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Old 01-01-2013, 12:11 PM   #1216
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only one pool at the GF will be closed at same time as Poly's volcano pool. The beach pool and new alice in wonderland splash area and beach pool bar will al be open at GF.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #1217
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Depending on how early your reservation is at CRT, I would take the monorail--the boats may not be running early in the a.m. Barring any monorail issues, it would be faster anyway.
8:05am so we will be sure to take the monorail. Hopefully it will be running! This will be our first full day there and our only early morning breakfast reservation. I figure the excitement will be enough to get us up. It will feel early since we are on Mountain time usually, but we have that evening off to take it easy. I have never stayed at the Poly before so I am super excited!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:33 PM   #1218
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Here's the update from Tikiman on renovation schedule and look of the rooms:
http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/new...oom-renovation
Thank you! I have been hungry for this info! Just wish I knew about any renovations going on for the pool in August when I will be there. Just hoping not!
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:36 PM   #1219
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Anyone having any luck booking a discounted GV room for 2013? We've been trying for awhile and are getting anxious about our May trip!
I got a PIN code that was good til the end of September(2013) and was able to get 35% off GV Poly. Dont know if you called, but might be worth a call to see if you have the same offer.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:45 PM   #1220
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Hi Everyone! Just back from 10 days at the Polynesian. Our room was on the 3rd floor of Fiji overlooking the beach and Grand Floridian. We loved the location and even enjoyed every evening listening to the music at the Luah. It is very close to the main building so if you want to run over to Captain Cooks for a cup of tea or whatever it is super convenient. I did not find the rooms in disrepair nor did I find our room dark. Our room was spotless but you can tell it is time for an update. The last few days we were there, workers were coming out of the rooms across the hall from us (marina view)
Looked like boxes for lighting fixtures and a few people coming out with clip boards so the renovations are beginning! The hallways and elevators REALLY need to be redone.

The grounds are as beautiful as ever. We had no problems with the monorails. I can't imagine they will redo the Poly pool until the Grand Floridian's is done. The teacup pool at the Gr Fl is open but the main one still had walls up.

The Poly will always remain my favorite hotel but next time I think we are going to try the Yacht and Beach. We don't go into the MK as much as we used too - end up spending alot of the time in Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #1221
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We just called and "Stu" said both the Polynesian and Grand Floridian pools will be closed during our time. Just sick to my stomach...
Oh no...that is such a sickening feeling when the Poly isn't cheap! Are you going to switch resorts??

What pool did he say resort quests could use?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #1222
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only one pool at the GF will be closed at same time as Poly's volcano pool. The beach pool and new alice in wonderland splash area and beach pool bar will al be open at GF.
Will POLY quests be allowed to use it though?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #1223
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This is a great thread! We are booked at Poly during July 4th. I have read the beach gets crowded for the fireworks. Any idea how early we will need to be on the beach in order to watch the fireworks on July 4th?
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:46 PM   #1224
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Will POLY quests be allowed to use it though?
they have been in the past during similar pool shut downs. just as recently GF guests (from what I've been told) have been allowed to use Poly pool when the main GF pool was closed.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #1225
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So we surprised the kids at midnight last night for our upcoming trip.
We had a Mardi Gras theme they popped a balloon filled with confetti which had a note that led them to the jester which had the trip info. But what we didn't tell them is after 2nights at POR we are heading to their favorite resort Poly for 6 nights. We are going to surprise them on that day !!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:45 PM   #1226
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Hello to my fellow Polynesian Resort fans!

(Not sure if anyone remembers me, but this thread has been my favorite place on the DIS in years past).

Well I try to not visit here unless/until I have a WDW trip planned, but tonight, I just couldn't help it.

GuitarRob: AWESOME, EXCELLENT THREAD!!

I was just looking through the first few posts, at the gorgeous pictures, and immediately I felt that old familiar urge to want to go "home" to the Polynesian.

This past year we took a 9-night Disney cruise, but our last WDW trip was in 2010. I am in serious withdrawal here!!

I'm going to go back and continue browsing this terrific thread and see what's new at my favorite place; thanks to all who have contributed.

Edited to add: How could I forget?! We actually were at WDW and had breakfast and dinner at the Polynesian (Kona Cafe and 'Ohana) this past June, while on a port day in Port Canaveral during our DCL cruise (it sailed out of NYC). So really, I *have* been to the Polynesian within the past 6 months, but we didn't STAY there, so I forgot about it. LOL
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:38 PM   #1227
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Welcome back SeaSpray!
Hope you find yourself planning a Poly trip sometime soon!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #1228
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Hello to my fellow Polynesian Resort fans!

(Not sure if anyone remembers me, but this thread has been my favorite place on the DIS in years past).

Well I try to not visit here unless/until I have a WDW trip planned, but tonight, I just couldn't help it.

GuitarRob: AWESOME, EXCELLENT THREAD!!

I was just looking through the first few posts, at the gorgeous pictures, and immediately I felt that old familiar urge to want to go "home" to the Polynesian.

This past year we took a 9-night Disney cruise, but our last WDW trip was in 2010. I am in serious withdrawal here!!

I'm going to go back and continue browsing this terrific thread and see what's new at my favorite place; thanks to all who have contributed.

Edited to add: How could I forget?! We actually were at WDW and had breakfast and dinner at the Polynesian (Kona Cafe and 'Ohana) this past June, while on a port day in Port Canaveral during our DCL cruise (it sailed out of NYC). So really, I *have* been to the Polynesian within the past 6 months, but we didn't STAY there, so I forgot about it. LOL
Nice to see another DIS old-timer.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:04 AM   #1229
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Hello to my fellow Polynesian Resort fans!

(Not sure if anyone remembers me, but this thread has been my favorite place on the DIS in years past).

Well I try to not visit here unless/until I have a WDW trip planned, but tonight, I just couldn't help it.

GuitarRob: AWESOME, EXCELLENT THREAD!!

I was just looking through the first few posts, at the gorgeous pictures, and immediately I felt that old familiar urge to want to go "home" to the Polynesian.

This past year we took a 9-night Disney cruise, but our last WDW trip was in 2010. I am in serious withdrawal here!!

I'm going to go back and continue browsing this terrific thread and see what's new at my favorite place; thanks to all who have contributed.

Edited to add: How could I forget?! We actually were at WDW and had breakfast and dinner at the Polynesian (Kona Cafe and 'Ohana) this past June, while on a port day in Port Canaveral during our DCL cruise (it sailed out of NYC). So really, I *have* been to the Polynesian within the past 6 months, but we didn't STAY there, so I forgot about it. LOL

I remember you from when I first joined the DIS five years ago. So nice to see you back here.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:41 AM   #1230
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Hello to my fellow Polynesian Resort fans!

(Not sure if anyone remembers me, but this thread has been my favorite place on the DIS in years past).

Well I try to not visit here unless/until I have a WDW trip planned, but tonight, I just couldn't help it.
Nice to see you back at the old haunt. I don't post much either, but now and again I provide my two cents. Hope all is well with you and yours!
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