Forgot to mention that we hit monsoons on Wed. night during the drive. No fun driving at times. And, we left temps in the 50’s-60’s to arrive to temps in the high 90’s:eek:
Ok, we arrived and of course the tears set in. I never ever thought I would be staying at the Poly in my lifetime:pinch: I did the On-Line Check-In so when we walked into the lobby we headed straight over to Check-In. No one in line at all for the On-Line Check-In:happy: We gave her our name and she gave us our folder already prepared right down to the high-lighted directions to our room. Ok, first dippy thing I did…the CM asks if it was our first time there and being me, I thought she meant at the resort and quickly blurted out “Yes”. She proceeds to hand us 4 “My 1st Trip” pins:ohmy: I politely took them and we headed to our room. DH and the boys did not let me live it down all the way to the room. So you know, I am known for doing some really dippy dopey things:blush:
We received our request, Tokelau, 1st floor. Wow are the rooms big compared to CBR:happy: Our room was right as you walked into the building #1938. The bus stop was not more than a minute walk, the quiet pool was around the corner, the Ceremonial House was a few moments away and the TTC is about 5 or less to walk to. It is a great room location.
So we started to unpack. The kids snagged almost all the drawers in the dresser. DH and I got 2 for each of us and I had brought extra hangers for the rest of our clothes. He utilized the shelf above the TV for most of his stuff:laugh:
The only thing I was disappointed about was that you are paying deluxe resort prices and our room needed work. The paint was peeling on the inside of the bathroom door, the bathroom fan did not work, the lighting was very bad in both the bathroom and the main room, you could not control the temp on your fridge and the ceiling vents and some areas were pretty dusty. Not much to complain about huh:glare: In the morning (Fri) we asked to have someone look at the fridge, being we had stuff for breakfast that we did not want to go bad. When we returned from the park on Fri. there was no note or anything so DH and I asked at Guest Services. He put another call in and later called our room to tell us that it is just a cooler. It is suppose to stay cold enough so as items will not spoil. I thought they said the room had a fridge:confused:
We also asked for extra blankets for the day bed 2 seperate times (Fri. morning and then again I requested on a note with the tip for Mousekeeping on Sat. monring). We had 3 blankets when we returned later Sat. night:laugh: Oh and a pair of ducks visited us in the morning. They were adorable!
Back to Thursday…
We had a 4:30 ADR in Italy for dinner so we quickly washed up, changed and found our way over to the TTC to pick up the Monorail for EPCOT. We got to the main gate at about 4:20 and I start the fast walk, look back and they are humdy dumbdying along. I have a habit of walking fast:blush: I had to keep stopping to let them catch up. We made it by 4:35. Dinner was awesome, and no you cannot substitute a desert for an appetizer:mad: So we wound up carrying around a canoli because we could not eat another bite:blow: After dinner we watched the mime performance (I think that was what he was). He was funny.
We decided to go to DHS since it was opened until 10:00pm. We took the boat over from the Intl Gateway. Nice ride over. Nicky wanted to do the Backlot Tour but it was not open. Seemed that entire section of the park was closed except for Toy Story and Muppets. We were upset since not everything was open but the park was open late and not on an EMH night at that. The line for Toy Story was ridiculously long so we did The Great Movie Ride, tried to get in for the Idol finale and wound up 4 families from getting in so went to Sunset for RNR and TOT. While the boys were on RNR and TOT, DH and I walked through the stores. They finished and we walked in for the 8:30 show of Fantasmic. They said there was only standing room only left but we found seats to the right of the perfomance. It was nice!
The boys wanted to ride RNR and TOT again so we made a B-line for the rides. Come around the corner (Hollywood to Sunset) and the line for the 2nd Fantasmic show was all the way out to Hollywood. We were glad we did not listen to the guide books and go to the 2nd showing.
After the kids were done we took the bus back. We did not know that the deluxe resorts share the buses:confused: It was not that bad, but fun. We normally drive all around the world and it was nice taking the bus for a change.
When we got back to the resort DH and I walked through the stores and the Ceremonial House to familiarize ourselves with what was there. I also realized we didn’t get Anniversary pins when we checked in so we went and they were very apologenic and gave us our pins. Could be we didn’t get them because of dippy me saying “Yes” to it being our first time:ohmy: Anyhoo the CH was absolutely beautiful with all the flowers and plants. Everyone seemed so happy:blush:
That night we relaxed, watched tv and decided to sleep in the next day to catch up from the lack of sleep from the drive down:mellow:
I still have to download pics from the camera into the computer. This weekend will be nuts so hopefully sometime next week:blink:
To be continued:redface::redface::redface: