The Polynesian Village Resort is one of the original WDW Resorts, opening in October 1971 with the Magic Kingdom. The “Poly” is both a Disney World Resort and a Disney Vacation Club property. The theme here is the South Pacific tropic islands.
The Poly is themed on the South Pacific with tropical palms, lush vegetation, and white-sand beaches. You can watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the beach!
Guests stay in two and three-story Hawaiian “longhouses” situated around the four-story Great Ceremonial House.
The resort is co-located with the Disney Vacation Club’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, which shares amenities with the The Resort.
Lounges and Bars
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – This indoor, limited capacity Lounge is very popular causing long waits. Serving fruity drinks, many in souvenir cups and asian inspired apps.
Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace – Enjoy the same menu as in the Grotto outside with shorter waits and live entertainment. Seating is at round deck style tables with umbrellas.
The Tambu Lounge – Is located on the second floor of the lobby area near the restaurants. Home of the Lapu Lapu, a tropical drink served in a hollowed out pineapple. See Tambu Lounge Drink Review
The Barefoot Pool Bar – Is located by the main pool.
The Oasis Bar & Grill (Pool Bar) – Is located by the quiet pool.
Restaurants and Dining
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 – 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 desert!
Kona Café – 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 – 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 – 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.
Monorail – To the Magic Kingdom, Contemporary and Grand Floridian Resorts, Transportation and Ticket Center, and Epcot via transfer at the TTC
Water Taxi – To the Magic Kingdom, Contemporary and Grand Floridian Resorts, Wilderness Lodge, and Fort Wilderness
Bus – Theme Parks, Water Parks, and Disney Springs
If you are interested in staying at the Polynesian Village Resort, get a quote from our recommended Fee Free Travel Agent, Ears of Experience.
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