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Posted: Feb. 19, 2004, 6:43 pm Quote

Pam I am so happy that you are now a convert :love: We love the polynesian and of all the resorts we have stayed at,this one is our favorite.Can't wait for Dec. to roll around 15 night at the polynesian.  When those couples got married where were they? We are looking to renew our vows there, 25 years and think the beach would be the place, but where?

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Posted: Feb. 19, 2004, 10:49 pm Quote

Welcome to the Polynesian cult!   LOL  Just kidding...and yes we saw a lot of people getting married there too.  People getting their pictures taken in the lobby and several times we saw people out on the point with tables and flowers set up, in between the 2 beaches.

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Posted: Feb. 20, 2004, 9:45 am Quote

Cheryl - what a wonderful place to renew your vows.  They were doing it in the center of the resort, lagoon side, between the two beach areas.  There is a walkway and a paved, round section.  It's a beautiful setting for a wedding.  

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Posted: Feb. 20, 2004, 11:39 am Quote

Pam, thanks for all the great things you had to say about the Polynesian!  We will be there soon, I'm doing the :hula:. I'm glad you had a wonderful time :nod:

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2004, 5:40 pm Quote

Hello Everyone,
I just found this wonderful board today and i'm very happy to be here!  

We have our first family trip planned for September 8th for an entire week!  Waaahhhoo!

We are staying at the Polynesian in the LVC Hawaii and are so thrilled!

Has anyone done the Polynesian with a toddler?  We have a 2 1/2 year old (or will be when we go) and would love to hear what you enjoyed about the hotel with kids!

My dh has been once to WDW and it's been a good 15 years since i've been!  Feels like the first time since so much has changed!   Oh and neither of us has ever stayed at the Polynesian before!

Thanks in advance!

Connie :mickey:


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Posted: Feb. 25, 2004, 8:09 pm Quote

We stayed at the Polynesian LVC last year with our DD 6 and DS 3.  This is really silly but one of my DS favorite things to do was when we were walking back from the GCH to Tahiti was this:  he would stop at EVERY pathway crossing and say "which way are we gonna go?  that way, that way, that way or that way?"  He would point to each path and and when we said "THAT way" he would laugh hysterically and run to the next intersection.

He also go a kick out of the Mickey Mouse toothbrush box in the bathroom.  Go figure.  

He also loved to dig in the sand!  Although he had a tough time understanding (or Not) why he couldn't swim in the lake.

It's a great place for little ones!


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Posted: Feb. 25, 2004, 8:48 pm Quote

Connie,
   We stayed at the LVC when my son was 4 years old, we have gone back almost every year. My son is 17 years old and wants to go back. He even talks when he is old (not us) and has a family that we (hope he pays) will all go back each year. This is truly a family place, with great memories. Have a great time! :tiki:


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Posted: Feb. 25, 2004, 8:52 pm Quote

Connie, Forgot one thing try to have a character breakfast at the Crystal Palace in MK with my favorite friend Tigger. :)

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2004, 10:39 pm Quote

:laughbig:

Thanks Crissy for sharing your story!  It does sound like an awesome resort for families too!  

Steven what a wonderful idea to keep the tradition up and go every year!  I bet your son has so many magic memories!  Does your family always go to the Polynesian?  We actually have never stayed at the Polynesian.  I've heard that people love to return and enjoy the resort again and again!  I have been to the Contempory twice so this should be fun!

Steven are you reading minds?  I just posted a question on the dinning board about the eating at the Crystal Palace!  So glad to hear you would recommend eating there!  My guy love Pooh and the gang!

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Posted: Feb. 26, 2004, 11:38 am Quote

Aloha!

We've stayed LVC at the Polynesian twice with our son.  Once when he was 6 months (more for us than him) and then again last October when he was almost 2.5 (again, more for us than him to celebrate Halloween! ).

He just now seems to understand what WDW is all about.  He knew most of the characters and would actually go up and hug them.  No fear whatsoever. :laugh:

As for the Polynesian, my son loved the Volcano Pool (of course) and I appreciated the small life jackets the pool provided for toddlers.  It allowed him freedom of movement, which he loved, while providing us piece of mind.  To get one you will need tp leave your "key to the castle" card or an ID.

The fireworks and the Lagoon light show parade shouldn't be missed.  If you stayed at the Contemporary in the past you should know what the light parade is.  It gets sort of obnoxious after a few nights but my son loved it and it became an evening ritual.  Since you are staying lagoon view concierge, you will be able to enjoy all of this from your room.

The Grand Ceremonial House always has some toddler-friendly activity.  There's a TV there that is always playing cartoons and can provide you some quiet time to review a map or park showtimes.

Also, staying concierge provides you with an endless amount of snack food choices for little ones.  We appreciated the pre-packaged smuckers Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches they had available.  Grab a couple before you head out in the afternoon and our son was in heaven.

Be sure to take in the quiet pool as well.  I found that this pool was much less crowded and I was able to spend some quality one-on-one time with my son, without getting splashed and interrupted by a band of rowdy pre-teens.

And one last piece of information you might find helpful.  My wife and I always plan one evening out without child(ren) in tow.  We usually end up shopping at Downtown Disney or go to the World Showcase at Epcot and enjoy a couple of margaritas and dinner at San Angels Inn located in Mexico.  We've used a babysitting service called Fairy Godmothers and we have nothing but glowing praise for them.  We've been able to get the same woman during our visits (I think her name was Evelyn and she's a Grandma several times over) and my son loved his visit with her.

But my number one piece of advice for WDW with a toddler: don't try to do everything and don't forget the afternoon nap.  My son was in such better spirits when he was able to crash for a couple of hours in the middle of the day.

Hope some of this helps.

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