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Disney’s Polynesian Resort

As a MickeyTravels Disney travel specialist who also happens to live in central Florida, my clients often ask me to make recommendations regarding where they should stay while visiting Disney World.  My answers vary; each client has unique needs and preferences, and each Disney Resort hotel has magical features to offer.

For families with children or any guest looking for a fun-filled atmosphere, Disney’s Polynesian Resort is a wonderful hotel to consider. I’ve had many families stay at the Polynesian, and their feedback has been exceptionally positive. Families appreciate the convenient location of this hotel. One of three Disney hotels located on the monorail line, the Polynesian is a quick monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom and two easy monorail rides away from Epcot. And kids love to watch the monorail go by almost as much as they love riding it!

My clients have also told me that they enjoy the overall atmosphere of the Polynesian. From the tropical-themed rooms offering beautiful views, to the friendly cast members who greet guests with warm “Alohas,” to the white-sand lake beaches and lush vegetation, guests at the Polynesian feel as if they’ve been transported to a tropical paradise. Here are two photographs of my family in the lobby at the Polynesian. It doesn’t get much prettier than this!

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You’ll never even have to leave the Polynesian — though of course you’ll want to! — to feel like you’re on vacation. Disney’s Polynesian resort’s Nanea Volcano Pool, featuring a 40-foot high volcano with a waterfall and waterslide, is a fun and refreshing way to cool off after a day at the parks. See Cinderella’s Castle in the background?

Cinderella’s Castle

With a bevy of delicious dining options located on the hotel grounds, you’ll enjoy an array of flavors to satisfy every craving. Try the Kona Cafe’s famous Tonga Toast for breakfast, or enjoy a midday break from the parks and crowds with a sandwich and sweet potato fries . . .

Tonga Toast

Ohana offers a deliciously fun character breakfast shared with Lilo and Stitch . . . and at night transforms into a family-style dinner complete with coconut races, hula hoops, storytellers and island music.

You can also enjoy a family-style luau featuring hula dancers and fire-knife performers at the Polynesian’s Spirt of Aloha Dinner Show, morning coffee and pastries and evening sushi at Kona Island, cocktails at Tambu Lounge, and burgers, pizza and ice cream at Capt. Cook’s.

End your Disney’s Polynesian Resort play day by watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks and Seven Seas Lagoon Electrical Water Pageant from the resort’s beach . . . a magical end to your day.

Contact Tammy Schauf at MickeyTravels ( for additional details about the Polynesian and any other Disney hotel . . . and for 100% free Disney vacation planning services and tips!
Tammy Schauf

Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
MickeyTravels, LLC
“Making Magic One Vacation at a Time…”


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