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  • RonNYC
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    Originally posted by Sters
    For more info on the Polynesian http://tikiman2001.homestead.com/
    Hey wow! What a great link!! I've been enamored with the Polynesian since I had the good fortune to stay there last Fall. I'd been booked at the Contemporary but was moved to the Polynesian due to some storm damage to the garden wings there.

    I found myself hanging out at this resort more than I have at any other I've stayed at while at WDW. It has a very leisurely vibe to it and the theming walks a fine line between elegance and cheese. I really enjoyed sitting on the beach at night looking across the lagoon at MK and Contemporary (and to this city boy the stars in the sky were incredible!) and strolling the grounds.

    Thanks so much for posting the link...

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  • xzoocrew
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    I love the Poly. One big bonus as far as the kids are concerned is that it's a very quick monorail ride to the Magic Kingdom. You can get back to the room if you need to or get back to the park. With your kid's ages I can see that as a major plus.

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  • dsnylndmom
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    ^^^the above site is GREAT for Poly info!! The best!

    We did Chef Mickey's with our boys and they LOVED IT. They were 4 1/2 and almost 9 at the time and they had such a blast. The food was good and it was just really really fun.

    My boys also really really enjoyed the Liberty Tree Tavern(such good food!!!!)and the Sci-Fi. If you're looking for a dinner character meal try Liberty Tree Tavern it really was wonderful.

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  • Sters
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    For more info on the Polynesian http://tikiman2001.homestead.com/

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  • ti2gr
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    'Ohana at the Polynesian is a wonderful restaurant and the food is fantastic. Boma at The Animal Kingdom Lodge is also wonderful. Another well kept secret for great food (and a great price) is the buffet at the Fort Wilderness Campground.

    If it is buffets you're into then stay away from 1900 Park Faire at the Grand Floridian, too many kids due to teh Cinderella dinner or the Mary Poppins breakfast. seems everyone drags their kids there to have dinner with Cinderella. The food may be good, but too many kids.

    You'll also encounter some of the most evil and rudest guests at the Grand Floridian. Must be where the real villians stay. I guess though if you have money to stay there it gives you the right to be treat the hotel staff like garbage.

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  • WDW1974
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    Yes ... the Poly is definitely a great place for kids. They'll love the new volcano-themed pool with water slide as well as the sandy beach.

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  • xomegan06
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    OK, yah I was really looking for a place more oriented to younger kids since I have a 8 month old 2, 3, & 5 and year old. I know how annoying it is to eat at a nice restaurant and be bothered by little kids running around. Trust me with four little ones it's hard to have peace and quiet. So, Cape May Cafe looks good. Now I have another question about the Polynesian, it's peaceful and relaxing right,? but is it kid oriented?!?!?

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  • WDW1974
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    I don't consider the California Grill pricey for the quality of food you get, moderate maybe. But I also don't think it's a place for kids (even though you see plenty of them there). Unless the kids are older and used to fine dining, it's really a waste to bring them, not to mention the fact they are often disturbing to other guests (boy, did I set myself up with that true statement).

    Cape May Cafe is good, and a better choice for kids.

    Now you sure you're staying at the Poly? ;-)

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  • xomegan06
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    Sorry!!

    Sorry I didn't mean to post that twice!!

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  • xomegan06
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    Ok, I think I am going to stay at the Polynesian it sounds great, so i'll give it a try. Yes, I am aware of the California Grill, is it really expensive because I have several kids and I don't want anywhere extremely pricey. For my husband and I yes that would be nice, but not with 4 kids if it's to much. How is Cape May Cafe? I have heard that's pretty good. Sorry for all the questions I am just trying to make this the best Disney trip ever for my family!!

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  • xomegan06
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    Ok, I think I am going to stay at the Polynesian it sounds great, so i'll give it a try. Yes, I am aware of the California Grill, is it really expensive because I have several kids and I don't want anywhere extremely pricey. For my husband and I yes that would be nice, but not with 4 kids if it's to much. How is Cape May Cafe? I have heard that's pretty good. Sorry for all the questions I am just trying to make this the best Disney trip ever for my family!!

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  • revol yensid
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    Originally posted by xomegan06
    Ok, thanks I know I am going to eat at 1900 Park Fare because we have eaten there before and they have great food, also is the Grand Floridian nice or a waste of money because im considering that also.
    I recommend the California Grill on top of the Contemporary if you haven't been there yet and you can afford its steep pricing. Since you've visitied so many times, though, I'm sure you're aware of it. Almost exactly a year ago I stayed at the Polynesian. At the time the only rennovations I was aware of was one of the buildings. We stayed in Tokelau, which from our room offered a great view of Wishes and Cinderella Castle. If you don't get a good view from your room, the beach offers piped in music and a great view! It's also very convenient to be next to the TTC so its just a walk to the Epcot Monorail as well as being located on the Magic Kingdom Monorail loop.

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  • Labuda
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    If you enjoyed the ANimal Kingdom Lodge and are weary of staying at the Poly during renovations, I suggest the Wilderness Lodge. It's FABULOUS, and WDW1974 can fill you in on all you want to know since he's stayed there not too long ago IIRC.

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  • xomegan06
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    Dining

    Ok, thanks I know I am going to eat at 1900 Park Fare because we have eaten there before and they have great food, also is the Grand Floridian nice or a waste of money because im considering that also.

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  • WDW1974
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    I've also heard very good things about Fresh at the WDW Dolphin, although I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

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  • WDW1974
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    I don't think you will have a problem staying at the Poly. By the time you get there, most of the work will be completed and it is a wonderful, relaxing resort.

    Best breakfast on property (and one of WDW's best kept secrets) is Boatwright's at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Another good place, is the Trails End Buffet at Pioneer Hall at FW. I honestly think it's crazy to spend $21, or whatever it costs, for breakfast foods with loud kids and characters.

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  • buzz lightbeer
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    I have only two words for breakfast at the Kona Cafe...


    :bow: TONGA TOAST :bow:

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  • xomegan06
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    More help please!!

    Thank you all so much for your opinions, it really helped, yet I am still debating on whether I should eat at Chef Mickey's or not because it's gotten good and bad ratings. Is there any where else that has really good food for breakfast on the Disney Property? Now i'm also stuck about Staying at Polynesian, I don't want to be there in the middle of a renovation. That could be bad if you know what I mean, I have tried all of the moderate resorts, and the Animal Kingdom Lodge. What other ones are nice? Please I need more opinions, thanks so much!!!!!!

    -Megan

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  • WDW1974
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    The Poly is wonderful, although it is in the midst of a MAJOR renovation. The lobby is a bit of a mess right now as infrastructure that dates back to 1971 is getting torn out and things like shops and the fast food locale are getting moved. The rooms are quite large by WDW standards.

    'Ohana is a wonderful restaurant for dinner, although very ordinary for breakfast.

    I personally hate Chef Mickey's, although the food for both meals is good (or was when I last went there five years ago) but it is VERY loud and there are lots of brats running around, while their parents either are or act blissfully ignorant. But I hate character meals to begin with.

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  • karliebug
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    Ohana's has great food and we love Chef Mickey's for breakfast,especially. We would much rather do a character meal than wait in line in the parks for autographs. The food is good and there are choices to please everyone.

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