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My Favorite Disney World Resort – Disney’s Polynesian

My Favorite Disney Resort – Disney’s Polynesian

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Polynesian entrance

This monorail resort is my most favorite resort in all of Disney World!? It’s one of the two original Disney World resorts, located across Seven Sea’s Lagoon with views of Magic Kingdom.? When you step foot into the Polynesian, “Poly” for short, resort you immediately feel like you’ve left Central Florida and have been transported to a tropical island!garden statue

entrance pond

Poly atrium statue

Adding to the island feel, make sure to experience one of the 20 over the water Polynesian Resort bungalows complete with your own private hot tub.? I can’t think of a better way to enjoy your Disney vacation!Grand atirum

Resort Size

  • 478 Rooms – accommodate up to 5 guests, plus one child under age 3 in a crib.
  • 360 Deluxe Studios
  • 20 Bungalows (for more pictures visit my Facebook page here)Bungalows
  • Club Level accommodations available
  • Rooms have 2 queen beds and 1-day bed
    or one king size bed and day bed

Room Types

  • Standard Room – 5 guests
  • 1 Bedroom Suite – 5 guests
  • 2 Bedroom Suite – 8 guests

Villa Rooms

  • Deluxe Studio – 4 guests
  • Bungalow – 8 guestsbungalow beach view

Room Size:

  • Standard Room 404 sq ft
  • 1 Bedroom 760 sq ft
  • 2 Bedroom Suite 1,513 sq ft
  • Deluxe Studio – 447 sq ft
  • Bungalow – 1,093 sq ft

Polynesian Resort has multiple buildings with different room options in each building:

resort map
  • Great Ceremonial House/Main Building – Concierge Level Rooms and Suites
  • Tonga House – Suites,?Concierge Roomsouter buildings
  • Aotearoa
  • Fiji
  • Tuvalu
  • Hawaii?– Concierge Level, theme park view rooms
  • Samoa
  • Niue
  • Rarotonga
  • Tokelau
  • Moorea?theme park view rooms
  • Pago Pago
  • Bora Boar – Bungalows

Check-In/Check Out:check in desk

  • Check-In: 3 pm
  • Out: 11 am
  • Guests arriving earlier or later can check in and have their bags held by the bellhop.
  • Guests can pre-check in from the My Disney Experience app

Polynesian Dining Options

Dinner Show:

  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Character Dining/Table Service:

  • Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch

Table Service:

  • Ohana, dinner onlyOhana check in
  • Kona Cafe
  • Kona Island

Quick Service:

  • Capt. Cook’sCapt. Cooks entrance


  • Tambu Lounge
  • Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace (to see more pictures and a complete menu on my Facebook page?go here)Trader Sams

Trader Sams Patio

Trader Sams waterfall

fireworks views from Trader Sam's patio

fun drinks at Trader Sam's

Me and my bestie Kristin at Trader Sams New Years eve Fun with Friends had here! Me and my bestie, New Year’s Eve 2016

  • Pineapple Lanai – home to the Dole WhipPineapple Lanai home of the Dolewhip

Pool Bars:

  • Barefoot Pool Bar
  • Oasis Bar and Grill

In Room Dining Available

Polynesian Amenities:

  • 2 pools including the Lava Pool complete with a volcano, waterfall, and 142′ slide.? One of Disney’s resorts most popular pools.pool views
  • Water feature
  • Themed Slideslide pool
  • Poolside Cabana Rentals
  • White Sand Beaches for Sunbathing
  • Fresh Leis?fresh leis
  • Health Club accessible at Grand Floridian
  • Campfire
  • Fishing
  • Boat rentalsboat rentalsMini boat rentals
  • Movies under the Stars
  • Running Trail
  • Valet Service
  • Coin Laundry

Polynesian Stores:

  • Bou TikiTiki Boutique
  • Moana MercantileMoana Mercantile

Polynesian Transportation

  • Bus to all 4 Parks, Disney Springs, Typhoon Lagoon, and Blizzard Beach
  • Monorail to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot
  • Boat to the Magic Kingdom

Concierge Level:

  • Exclusive Check-in Line
  • Concierge team to assist with reservations and other needs pre and during stay
  • King Kamehameha Club Access includes:
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Mid-day snacks
  • Evening wine and appetizers
  • Deserts

Resort Location:

Magic Kingdom Resort area.? One of the 3 monorail resorts.

1600 Seven Seas Drive

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


Additional Things to Know about the Polynesian:

  • The Electrical Parade can be seen nightly from the beach and theme park view rooms.
  • Fireworks can be seen from the beach and “Theme Park View” Rooms
  • The Monorail stops on the second floor of this resort daily, above the main entrance.
  • The view of holiday fireworks from the beach is amazing!? Parts of the beach are roped off for resort and dinner guests.

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Need more help planning your Walt Disney World Vacation?? I’m happy to help!? Email me for questions or a free quote!?

Jamie Rumph
Jamie Rumph
Hi, I'm Jamie, traveling mama, entrepreneur, and travel advisor. I'm addicted to Disney, traveling and exploring the world with my family, and have a passion for helping families experience the magic of travel. My home is filled with love and chaos, 2 crazy girls, 2 large dogs, and the most spectacular architect and Disney Cast Member I call my husband. We live in Florida and spend our weekends playing at Orlando's many theme parks and visiting the beach. In 2015, after helping numerous families plan their vacations to various Disney Destinations, I started a blog to answer all of the many travel questions I received daily. In 2016, the blog grew into a travel agency, and Love of the Magic Vacations was born. With a team of nearly 20, we spend our days creating family vacations around the world. What started as a blog is now a full service, worldwide vacation destination planning service. I create custom itineraries for each of my clients that not only meets but exceeds expectations. There is no greater gift than making memories while sharing the world and its cultures with your kids.


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