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Posted: June 11, 2003 9:03 am/pm Quote

Actually one of the reasons we chose Poly (first time to Disney) is the fact that the ambiance of all the palms and the "darker appearance of the facade" will seem to make us feel cooler in July.  The thought of the light and brightness of CBR or Beach Club seemed like I would need sunglasses all the time just from the glare.

If you go on websites for hotels in Tahiti, there are a lot of "dark" colors resorts - it's just the style of the south pacific. Just as cape cod has greyish salt box style homes and southwest has terra cotta tones.


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Posted: June 12, 2003 10:32 am/pm Quote

Tikiman, Where does Tahiti fall in all of this? I am asking for a good friend that is going to Hawaii (the island) on Sunday. Thanks:)

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Posted: June 12, 2003 11:21 am/pm Quote

What is your question cmfairygodmother?

Is your friend staying on the island of Hawaii?


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Posted: June 12, 2003 12:35 am/pm Quote

LOL, sorry Tikiman, the question is where is the island of Tahiti located within Polynesia?

My friend is staying in Kauai, and Waikiki. Any info you have would be appreciated! She leaves on Sunday with her husband. It was a surprise trip for her!


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Posted: June 12, 2003 1:26 am/pm Quote

Tahiti is about 2,400 miles south east of Hawaii. I believe the closest other Polynesian island to Hawaii is Christmas Island.

It is too late to send away for the free travel packet but your friend can go onto www.gohawaii.com and get info on everything like places to eat and things to do. Tell her to go to the luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center and the sub dive in Honolulu. She can look up info on Oahu (if she is staying on Waikiki beach and info on the Island of Kauai. So two islands in one trip. That is great.

If they like seafood have them get reservations for Nick's Fishmarket in Honolulu just across from the beach. Good food but not a cheap dinner.

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Posted: Aug. 28, 2003 5:53 am/pm Quote

Just found out some new info on the design of the Polynesian. Sorry I get excited because I don't get info I did not know already very often.

The Kaanapali Beach Hotel has served as a role model for other large-scale operations, such as Disney's Polynesian Resort. Clyde Min, Director of Hotel Planning and Operations, said, "The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is a great role model and 'living laboratory' for evaluating our process at Disney."

The funny part is that we stayed right next to this resort on our trip to Maui.



http://www.kbhmaui.com/resort/main.html

I also have new photos of the original Polynesian Resort back in the 70's that I will put up on the web site soon.

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Posted: Aug. 28, 2003 10:56 am/pm Quote

The color of the roofs match and perhaps the color of the walls and balconies were changed over time -- but the look of those buildings remind me very much of the Polynesian!
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Posted: Aug. 29, 2003 10:14 am/pm Quote

I was chatting with a long time CM at the Polynesian about the Kaanapali Beach Resort and this is what the response was:

"The Kaanapoli Beach Resort also worked with our resort a few years ago on bringing more culture etc to our resort.  That was when Clyde Min was the General Manager.  A lot of updating and changes started happening then.  Instead of just being a Polynesian themed hotel, more culture and knowledge of the islands were brought in.  There was a cultural specialist that came to the resort and worked with our General Manager on making those changes so they were as authentic as possible.  It was neat to see the changes take place."


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Posted: Aug. 29, 2003 5:55 am/pm Quote

Since I loved Hawaii and hear all these wonderful things about the resort Now I REALLY can't wait to see this place :coolgrin:   Thanks to all the experts!!!!!  I too went to gohawaii.com and the luau at The Polynesian Cultural Center was a highlight of our trip to Oahu.  Only 8 more days until I leave and 12 until we check in to The Polynesian Resort.  Will send a report when we get back.   :love:

Disneyn :minnie: Aloha and Bon Voyage


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