Disney's Polynesian Resort
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Polynessian Village is a totally different resort, branch of Magic Kingdom Park where you can feel like in the same park. Room service is better than normal. Environment is really fun. The pool is really something.
I travelled in November 2016 with husband and 9 year old daughter. We stayed in a DVC studio villa rented via 3rd party rental agency. I was extremely excited to go back to the Polynesian after about 20 years. Check in was quick and easy. We got our magic bands and the check in clerk was very friendly. The lobby is big and open air. It sets the theme appropriately. You have to carry your own bags to the room and you can have quite a walk. We were in building overlooking overwater villas and magic kingdom castle on the 2nd floor. The room was clean, newly refurbished, but small! I guess I expected more for the price. There is a double or queenn bed (not sure), small fold out bed for little kids which our dauhter loved, and a pull out sofa which could fit 2 kids at a push. Once bed and sofa folded out there was no space at all to walk around. I am not sure about the bathroom design. We had one full bathroom with toilet and shower and a large shower room on its own. We would have preferred the shower room space as room space. We had to store suitcases in the shower room. We had a great nightly view of the magic kingdom fireworks but the main problem was noise, noise, noise. I am not at all compaining about the boats but the music blaring from the MK until 2 am was really annoying. I thought I was hallucinating when I was woken up by Christmas carols at 1 am. It turns out that they were practicing for Christmas festivities after the park closed at full volume. Many guests were unhappy that they paid a premium for lakeview and castleview rooms.The overall vibe is fun. The grounds are manicured but a lot more open than when I was there prevoiusly. The paths have been widened and a lot the jungle vegitation has been removed. I preferred the grounds when they were more lush but they still are very pretty. The main pool is huge and the kids' slides and zero entry area were great, clean, with plenty of loungers and towels. There is a snack bar next to the pool which serves usual Disney fast-food, fried fare. The food could really be improved to more healthy options, but this is a problem in all parks and hotels. Trader Sam's Grog Grotto was a hoot and a must see. The boat to MK was an awesome convenience. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are MK lovers over the Floridian which looked kind of bare and souless. We went to the Luau which I would recommend. Pay extra for the better seating as I don't think the kids got a great view from the back. There was a ton of barbecued food, all pretty good. The dancers were spectacular. The biggest let-down of our trip was O'Hana. I booked months in advance and could only get a 9:15 reservation. We were seated at 9:30. The place was packed and I felt it was very unspecial. It was more like a cattle mart with beepers, large portions plopped down in front, water sploshed all over tables when pouring. The servers looked as exhausted as we felt. Food was ok and had potential, but unfortunately I can not recommend this as a good dining experience.In summary this place is great for a couple of night to have the great access to the MK with friendly staff and pretty grounds. You will feel the fun Disney vibe and will pay the price for same. The amount of people now being pushed through restaurants, attractions, and parks makes the Disney experience a whole lot less special than what it was in the good old days. I love Disney and think it is still a special place, but the magic is eroding.
I am actually writing this on my way to the airport after a great week at this hotel . I was in my cousins time share in the MOOREA building w a great view of the magic kingdom. I can't say enough about this hotel .. from the friendly staff to the beautiful grounds it was wonderful.. I only ate here once at the KONA cafe but the food was great as well as many iced lattes at the kona cafe coffee bar.. Had cocktails at both Ohana and Trader Sams;an outside bar which was quite enjoyable complete w Hawaiian singing. I have been to WDW many times this hotelWas one of my favs and FAR better than my last trip at the contemporary.. having monorail access as well as being close to the ticket and transportation center was very convenient and the bus service was very good( an issue on my last trip).. I HIGHLY recommend this hotel and hopefully can come back again one day
Rooms were dark and musty. Bathrooms have not been renovated since the 70s. Pool was small and hotel was a dump. The hotel restaurant was cafeteria style and food was horrible. Do not go to this hotel.
Going home today and I am thoroughly sad to be leaving. We have just enjoyed a 2 week family holiday that has been one year in the planning to celebrate my sons 6th birthday.After some research I booked the Polynesian Resort mainly due to its access to all the parks. I was not disappointed at all. From the Polynesian you get a boat over to the Magic Kingdom, this takes no time at all and is the quickest way to get there. The monorail from the Transportation centre next door to the resort gets you to and from Epcot. Buses take you to the other parks which again due to its location does not take long from the Polynesian.I think I have been truly lucky on this visit. After writing and phoning the resort prior to my visit to explain about our celebrations we were placed in the Hawaii lodge which has 3 floors of accommodation and it's own concierge. On previous holidays I normally don't find concierge service much use other than to over charge you for stuff, these guys though are great. When we arrived we had problems with our dining plan due to our Travel Agent but the concierge sorted this along with giving us all the necessary information we needed about the parks. Got to say a special mention to Lawrence the most friendly helpful man in the world and who my son loved and Kehua who is the living Moana. Our room had a view of the Oasis pool which was nice. If you are not on a dining plan don't worry, if you are staying in Hawaii then complimentary food is provided in the lounge, we had breakfast here everyday which was great as my son doesn't eat that much so no money wasted there. The lounge is also a great place to watch the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, they dim the lights and pipe in the music. A day before my sons birthday and our anniversary there were balloons and cards in our room a hamper of goodies and a Mickey teddy for our son. This was not the end though, on his birthday we returned to the room and found another bag of Disney goodies for him.If the buy anything in the parks and get it sent to your resort the concierge will collect it and take it to your room if you're staying in Hawaii. But to top off an amazing trip was the private performance Kehua and Alicia did for my son yesterday day. Like I said Kehua is the living Moana so after chatting with her she arranged for Alicia to come over from the main reception where they performed the main song from the movie Moana, Kehua dancing and Alicia singing perfectly. My son was mesmerised and my wife moved to tears, it was truly touching. Both ladies are extremely talented. What a perfect way to end such an amazing holiday. I can't recommend the Polynesian Resort enough, thank you and well done Disney.
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
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- 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 ResortOrlando,United States
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1600 Seven Seas Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8423
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