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Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows is colocated with the Polynesian Village Resort.
Polynesian Village Resort is one of the original Walt Disney World Resorts, opening in October 1971 with the Magic Kingdom. The theme here is the South Pacific tropic islands. Celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific at this oasis of tropical palms, lush vegetation, and white-sand beaches. From moonlit nights on torch-lined waterfront to the exotic tastes of our world-class restaurants, discover the signature tropical ambience that’s made Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort a favorite Disney destination since 1971.
The Villas section of Disney’s Polynesian Village is a Disney Vacation Club Resort that is located in former, regular resort hotel rooms converted to Studios and the new Bungalows situated on the water. The DVC portion all of the resort hotel’s amenities and services.
DVC guests stay in either two and three-story Hawaiian “longhouses” situated around the four-story Great Ceremonial House.
BINote: The Polynesian Village Resort section of the resort is currently closed for refurbishment through summer 2021. DVC Guest Room buildings are all open, but the standard room buildings are not. Also some dining and lounge locations are closed (O’hana, Trader Sam’s (inside and outside)). THe Poly monorail station is also closed so you’ll need to take a bus or boat to the Magic Kingdom.
- Deluxe Studio – Standard View: $618 -$1053 – With 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Pull Down Bed. Spacious accommodations include a split bathroom area that features 2 showers, and a kitchenette. Views of Landscaping or Parking Area.
- Deluxe Studio – Lake View: $778 -$1286 – With 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Pull Down Bed. Spacious accommodations include a split bathroom area that features 2 showers, and a kitchenette. Lake view.
- Bungalow: $3087 -$5528 – With 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 2 Single Pull Down Beds. Two-Bedroom over-the-water Bungalow features a full kitchen, private deck, and a plunge pool. Lake view.
Disney DVC Resort
|Military Discounts of up to 40% off are available at Disney DVC Resorts. Military Members are eligible to receive this discount using the Disney Armed Forces Salute|
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show – D$$$ – Table Service – Features South Seas-island native dancing followed by an all-you-can-eat “Polynesian-style” meal.
‘Ohana – B$$ D$$$ – Table Service – ‘Ohana’s meals are all served “Family Style.” Platters and bowls are delivered to the table for you to serve yourselves and are refreshed as often as you’d like. Dinner features, Sweet-n-Sour Pork Loin, spicy grilled peel-n-eat shrimp, Szechuan sirloin steak, noodles, tossed in a teriyaki sauce with fresh vegetables, and stir-fried vegetables. ‘Ohana bread pudding à la mode with bananas-caramel sauce is for dessert!
Kona Café – BLD$$ – Table Service – Enjoy great Pan-Asian specialties including, grilled kona coffee-rubbed pork chop, togarashi spiced ahi tuna, pan-Asian noodles, and sesame seared sea scallops.
Kona Island – A small sushi counter next to the Kona Café.
Capt. Cook’s – BLD$ – Quick Service – Typical breakfast items plus Tonga Toast (banana stuffed sourdough bread, battered and deep fried), lunch and dinner many types of sandwiches and flatbreads with a Polynesian flair: aloha pork sandwich, teriyaki chicken sandwich, coconut curry meatballs, the big kahuna, and Hawaiian flatbread to name a few.
Pineapple Lanai – S$ – Quick Service – Offers Dole Whip soft serve, a WDW cult favorite, frozen pineapple slush served by itself or with vanilla soft serve swirl (my favorite!). Pineapple juice floats are also available.
Trader Sams Grotto Grotto– S$ – Explore the whimsically themed lounge—overrun with ancient artifacts and exotic treasures—or set sail for the open-air Tiki Terrace for a relaxing sip or nibble under the starry sky, complete with the melodious sounds of live Hawaiian-themed musical entertainment. Tropical drinks and small plates.
Trader Sams Grotto Tiki Terrace– S$ – A larger outdoor version of the Grotto. Serving the same food and drink menu. A great option to the Grotto which has limited seating and long waits.
The Oasis Bar and Grill – L $ – Salads, burgers, wing, and fruity drinks.
The Tambu Lounge is located on the second floor of the lobby area near the restaurants.
The Barefoot Pool Bar is right by the main pool.
Two Pools – Lava Pool and Oasis Pool
Lava Pool – Make a splash at this pool, which features a towering volcano, a waterfall and a thrilling 142-foot-long waterslide. A zero-depth entry point, similar to a beach, slopes gently into the pool making for easy entry and exit. Nearby, a lounge and bar offer refreshments and snacks.
Oasis Pool is the quiet pool, which is nestled amid a garden, this all-ages leisure pool promises a more tranquil swim for those looking to relax and unwind.
Kiddy Pool – None
Kiddy Water Play Area – A small “Splash Pad” rubberized flooring with water squirting up from spouts.
Movies Under the Stars – Watch favorite Disney films at complimentary screenings on the beach nearest Lava Pool.
Polynesian Village Campfire Activities – Gather ‘round as the sun goes down for old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire.
Jogging Trail – 1.0 mile, runs along the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Guest Laundry – A 24-hour self-service laundry room is available near Lilo’s Playhouse. For dry cleaning and valet laundry service, please select “Housekeeping” on your Guest Room phone.
Motorized Boat Rentals – Cruise around Seven Seas Lagoon aboard one of the motorized boats from Seven Seas Marina.
Fishing – Experience bass fishing at its finest with a guided catch-and-release excursion.
Lakeside Beach – The perfect spot to watch Wishes, the Magic Kingdom fireworks and the Electrical Water Pageant or chill out on the chaise lounges during the day.
A Magic Kingdom Area Resort
Bus transportation is available to all Disney World guest areas.
Monorail Transportation is available to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Transportation and Ticket Center, Contemporary Resort, and the Grand Floridian Resort.
Boat Transportation is available to the Magic Kingdom.
You can walk directly to the Magic Kingdom from the Polynesian via the new sidewalk and bridge between the Grand Floridian and the Magic Kingdom. It is roughly 1.2 miles from the Polynesian lobby through the Grand Floridian Grounds and on to the security checkpoint at the Magic Kingdom.
Note: There is major renovation taking place at the traditional Resort Room section of the Polynesian. The monorail station is closed for renovation through summer 2021.
It is now possible to walk to the Magic Kingdom from Polynesian by way of the Grand Floridian due to the addition of a bridge and completion of the sidewalk.
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We recently stayed at the Poly. The room was fantastic!
We stayed at the Poly to be on the monorail for easy access to the Magic Kingdom and to transfer to the Epcot Monorail line. The first morning of our stay we were going to Epcot. We had a bit of a wait for the monorail (longer than years past) and then rode the monorail for 20 minutes over to the Transportation and Ticket Center to get on the Epcot Monorail. When we got there there were signs in front of the Epcot Line entrance that it was closed. They then put us on a bus which then drove right by the Poly on the way to Epcot! Cast members told me they did not have enough monorail trains (as they are called) running to handle the normal load. Our whole 4-day trip there were long lines and waits for the monorail. If this happens to you ask a manager to credit your account as you are paying about a $200 per day premium to stay at a monorail resort. I asked and got the credit no problem.
Quick Service breakfast is also an issue at the Poly! Thee is only the small Captain Cooks which is both a quick service and grab and go. The problem is that they only have 3 registers and they do not always have them all open. Whether you want to order a hot breakfast or just grab a pastry from the case and a coffee you have to go through the single line. The line often stretches out into the hallway.Related Posts:
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