Disney’s Polynesian Resort – Hotel REVIEW

Come LEARN and SEE why I LOVE Disney’s Polynesian Resort with this Hotel Review:

Hey guys and gals, thought I would post about my FAVORITE HOTEL, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.  This is the perfect Home away from Home when looking for a Disney Vacation Resort.  (Resort/Room TOUR)

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Why oh why do I LOVE the Polynesian Village Resort, let me count the ways…

Breakdown of Reasons:
  1. Vibe – Paradise, Carefree, Tropical…the lush, peaceful, atmosphere.
  2. The People, that’s right…talking about Poly Cast Members…they make my Trip every.single.time.  So happy, helpful, friendly…and some have been there since day one, when the resort first opened.  The love felt from the CM’s does shine through.
  3. LOCATION – HELLO Monorail, Firework View, Walking Path to Epcot to a name a few.
  4. TIKI, TIKI, TIKI – love me some tiki culture – walk the resort and explore.dscn4219-e1560479570657.jpg
  5. Dole Whips (Mic Drop! Right?!?!)
  6. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto (Polynesian Tiki Bar filled with Magic, Mystery and Delight)
  7. Club Level – lets talk about this when ready to book (love Club Level here)
  8. Evening Torch Lighting Ceremony
  9. Getting Lei’d, Making Leis, Hair Flowers and other Handmade Floral items
  10. Spirit of Aloha Show – can’t wait to do this again
  11. And my favorite and most important reason why…it makes me HAPPY, it makes me cry happy tears when I walk through the doors.  I cry when I see the lobby, get welcomed home and get my lei.  Underneath my Sunglasses (which I keep on for a reason)..this travel agent is crying, mascara running, face turning flush crying.
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Its the little things…I didn’t want to sleep and ruin my Mickey Towels

My posts end with Mahalo and I start my Videos with Aloha…I have drunk the Poly “Kool-aid” and I like it.  My entire house is Polynesian themed AND I might have a problem actually…the tikis are taking over and its paradise.

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Looks like Paradise, Sounds like Paradise & Smells Like Paradise!

I would LOVE to help you PLAN your DREAM Disney Vacation at the Polynesian…let me know how I can book you the most Magical Vacation ever!  As a thank you (to me), you can enjoy a Dole Whip in my honor, on the terrace, at sunset while watching the Resort go from Day to Night by the tranquil lighting of the tiki lights 🙂

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING Along – Nina

BOARDING a Disney Cruise? Don’t Miss Out.

Looking to Book a Disney Cruise?  Don’t want to miss a single thing?  Learn what to do when you are Boarding.

Hey FANS, a short one for you today.  I just posted my latest YOUTUBE video on this subject and thought I would expand a little.  To see the VIDEO…WATCH this.

So we booked you a Disney Cruise, your packed, your at the terminal waiting to be called – see this post on what I am talking about (A Disney Cruise Line HOW TO – The Port Canaveral Experience) and then WHAT?

What should you do FIRST?  NEXT?  Where do you GO?  Such good questions and lets see if I can help.

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After Boarding…Find a Pool Chair and JUMP IN!

You should RELAX, EXPLORE, EAT and DRINK (if that’s your wish).  You should POOL, PLAY and SPLASH!!  But seriously…all of those things.  Make a list and do what’s most important.  TO me – its FOOD, how fast can I get some Disney Eats in my Belly.

For others – its finding the BEST pool spot, grabbing a chair, a drink and catching some sweet rays.  Others its…find the nearest bartender for a drink (Party time is HERE).

So many options, which to chose.  Again…make that list and decide.  Board with your swimsuit ON, board ready to grab a bite and chill.  SO many food options, Buffet, restaurant with Menu, pool grab & go eats.  You really can do it all.  You can POOL, EAT and Drink at the same time!  Head up to Deck 9/10 (depending on the ship) and go forth and conquer.  Generally speaking the Pool and Buffet are on the same deck…so follow the crowd and ENJOY!

PLEASE watch the VIDEO, Subscribe to my Channel and FOLLOW along.  I have LOTS to share and between Blogging and Vlogging…I am gonna try to share it all.

Mahalo for READING and JOINING – Nina

Disney Cruise Line – Adult Drinking Experience

When on Vacation, many think of 2 things: Relaxing and Enjoying an Adult Beverage

Hey Guys, back talking about Disney Cruise Line again today…answering a common question or Goal (if you will) – Drinking on a Disney Cruise.

After I book a cruise for a client and towards the “planning” phase, beyond the date and stateroom selection…people start asking about Excursions, Adult-Only Meals (see post on Palo) and Classes (yep classes)…more specifically Mixology Classes.  Mixology Classes are so popular, some groups even arrange their own.

What is a Mixology Class you ask??  Well it is what it sounds like, you are taking a class where you LEARN how to MIX.  Mix what?  Well Mix ADULT beverages, AKA Alcohol, you silly 😉

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Ariel’s READY!!

You can sign up ahead of time (Online) or if availability…on the ship.  Of course if you wait until on the ship, like I did, you need to do it ASAP.  Its $25 per person (or that’s what I paid).  You select a time/date for your class and meet at one of the local watering-holes on the ship.  Our class was in a tiny, quaint little bar called the Skyliner.  Our “teacher” was a bartender on the ship.  I forget how long but he has been teaching this class, on the Dream, for several years and really knew his stuff.

The concept is simple…you learn how to mix your own drinks.  Drinks you can then make at home; host parties, take to the pool, share with friends.  But when on the ship, you are making drinks you can then DRINK.  That’s right, this class is known for getting people a little tipsy…especially if you are a light weight and/or chug these cocktails.  Same with the Wine Tasting Classes or Hard Liqueur Tastings.  So for $25 you get 5 (decent sized) drinks PLUS learn whats in them and the process.  For our class we made 2 ourselves, then the last 3 were per volunteers.  And per our “teacher”, it gets more difficult to have everyone make own after 2 cocktails, lol.

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I was Mulling – Mint, Lime, Raspberry Puree

SEE the Pictures and Captions for Drink Names:

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NOTE – I was upfront with my allergies and a few drinks were adjusted per my needs.  They were very accommodating and thoughtful…as everyone else got the volunteer made drinks, I got 2 very special drinks made by the teacher himself 🙂

Also NOTE – If you want a FULL recipe or ingredients list…you better be prepared to video this or type in your phone…as recipe cards are NOT passed out (which would have made this SO much better).

I give this class a thumbs up, especially if cruising solo (Adult Only) or with older kids (teens+).  I can’t imagine people drinking this much in the afternoon and still managing to parents small children, lol.  At least I couldn’t.  I would need a nap, lots of water and some serious junk food.

Mahalo for reading and FOLLOWING along – Nina

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