Disney Polynesian Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida transports guests to another place entirely, away from everyday worries and everyday life altogether. Emulating an exotic Polynesian retreat, Disney World has spared no expense in outfitting the resort in a complete South Seas design. Dense, fragrant vegetation, longhouses with traditional thatched roofs, and white-sand beaches skirting resort lakes create the resort’s foundation. Apart from all that is visually stunning, Disney World Polynesian Resort successfully arranges myriad activities in the beautiful backdrop. Boating and fishing on the lake is just a start. There’s also parasailing and waterskiing, guest access to the Grand Floridian Spa and Health Club, another Disney property, and a diversity of kids activities and equipment including cycling, gaming, and water play.
The rooms at Disney Polynesian Resort are where the Polynesian experience continues. Two main room categories are Standard and Club Level with Concierge Service. Standard rooms include three choices; Garden View, Lagoon View, and Theme Park View all designed in traditional South Pacific style. Rooms include a lengthy account of amenities including two queens and a day bed, high-speed Internet, and a refrigerator. Several amenities are offered on request only. All basic amenities such as coffee makers, are also provided.
Standard rooms featuring Club Level with Concierge Service come with either Lagoon or Garden View and extra perks. Club benefits include concierge and other personalized services, sunset turndown service, itinerary planning, and access to lounge and Club Level floors where refreshments are available. Continental breakfast daily, snacks, wine and cheese, and evening cocktails are also included.
Each suite at Disney World Polynesian Resort affords Club Level and Concierge Service status offering numerous privileges. Honeymoon Suites have the option to connect to the grand King Kamehameha Suite. A king bed, double vanity, bath with whirlpool tub, and high-speed Internet are defining features. One-Bedroom Princess Suites feature a marina view, two queen beds and a day bed while the Two-Bedroom Princess Suite has a wet bar, two bathrooms, and a patio. The two-bedroom Ambassador Suite presents a garden view and the King Kamehameha Suite, the top rank, has a striking view of the marina and Cinderella Castle. Each have multiple bathrooms, private terraces, fully equipped kitchens, and entertainment centers.
Disney Polynesian Resort offers a deep-water pool called the Poly East Pool for long, languid swims used mainly by adults. Nanea Volcano Pool is where the action is. The heated pool is characterized by a volcano rising 40 feet and featuring a 140-plus-foot cylindrical water slide and a waterfall. There is a beach at one end minus any steps to speak of for seamless entry and exit. Nearby is a fun wet-play space for kids with many different activities and features.
From specialty dinner shows, like the Disney's Spirit of Aloha Show presenting luau-style outdoor entertainment, to casual eateries dotting the resort, dining couldn’t be easier or more fun. If fire-throwing and cultural dancing is intriguing, the South Pacific-style dinner show is a must. Otherwise, three distinct restaurants offer everything from light breakfasts to pizza and burgers to sushi. Traditional Polynesian fare is also available via dishes like Mahi Mahi, slow roasted meats, and noodle bowls. Classic American dishes are also offered, accented by South Pacific touches. With plenty of rich woods and bright colors, dining spaces are as vibrantly underlined by South Sea designs as rooms and suites are, fully completing the Polynesian adventure.