Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

This Disney Deluxe resort is a relaxing tropical paradise, featuring lush vegetation, thatched roofs, koi ponds and white-sand beaches by the lake. It celebrates the spirit of the South Pacific with eleven two-and-three-story village longhouses. The Great Ceremonial House is the main building with a waterfall and tall coconut palms in the center surrounded by shopping, dining and the guest check-in desk. The monorail is just outside the upper level and provides service to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, The Grand Floridian Resort and the Contemporary Resort. The rooms are decorated with rich tropical colors and are furnished in traditional bamboo and rattan.

This resort is home to many dining options, including the popular restaurant ‘Ohana, where guests can enjoy a playful character breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. In the evenings, ‘Ohana transforms into a festive, Polynesian-style family dinner. You can experience the “aloha spirit” at the Spirit of Aloha dinner show, a lively luau with an all-you-care-to-enjoy feast. For those looking for a quick snack, try the iconic frozen Dole Whip dessert from Pineapple Lanai. Prefer a cocktail? Try Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and amuse yourself at this bar of beguiling oddities (be sure to arrive early, this is a popular spot that fills up quickly!) For more casual dining, try Asian-inspired fare at Kona Cafe or visit Capt. Cook’s, a quick service restaurant offering classic and South Pacific-inspired options.

Guests choosing Club Level accommodations stay in the Hawaii building that has a two story lounge with continental breakfast, midday snacks, and evening wine, hors d’oeuvres, cordials and desserts. The Club Level rooms make you feel like coming home after a long day and having conveniences around for you, from the large window to relax and look at the castle, to grabbing a soda to take back to your room. The Hawaii building is very convenient to the pool and beach too. All rooms have two queen-size beds (or one king-size bed) and a day bed.

The main themed pool complex, the Lava Pool, features a 40 foot high volcano with a waterfall, a 142 foot-long waterslide and a zero-depth entry point. Kiki Tikis Splash Play area is a hit with the little ones! For those preferring a quieter setting, the Oasis Pool offers a  more tranquil swim amid a lush garden. Other recreation includes fishing, marina watercraft rental, an arcade and Disney movies on the beach. From the beach, you can also watch the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks – they even pipe in the music!

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