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Polynesian Village Resort

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Disney's Polynesian Village Resort has come a long way since 1971. Recently updated, the resort is more beautiful than ever and deserving of its reputation as one of Walt Disney World's best. The South Seas are alive at this sprawling resort, located directly south of the Magic Kingdom, on the Seven Seas Lagoon. 


The recent lobby renovation removed the much loved waterfall. The new space feels open and airy, is decorated with an island/tiki style, and features sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon. The lobby is located in the Great Ceremonial House, the central building that houses the resort's guest services, shops, and restaurants.

Polynesian Longhouses

Rooms at the resort are located in one of eleven longhouses, which are two or three stories each. Longhouses are named after islands found in the South Pacific. Pathways between the buildings are paved with lava rocks and lit with tiki torches at night. Lush vegetation can be found among the buildings, lending a tropical island feel to the resort.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

A new feature pool, with a volcano slide centerpiece, hot tub, and new kid's splash area sits at the edge of the beach, providing an unforgettable view of the Magic Kingdom. Trader Sam's, a popular bar at the Disneyland Hotel, has made its way to the east coast. Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is bigger, better, and extremely popular. At the Polynesian Village Resort, your 'ohana will experience the  spirit of the South Pacific in true Disney fashion. Aloha!

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Rooms are scattered throughout the resort in longhouses. Each longhouse is 3 stories tall and features rooms with either Garden, Lagoon, or Theme Park views. Third floor rooms have balconies and first floor rooms have patios. Second floor rooms have a large floor to ceiling window. Rooms feature updated tropical decor and newer furnishings. Airy and bright, these rooms are large and comfortable and can accommodate five people easily.  

What can I expect to pay for a room?
Room rates range from $452 to $947 per night. Club Level rooms range from $621 to $1,213 per night. Rates vary based on season. Rates are higher on weekends and holidays.

Standard Room 2 queen beds
Standard room with 2 queen beds

Daybed, television, desk
Daybed, Dresser/TV, Desk with pull out table and chair

Closet and Coffee maker bathtub  

Standard Room alternate view

  bathroom dual sinks

Size of Rooms: 404 square feet

Number of beds: 2 queen beds or one king bed and a daybed. Accessible rooms are available.

Features of Room
: Free Wi-Fi, flat screen tv, nightstand, alarm clock, ceiling fans, table and chairs, chaise lounge with ottoman, dual closets, safe, iron, ironing board, pack and play

: Dual sinks (in most rooms) or single sink. Bathroom amenities are all located inside bathroom (there is no vanity area)

:  All of the third floor rooms have balconies. The first floor/ground level rooms have small patios. Both the patios and balconies have a small seating area w/ table and 2 chairs.

Occupancy: Rooms offer a daybed with a maximum five-person occupancy.  If there are more than 2 adults in a room, there is an additional charge of $25 per adult, per night. 

Yes – Most contain one king-sized or two queen-sized beds and two beds in parlor. Suites are located in the Tonga building.

Club Level:
Club Level rooms are located exclusively in the Hawaii building, which is room key restricted. The building includes a separate lounge area and check-in desk. The lounge area has a fantastic view of the Magic Kingdom and fireworks. In addition to the amenities of standard rooms, these rooms includes robes, DVD players, deluxe turndown service, continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, and evening hors d'oeuvres and desserts with wine and cordials. Advanced itinerary planning is also available. Visit our Club Level page for more details and guest feedback.

Morning Service: 7:00AM - 10:30AM
The offerings include bagels, danishes, muffins, cereal, fruit, pastries, coffee & juice.
Afternoon Service: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Snacks such as cookies, candy, fruit, sandwich fixings, and beverages are available.
Evening Service: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The offerings vary from day to day. Each evening sets forth a different food theme. Asian , Mexican, Moroccan, Luau, Italian nights are among the themes. With an array of dishes each evening, ranging from Sushi to Lasagna.
Late Evening Service: 7:00PM -10:00PM
Wine, cheese, cordials, desserts & beverages offered.
Visit our Club Level page for more details and guest feedback.

Room Views:

Standard View
Standard (Garden) View

Lagoon View Room
Lagoon View

Theme Park View
Theme Park View

Theme Park View Club Level
Club Level Room-Theme park View



Polynesian Dining


ADR: Highly Recommended
Character Breakfast 7:30AM-11:00AM - Menu
Dinner 5:00PM-10:00PM Menu
Breakfast: Mickey waffles, sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, ham, biscuits, fruit & beverages. All you can eat, served Family Style.
Dinner: Appetizers, salad, side dishes, and meats grilled on skewers over an open fire pit. Dessert is also served. Food is all you can eat, served family style.

Lilo and Stitch Character Meal
Kona Cafe
The place for Tonga Toast, macadamia pineapple pancakes and huge, island style breakfast platters. Lunch and dinner offer scrumptious sandwiches, pasta dishes, and grilled steak, chicken, and pork. Try the sticky wing appetizer! Kona Cafe is famous for its Kona coffee and spectacular desserts.
ADR: Recommended
Breakfast: 7:30-11:15AM Menu
Lunch: 12:00PM-2:45PM Menu
Dinner:5:00PM-10:00PM Menu
Kona Cafe

Kona Cafe Food
Kona Island
This spot, located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House, is where to go for amazing coffee and fresh sushi. From morning until 5:00pm, coffee drinks (featuring 100% Kona Coffee) are served along with an assortment of pastries. After 5:00pm, food is served, with some Kona Cafe menu items and killer sushi.
Hours: 6:30AM-8:00PM
Kona Island

Captain Cook's
Located on the lobby level of the Great Ceremonial House. Resort mugs can be refilled here. Food items include breakfast platters, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, burgers, sushi, fresh fruit, pastries, baked goods, and more. 

Hours: Open 24 hours and Serves Breakfast (6:30-10:30am), Lunch, Dinner & Snacks. The grill closes at 11PM.
Captain Cook's

Captain Cook's Seating Area
Tambu Lounge
Located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House, right next to 'Ohana. Frequently busy due to crowds at 'Ohana next door. Appetizers available from 5-10PM. The lounge serves a variety of appetizers and tropical drinks. They also have a big screen TV to sit and watch your favorite sporting event.
Hours: 1:00PM - 12:00AM
Tambu Lounge

Tambu Lounge Bar
Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Located on the first floor of the Great Ceremonial House, this bar is a guaranteed adventure! Offering unique and creative tropical cocktails as well as small plates, this hot spot is themed to the hilt. It's a bit kooky, a bit crazy, and a whole lot of fun! Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Be prepared to wait for a table inside.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto Drink
Barefoot Pool Bar
Full bar featuring specialty tropical cocktails, beer, and wine
Hours: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Barefoot Pool Bar
Pineapple Lanai
Kiosk located near the Lava pool. Serving up Disney's signature frozen favorite, the Dole Whip. An assortment of other snacks and beverages is also available.
Dole Whip
Polynesian In-Room Dining
Available each day from 7:00AM until midnight.
A menu is provided in each room.

LuauDisney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
The Luau has been a tradition of the Polynesian Resort since the beginning and was revamped February 2003. Bread, salad, roasted chicken, fish, pork, rice, sautéed vegetables, and pineapple cake for dessert. Beverages are included, unlimited soda, coffee, tea, milk, beer, wine or the house cocktail. Visit our Dinner Show page for member feedback, more details and prices.
ADR: Highly Recommended

– The hostess of the evening, Auntie Wini, invites the whole neighborhood for a celebration featuring the music and dances of the cultures of Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, and Hawaii, while guests dine on a feast inspired by the flavors of Polynesia. Presented in an open theater on the Seven Seas Lagoon. Located at the Luau Cove.
Show Times: 5:15 & 8:15PM (90 minute shows), Tuesday-Saturday


Swimming: Two pools are available. The newly refurbished Lava pool is located near the beach and marina. This zero entry pool features a waterfall, volcano, and 142 foot long water slide. An extended pool deck offers lounge chair seating. A new hot tub overlooks the beach with views of Cinderella Castle in the background. Kiki Tiki splash area is a brand new water playground for kids, complete with squirters, slides, and bridges.

Splash Area

The smaller Oasis pool (formerly known as the East Pool), is tucked among the longhouses to the east of the Great Ceremonial House. This pool is currently undergoing a refurbishment that will be complete in summer 2016. 

There is a white sandy beach for sunbathers, complete with hammock, swings, canopies & lounge chairs.

There is no Health Club at the Polynesian. However, the Grand Floridian Spa and Health Club is located one monorail stop away at the Grand Floridian. Polynesian guests can also walk to the Health Club via a walkway on the west side of the resort. There is no charge to use the facilities. Visit our Health Clubs & Spas Page for more details and rates.

Paths for walking and jogging take guests around the resort and along the beach. Ask for a map at guest relations.

Boat and bike rentals: available at the Seven Seas Marina. Fishing excursions, and Volleyball courts are also offered.

The Electric Water Pageant floats by the Polynesian beach at 9:00 PM.


Service is available between the Transportation & Ticket Center, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot from one hour before park opens until 1 hour after each park closes.* Service to the resorts is available until 11PM or two hours after the Magic Kingdom closes, whichever is later.

*Monorail service schedule is subject to change. You will be notified of any major schedule changes when you check in.

Bus: Bus transportation is available to Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Water parks, and Disney Springs. Buses may share a route with the Contemporary Resort.

Approximate Duration:
Disney's Hollywood Studios -- 15 minutes
Epcot -- 10 minutes
Magic Kingdom -- 5 minutes
Animal Kingdom -- 15 minutes
Disney Springs -- 25 minutes

Magic Kingdom Boat

Boats: Boats operate 1 hour before Magic Kingdom opens until 1 hour after the park closes, weather permitting. The Magic Kingdom Ferry boat can be accessed from the Ticket and Transportation Center, which is within a short walk from the easternmost longhouses.

Walk: The Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) is a short walk from the Polynesian. Signs along the resort paths will indicate the way. From the TTC you can hop the Epcot monorail or park buses. The Grand Floridian resort is also within walking distance of the Polynesian.

Room Location:

Which buildings can I enjoy the nightly Luau and hear the drums?
Aotearoa, Fiji & Tuvalu

Which buildings are closer to the monorail depot and restaurants?
Tokelau, Tonga, Samoa, Rarotonga & Niue

Which buildings are closer to the main pool area and boat dock?
Hawaii, Tokelau,
Niue, & Samoa

Which buildings is closer to the quiet pool?
Samoa, Raratonga, Hawaii & Niue

Which buildings are closer to the Transportation & Ticket Center?
Moorea and Pago Pago (Disney Deluxe Villas)

What long houses offer
Lagoon Views?
Moorea, or Tuvalu

Services for Guests with Disabilities locations?
Accessible rooms are available. These rooms have roll in showers. Some rooms offer features for hearing or sight impaired guests. 

Is there Childcare at the resort?
Yes. Lilo's Playhouse offers supervised child care for kids ages 3-12 from 4:30PM-12:00AM. Cost is $15 per hour, per child. Reservations are required.

Lilo's Playhouse

Check In/Out:
Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

Disney's Polynesian Resort
1600 Seven Seas Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000
Fax 407-824-3174


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