Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a deluxe resort located in the Magic Kingdom resort area. With a tropical theme featuring white-sand beaches and a volcano-themed pool, it is designed to whisk guests away to the South Seas from the moment they arrive.

Resort Overview

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is designed to be a South Seas paradise, with a great location and amazing dining options. This deluxe resort opened in 1971 and is one of the original Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Located directly south of the Magic Kingdom, the resort sits along the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon with views of Cinderella Castle. The guest rooms are spread throughout 11 buildings, known as longhouses. The main lobby and dining options are in the Great Ceremonial House.

Reasons We Love This Resort:

  • Great location along the monorail and close to the Magic Kingdom
  • Easy access to the Ticket and Transportation Center and monorail to EPCOT
  • Newly renovated rooms with a Moana theme
  • Delicious dining options such as ‘Ohana and Kona Cafe 
  • Family-friendly amenities include a pool with a fun kids’ area

Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies, and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service, and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Laundry Services (24-hour self-service laundry room is available)
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Ice and Vending Machines
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Room Service
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual, and service animal accommodations)
  • Resort Airline Check-In

 

A Full Range of Accommodations

There are several different room types at this resort. Most of the 847 rooms include accommodations for up to 5 adults and some suites are also available. The rooms have been recently refurbished with a Moana theme, offering an elegant, kid-friendly vibe that is consistent with the tropical theme.

 Room Types

Standard View:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Garden, Monorail, or Parking Area
  • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

Pool or Marina View:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Pool or Marina
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

Lagoon View:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Seven Seas Lagoon
  • 2 Queen beds and 1 Day Bed

Theme Park View:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Magic Kingdom Park and Seven Seas Lagoon
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

 

Club Level

For guests looking for an elevated level of service, the club level at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the way to go. These room categories include all the standard amenities. In addition, club level guests receive the following amenities:

  • Complimentary health club access
  • Secured key access to the club-level lounge, serving refreshments from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm daily
  • Club Level Concierge – The King Kamehameha Club
  • Complimentary Newspapers in Club Level lounge
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Access to Disney Signature Services
  • Personalized Front Desk and Guest Services

There are several different room types available at the club level.

These room types include:

Garden View – Club Access:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Garden or Quiet Pool
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

Lagoon View – Club Access:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Seven Seas Lagoon
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

Theme Park View – Club Access:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Cinderella Castle and the Marina
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

1 Bedroom Suite – Club Access:

  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Marina
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

Ambassador VP Suite – Club Level Access:

  • Sleeps up to 8 adults
  • Views of Garden
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa

King Kamehameha Suite – Club Access:

  • Sleeps up to 8 adults
  • Views of Cinderella Castle and the Marina
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa

Honeymoon Room – Club Access:

  • Sleeps up to 2 adults
  • Views of Marina
  • 1 King Bed

 

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort- 'Ohana New Hawaiian Family-Style Menu

Photo: Courtesy Disney

Dining Information

This resort is known for its wonderful dining options. Whether you want a nice sit-down meal or a quick snack, there is something for every palate.

All Dining & Lounges

‘Ohana

This restaurant is a popular option for a great sit-down meal filled with Polynesian flavors. Breakfast and dinner are available here. Enjoy scrambled eggs, character waffles, and more at breakfast. At dinner, sail away to the South Pacific and enjoy the music and tikis in this relaxing setting. Enjoy options such as grilled teriyaki beef, grilled chicken, spicy peel-and-eat shrimp, and of course, the ‘Ohana noodles. We can’t forget the noodles!

Kona Café

This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a relaxed café setting. Find traditional American favorites with an Asian twist. Plus, watch the onstage sushi kitchen as you enjoy your meal.

Capt. Cook’s

This quick-service location offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night options. Choices include Tonga Toast or Mickey Waffles for breakfast and an assortment of sandwiches, salads, and more for lunch and dinner.

Pineapple Lanai

This is the place to be if you are looking for a frozen, pineapple-flavored treat! Located right outside the Great Ceremonial House, this quick-service restaurant serves the famous DOLE Whip® in a few different ways!

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

This lounge is a popular tropical tiki bar with unique food and drinks. Reservations are not taken in advance so be sure to arrive early! This popular spot fills up and may have a wait to enter.

Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace

Enjoy all of Trader Sam’s favorites at this outdoor lounge as you relax to island music and a tropical theme.

Tambu Lounge

Head to the Great Ceremonial House and pull up a stool here for tropical drinks and snacks with a taste of Hawaii.

Oasis Bar & Grill

Enjoy a refreshing drink poolside when you head to this bar and grill with a variety of beverages such as wine, beer, and tropical cocktails.

Barefoot Pool Bar

Sit along the beach as you sip on tropical drinks and enjoy an amazing view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom.

Pools, Grounds, & Recreation

The Lava Pool is the feature pool showcasing a volcano, waterfall, and 142 foot-long waterslide. There is a zero-depth entry, similar to a beach, and a pool bar nearby serving drinks and snacks. There is also a fun kids’ area.

The Oasis Pool is a leisure pool for all ages. It is perfect for a relaxing swim and a great place to unwind.

Movies Under the Stars

After a day at the parks, enjoy complimentary movie screenings under the stars. These screenings are located on the Great Ceremonial House Lawn.

Motorized Boat Rentals

Head to the Seven Seas Marina to rent a boat and enjoy a relaxing ride around the Seven Seas Lagoon. Boats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests must be 18 years of age or over and will need to present a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID, or Military ID to rent a boat.

Polynesian Village Campfire Activities

Head over to the campfire for some family fun, complete with marshmallows for roasting and family-friendly fun.

Fishing

Guided fishing excursions are available from the resort and are appropriate for all ages. Choose from a 2-hour or 4-hour excursion. The following are included:

  • An experienced guide
  • Rod & reel
  • Tackle
  • Artificial and/or live bait
  • Non-alcoholic beverages

Please note, all fishing is catch-and-release only and life jackets are required for guests ages 12 and under.

Volleyball

There is a sandy volleyball court located between the Hawaii and Tahiti buildings. Volleyballs may be checked out at no cost from the Seven Seas Marina with your MagicBand or Card.

Jogging Trail

Take a jog along the 1-mile-long path connecting Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Enjoy views of Magic Kingdom, Disney’s wedding pavilion, and the lagoon.

 

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Transportation

Get around Walt Disney World Resort with ease using these convenient, complimentary transportation options.

How to get to each park:

While staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, you may be wondering how you can get to each park using the free transportation systems offered at Walt Disney World. We have it broken down for you:

  • Magic Kingdom: The monorail is available to take guests to the Magic Kingdom. There are also water taxis.
  • EPCOT: The monorail is available to take guests to the Ticket and Transportation Center, with a transfer to EPCOT.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • Disney Springs and Water Parks: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney Springs and the water parks nearly every 20 minutes from the resort. Buses typically run for an hour after Disney Springs or the water park close.

Parking

*Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $25 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out. Valet parking is available for $33 per night. Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this resort.

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