Disney’s Polynesian Resort

 

Overview

Located on the the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, Polynesian resort is a South Pacific paradise in Walt Disney World. Lush walkways take you to a tropical location. 11 longhouses (two to three stories tall) are available for guest lodging.  A white sand beach is available for guests to relax with views of Cinderella’s castle available. A romantic and relaxing resort for adults and kids at heart. For those that stay at Polynesian, the experience can not often be topped. Disney’s Polynesian Resort was one of Disney’s first resorts and is currently undergoing a renovation which will span through the entire resort. They are currently adding Disney Vacation Club rooms to the property.

Rooms

847 rooms available (limited due to current construction).

Rooms are approximately 417 square feet (some larger). Standard rooms sleep up to 5 guests and have 2 queen beds and a day bed. In 2013, king beds were added to several rooms and sleep up to 2. Suites are available in the Tonga longhouse and can accommodate up to 9 (depending on the room).

Bookable rooms:

  • Standard View
  • Lagoon View
  • Theme Park View

Club level rooms:

Disney’s Deluxe resorts offer concierge service on their “club level”. This special booking type at each resort offers additional offers for each guest included a cast member who is able to help you book dining, help with fast passes, and book any special tours or events during your stay. Additionally, you will have special keyed entry to the club level floor of your resort as well as an area that has food and beverage (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the day. For more special information on club level, please let me know it is something you are interested in when you contact me to book your magical vacation!

  • Garden View
  • Lagoon View
  • Theme Park View
  • One Bedroom Suite

Other suites are sometimes available but you must call for availability including the Honeymoon Suite, Ambassador VP Suite and more!

Location

Magic Kingdom Area

Transportation options

  • Bus
  • Monorail

Pool

Two pools: The main Volcano pool has a waterslide and a waterfall. A favorite of children. Quiet pool also available on property.

Dining options

Dinner Show

Spirit of Aloha Show (dinner only)

Table Service

Kona Cafe (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)

‘Ohana (character breakfast & dinner)

Quick Service

Capt. Cook’s (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)

Kona Island (breakfast, dinner)

Cost

$455 – $3150 (prices subject to change, based on availability, and seasonality).

PROS

  • Beautiful property and theme
  • Excellent restaurants on property and more along monorail
  • Proximity to Magic Kingdom
  • Walking distance to TTC to get to Epcot monorail
  • Beach
  • Ability to watch Magic Kingdom fireworks from beach
  • Great pool

 

CONS

  • Open walkways exposed to elements
  • Ongoing construction/renovations likely through 2015
  • Some outlying buildings are a 6-8 minute walk from Great Ceremonial House

Ready to get started planning your 2015 Disney World vacation? Please contact me at any time for a free quote. The benefits to using an authorized Disney vacation planner include saving time before and during your vacation with itinerary planning which can help save you hours of standing in line each day. Plus you won’t have to watch for available discounts, research resorts, wake up early for dining reservations, or stay up late for FastPasses. The best part about using a travel planner instead of planning yourself? It’s totally FREE! Plus I’ll take away some of the stress and confusion of planning a Disney vacation (especially if it’s your first one!)It’s also a worry free cruise opportunity. I’ll walk through through all of the steps to the process with a few little insider tips along the way! If you already have your vacation planned and are interested in transferring your vacation, ask me how!

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