Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
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We have stayed at many Disney resort hotels over the years. This particular one was great: nice rooms, spacious bathrooms, wonder open lobby, Dole Whip station, amazing pool, proximity to Magic Kingdom, monorail access. Really, just a great place. Our only complaint was that the food court size is TINY. Actually, MINUSCULE. Trying to get food was always a challenge--not a ton of choices and just not any space.Overall, would stay again. But would rethink meals or just eat off property.
Our recent stay at the Polynesian was wonderful. The atmosphere of this resort is lovely, and despite some reviews I've read, I found the rooms (at least in Tokelau) to be quite sound proof and quiet.The real bonus of this resort, though, is the easy access to monorail transportation to the Magic Kingdom, boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom, and quick walk to the TTC to hop on a monorail to EPCOT as well.When going to the Magic Kingdom, bag check is at the resort, which most times of the day (except right at opening of the park), leads to much shorter lines. I never once had to experience the horrendous bag check lines at the Magic Kingdom. I only wish EPCOT could get on board with this as there is a bag check for that monorail as well, but no bypassing the bag check at the park when getting off at EPCOT.My only ccomplaints at this resort are minor, but include the pull-out couch being rock hard (not a problem at all with the bed or the pull down twin bed). Also, the food court is not great. However, this resort does have a lot more dining options beyond the food court, and we ended up using the Oasis Pool Bar (yummy) and Kona Island on a few occasions just to avoid going to Captain Cooks.I've stayed at several Disney resorts, including Port Orleans Riverside, Port Orleans French Quarter, Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Coronado Springs. The Polynesian was by far the most convenient for getting to parks.
My usual resort of choice has been Port Orleans Riverside - or Dixie Landings as I still like to call it - but this time I splurged for a stay at the Polynesian and was not disappointed. We had a top floor room in Tokelau, DVC room 3906, and it was gorgeous. I claimed the second half-bathroom with the waterfall shower, which was wonderful. Also, I have seen that people have complained about the lack of storage for clothes, but I had no trouble putting all my clothes for the 8 day long vacation in the two large drawers and shelves in my bathroom. There were also two very large drawers under the bed and a large closet to hang a few things and ample room under the bed for suitcases. I especially enjoyed the sideways view of the castle from our large balcony and the balcony itself. While we were in the room we often had the large glass door wide open as the weather was fine and never were bothered by a single bug.I have also seen people complain about the noise, but that was also no issue. Maybe that was because we were on the third floor, but the room was very quiet. The only disturbance was that one night at 10:30 there were fireworks at the Magic Kingdom which boomed for ten minutes, but I was too tired to get up to look.And that's another thing: Watching the fireworks in the distance from the beach (albeit no substitute for watching them from Main Street) or from the top landing at the end of Tokelau was lovely.The monorail service was great although busy at park opening times, and the bag check people were very polite. And yes, everyone does say Aloha all day long. We also enjoyed the launch from our dock to Magic Kingdom, and did not mind the five minute walk to the TTC to catch the monorail to Epcot. What I also noticed was that at Epcot close, while there were hundreds of people going towards the buses, our monorail line had little wait - the same leaving Magic Kingdom on the "Resort" monorail line.The Mousekeeping service was very good (we did leave a tip every day), and one call for extra blankets was responded to in about five minutes.Yes, the resort is well-loved and because of that, it shows its age a little bit. That didn't bother me, and I enjoyed the "mid-century modern" décor in the longhouse entry and elevator areas.I thought the smaller pool across from our longhouse would be jam-packed with kids, but it was relatively quiet, and the very large hot tub was great.All in all, it's a lovely, tropical-paradise-themed resort, and I hope I can return someday.
Stayed in Samoa room 1614- fantastic clean big room- king bed with single sofa bed for daughter- great amenities and daily cleaned spotless. On the ground floor next to pool but no noise heard. On the monorail for magic Kingdom and Epcot via Transportation Center which is a short walk so only taxis to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios if you don’t like buses like us- quick always available out front. Only bad is the onsite restaurant Ohana- food isn’t good for breakfast or dinner- staff is tired and not happy in restaurant-we had great meals outside of our resort but it would have been great to have an adequate place to eat on site- we will come back here for location and room size!
We were originally booked at another Disney property but because we were traveling with a toddler I wanted the transportation to the parks to be hassle free - quick with minimal wait times for busses. I also stayed at the Polynesian almost 30 years ago as a kid and wanted to go back. After I changed our reservation to stay at the Polynesian I began reading some pretty bad reviews about the resort itself and the monorail. I was pretty nervous about this since it is one of the most expensive resorts, I didn't want to pay a lot and be dissapointed. The staff were very friendly. The room was a nice size, the updated bathrooms were very nice. Other reviews have said the resort seems "tired" and needs to be updated but I did not get this feel at all. The grounds make you feel like you are in Hawaii and the aroma coming from the restaurants while walking around even smelled like we were in Hawaii. I was bummed the kid's pool was closed for refurbishment but it didn't ruin our time. We were able to take a short walk to the beach to watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom.The best part, we walked right on the monorail every single day. The security was a breeze, there were no lines and very minimal wait. This made it easy to go back and forth between the resort and the parks for breaks during the day, exactly what I was hoping for. My husband even said the monorail made the resort "worth every penny". There are other resorts I'd like to check out if we go back to Disney but our experience at the Polynesian will make it hard to try someplace new.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 847 Rooms
- 1 Quick Service restaurant
- 2 Full Service restaurants: Kona Cafe Ohana (character dining)
- 1 Disney Dinner Show-Disney's Spirit of Aloha
- Pool bar
- Room Service 6:30am-midnight
- 2 Pools, including zero depth-entry with sand bottom, water slide volcano-themed
- Children's wet play area
- Marina/boat rental
- Water cruises
- Beach area
- Jogging trail
- Electrical Water Pageant view
- Ceiling fan
- 2 queen beds and 1 day bed
- Full bathroom
- TV with Disney Channels
- In-room safe
- Balcony or terrace
- Maximum occupancy 5 persons
For the Kids - Children's playground, pool and arcade.
Free Magical Express transfers: If you choose the package with transfers, Disney's Magical Express Service is complimentary and exclusively available when you stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. Motor coaches pick you up at Orlando International Airport and take you to your Disney Resort Hotel, while your bags are picked up and taken to your room. And when your vacation's over, you and your bags are taken back to Orlando International Airport.
Car Rental included - If you choose the Transat package with car rental, it is included for the length of stay and is based on your type of accommodation: Hotel room - 4-Door Midsize, 2 Bedroom Condo/Home or larger - Mini-Van, when 4 or more adults share. The rental includes Unlimited mileage, Air-conditioning, Automatic transmission, AM/FM stereo, State map, 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Applicable local taxes and surcharges are not included. Please inquire for full details.
Extra Magic Hours! Disney Resort Guests can enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit. Each day one of the Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park closing, so you can experience some of the most popular attractions. Valid Theme Park admission and Walt Disney World Resort ID are required.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Disney's Polynesian Village ResortOrlando,United States
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1600 Seven Seas Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8423
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