come out??
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:28 PM   #2254
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When you are looking at pricing, you are looking for Lagoon View Club Level. That is, in effect, a theme park view in Hawaii. You are correct, CL is contained within Hawaii unless you are booking a suite. Suites are located in Tonga.
Thanks Tess!! That is exactly the information I needed. I am trying to decide if I want to do something different than BC/YC, so I doing a little research.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #2255
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Thanks Tess!! That is exactly the information I needed. I am trying to decide if I want to do something different than BC/YC, so I doing a little research.
Your welcome--we're at BC just before you arrive. . .that is, if I can keep myself from changing our plans and moving to Polynesian. BC is definitely more convenient for us since our focus will be EPCOT, but then there is my beloved Polynesian. . .

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Old 06-24-2009, 05:16 PM   #2256
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Aloha Poly Fans,
We just checked in this morning and as promised I will be giving periodic reports on my experiences at the Poly as well as impressions of the general state of things at the resort.
First off, I'd like to cover our check-in which went absolutely perfectly as opposed to several recent reports I have seen recently on these boards. In fact, it went smoother than ever. When we pulled up to the guard shack in the Family Truckster, we were greeted with a warm Aloha and asked to provide picture id. We were then given a yellow card that stated we were club level guests and this card was to be presented when we pulled up to the GCH. When we pulled up to the GCH we were met by a greeter who warmly welcomed us and took our club level card. The greeter summoned a bell hop who quickly began unloading the Truckster. I self parked and by the time I returned, the bell hop had the golf cart completely loaded and was waiting to take us to the Hawaii building. Tony took us to the Hawaii building by way of the marina which was nice as we usually arrive in the opposite direction. BTW, our room was ready at 11:30 am when we arrived. We were given room 3503, beautiful dead on view of the castle and lagoon and just steps away from the lounge, just as we had requested.
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1. All of the CM's have been extremely friendly so far.
2. There is NO MOLD anywhere in our room, it is spotless.
3. Everything in the room was in working order upon check-in except the refrigerator which was quickly replaced with single call to the club desk.
4. We had the welcome Poly candy bars in our room after returing from the MK, and yes they are smaller than in years past. (OMG our trip is just ruined!!!)
Sorry to go on so long but I really wanted to give some positive news on this wonderful resort for a change. I know a lot of recent reports on these boards have given a bleak view of the Poly's current state but so far they appear to be unfounded, just as I had hoped. I will give more reports when time permits if anyone is interested. And if you're not...too bad 'cause it's fun!
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Hi Huntconn. Thanks for the update!! We'll be checking in to the Hawaii building soon
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When we pulled up to the guard shack in the Family Truckster, we were greeted with a warm Aloha and asked to provide picture id. We were then given a yellow card that stated we were club level guests and this card was to be presented when we pulled up to the GCH. When we pulled up to the GCH we were met by a greeter who warmly welcomed us and took our club level card. The greeter summoned a bell hop who quickly began unloading the Truckster. I self parked and by the time I returned, the bell hop had the golf cart completely loaded and was waiting to take us to the Hawaii building. !
Keep it coming HuntConn!! So glad to hear everything went smoothe. I have a mental picture of you guys pulling up in the Truckster! Clark would be so proud.

Also glad to see an example of how the self park went well. Was wondering if that was a problem but sounds like yours went fine. Anyway have fun and check in when you get a chance for us dreamers back in the 'other' world!
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THANKS huntconn--I just love live reports!!!
Sounds like you have a Magical View!!!
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Thanks Huntconn for your great report...its so nice to hear good experiences!
Hope the rest of your trip is just as great! Please report back with some more reviews of your stay!
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Glad it's starting out so wonderful Huntconn!! I knew our poly wouldn't let you down! Hope the rest of your trip goes as wonderful as this!!
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:15 PM   #2262
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Huntconn, glad to hear you and the family truckster arrived and all went well. Did you bring your white shoes?

DD and I are having breakfast at Kona Cafe on Saturday. Maybe we'll run Into you.
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I am not a coffee drinker, but my parents are. Is the machine in the lounge and instant coffee machine or does it make regular brew? I have heard such poor reviews about the taste. My 9 year old says we need to get up early and go to the coffee bar to get them some good coffee.
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I am not a coffee drinker, but my parents are. Is the machine in the lounge and instant coffee machine or does it make regular brew? I have heard such poor reviews about the taste. My 9 year old says we need to get up early and go to the coffee bar to get them some good coffee.
It's an instant machine but you can get mochas, cappuccinos(sp?) and lattes from it too. That's what I did. If I felt like a brewed cup, I went and got a Kona coffee from the counter in the GCH..
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