Overview of the Disney Polynesian Village in Orlando
Listen to the call of the islands of the South Pacific where the Flowers are lush and the Palm Trees are swaying at The Disney Polynesian Village Resort. The beauty of a Tropical Island surrounds you as soon as you enter the front door and the first Cast Member offers you your first signature “Welcome Home!”. The Polynesian Resort was one of the first to be built around the Seven Seas Lagoon with direct views of the Magic Kingdom and placed on the Monorail line for quick and easy access to the park. The white sandy beaches travel to the waters edge and make it feel as if you are surrounded by water. The experience is like no other Disney Deluxe Resort.
Rooms and Suites
All of the buildings look like large Tahitian Assembly Lodges and at 3 stories in height, can give you a great vantage point of the resort and lake. There are a total of 853 rooms and at 410 sq ft in size, they are some of the largest standard rooms available at a Disney World property. From the carpets to the fabrics used in the bedding and upholstery, everything is designed to make you feel at home in your Hawaiian style accommodations. All of the standard rooms sleep up to 5 guests and views of the Lagoon, Gardens and Theme Park are options to choose from when booking. If you get a Theme Park view, you will be able to watch the fireworks display from Magic Kingdom right from your balcony each evening. If privacy is high on your list, book the 1 bedroom suite and gain a master bedroom separated from the kids.
Things to do
The main pool at the Polynesian Resort in Disney World is called the Lava Pool and is built under a large Volcano. Adults love the views from the pool with the waterfalls coming off of the volcano and the kids cannot get enough of the 142 foot water slide. The pool is nestled up against the white, sand beach and has a wide zero-entry point coming in from that location. For the smaller ones, a kids splash park complete with sprinklers and a couple of smaller water slides is located on the resort side of the Lava Pool. The Oasis pool is a more quiet pool if you want to get away from the crowds for a while. It is always a joy to rent one of the boats and head out on the Seven Seas Lake. You get a perspective of the surroundings from the lake that you don’t get anywhere else. Enjoy campfire activities at night or spend some time fishing. There is also a Volleyball court setup on the sand and a jogging trail to walk around the resort.
Dining can be fun at the Disney World Polynesian Resort with many options available. There is even a Disney Character Breakfast at the Ohana Best Friends Breakfast meet and greet. Your kids will never forget the experience and this is a great place to get many of your close up pictures. Themed dining options include the Kona Cafe, Ohana and they Highway in the Sky Dine around. Quick Service options are also available allowing you to keep the cost down and also grab and go.
Disney World Polynesian Village Resort Reviews
What a great design. It really felt like we were at an island in the South Pacific with all of the tropical flowers and large palms. One of the best parts that the kids absolutely loved was having a Monorail station right at the resort. It was almost like starting every day with a park ride. The pool with volcano water slide is very cool. Watching the fireworks from the Resort was a magical experience. The views are amazing, looking out over the lake at any time of the day but especially at night.
A number of guests felt that the expense of the stay and the dining was over priced, even for a Disney Deluxe Hotel. The pools are nice but there are not enough places to sit. For a Disney Deluxe resort, the rooms could be a little more luxurious.
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