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Captain Cook's closes in March

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by tikiman, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. tikiman

    tikiman Well-Known Member

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    As part of the first phase of the Great Ceremonial House being refurbished/ redesigned Captain Cook’s will have its last day on March 9th. No word on what if anything they will change. It should return to service around August or September. Also there is some information that they believe Trader Sam’s will open in February of 2015. Trader Sam’s will not be located inside the GCH.
    An alternate location for quick food service will open up at the Cast Cove located near the old Tangaroa Terrace.
     
  2. DisneyRunner

    DisneyRunner Active Member

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    I hope it is open when we plan to be there in August. It's one of my family's favorite must dos. On the other hand, I'm planning for February 2015, too. Trader Sam's would be a great stop.
     
  3. DougK

    DougK Well-Known Member

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    @tikiman, why do I have the feeling you know more than you are saying? :)

    (and thank you for all the information you do provide!)
     
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    71jason Well-Known Member

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    Any speculation as to where? <1 year turn-around on something that could almost be considered an attraction is lightning fast for WDW, so are they repurposing an existing space?
     
  5. tikiman

    tikiman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Outside where the patio for Captain Cook's is located was the spot I was told by a few sources.
     
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    DManRightHere Well-Known Member

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    Darn. We were going to try that place for the first time in may. Anywhere else have tonga toast?
     
  7. tikiman

    tikiman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    The main location for serving Tonga Toast is at Kona Cafe so you can get it there.
     
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    DManRightHere Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    Is kona cafe table service, quick service, or both?
     
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    HM Spectre Well-Known Member

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    The Kona version comes with a strawberry compote (which I think is absolutely awesome) and bacon/sausage/ham on the side so you're actually getting more when you buy it there... your wallet will just be a little lighter ;)
     
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    HM Spectre Well-Known Member

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    Table service for breakfast lunch and dinner but the Tonga Toast "only" costs $13 so you're better off paying for it out of pocket vs. burning a DDP meal.
     
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    DManRightHere Well-Known Member

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    Oh well.

    We pay out of pocket for everything. We don't eat enough for the dining plan to be cost efficient lol.

    Thanks again!
     
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  12. tikiman

    tikiman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    You can also try it at home first before you pay for it and see if you like it. The recipe from the Polynesian is on my recipe page.

    http://www.tikimanpages.com/poly/polynesian-recipes
     
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    tissandtully Well-Known Member

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    What about 24-hour dole whip?!!!
     
  14. pixargal

    pixargal Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, @tikiman for the update. Looks like things are finally starting to happen at the GCH. My sisters and I will be down for the Princess Half Marathon and will now make it a priority to get over to the Poly.
     
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    COProgressFan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. Anyone else find it a little odd that they are re-doing this area when Captain Cooks, and that entire downstairs wing of the GCH was gutted and renovated not too long ago (2006?)
     
  16. tikiman

    tikiman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    2005 was when it was last remodeled. They did not do all the asbestos removal and there is some reconfiguring of the entire GCH involved.

    I don’t know what else they have in mind for changing but with the location of Trader Sam’s there may be some different access to Captain Cook’s involved. I am just throwing out some guesses.
     
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    NiarrNDisney Well-Known Member

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    Oh awesome I hope someone can get some pictures its been years since I have seen the Cove area and Tangaroa Terrace.
     
  18. Soarin' Over Pgh

    Soarin' Over Pgh Well-Known Member

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    I would be awfully ticked if I were booked when captn cooks is closed. No 3 am dole whip, poolside? Might as well be at another, cheaper hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed my late night iced coffee and dole whip trips to captn cooks... Followed by a nice swim in the quiet pool.
     
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    Um yea...we will be there April 18th and heard nothing about this. I don't understand why, if this is happening, they don't post this news so people know. Now I am going to have to deal with my cousin complaining about no Dole Whips...and then complaining that even though we have all this construction and now the QS is closed we still have to pay full price for the hotel. lovely,:mad: lol
     
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    And you will be a lot heavier :eek::eek:
     
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