Really? A poop joke? Are we really that desperate? I guess. Or are you surprised it took two years to get here? The first comment in the last post was, “Between the shoe comment and the ‘EasyWDW helicopter’ I think this is my favorite post in a while [sic].” Which seems like a backhanded compliment? Or have all the posts been enjoyable, but this was the first particularly enjoyable post in some time? I’m not going to sleep tonight as I toss and turn wondering, “What does it mean?”
We’ll start out at the Polynesian on March 31st. I had been planning to head somewhere that I don’t remember, but the weather was just dreadful.
Right? Sunny Florida. If you’re wondering, it is possible to walk from the edge of the covered portion of the Animal Kingdom bus stop at the Transportation and Ticket Center to the Resort Monorail more or less completely covered. Just walk underneath the Monorail beam. You weren’t wondering that though, were you?
When we took a look at the Polynesian Resort’s merchandise back in January, a few people had asked about pricing on this tiki glasses. Sorry it took so long. They’re $12.95 – about what you would expect.
Another look at some of the stuff. The Polynesian’s is my favorite so far, though the BoardWalk has some cute stuff too:
I feel like we could both fit into this one. If you want.
The entire website could probably fit into an XL.
Some other non-Disney stuff mixed in.
Just $4.95 on the bag. The link above has a more thorough look. I didn’t notice anything new.
I’ve seen Internet reports that the Polynesian is falling apart or something, but I really don’t see it. You would probably die if you crawled around in the ceiling or something so I don’t recommend doing that.
We’ll have a quick lunch at the resort’s quick service, Captain Cook’s.
In the picture above this one, you can sort of see people ordering from kiosks that look similar to the ones over at the Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary Resort. Instead of telling a human being what you’d like to order, you’ll fill out these forms on a kiosk. It’s really easy and the nice thing about it is that it displays pictures of the items along with a better description of what you’re ordering. Something like this at other quick services probably would have saved us from trying the Angus Pizza Burger, Burrito Hot Dog, etc. But what fun would that be, really?
Now that I have the grid on the camera, hopefully future pictures won’t have the website’s signature tilt. I’m also wondering if that Aloha Pork Sandwich is going to be similar to the Asian Barbecued Pork Sandwich over at Sunshine Tree Terrace. INVESTIGATION ENSUES.
Wowzas. Nice use of a snack credit! Full size: http://i.minus.com/iTx0QvZyMhKrK.JPG.
A Mango Passion Fruit Cupcake perhaps.
Or something else.
I had been thinking about ordering the Stir Fried Noodles with Chicken ($8.49) since we visited for the Christmas decorations.
I’m not sure if this helps with portion size or not. I don’t actually know how to use chop sticks, but I feel like it’s something every Disney blogger should have in their fanny pack. So I swiped a pair. For whatever it’s worth, this was really good. We’ve got snap peas, carrots, onions, chicken, udon noodles, peppers, celery, “garnished with crisp wonton noodles.” I think we could put it in a top ten list of quick service meals I’ve had. And I’m not talking about that April Fool’s one where the five best meals were actually the five worst. LOL!!!
Mary chillin’ over at the Grand Floridian. No jokes please!
Up close and personal.
Better pictures of the lobby with this camera.
Actually it’s kind of obnoxious because I feel like I’m going to have to retake pictures of everything.
It’s a very pretty resort.
That really doesn’t feel as stuffy as you might expect once you set foot on property.
With a scenic location on Seven Seas Lagoon.
And Cinderella Castle across from the marina.
Two huge pools so overcrowding isn’t an issue like the Volcano Pool at the Polynesian.
And live music for anyone to enjoy outside Mizner’s Lounge.
And the same creepy dolls available elsewhere. As if you aren’t creepy enough, you’re carrying an owl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some of the best views in Walt Disney World from the balconies off the second floor.
With views of the Polynesian, beaches, wedding chapel, gardens, and pool areas.
But it is a legitimately pretty resort that I don’t think is generally regarded as being so. Of course, it’s like $500/night minimum.
Passing by Magic Kingdom on the way to the Contemporary.
Still no resort specific merchandise at the Contemporary, which is a shame. They do have treats though. Full size: https://www.easywdw.com/reports3/contempotreats.jpg.
Some other items to try to make up for it. This charm bracelet will set you back $124.95.
Some nondescript Mickey polos.
Expensive watches I’m sure. More: https://www.easywdw.com/reports3/watches.jpg.
Otherwise not a lot going on at the Contemporary.
Have a Hollywood Studios report from today on tap and then whatever’s going on for Easter.