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Mari
16-02-2012, 06:28 PM
talk to me about The Poly :)


Thank you!

keith
16-02-2012, 10:29 PM
talk to me about The Poly :)


Thank you!

oh I so want to gush but I'm probably not the best person, I haven't stayed there in a few years.

ok well amazing lobby! the whole place is totally themed through every aspect so from checkin through to the room and grounds, you'll feel like you're somewhere special :)

Love the "torches" lighting the paths, great pools. Luau right there! Ohanas right there. Monorail to go where you like :)

That's before we talk about the great beach from which you can watch the fireworks and the short boat ride to MK

So... what's not to love :D

robertcraig
16-02-2012, 11:01 PM
My oldest son and his family stayed there last year thought it was terrific

Tink
17-02-2012, 12:56 AM
Ummmmm... no hot tub. :D The music that comes on overhead at 6:00 am (at least it did in Concierge when we were there). Dark, old, restaurants have fallen off (of course that's not limited to 'Ohana and Kona Cafe).

Beach is lovely! Proximity to MK is nice. :yes:

It wasn't our favorite deluxe and we'd not go out of our way to stay there again, but it beats the Boardwalk Inn! :eek: :lol:

Slowhand
17-02-2012, 03:24 PM
I guess that Tink and I are in the minority here, but I don`t really feel "comfortable" at the Poly.
I`ve never actually stayed there although my DW and I have visited the resort many times and have dined there on a few occasions.
I guess it`s just the dark [and to me ,oppressive] atmosphere that I dislike compared to the light and airy feel of the GF.

Mari
17-02-2012, 06:23 PM
This is exactly what Ive been reading on trip advisor... either people love it, or not at all.... theres really no in between

I hope we love it, hahahahahaha

We wont be spending much time there though... still, managed to get ADR for dinner at Ohana's the night we arrive, and breakfast on the day we leave... and will have breakfast once at Kona Cafe...

The rest of the time we'll be at the parks, so being conveniently located will be a plus :)

I read there are some activities like hula dancing?? Anyone knows what other things you can do at the resort? Would it even be worth it to take the afternoon off from parks and spend it there?

Thank you!!

Tink
17-02-2012, 06:33 PM
I think it would be Mari. :yes: You should get a listing of things to do when you check in. You can plan a day off, or maybe some afternoons. They did seem to have a pretty lively activities group for children when we were there (August).

I think you will have a lovely time. :yes:

keith
17-02-2012, 07:04 PM
You really will have a great time!

I know I tend to bear in the mind the price of the Poly when I consider it and compare it to other places on site. When you get to stay there as a freebie upgrade, heck, I don't think there's any downside to that at all :lol:

lisaw
17-02-2012, 07:39 PM
Haven't stayed at the Poly but re: the resort activities I think it is well worth leaving some time available to enjoy them - my two have always loved spending some time at the resort so they can take part in stuff going on :yes:

Mari
17-02-2012, 08:37 PM
You really will have a great time!

I know I tend to bear in the mind the price of the Poly when I consider it and compare it to other places on site. When you get to stay there as a freebie upgrade, heck, I don't think there's any downside to that at all :lol:

hahahahahahahahaha :laugh: major points for that one Keith... SO TRUE!!!!

Ive secretly wanted to stay there for a long time, so thats why I hope we lov eit.. then again, since I dont think we would ever pay to stay there, maybe I dont want to love it too much hahahahaha

Wendy
17-02-2012, 08:55 PM
We stayed at the Poly once, would I stay there again, umm, no :lol: It's a hotel for families with children so you will love it.

There are lots of activities Mari, you will find out more about them when you get to the poly.

When you eat in Ohana's on the night you arrive, look out for the Coconut Racing and Hula dancing, the children love it :lol:

We watched the Torch Lighting Ceremony, I think it is about 6pm but it is only on certain days, so you will have to check.

There is also Hula Dancing Lessons, they used to be in the lobby, I don't know if they still do.

Some of the other things that you can do:

Make a nut necklace

Decorating with Hawaiian stamps

Lau printing

Learn how to Lauhala weave

Make a candy lei

Polynesian Storytelling in the Great Ceremonial House

Mari
20-02-2012, 09:42 PM
Thank you Wendy :hug2:

Its great to know the types of activities that are available :)

Johnie
21-02-2012, 03:23 AM
You know how I feel! I absolutely love it! I go there to visit every trip. I don't think it feels dark and oppressive at all.