Group: Super ModEARator
Joined: April 1992
||Posted: May 19, 2004, 9:01 am
I've never stayed at either level of concierge service, but I want to jump in here, too. We never could justify in our minds the increased expense of staying at the concierge level at all -- so some could say "You don't know what you're missing" of course. Are the treats provided really much different than, say, one of the better Hampton Inns which provide many breakfast offerings, free wine and snacks in the late afternoon, etc.? While we've enjoyed staying at Hampton Inns, when we're traveling -- but not once we've arrived at WDW -- I'm not really interested in those kinds of amenities while we're at the Polynesian.
We like doing the occasional Character meal (breakfast or dinner), and we'd be wasting the free food opporTOONity on mornings that we'd have a Character meal. Other mornings, we really like the offerings that Captain Cook's offers for breakfast: our son can be satisfied with Fruit Loops and milk and perhaps a donut as well, while all of us have OJ, a banana and Carol & I have coffee and whatever else we choose such as an omelette or scrambled eggs, a croissant, bacon or sausage, and a fruit cup. Whatever we choose, we enjoy bringing it outside to the tables at either Captain Cook's patio or poolside.
From what I've heard and read, the offerings at the concierge lounge wouldn't justify the expense for my particular family -- but that's a judgement call for everyone to decide on their own.
I have stayed in the Hawaii building (long ago when it was called a different name and before they had concierge service) and I agree with those who rave about the view of the castle and the Seven Seas Lagoon. But for us, it isn't worth the expense. There are other great views in less expensive rooms at the Polynesian... frankly, I think it is the nicest-looking resort in all of Walt Disney World. And the pools and great beach are open to all Polynesian Resort guests -- even hammocks if you're lucky enough to snag an empty one. Hey, they need Priority Seating for those hammocks!
Just my opinions!
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