Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Address/Phone:
1600 Seven Seas Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: (407) 824-2000
# of Rooms: 483
Check-in: 3pm / Check-out: 11am
Resort Area: Magic Kingdom
Online Check-in:
Yes
Express Check-out:
Yes
Resort Airline Check-in:
Yes

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Overview

Disney’s Polynesian Village is one of two original hotels that opened with the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971 (the other was Disney’s Contemporary Resort). While the resort has certainly seen changes and expansion since then, its tropical theme and South Pacific flair have proven their timeless appeal – making this one of the most popular resorts at Walt Disney World for more than 40 years. Learn more about the history of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Themed to reflect the style and culture of the South Pacific, the resort is divided into several ‘longhouses’ as well as the Great Ceremonial House, which serves as the resort's main reception area. With a 3-story high atrium, a rich tropical color palette and a warm sense of hospitality, the Great Ceremonial House introduces guests to the Polynesian adventure that awaits them.  The theming continues throughout the grounds of the resort with white sand beaches, torch-lit walkways, lush landscaping, and waterfalls throughout. The resort's position on the shores of the Seven Seas lagoon gives it a prime location from which to view the nightly fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, as well as the Electrical Water Pageant.


Polynesian Village Resort Rooms

When dealing with 'themed' resorts, one measurement of success can be how well it carries its overall theme into its rooms. The rooms at the Polynesian have recently been redone and have a Moana theme. You can spot some of the characters from the film around the space. 

Handicap Accessible Rooms: Garden View: 26, Lagoon View: 2, Theme Park View: 3 Note: Handicap-specific room locations differ according to the disability being accommodated

Room Categories: Garden View, Lagoon View, Theme Park View

Standard Rooms

Approximate # of Rooms in this category:

  • Garden View: 331
  • Lagoon View: 19
  • Theme Park View: 26

Maximum # people: 5 people

Square Footage: 404 sq. ft.

Standard rooms at the Polynesian have several options in terms of the view: Garden view, lagoon view and theme park view. Rooms with a lagoon or theme park view have two queen beds and one day bed (sleeping 5). Rooms with a Garden view have two queen beds only (sleeping 4). All rooms come with an alarm clock with mp3 player, mini fridge, ceiling fan, coffee maker with tea and coffee setup, evening turndown service, hair dryer, ice bucket, safe, iron and ironing board, pool towels, table and chairs, telephone, and television. Rooms located on the third floor have balconies, while rooms on the first floor have patios. 2nd floor rooms have no outside access. Note: Bed boards/rails, Pack N Play cribs, microwave, international electrical adapter and rollaway bed available upon request.


Club Level Rooms

Approximate # of rooms in this category:

  • Garden View (404 sq. ft.): 57
  • Lagoon View (404 sq. ft.): 20
  • Theme Park View (404 sq. ft): 25
  • Honeymoon Room (386 sq. ft): 1
  • 1 Bedroom Suite (760 sq. ft): 1
  • Princess Suite (1212 sq. ft): 1
  • Ambassador Suite (Vice Presidential - 1513 sq. ft): 2
  • King Kamehameha Suite (Presidential - 1863 sq. ft): 1

Maximum # people: Garden View, Lagoon View, Theme Park View and 1 Bedroom Suite: 5 people, Honeymoon Room: 2 people, Princess Suite, Ambassador VP Suite and King Kamehameha Suite: 8 people

# Handicap Accessible: Garden View: 4, Lagoon View: 3, Theme Park View: 2, Princess Suite: 1
Note: Handicap-specific room locations differ according to the disability being accommodated

At Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, the Concierge Service is found in the Hawaii and Tonga longhouses. The main Concierge lounge is called the King Kamehameha Club and is located in the Hawaii building. There is also a club lounge for suite guests in the Tonga longhouse. The lounge is open from 7am-10pm daily. Coffee is available starting at 6:30am, with morning service (pastries, cereal, etc) from 7am-10:30am. Afternoon service is from 12:00pm to 4:00pm and includes a selection of snacks and soft drinks. Evening service is from 5pm to 7pm and includes hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, cheese, veggies, as well as a limited selection of wine and beer (available by request). The late evening service is from 8pm to 10pm and includes a selection of desserts and cordials (Amaretto, Franjelico, etc).

Concierge guests can check in here and have refreshments upon arrival. Concierge service includes making your dining reservations, arranging for Lightning Lane, planning outings, ticket purchases, transportation arrangements, filling requests for special dining or accommodation needs, daily newspapers and use of the lounge. The concierge has even been known to secure an autographed picture or two of your favorite characters!  

Suites

The Tonga longhouse is home to the suites at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Most suites have a kitchen area and a sitting area. They also offer 2 queen size beds, or 1 king size, and possibly 2 Sico beds (that pull out from the wall). The bathrooms have lovely marble tubs. The furniture, in accordance with the South Seas theme, is bamboo and cane with stone table tops. Other benefits of staying in a suite include speaker telephones with a second line, bathrobes, an iron and ironing board, some special Polynesian stationery and a nightly turndown service.   These amenities are also available in the standard concierge rooms.

Presidential Suite (King Kamehameha Suite) - 1863 sq ft ($1805.00 to $2490.00 per night - appx)
This suite has two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, with a parlor.  This is a two floor suite, with the main living area on the first floor, and the two bedrooms on the second floor.  The mini kitchen here includes a small refrigerator, ice maker, small microwave and sink.  There are also standard connecting rooms availalbe that could make this a five bedroom suite.

Ambassador Suite - 1513 sq ft
This suite has two bedrooms, 3 baths and a parlor area.  Mini-kitchen includes a small refrigerator, ice maker, small microwave and sink.  There are two suites in this category.

Princess Suite - 1212 sq. ft
This suite has two bedrooms, each with two queen beds, along with a day bed in the parlor.  This suite also includes a wet bar and small refrigerator.

1 Bedroom Princess Suite - 760 sq. ft
This suite has one bedroom with two queen beds, and a day bed in the parlor.  


Bora Bora Bungalows

The Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's Poloynesian Village Resort were derived fromt the over-water bungalows that can be found on the south pacific island of Bora Bora. There are 20 of the 1650 sq. ft. bungalows, each with two full bathrooms, a kitchen, in-unit laundry facilities, a living room and dining room. Reminiscent of the South Pacific, the area is surrounded by the Seven Seas Lagoon and will have a view of the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks. Private decks with personal plunge pools allow guests to watch the fireworks while listening to the accompanying music piped in on individual sound systems. The Electric Water Pageant can also be viewed from the bungalows.

Take a look around in the 3D tour below!


All of the DVC units, including the Bora Bora Bungalows, are available to rent when they have not been reserved by Disney Vacation Club Members.

If you'd like to experience staying in a DVC studio or bungalow at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, there are a few options available:
  • You can reserve these rooms through Disney (or a travel agent) much the same way you would book a hotel room. This is the most expensive option, and currently you can expect the deluxe studios to go for upwards of $500 per night, and the bungalows for more than $2500 per night.
  • Dreams Unlimited Travel – the official sponsor of the DIS – offers confirmed DVC Resort reservations in partnership with DVC Rental Store. These reservations have already been secured by a DVC member and offer an incredible savings off of regular pricing in addition to the special perks and value of a DVC booking. Certain restrictions apply.
  • On our discussion forums, DISboards.com, you’ll find the DVC Rent/Trade forum. Current DVC owners who want to rent their points post what they have available, and you can arrange to rent those points directly from them. They will make the reservation with DVC on your behalf and provide you a confirmation number once they receive payment. This is almost always less expensive than going directly through Disney. Please be sure to THOROUGHLY READ the FAQ before using the Rent/Trade forum.
  • You can also go through DVC Resale Market. DVC Resale Market will handle all the work coordinating owners and renters and guarantees the transactions. This is a slightly more expensive option than our Rent/Trade board, but you have someone handling all the transaction details for you.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Dining

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Lounges and Pool Bars
  • Barefoot Pool Bar: Open 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Oasis Pool Bar Take a break from the heat and sun at this poolside retreat—featuring tasty favorites like fish tacos, kalua pork sliders, and Polynesian-themed burgers, along with tropical cocktails, wine, Hawaiian beer, and assorted beverages.
  • Trader's Sam's Grog Grotto: Insipired by the popular Disneyland hot spot, this lounge is located off the main lobby and offers 50 indoor seats, as well as outdoor seating for 82 on the Tiki Terrace. The menu features cocktails and appetizers. Open 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. (21 and over after 8 p.m.). Photo Gallery

  • Tambu Lounge: The Tambu Lounge is a great place to relax and unwind after a busy day in the parks with a tall, cool drink. Open 1 p.m. - 12 a.m. (does not accept Disney Dining Plan)

Quick-Service

  • Capt. Cook’s: Captain Cook's is a quick service eatery located on the first floor of the Great Ceremonial House. Open for breakfast 6:30am-10:30am (fruit, breakfast sandwiches, pastries and beverages); Open for lunch and dinner 11am-11pm (sandwiches, burgers, salads, noodle bowls, Thai coconut meatballs and flatbreads); Open late night 11pm-4am
  • Kona Island: Open for breakfast 6:30am-12pm (coffee and pastries); Open for dinner 5pm-10pm (wine, specialty Kona coffees, bubble tea, sushi and desserts to-go)
  • Pineapple Lanai: Pineapple Lanai is the only location at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort where guests can indulge in the famed Dole Whip dessert.  This stand is located in a small courtyard outside the lobby doors, on the way to the pool.  Pineapple Dole Whips are available along with vanilla soft-serve and the popular Dole Whip Floats.  The Dole Whips are also available in a souvenir tiki bowl. Open 12pm-one hour after fireworks (snacks, Dole Whip soft-serve and floats)

Table-Service

  • 'Ohana: Always an interactive experience, this restaurant is among the most popular at the Disney resorts. For breakfast, Lilo and Stitch host their own character breakfast. At dinner you will be treated like family, observe the meals being prepared in a huge open-pit and be invited to participate in a coconut race. Open for breakfast 7:30am-11am (character breakfast buffet, fruit, Mickey and Stitch waffles, eggs, potatoes and meats); Open for dinner 5pm-10pm (skewered meats, shrimp, salad, pasta, vegetables and dessert).

  • Kona Cafe: This eatery is located adjacent to Ohana and provides an adequate selection of Polynesian cuisine. With sizable food portions and some of the best coffee on property, Kona Café holds its own within the resort. Open for breakfast 7:30am-11:30am (fruit, French toast, omelets, breakfast platters and smoothies); Open for lunch 12pm-3pm (burgers, soups, salads, pork, tacos, fresh fish, noodles and dessert); Open for dinner 5pm-10pm (seafood, soups, salads, duck, steak, noodles and dessert).
TIP: For a real treat, try the Tonga Toast at breakfast. Thick slices of sourdough bread, stuffed with bananas, are dipped in egg, cooked till crisp and topped with sugar, cinnamon and a special passion fruit syrup.  If you don't want to take the time for a sit-down breakfast, head down to Captain Cook's - you can also get Tonga Toast there!

In-Room Dining

In-room dining is available 24-hours daily. From 11:30 a.m. to midnight, salads, hot sandwiches, appetizers and hamburgers are offered. For dinner, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., appetizers, barbecued ribs, sweet and sour chicken dishes, shrimp and pasta, pork tenderloin, filet mignon, steak, and desserts are offered.

To place an order, press "Dining Options" on your in-room phone. An 18% gratuity, $3.00 delivery charge and 6.5% sales tax will apply to all delivery orders. A minimum order may apply.


TIP: For breakfast, fill out the card found in your room and hang on your doorknob before retiring for the night.

Services and Amenities

  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Designated Smoking Areas
  • Locker Rentals (near pools)
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Laundry Services (24-hour self-service laundry room is available)
  • Housekeeping Services (daily housekeeping service is not provided for DVC Members, but is available at an additional cost)
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Babysitting and Childcare Services
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Ice and Vending Machines
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Fitness Center
  • Salon Services
  • Room Service
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual and service animal accommodations; call 407-939-7807)
  • Transportation Service (complimentary Magical Express and bus service)

Pools and Recreation

Lava Pool area - the resort's largest pool features a waterslide in the volcano, a large infinity hot tub, an expansive pool deck and an interactive water play area for kids, the Kiki Tikis Splash Area.

An additional quiet pool area is entirely separate from the Lava Pool area. It is nestled behind the Rarotonga and Niue longhouses. Pool towels are available in both locations.

A number of poolside activities are scheduled each afternoon. Ranging from hula hoop games to arts and crafts, there is a broad spectrum of games and challenges for families to participate in while they enjoy the water area.

  • Disability Services (pool lifts and other access options)
  • Complimentary life jackets
  • Swim diapers required for children that aren’t toilet trained (swim diapers can be purchased in merchandise locations)

Jogging Trail: Seven Seas Lagoon (1 mile)

Volleyball Courts: Located between the Hawaii and Tahiti buildings. Complimentary volleyballs may be checked out from Mikala Canoe Club Marina with your MagicBand or card.

Outdoor Campfire and Movie: Each night there is a complimentary showing of a Disney film. Located at the beach, the feature film changes daily (consult recreation calendar given upon guest check-in for time, location and particular movie).

Guided Fishing Excursions: For a fee, an expert guide will host your group during a catch-and-release fishing trip in some of the lakes on Disney property. Available times are 7am, 10am, and 1:30pm. Reservations required (407) WDW-BASS or visit the Concierge desk.



Mikala Canoe Club Marina:
Guests can rent Sea Raycers, Boston Whaler Montauks, and SunTracker pontoon boats at the resort marina. For more information, click HERE. Reservations can also be made for a Specialty Fireworks Cruise for parties up to 10. (407) WDW-PLAY

Celebrate Polynesian Culture: Free hula dance lessons are given in the resort lobby on designated days.

Electrical Water Pageant: Viewing area located on the beach.

Spa and Fitness: Disney's Polynesian Village Resort does not have its own fitness center. Guests of the resort do have access to the fitness center at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which is a short walk away.

  • Open from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. with MagicBand or card access
  • Strength training and cardio equipment
  • Massage treatments and facials (with reservation)

Shopping

Bou Tiki: Open 8am-11pm (Polynesian-themed apparel, resort logo souvenirs, luggage, jewelry, MagicBand accessories, Disney character home decor)

Moana Mercantile: Open 8am-11pm (children’s souvenirs, autograph books and pens, snacks and beverages)

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Transportation

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is on the Monorail route and the station is located on the second floor of the great Ceremonial House. The Resort monorail stops at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Contemporary Resort and the Transportation and Ticket Center as well.

Magic Kingdom: Monorail; Walk/Monorail (walk to the Transportation and Ticket Center, board the Magic Kingdom monorail); Boat (available 30 minutes prior to park opening on standard days and one hour on Extra Magic Hour mornings until 45 minutes after park closing)

Epcot: Monorail (take the resort monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center, transfer to the Epcot monorail); Walk/Monorail (walk to the Transportation and Ticket Center, board the Epcot monorail)

Hollywood Studios: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing);

Animal Kingdom: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing)

Water Parks: Bus (available 30 minutes before park opening until 1 hour after park closing)

Disney Springs: Bus (available from 9am-2am) Transportation and Ticket Center: Monorail

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Monorail; Boat (available 30 minutes before park opening on standard days and one hour on Extra Magic Hour mornings until 45 minutes after park closing)

Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Monorail

Note: The bus stop is located outside of the Great Ceremonial House with buses departing approximately every 20 minutes. The boat dock is near the beach with boats departing approximately every 20 minutes. The monorail station is located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House.

Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $25 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out.



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