One of the prettiest and most relaxing of all Walt Disney World resorts, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort takes the cake for me in terms of favorites of the deluxe variety. For a girl that loves palms, colorful flowers, and the smell of suntan lotion, this place is a dream.
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Located along the banks of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is just mere minutes from Magic Kingdom. It is situated between Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, directly across from Magic Kingdom.
One of the biggest perks? Direct access to the monorail right above the lobby for a quick trip to Magic Kingdom or one transfer to Epcot!
Being a Deluxe resort, the Polynesian boasts some of the best transportation options throughout Walt Disney World. My favorite form of transportation is the monorail, which runs directly alongside the Poly providing quick transportation to Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
You can also choose to take a water taxi to Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
To get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, and other Walt Disney World resorts, complimentary bus service is available directly at the Poly, bringing you easily to your destination.
Getting to and from the airport is also a breeze with Disney’s Magical Express providing complimentary transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport.
Not staying at the Polynesian, but dining here or just want to check it out? Feel free to jump on the monorail or take the water taxi to Magic Kingdom! These transportation options are available to all Walt Disney World guests.
There are four different types of rooms at this resort, all accommodating up to five adults. All rooms include an alarm clock with radio, free wifi, a telephone with voicemail service, a coffee maker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a mini refrigerator, an in-room safe, and a pack’n’play crib.
With a standard view room, you will have views of the garden, monorail, or a parking area. It will have either two queen beds and one day bed, or one king bed and a day bed.
With a theme park view room, you will enjoy views of Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon. All rooms contain two queen beds and one day bed.
With a lagoon view room, you will enjoy views of Seven Seas Lagoon. All rooms contain two queen beds and one day bed.
With a pool or marina view room, you will enjoy views of the pool or marina. All rooms contain two queen beds and one day bed.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort also offers club level rooms, which also accommodate up to five adults.
All club level rooms include access to concierge service at the King Kamehameha Club, evening turndown, complimentary faxing, personalized front desk and guest services, complimentary health club access, pre-arrival Walt Disney World Resort itinerary planning, complimentary newspapers in the Club Level lounge, and secured key access to the club level lounge (serving refreshments 7 AM – 10 PM daily).
In a garden view club level room, you will enjoy views of the garden or quiet pool. All rooms contain two queen beds and one day bed.
In a theme park view club level room, you will enjoy views of Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon. All rooms contain two queen beds and one day bed.
In a one bedroom suite club level room, you will enjoy views of the marina. All rooms contain two queen beds and one day bed.
In a lagoon view club level room, you will enjoy views of the Seven Seas Lagoon. All rooms contain two queen beds and one day bed.
The Polynesian also offered a limited number of bungalows and deluxe studios for larger parties.
Bungalows offer a unique over-the-water experience as you sleep in an amazing room above the Seven Seas Lagoon! Each bungalow can accommodate up to eight adults, plus one child under age three in a crib. You will enjoy access to a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, two full bathrooms, a washer and dryer, a whirlpool tub, and private deck with plunge pool.
Deluxe studios can accommodate up to five guests, plus one child under age three in a crib. Each deluxe studio features a kitchenette and private porch or balcony.
In addition to all of the in-room amenities listed above, the Polynesian has so much to offer throughout the resort, including valet parking, Minnie Van service, online check-in, resort airline check-in, ATM, foreign currency banking, childcare services, laundry and dry cleaning services, mail services, merchandise delivery and pickup, in-room celebrations, and resort concierge.
Heading to the pool? The Polynesian features a themed heated pool with a waterslide, a leisure pool, aquatic play areas, and poolside cabana rentals!
Another fun perk? The Polynesian beach. Hang out here in the evening for an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks complete with music from the park! You’ll also enjoy views of the Electrical Water Pageant, a wonderful nighttime water parade on the Seven Seas Lagoon.
In my opinion, the Polynesian has some of the best dining options resort-wide. In fact, my absolute favorite breakfast spot in all of Walt Disney World is the Kona Cafe!
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
The Spirit of Aloha is a special treat. You’ll enjoy traditional music, costumes, and authentic dancing along with an all-you-care-to-enjoy feast inspired by the flavors of Polynesia. Reservations for this dinner show are highly recommended and should be booked 180 days prior to your visit. This dinner show will use two table-service dining credits.
One of the two table-service dining options at the Polynesian, the Kona Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a little something for everyone. This restaurant utilizes traditional Asian flavors in many of their dishes. A meal here will use one table-service dining credit.
I highly recommend the Tonga Toast if you find yourself here for breakfast!
A family-style breakfast or dinner celebration, ‘Ohana is an all-you-care-to-enjoy spread of amazing Polynesian-style foods! If you choose to join for ‘Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast, you’ll dine with Lilo, Stitch, and other Disney friends! Reservations for ‘Ohana are highly recommended and should be booked 180 days prior to your visit. A meal here will use one table-service dining credit.
A coffee and pastry bar by morning, and sushi and sake bar by evening, this is a great place to relax and grab a bite to eat! Dining plans are not accepted here.
This quick service dining option has it all for a quick grab and go. With tons of amazing breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices, there’s something for everyone to enjoy before dashing off to the parks. All dining plans are accepted here.
Need a snack before heading to bed? Capt. Cook’s is open 24 hours a day!
This is a must-visit each time I’m at the Poly. With my absolute favorite treat along the walk to the pool, how could I not visit? Stop here for dole whips of all kinds! All dining plans are accepted here.
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
Another must-visit, Trader Sam’s has some of the best drinks in Walt Disney World! Stop here for some amazing apps and fun adult beverages. My favorite? The Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum! Dining plans are not accepted here.
Although this is a traditional bar-style restaurant, those under 21 are welcome each day until 8:00 PM.
Barefoot Pool Bar, Oasis Bar & Grill, Tambu Lounge, Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace
All of these lounges offer amazing quick service food and drinks throughout the resort.
Are you dreaming of booking at stay at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort like I am? With the amazing theming throughout and the close access to Magic Kingdom, this resort is such a dream!
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