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Topic: Aloha, cousins! Welcome to the Polynesian Resort, E komo mai (Welcome) to the forum!< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Posted: May 13, 2005, 6:46 pm Quote

Thank you so much for your help!!  I am so excited about staying at the Poly!!  I have been there to check it out twice and absolutely love the resort.  

Polyfan4ever,  I totally agree...we all have our bad days...I do not let small things ruin my vacation!!  I am always just too happy to be at WDW to let that happen!!

My family has stayed at the POR for quite a few years and we love that resort as far as moderates go, and I can say that the bus situation over there needs improvement, but I would never let that affect my total WDW experience!!

Tikiman....thanks for answering my questions as well, I knew you would have the answers I seeked!!  I love your website by the way!!  Please do not ever quit doing that site, I just get so excited going on there looking at the pictures and reading all the information!!  

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Posted: May 14, 2005, 12:50 pm Quote

Stephanie,
I have stayed at the Polynesian many times and have never noticed a "mildew smell". I would probably enjoy it though, as the basement in our house when I was a kid always smelled like mildew!!! I agree with Charline, the Poly is a fantastic resort and you will not be dissapointed. Have a great time and make sure to give us a report when you get back!


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Posted: May 14, 2005, 8:51 pm Quote

Thanks Polyfan!!  I can not wait to give my first ever trip report!!  I am looking forward to taking many notes while I am there so I can give my trip report!!

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Posted: May 15, 2005, 4:28 pm Quote

Stephanie, I've never had any problem with a mildew smell.  If you do find that your room smells, you can probably call down to mousekeeping and see if they can do something to freshen up the room or run a dehumidifier.  If you keep your air conditioner running while you are at the parks, you shouldn't have any problem.

Enjoy the resort.

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Posted: July 06, 2005, 11:11 pm Quote

Wow! Looks great, Rich! :thumbsup:

Hopefully Steve will get the new Tonga pictures downloaded onto his site soon. :tiki:


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Posted: July 08, 2005, 5:52 am Quote

Quick question, does Rarotonga still have a second floor walkway to the GCH?  Last time I was there I remember thinking it would have been handy to been on the 2nd floor then all you would have had to do was walk the "bridge" to GCH and gone straight to the monorail platform.  My mother at the time had horrible arthritis in her knees and steps were a killer for her.  We ended up getting her a motorized wheelchair, because after the first night we had to ice down her knees and she was having NO fun.  It is funny now, but at the time I didn't think so.  The first day at the parks with her new wheels she rolled over my foot and broke two of my toes.  There was an orthopedist at our hotel and he heard us talking about it, and he offered to tape them up for me, so I wouldn't hobble so much.  It helped loads and we were off.  Nice man.  Also has this building always been Rarotonga.  I thought it had a different name

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Posted: July 08, 2005, 9:29 am Quote

Hi Gretta,  Rarotonga is not attached to the GCH(at least I never noticed in all of our visits) but it is close by.  The buildings changed names around the mid 90's, and I believe Rarotonga was Maori or Maui.  Check out Tikiman's site for maps and info.  It's the best.

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Posted: July 08, 2005, 1:02 pm Quote

Quote (MEsMommy @ July 08, 2005 04:52 am/pm)
Quick question, does Rarotonga still have a second floor walkway to the GCH?

Greta, Rarotonga does not have a second floor walkway to the GCH -- none of the longhouses do.

However, Rarotonga is connected by a second floor walkway to the Niue longhouse. This is because Niue is the only longhouse without an elevator, even though it is a two-story building. To get to the second floor of the Niue longhouse you use the elevator in the Rarotonga longhouse up to that floor and then walk across the deck connecting Rarotonga and Niue.



For more maps of the Polynesian Resort, click here.

The Rarotonga longhouse was originally called Maui. Then its name was changed to Maori and later renamed again to become Rarotonga.


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Posted: July 08, 2005, 1:44 pm Quote

I guess that shows you how observant I am :(
It must have been the bridge to Niue I saw, and "wished/thought" the bridge should go tothe GCH then in my now faded memory built it there.  Sorry for the confusion I caused everyone.  Although this does make me wonder why they feel need to change the names of the buildings.  Like you said why has this particular building been renamed 3 times?  Just curious


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Posted: Oct. 28, 2005, 10:50 pm Quote

I love how Disney describes the Polyesian Resort... Enter a distant land: the lush, tropical South Pacific — complete with white-sand beach, thatched roofs, swaying palms, koi ponds, volcanic rocks and more than 75 species of indigenous vegetation. Relish the unimaginable splendor of Polynesia as you settle into a warm welcoming world that celebrates "Ho'Onanea," the passing of time in languid tranquility. The distant lands of the tropical South Pacific come alive with accommodations including 847 Guest rooms and suites in a warm welcoming world.

Services and Amenities:
  • Room Service
  • Concierge desk
  • Health club/spa
  • Babysitting and child services
  • Pak-n-Play Crib available
  • Convenient self-parking
  • Valet parking available for a nominal fee
  • Rooms and facilities for Guests with disabilities
  • Laundry facilities/services
Sample tasty eats at 'Ohana, Kona Café and the bars and lounges serving tropical drinks and family fare.

Enhance your Resort stay with a variety of recreational offerings including pools, arcades, watercraft rentals and more.

Enjoy grand accommodations in a world where the magic never ends.

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