Soak up the tropical paradise that is the Polynesian Resort

Polynesian Luau ©The Walt Disney Company

Polynesian Luau ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide to the Polynesian Resort

If you’re debating between a vacation to Hawaii or Florida, we recommend booking a stay at the Polynesian Resort near the Magic Kingdom, because here you can get the best of both worlds.

When you book your vacation at this Deluxe Disney resort, you’ll be biding your time in a lush tropical paradise, about as authentically Hawaiian as you can get without actually going to Hawaii with its thatched roofs, white sand lake beaches and koi ponds.

This warm, welcoming collection of longhouses consists of 11 buildings and all together they make the Polynesian Resort resemble a Tahitian village. The resort’s 847 rooms feature bamboo and rattan furniture and fun tropical colors.

Inside the lobby you’ll find shopping and dining amidst coconut palms and a waterfall cascading over volcanic rocks.


The Disney Vacation Guide recommends the resort’s Nanea Volcano Pool as a great place to get wet, with its 40-foot high volcano complete with waterfall and tubular water slide. Or hit Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon and go parasailing, boating, fishing or water skiing. After dark check out the dazzling nightly Electrical Water Pageant.


  • Room service
  • Concierge services
  • Wheelchair access
  • Purchases deliverd to resort
  • Balcony or patio
  • Valet parking
  • Table service dining


For a memorable experience, feast on roasted meats, fresh fruit, Polynesian-style rice and vegetables as you participate in a Polynesian luau feast and take in Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. This all-you-can eat luau just outside of Disney’s Magic Kingdom is very exciting with its music and hula dancing which are as authentically Hawaiian as you can get without actually going to Hawaii.

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