Polynesian Village Resort
Resort type: DeluxeTheming: This resort is themed after the tropical South Pacific. The palm trees and lush vegetation will make you feel as if you have been transported there. Location: Magic Kingdom resort area located on the monorail. Transportation: Monorail transportation to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Bus transportation is available to the other parks. Rooms: Each standard room is 415 square feet and sleeps 5 adults. Rooms feature 2 queen beds or 1 king and 1 day bed. The resort also has 1 bedroom suites and club level rooms. Views of the lagoon, garden or Magic Kingdom are sure to please. Dining: 3 including: Captain Cooks, Kona Island and the Oasis Bar and Grill. Table Service Dining: 3 including: Ohana which is a character breakfast and a standard dinner, the Spirit of Aloha Show which is Disney’s version of a luau and the Kona Café. Lounge: yes the Tambu Lounge and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto bar. Room Service: yes Pools: 2 including: the lava pool featuring a 142 foot slide from a towering volcano with views of Cinderella’s Castle. The Oasis pool is a quiet pool among the gardens. Kiddie Pool: no Splash & Play area: no Playground: no Arcade: no Dog Friendly: no
Pros: This casual resort is tropical and has a relaxing vibe, however, beyond the theming; the biggest advantage is the location. This resort is located on the monorail line is a short ride away from Magic Kingdom and Epcot. An ideal location if you have small children who still take naps. There are two beloved table service restaurants; Ohana and Kona with Ohana boasting a character breakfast with Lilo and Stitch and an all you can eat fire roasted meats dinner in the theme of a Brazilian steakhouse. There is also Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto a unique bar in the vein of the lost Adventurers Club, standard quick service at Captain Cooks and most exciting a Pineapple Lanai which serves the famous Dole Whip. There is also a Polynesian Luau Dinner show called Spirit of Aloha and other walk up dining experiences to enjoy island favorites like Kona coffee. The Volcano pool is amazing and the resort is well themed. Located on the Seven Seas Lagoon, it offers a host of activities including fishing, boating, firework cruises and more. It is also a great location to watch the Electric Water Pageant In addition; the resort features a kids club to give mom and dad some much needed time off to enjoy a date night at the parks while the kids bask in Disney fun.
Cons: Because of its great location and many deluxe offerings this is one of the most expensive resorts on property running as high as $740 a night in holiday seasons for just a standard room. It is in the middle of the monorail line so you don’t have a convenient drop off or pickup. Also, the bus service is usually shared with the other MK deluxe resorts which can make wait times longer to catch the bus. It also does not have a playground, arcade or kiddie pool to keep the little ones entertained.
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