Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Lake Buena Vista, FL

Re-Imagined Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Blends Pacific Island Heritage With Disney Whimsy

A relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and colorful birds awaits guests at DisneyÕs Polynesian Village Resort. Situated on the white sandy beach across the serene Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom, the deluxe resort features a variety of sleeping accommodations; dining options with lots of island flair including "Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show,' Kona CafŽ and 'Ohana; Lilo's Playhouse child-care facility and more. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ryan Wendler, photographer)

A relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and colorful birds awaits guests at DisneyÕs Polynesian Village Resort. Situated on the white sandy beach across the serene Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom, the deluxe resort features a variety of sleeping accommodations; dining options with lots of island flair including “Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show,’ Kona CafŽ and ‘Ohana; Lilo’s Playhouse child-care facility and more. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ryan Wendler, photographer)

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – Disney’s Polynesian Resort — a relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and more — has undergone a major re-imagination including a return to its original, 1971 opening day name: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

A relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and colorful birds awaits guests at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Situated on the white sandy beach across the serene Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom, the deluxe resort features a variety of sleeping accommodations; dining options with lots of island flair including “Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show,” Kona CafŽe and ‘Ohana; Lilo’s Playhouse child-care facility and more. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

A relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and colorful birds awaits guests at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Situated on the white sandy beach across the serene Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom, the deluxe resort features a variety of sleeping accommodations; dining options with lots of island flair including “Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show,” Kona CafŽe and ‘Ohana; Lilo’s Playhouse child-care facility and more. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

But that’s not the only news awaiting guests to this legacy resort. Changes include an expansive redesign of the Great Ceremonial House, new food and beverage experiences, waterside villas and more.

Reminiscent of the South Pacific, the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's PolynesianÊVillas & BungalowsÊshowcase aÊmodernÊtropical style, sleep up to eight guests in a two-bedroom, home-like setting and feature a plunge pool onÊa private deckÊwhere guests can enjoy views ofÊfireworks over Magic Kingdom.ÊThe Bungalows also have two full bathrooms, a kitchen, washer and dryer, andÊdining and living room spaces for gatherings.ÊTheÊnewestÊDisney Vacation Club Resort,ÊDisneyÕs Polynesian Villas & Bungalows features 20 Bungalows on Seven Seas Lagoon,Êthe first of this type of accommodation for Disney,Êand when complete this summer, 360 Deluxe Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The expansion is part of an overall re-imagination of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Reminiscent of the South Pacific, the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s PolynesianÊVillas & BungalowsÊshowcase aÊmodernÊtropical style, sleep up to eight guests in a two-bedroom, home-like setting and feature a plunge pool onÊa private deckÊwhere guests can enjoy views ofÊfireworks over Magic Kingdom.ÊThe Bungalows also have two full bathrooms, a kitchen, washer and dryer, andÊdining and living room spaces for gatherings.ÊTheÊnewestÊDisney Vacation Club Resort,ÊDisneyÕs Polynesian Villas & Bungalows features 20 Bungalows on Seven Seas Lagoon,Êthe first of this type of accommodation for Disney,Êand when complete this summer, 360 Deluxe Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The expansion is part of an overall re-imagination of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

When fully completed, the Polynesian-themed deluxe property will include 360 deluxe studio villas and 20 two bedroom, over-the-water Bungalows (now open) as part of the Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the newest Disney Vacation Club Resort.

Reminiscent of the South Pacific, the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's PolynesianÊVillas & BungalowsÊshowcase aÊmodernÊtropical style, sleep up to eight guests in a two-bedroom, home-like setting and feature a plunge pool onÊa private deckÊwhere guests can enjoy views ofÊfireworks over Magic Kingdom.ÊThe Bungalows also have two full bathrooms, a kitchen, washer and dryer, andÊdining and living room spaces for gatherings.ÊTheÊnewestÊDisney Vacation Club Resort,ÊDisneyÕs Polynesian Villas & Bungalows features 20 Bungalows on Seven Seas Lagoon,Êthe first of this type of accommodation for Disney,Êand when complete this summer, 360 Deluxe Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The expansion is part of an overall re-imagination of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Reminiscent of the South Pacific, the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s PolynesianÊVillas & BungalowsÊshowcase aÊmodernÊtropical style, sleep up to eight guests in a two-bedroom, home-like setting and feature a plunge pool onÊa private deckÊwhere guests can enjoy views ofÊfireworks over Magic Kingdom.ÊThe Bungalows also have two full bathrooms, a kitchen, washer and dryer, andÊdining and living room spaces for gatherings.ÊTheÊnewestÊDisney Vacation Club Resort,ÊDisneyÕs Polynesian Villas & Bungalows features 20 Bungalows on Seven Seas Lagoon,Êthe first of this type of accommodation for Disney,Êand when complete this summer, 360 Deluxe Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The expansion is part of an overall re-imagination of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

There also are 484 traditional hotel rooms in a village of two-and three-story longhouses. Guestrooms feature a tropical motif complete with exotic prints and bamboo-style fixtures. Standard rooms offer two queen-size beds and a day bed, sleeping five.

A relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and colorful birds awaits guests at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Situated on the white sandy beach across the serene Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom, the deluxe resort features a variety of sleeping accommodations; dining options with lots of island flair including “Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show,” Kona CafŽe and ‘Ohana; Lilo’s Playhouse child-care facility and more. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

A relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and colorful birds awaits guests at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Situated on the white sandy beach across the serene Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom, the deluxe resort features a variety of sleeping accommodations; dining options with lots of island flair including “Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show,” Kona CafŽe and ‘Ohana; Lilo’s Playhouse child-care facility and more. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

Guests are welcomed to this family-favorite resort with a new entrance marquee featuring lava rock, tiki torches and flowing water surrounded by tropical hibiscus.

Reminiscent of a South Seas hideaway, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort whisks away guests to a tropical oasis with a selection of exotic cocktails, small plates and scenic views. ÊLocated in the Great Ceremonial House, the themed lounge overlooks the resort's marina and Seven Seas Lagoon and features signature beverages such as the Polynesian Pearl and Castaway Crush and aÊvariedÊmenuÊincludingÊpork p‰tŽ b‡nh m“ sliders, Hawaiian poke, sushi and pan-friend dumplings. The lounge has 50 seats inside and 82 on the patio.ÊDisneyÕs Polynesian Village ResortÊis located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.Ê(David Roark, photographer)

Reminiscent of a South Seas hideaway, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort whisks away guests to a tropical oasis with a selection of exotic cocktails, small plates and scenic views. ÊLocated in the Great Ceremonial House, the themed lounge overlooks the resort’s marina and Seven Seas Lagoon and features signature beverages such as the Polynesian Pearl and Castaway Crush and aÊvariedÊmenuÊincludingÊpork p‰tŽ b‡nh m“ sliders, Hawaiian poke, sushi and pan-friend dumplings. The lounge has 50 seats inside and 82 on the patio.ÊDisneyÕs Polynesian Village ResortÊis located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.Ê(David Roark, photographer)

Also new for guests is Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – based on the popular themed lounge at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Trader Sam’s welcomes explorers to a mystical and tropical oasis featuring a lounge area with exotic cocktails served in souvenir mugs, paired with Polynesia-inspired small plates.

Other changes greeting Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort guests: the recently opened Pineapple Lanai kiosk, serving the world-famous Dole Whip soft serve and floats, and a new location for Capt. Cook’s quick-service restaurant.

A relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and colorful birds awaits guests at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Situated on the white sandy beach across the serene Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom, the deluxe resort features a variety of sleeping accommodations; dining options with lots of island flair including “Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show,” Kona CafŽe and ‘Ohana; Lilo’s Playhouse child-care facility and more. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

A relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and colorful birds awaits guests at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Situated on the white sandy beach across the serene Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom, the deluxe resort features a variety of sleeping accommodations; dining options with lots of island flair including “Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show,” Kona CafŽe and ‘Ohana; Lilo’s Playhouse child-care facility and more. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

There’s pint-size fun at Lilo’s Playhouse, a supervised childcare offering. Stories unfold in this new whimsical children’s activity center where Lilo’s favorite classic Disney Little Golden Books tales such as Pinocchio, Lady and the Tramp and Alice in Wonderland come to life.

While parents enjoy a night out, youngsters can delve into dress-up, crafts, storytelling and other fun faves in themed areas. A completely renovated feature pool area, includes a new children’s water play area and an enlarged deck for poolside seating with views of a scenic vista. Overlooking Seven Seas Lagoon, the 20 Disney Vacation Club Bungalows are the first of this type of accommodation at Walt Disney World Resort. Each sleep up to eight guests, and feature a full kitchen, two bedrooms and even a plunge pool where Disney Vacation Club Members and guests can enjoy views of fireworks over Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon. This resort also is the first to have connecting Deluxe Studios (located in longhouses) that sleep up to five guests each, as well as kitchenettes and enhanced storage space for convenience and comfort. The first phase of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows opened April 1, 2015.
Existing dining options include ‘Ohana, located on the second floor of the re-imagined Great Ceremonial House, featuring a Disney Character breakfast and a family-style Polynesian feast where meats and seafood are grilled over an open fire pit. Kona Café, a unique family restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sandwiches, ice cream and pizza are available 24 hours a day atC apt. Cook’s. In an outdoors luau setting, Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show features traditional Polynesian fare, music, dancing and costumes. Shopping options include island fashions, bathing suits and casual sportswear.

Featuring one of the highest return visitation rates for lodging at Disney, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort connects to Magic Kingdom and Epcot via monorail, with bus transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and other attractions throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

For reservations, call 407/W-Disney or visit Disneyworld.com. To learn more about Disney Vacation Club, visit
disneyvacationclub.com.

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