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Old 09-10-2009, 07:46 PM   #3616
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I'm really having a hard time going to a resort other than Poly so maybe I'll do a split stay. Has anyone done a split stay with the Poly? Anyone done Poly/WL? What do you think of split stays and is it worth it?
We have been doing split stays for the past few years. Of course Poly is always one of the hotels and we end our vacation there. We have split stayed at Boardwalk, Beach Club and Grand Floridian. On the morning we check out of the first hotel we just tell the bellman we are going to Poly and go off to a park for the morning. Our room is usually ready around lunch and we relax by the pool for the afternoon. One tip though, if you are planning something special for dinner that will require a change of clothes, carry it with you. One trip our luggage didn't show up until almost 6:00 p.m. and we had ressies for V&A that night
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:27 PM   #3617
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Can anyone post a picture of the playground that is at the Polynesian? I read that they have one but can't find any pics. We will be there in 10 days with our 2 kids. Also, what is the kids water play area?
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:30 PM   #3618
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Can anyone post a picture of the playground that is at the Polynesian? I read that they have one but can't find any pics. We will be there in 10 days with our 2 kids. Also, what is the kids water play area?
I don't remember seeing a playground at the Poly, and we walked all over the resort...

As for the water play area, it's basically a little round concrete area with some water spouts that make water shoot out from the ground. Judging by all the little kids playing there, it's quite popular, but less crowded than the volcano pool. It's tucked away behind some shrubs, but it's kind of between the volcano pool, the Hawaii building, and the beach.

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What is the best bldg. to request for garden view? We need a room that accomadates 5.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:58 AM   #3620
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Can anyone post a picture of the playground that is at the Polynesian? I read that they have one but can't find any pics. We will be there in 10 days with our 2 kids. Also, what is the kids water play area?
The playground was removed many years ago. It was located in the area that is now the water play area which mmmears described.
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:01 AM   #3621
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You may receive a variety of different opinions on the "best GV longhouse" for a multitude of reasons. If I had to choose a GV, I would have a few of favorites: Tokelau (centrally located within the resort), Tahiti (quiet, out of the way, close to TTC, larger rooms and double sinks in the bathroom), and Samoa (situated between the two pools, close to GHC).

Hopefully others will chime in with their thoughts.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:43 AM   #3622
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All the regular rooms accomodate 5 people. Each room has two queen beds and a sofa that folds down into a bed.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:39 AM   #3623
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We've done many split stays as well including Polynesian/AKL and Polynesian/BC. We're doing Polynesian/WLV in seven weeks. Like the PP we enjoy having two totally different 'vacations' in the same trip. And it's a great way to enjoy more of the resorts. Go ahead, branch out. Wilderness Lodge is a wonderful place
Thanks for the info! I have been wanting to stay at WL for some time now.

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We have been doing split stays for the past few years. Of course Poly is always one of the hotels and we end our vacation there. We have split stayed at Boardwalk, Beach Club and Grand Floridian. On the morning we check out of the first hotel we just tell the bellman we are going to Poly and go off to a park for the morning. Our room is usually ready around lunch and we relax by the pool for the afternoon. One tip though, if you are planning something special for dinner that will require a change of clothes, carry it with you. One trip our luggage didn't show up until almost 6:00 p.m. and we had ressies for V&A that night
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Can anyone post a picture of the playground that is at the Polynesian? I read that they have one but can't find any pics. We will be there in 10 days with our 2 kids. Also, what is the kids water play area?
As others have reported, there is no playground here. I was a bit disappointed when I first went to the Poly and my kids were 3 & 5 but I didn't need to worry. They preferred swimming or going to the parks than go to a playground (which they have at home anyway). And those playgrounds, even if they are plastic, can get hot! The kids water play area is great for...toddlers and babies. My kids played in it for a minute and just wanted to go in the pool And actually, me and my husband were FINE with that! All Disney pools have a decent 'shallow' end and a lot of the big pools (like the Volcano pool) don't have a 'deep' end anyway (but the quiet pool does!)

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I like Tokelau, ground floor!
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Well....after all these years DH finally gets his wish. We will be staying at the Poly in a MK view. Called to book a few nights after our DVC stay and I had a PIN attached so got 2 nights for $762.
I can't wait to surprise him .
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Well....after all these years DH finally gets his wish. We will be staying at the Poly in a MK view. Called to book a few nights after our DVC stay and I had a PIN attached so got 2 nights for $762.
I can't wait to surprise him .
Congrats!!! Have fun!!
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:38 AM   #3626
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Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!! I just looked at my own ticker and I have 42 days left.

What should I be doing right now??? Where to begin!!!
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Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!! I just looked at my own ticker and I have 42 days left.

What should I be doing right now??? Where to begin!!!
Although I don't have a ticker I just counted and it looks like we will be down there the same time! So I'll just hop on board your ticker if that's ok with you

Thanks for the congrats on Poly...I'm excited but more excited for how surprised DH will be. After 11 or so trips together in our 9 yr marriage he gets to stay here.
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Okay, very important question here (lol!)

We will be staying at the Poly concierge for the first time in January for marathon weekend. Does anyone here know if they serve real coffee in the lounge, or is it that Nescafe "stuff?"
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Okay, very important question here (lol!)

We will be staying at the Poly concierge for the first time in January for marathon weekend. Does anyone here know if they serve real coffee in the lounge, or is it that Nescafe "stuff?"
The lounge has a machine with a number of options to make various coffee drinks, cafe latte, capachino, etc. it is not too bad, but is still nescafe. We bring our own coffee and filters and make coffee in the room to get us going and then it is ok to drink what is in the lounge.
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anyone have an opinion on club level. We have stay at the poly before and im thinking of booking CL next time hopefully this january. I have a DD 7 and a DS 5. I really dont like the dining plan but thought having snacks available for the kids would be nice.
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