Disney's Polynesian Resort
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We had anticipated lots and lots of rain and storms today, the weather report actually said 1-2 inches. So we decided to explore some resorts.
The bus system does not travel resort to resort so we took the bus to the Magic Kingdom and hopped on the monorail.
We hadn't had breakfast yet and while talking to some other …
... see a video clip of this magnificent show.)
Once this had finished it was time for the finale, the superb "Wishes Nightime Spectacular." The classic Disney tune "Wish upon a star" pumped out of the speakers and world class fireworks flew above the castle and lit up the night sky to the delight of the crowd, it was a beautiful way to end what was a truly magical day for us and a fitting way to start our big adventure.
... Story Midway Mania, Tower of Terror and Star Tours so we blew through three attractions in record time when all had extreme waits.
We thought about catching the last Fantasmic show but ultimately the crowds were too much for our taste so we caught the boat launch back to The Boardwalk where we finished up packing and went to bed "early". We have a noon flight tomorrow so it's up early for breakfast at Boma and then off to the airport to fly home.
... and he had the sweetest response "But I have Disney money, and this is Disney" He and Skyler both ended up with a LOT of stuffed animals. I was glad we had our tour guides in Jennifer & Nathan, they made for a much easier day... and funnier.
Downtown Disney was a pretty lazy day, which I think we all needed after being at Magic Kingdom from open at 9, to closing at 11. Sleeping in, shopping & dinner at T-Rex, a restaurant filled with ...
... Lion king show so we whipped off to do the Kilimanjaro Safari again! (one of our favourites)
We saw the 12.30pm Lion King Show (as voted for by Lara and I ) and then had a quick ice cream and pretzel stop (pretzel for me - ice cream for the others) before going to the 2 pm Flights of Wonder show. There were different birds in it this time including a very clever ...
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TravelPod Member ReviewsDisney's Polynesian Resort Orlando
Historical Traveler Reviews Disney's Polynesian Resort Orlando
A Magical Trip
We stayed at the Polynesian March 14-18,2003. It was the most relaxing resort I have ever stayed at. The service could not be beat! I have two pre-teen girls, they could not get enough of the volcano pool. It is so easy to get to any Disney park from the Poly. I will definetly return..
Just returned from the Polynesian on March 4, 2003. Traveled with 4 boys, one 8 year old, two 5 year olds and one two year old. They all had a great time. With children this age, the location on the monorail is a definate plus. (Hint: for the quickest roundtrip to the Magic Kindom, take the monorail there and the boat back to Polynesian.) The Poly's amenities are also super for kids in this range. All the kids loved the Volcano Pool with its water slide and walk-in zero-entry and also the white sand beach. Breakfast with the characters at O'Hana was well run and the food was good as well. We stayed in the Fiji building in two Garden View 1st floor connecting rooms. Rooms were fine, not great, but all we needed and we had a patio, lawn, and view of the beach, lagoon and the Floridian from our rooms. (Hint: Definately research and request a specific building when making reservation, it makes a difference here.) Our only complaints were the largely indifferent staff and the loud beating of drums from the Luau in the evening. The kids were too tired to notice, so it did,'t really matter. The new Luau is a nice show that could stand to lose about 15 minutes. Overall, the kids had a great time and I believe that the Poly's amenities contributed to that. And on trips like this that is all that really matters (Hint: For families travelling together who don't want to spring for a suite, the Polynesian has connecting rooms.)
The Best Disney Hotel
I love to stay at the Polynesion hotel in Orlando.. This is the best hotel in Disney.. They have a great pool, awesome hawaiian feeling and atmosphere and the food is wonderful..Kid's have the chance to play in the arcade or swim in a special kid pool.. Adults can spend time on the beach in hammocks or lay by the pool.. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone planning to go to Disney!
My family and I have gone to Disney every year since I was six. I am now 22, and we still all go every year. Though we have visted near every hotel on the grounds, we always opt to stay at the Poly. The proximity to the TTC and the MK monorail service in the lobby makes a Disney vacation so much easier. The staff is always overly friendly, and their restaurants always have such an exotic flare....O'Hana and the Kona Cafe are both a culinary experience. The new pool with the volcano and a large waterslide is fabulous for both kids and young lovers. Sitting out on their private beaches and watching the electric water parade has always been one of my favorite past times, and I always try to grab a hammock for the show. After dark, the torches get lit, the beaches quiet down and it is the perfect place for walking or romancing. Great views for the MK fireworks are a definate. My family and I always stay in their concierge building, and the service there is amazing. The snack service in the concierge never fails with gourmet apetizers are desserts. The rooms are stylish and comfy and you always feel part of the family. I don't know if I ever could stay anywhere else in Disney, but the Polynesian.
Every trip I've made to the Polynesian has been fabulous. The rooms are of a generous size with a relaxing decor (great for after a long day in the parks!) and the landscaping makes a walk from the room to the ceremonial house enjoyable. Do request a balcony though as not all second floor rooms have them - it's fabulous to sit out on and enjoy the Florida evenings.
Don't go to the Luau
Our stay at the polynesian Resort was very nice and transportation to Magic Kingdom and Epcot were convenient. My only advise is don't go to the luau at this resort. We paid $100.00 for 2 people. We were seated in the very back of the room by the bathrooms and could not see the stage. The food was terrible (large hunks of chicken and ribs that were fat on bones)I do understand that not everyone can sit in the front but they definietly need to change the seating arrangements so that everyone can see. We were very disappointed.
Disney's Polynesian Resort is a fantastic resort. Overall it has some of the best room accommodations, shopping, dinning, and recreational facilities in all of Walt Disney World.
I just wanted to say that my stay at the Polynesian Resort was wonderful. I stayed July 26-29th 2002. The room had a wonderful view of the Magic Kingdom. Every night we saw the Fire works from the park. The room was very neat and clean everyday. All the workers always said "Aloha" everytime they saw you walking through the Resort.
The monorail and Ferry Boat were right at your fingertips to get back and forth to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. I won my trip from a Radio Station WLTJ-92.9 (Lite FM)in Pittsburgh. This was a dream come true. Thank you for making my stay a memorable one.
Good time had at the Polynesian
Stayed with my wife at the Polynesian from May 17 - 20. We both thouth it was a very pretty hotel. As if the enchanted Tiki Room was turned into a hotel. Room was very clean with and excelleny view of the beach. Bathroom was small and valet serice was not very friendly. Overall it was a very enjoyable stay.
Maid service found lacking
Though the theme was both good for romantics and families alike, the maid service was poor. The mirror on the back of the bathroom door was dirty when we checked in, and we left two notes for the maid to clean it (which were completely ignored). The room was given a cursory cleaning at best each day.