Ho' omaika' I Mahalo (Thanks and gratitude) to those who have inspired and helped me to create these pages.
Carol Robert (aka GirlPoly) for her great pictures and continued support of the Polynesian Resort.
Clyde Min for helping with history and info for the site and making the Polynesian a better resort.
Karen (aka TigH) for the wonderful information and the best Polynesian pictures on the internet.
Karen Callahan for her pictures and updated menu information.
Kathy Miller for her great pictures.
Kevin (aka StormAlongBay) for his great old construction pictures and information.
Laura Holland (SuiteDisney) for her great pictures of the King Kamehameha suite.
Len Testa for his support of the site and our events as well as supplying info and photo for the site.
Lisa Wagner for her help with so many guests visiting the Polynesian and her help with putting together Tikifest.
Lou Mongello for his support on my site
Mike Flint (Dizneyworld.com) for his great Polynesian pictures.
Marilyn Garfinkel for her great photo of the Tokelau view.
Mary Cooper for her help with information for the site.
Matt Hochberg for letting me invade his podcast and always supporting my site.
Mike Lee*(Widen Your World) for his historical pictures and information.
Mike Scopa for his support and article about Tikifest
Mike Newell for making me sound good on the podcast
Pat Hurley (aka Patrick IL) for his great new photos from his first trip to the Polynesian.
Tim Heaslip for his pictures of the GCH fountain.
*Some information about the Polynesian's history and pictures were obtained from Mike Hiscano, Michael Kingsley and Dave Smith from Walt Disney Archives and are posted on Widen Your World web page.
Mea I wae 'ia Mahalo (special thanks) to those who have inspired and helped me to create these Polynesian Resort pages.
Tara Seifert (my wife) for some of the wonderful pictures on these pages and also for making our vacation at the Polynesian a dream vacation.
Allison (Polynesian Cast Member) for helping with so many things and doing such a good job at making guests feel welcome.
Amanda for her making us feel at home and for her help with the Tikifest group.
Melissa (Polynesian Cast Member) for all her help, hard work, and how she makes all that meet her smile.
Rosemarie (Polynesian Concierge Suites) for sending me the info and welcoming us into the Tonga Longhouse.
Marilyn and Tara (Polynesian Cast Member) Our trips would not be the same without you there.
Dore, Julie, Matthew, Sissy, Maura and the rest of the Polynesian Concierge staff for making our engagement trip, honeymoon, anniversary and my birthday even better than we ever dreamed it would be.
Rich Matthews (Concierge Manager) It is nice to know there are such great people looking after the resort.
Luz for being the best and most creative housekeeper in WDW.
Steve for his wonderful and creative turndown of our room.
Chef Dick and Ivette along with the rest of the concierge lounge staff, for making the lounge a wonderful place to eat and relax.
Diana and Kristine (on loan from the Yacht Club Concierge) for helping us.
Ken, Julia, Gavin, Spencer and Veronica Wegner for being great neighbors every year.
Mary and Kevin our new Polynesian friends. See you there next year or in Hawaii.
David and Karen for a great night out at Boma.
Mike and Eileen for the gift basket on out 2004 trip.
Sean, Becki, Megan and Kyle (aka Frog Man) our new California friends that we had to go all the way to Florida to meet.
David (cast member) for all his help.
Ku'ulei for being so many things to the Polynesian guests and for making Tikifest so special for everyone
Sefa for his great music at Tikifest
Auntie Ka'ui for being the ambassador of Aloha for as long as the Polynesian has been a resort and doing so much for us at Tikifest.
... And Last, But Not Least ...
To all those who have donated to help keep these pages running:
Ann Otten, The Bobbitt 'Ohana, Christine Lutz, Chris Sheridan, Christy Weist, Claire Spencer, Covairt Family, Craig Mortensen, Christopher & Donna Smith, Chris Young, Dawn Hannon, Denise Harris, Dianna Bergman, Diane Weyant, Donna Lia, Ed & Maryann Byers, Elizabeth Murray, Emily Durdin, Erika Grimm, Gary Bennett, Gina Taylor, Gordon Aiavao, Heather Berndt, Heather Danis, Heather Devey, Holly Clemans, James O'Connor, Janet Covairt, Jay Mitlas, Jennifer King, Jennifer Shelton, John Fulton, John Vreeland, Joanne Jovovich, Judith Engelke, Judy Engelke, Julie Smith, Julie Walker, Karen Bollinger, Karen Metivier-Carreiro, Kat Maiorana, Kathleen Reynolds, Kelli Roshong, Ken Kuretich, Kevin Barron, Kevin Huberdeau, Laura Karbel, Laura MacKinnon, Len Testa, Leslie Young, Liz Murray, Lori Philben, Lucas Ginn, Lyn Redles, Lynn Calnan, Lynn Rabe, Maryann Brady, Martha aka "caribbeanme", Martha Sorrentino, Michelle Smith, Michele DeNofa, Michele Dippolito, Mike Dagon, Nancy Davis, Nicola Hart, Pamela Sperry, Pat Jackson, Patricia DiFranco, Patricia M Loughney, Peter Craine, Renee Gitto, Robert Grant, Robert Murphy, Robin Kress, Sharon Lennox, Shari Jung, The Spadaccini 'Ohana, Stephanie Michaud, Steve Young, Suzanne Cording, Susan Heidenrich, Tina Somers, Tricia Nest, Tracy Wentz, Tom McKenna, Vicki Rooney