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Old 04-09-2009, 07:18 PM   #256
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I am so excited!!! Leave work early tomorrow to head to my mother in laws so we can have her follow us and then leave there Easter sunday. No parks that day we r planning to go to DTD for the day.
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I heard about the virus on the podcast. Don't know for sure if it's true or not but I'm not going to chance it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:22 PM   #258
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Picture is too funny, Johnsonet!
I too have always felt that if there was really a morbid threat to swimming in the lagoon, that Disney would do more than post "No Swimming" signs, but every time I post the question, I'm given the same advice, so I thought it prudent to pass along...
You're quite gracious to accept my post in the spirit in which it was intended.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:44 PM   #259
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Swimming in Bay Lake

Well,I'm not gonna swim in the lake b/c an alligator might get me.

But isn't swimming in the lake one part of a WDW Marathon? Or was that just a dream I had??
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You may be right about the Marathon, KSBelle...
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:38 PM   #261
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True, I guess it is better to only charge those who are using the internet when they're using it rather than include it in the cost of the room and make everyone pay for it. I guess it just seems odd when almost all other hotels do include it to see Disney doesn't.
I'd think the ones that hold a lot of conferences would have wireless at least. I could understand the Poly because it's more of a vacation but hotels with business people should definitely have wireless.
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I am so excited!!! Leave work early tomorrow to head to my mother in laws so we can have her follow us and then leave there Easter sunday. No parks that day we r planning to go to DTD for the day.
Yay! Have a safe trip and a wonderful time at the Poly LOVE your new avatar!

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I heard about the virus on the podcast. Don't know for sure if it's true or not but I'm not going to chance it.
I wouldn't chance it either. I let my daughter get her feet wet but that's it!

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Picture is too funny, Johnsonet!
I too have always felt that if there was really a morbid threat to swimming in the lagoon, that Disney would do more than post "No Swimming" signs, but every time I post the question, I'm given the same advice, so I thought it prudent to pass along...
You're quite gracious to accept my post in the spirit in which it was intended.
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Well,I'm not gonna swim in the lake b/c an alligator might get me.

But isn't swimming in the lake one part of a WDW Marathon? Or was that just a dream I had??
I've stayed at the GF and Poly many times and have NEVER seen an alligator anywhere in the area. Yes, you're right about the marathon - at least the one that is held in May. I've seen it!

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I'd think the ones that hold a lot of conferences would have wireless at least. I could understand the Poly because it's more of a vacation but hotels with business people should definitely have wireless.
Good point
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:48 PM   #263
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Best place to stay at the Poly?

DH and I are heading to the Poly for the first time this Sunday. We have 2 small children and would like to be close to the pool. Does anyone have any building or room recommendations for us? We would also like to be close to the main building. Are all of the buildings close?
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:24 PM   #264
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Hi everyone!

Woo hoo, cool new thread!! Thanks, CanadianGuy!!!



Disney4my2boys: The buildings are not very far apart at the Polynesian, but some are closer to the pool and Great Ceremonial House (main building), than others. I'm guessing that you've booked a garden view room? If so, my personal request would be for the Samoa, Niue, or Rarotonga buildings. Please see the map here, so you can see the layout of the resort:




I hope that everyone who's going soon has a WONDERFUL TIME!!




I'm going to have to plan something soon; I thought that I'd be able to make it until fall 2010 when we do our 14-night Disney transatlantic cruise, but I'm in serious WDW withdrawal and even my DH mentioned about planning something before then!
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Seaspray, so nice to see you! We were getting worried! I couldn't have planned this trip without all of your posts and pictures, plus all the beautiful pics on your family website! I've been dreaming about this for years and now I've only 15 more days to go. To everyone leaving, have a safe journey and can't wait to hear all about it!
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:52 AM   #266
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I have a new question that I have not seen here before. My digital camera of 5+ years just died last week. As long as it had to die, I'm so glad it did this before we arrived at the Poly next month!

My new camera uses a rechargeable battery pack. (I've purhcased a spare battery pack & extra memory sticks.) The charger plugs directly into a wall outlet.

Are there pleny of available outlets in a Poly GV room? We would also have my husband's iphone to charge at night, his camera battery charger, sometimes his shaver & sometimes my mobile phone charger. I'm wondering if we need to bring any 3 in 1 adapters?
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I have a new question that I have not seen here before. My digital camera of 5+ years just died last week. As long as it had to die, I'm so glad it did this before we arrived at the Poly next month!

My new camera uses a rechargeable battery pack. (I've purhcased a spare battery pack & extra memory sticks.) The charger plugs directly into a wall outlet.

Are there pleny of available outlets in a Poly GV room? We would also have my husband's iphone to charge at night, his camera battery charger, sometimes his shaver & sometimes my mobile phone charger. I'm wondering if we need to bring any 3 in 1 adapters?
The desk area has a long powerstrip-like series of outlets. We have four cell phones, video camera, hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, etc. . .and have never had a problem with outlets. The only place I feel needs more outlets is the bathroom. You should be fine.

OT: Nice to see you SeaSpray!
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I have a new question that I have not seen here before. My digital camera of 5+ years just died last week. As long as it had to die, I'm so glad it did this before we arrived at the Poly next month!

My new camera uses a rechargeable battery pack. (I've purhcased a spare battery pack & extra memory sticks.) The charger plugs directly into a wall outlet.

Are there pleny of available outlets in a Poly GV room? We would also have my husband's iphone to charge at night, his camera battery charger, sometimes his shaver & sometimes my mobile phone charger. I'm wondering if we need to bring any 3 in 1 adapters?
There is a strip of outlets on the desk. I think you'll be fine.

SeaSpray!!! So glad to see you. 14 day transatlantic cruise sounds amazing. Hope you slip a WDW trip in somewhere too.

edited to add Tess beat me to it! Good morning, Tess and everyone else!
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:10 AM   #269
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yayyy for a new thread!! only 5 weeks till dbf and i are there!! :D
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:30 AM   #270
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This is a continuation of the Sept 2009 Poly Thread - originally located here:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1947387
After not having been to WDW since 2005 we have just made ressies for October of this year! Can't wait!

Thanks for transferring those first few posts from the other thread CanadianGuy! Those links are great! Thanks for all your hard work SeaSpray!
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