Disney Polynesian Resort is one of the first Disney World resorts built and is also one of the most popular due to its location and amenities. This resort is perfect for fans of Moana or those wanting to feel like they are staying in a tropical paradise!
Disney Polynesian Resort
If you have never stayed at Polynesian Resort, it is one of the closest parks to Magic Kingdom. While it is on the monorail, it is also an easy walk to the transportation center!
The Polynesian Village will make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise and it begins as soon as you get to the entrance!
Great Ceremonial House
The Great Ceremonial House is getting a new look. Beginning in July, Guests are going to find an inviting entrance that has a new open tress, thatched roof.
The pops of color will continue upstairs where the monorail station has been given new wooden screens with a continued tropical motif.
Inside the lobby, you will still find Maui downstairs and the same water feature you’ve always enjoyed.
Upstairs, the Moana theme continues with the Moana Mercantile gift shop.
Disney Polynesian Resort Rooms
The Polynesian resort rooms are top-notch in terms of room design.
They are spacious and if there is time to splurge on a room with a view, this is it!
Every room has details, patterns, and textures inspired by the animated movie “Moana.”
You will also find several characters hidden and references to the story, including the heart of Te Fiti.
Even the Polynesian bathroom will make you feel like you are staying at a tropical beach.
Double sinks give you plenty of room to share space and the glass-doored shower/tub combo creates a much more open space.
Even the tile floor has been updated to look like sand!
Polyensian Resort Restaurants
Polynesian Resort has some of the best restaurants on the resort property.
And the fact that you can just go a few feet from the lobby to get a Dole Whip makes this place extremely special!
This is a counter-service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This restaurant is known for its great breakfast options which include the famous Tonga Toast.
One of my favorite table service restaurants in a Disney resort is Kona Cafe. This restaurant has great Asian plates as well as Poke bowls.
Make sure that you grab an adult beverage here as well. They make a great Bahama mama!
If you are planning a stay at Polynesian, you really should visit Ohana at least once. This family-style restaurant is a character meal for breakfast and a Polynesian dinner at night.
There are only a few places where you can get a Dole Whip in Disney World and Polynesian Resort is one of those places.
Recreation Activities at Polynesian
Polynesian is a wonderful place to stay with kids. You will find plenty of great activities to keep everyone busy.
There are plenty of outdoor games and activities to enjoy with younger kids.
Polynesian Resort Pool
The Lava Pool is the main pool at the Polynesian resort and features a towering volcano.
The kids will have a ton of fun sliding down the 142-foot-long waterslide.
The Kiki Tikis Splash play is also being renovated and the area will provide a great place for little ones to enjoy some fun water time!
Electrical Water Pageant
At night, you can watch the Electrical Water Pageant that takes place on Seven Seas Lagoon.
This is just one of the benefits to staying at a Disney Resort along Seven Seas Lagoon.
Magic Kingdom Fireworks
Another perk to staying at Disney Polynesian Resort is that you can watch the fireworks from the resort.
Just head out behind the pool to watch the fireworks from the lake. They even pump in the music so you feel like you are still in Magic Kingdom, minus the crowds.
Disney Polynesian Resort is a great place to stay if you want a full resort experience and plan to pull out all the stops to make your vacation magical. For a Deluxe, it certainly has all the bells and whistles and provides a wonderful family atmosphere that some of the other Deluxe Disney Resorts lack.
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