Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Last Updated on: June 4th, 2024

Disney's Polynesian Village ResortDisney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a deluxe resort hotel located at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It is one of the original hotels that opened with the resort on October 1, 1971. The resort is situated on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, offering stunning views of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park and easy access to the park via monorail transportation.

Themed to evoke the enchanting and tropical ambiance of the South Pacific islands, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort immerses guests in a lush and relaxing paradise. The main building, known as the Great Ceremonial House, features stunning Polynesian architecture, tiki torches, and lush landscaping, creating a serene and welcoming atmosphere.

Accommodations at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort include rooms and suites spread across several longhouses, each with its own unique theming. Many rooms offer views of the resort’s tropical gardens or the tranquil lagoon.

Guests can enjoy leisure time by the resort’s tropical-themed pools, including the Nanea Volcano Pool, complete with a towering volcano-themed water slide.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is not only a destination in itself but also an ideal base to explore other Walt Disney World attractions, thanks to its proximity to Magic Kingdom and convenient transportation options.Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

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The resort boasts a variety of dining options, including ‘Ohana, a popular family-style restaurant serving Hawaiian-inspired cuisine, and Kona Cafe, known for its delectable breakfast and Pacific Rim flavors.

One of the resort’s highlights is the popular Disney Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, a lively and entertaining luau-style dinner show celebrating Polynesian culture with hula dancers, fire performers, and a delicious feast.

Current dining options at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort include:

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Welcome to Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, an exquisite and exclusive extension of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Situated on the tranquil shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, this tropical paradise offers an unparalleled vacation experience, where luxury and the spirit of the South Pacific come together in perfect harmony.

Step into your private villa or bungalow, and be instantly transported to an island paradise. The spacious and beautifully appointed accommodations feature Polynesian-inspired decor, with rich woods, tropical patterns, and modern amenities that ensure every comfort is at your fingertips. Choose from the Deluxe Studios, one-bedroom villas, or the breathtaking over-the-water Bungalows, each offering its own unique charm and magical views.

The crown jewel of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is undoubtedly the over-the-water Bungalows, a first-of-its-kind accommodation at Walt Disney World. These luxurious retreats boast private decks, plunge pools, and unobstructed views of Cinderella Castle and the nightly fireworks, making them a dream come true for those seeking the ultimate Disney experience.

Within the resort, you’ll find an array of amenities to make your stay truly unforgettable. Relax on the sandy shores of the resort’s beautiful beaches, take a dip in the Lava Pool with its towering volcano, or unwind at the Oasis Pool surrounded by lush vegetation. Enjoy watercraft rentals, fishing excursions, and even an evening Pirate Adventure Cruise for little ones.

Delight your taste buds with a variety of dining options that showcase the diverse flavors of the South Pacific. From the family-style feast at ‘Ohana to the delicious Asian-inspired dishes at Kona Cafe, you’ll find something to satisfy every craving. And for a memorable dining experience, savor a private, in-bungalow feast delivered right to your door by a personal chef.

As a guest of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, you’ll have easy access to the Magic Kingdom via the monorail, and complimentary transportation to other Disney theme parks and resort areas.

At night, gather on your private deck to witness the Electrical Water Pageant and experience the magic of the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks from the comfort of your own over-water Bungalow.

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is a destination unlike any other, where the allure of the South Pacific meets the enchantment of Disney. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, creating memories with family, or seeking a romantic escape, this idyllic retreat promises a vacation of a lifetime. So, indulge in the luxury, embrace the aloha spirit, and let the magic of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows transport you to a world of blissful serenity and wonder.

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Fun Facts

  • One of the original opening day Walt Disney World resorts.
  • One of the three Disney resorts on the ‘Monorail Loop.’
  • The central ‘Great Ceremonial House’ building is modeled after a Tahitian royal assembly lodge.
  • There was a very popular large waterfall feature in the Great Ceremonial House until  the building’s refurbishment in 2014.
  • Number of hotel rooms: 492 rooms
  • Number of longhouses: 11
  • The Polynesian has been expanded 3 times since opening
  • The original Polynesian buildings were constructed in the ‘dresser drawers’ manner similar to the Contemporary Resort.
  • The Polynesian became a Disney Vacation Resort in 2013.
  • John Lennon signed the paperwork that broke up The Beatles at the Polynesian on December 29, 1974.

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I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.