Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

Tropical gardens, lavish luaus and calm waves characterise Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Gentle people, laughter and good cheer help every member of the family to capture that laid-back South Pacific mood in no time at all. Rooms are airy and have a tropical feel with bamboo and wood décor. When exploring the resort, tell the kids to look out for the unique Kukai Nut tree. The only one of its kind in the state of Florida, the tree was brought to the Walt Disney World Resort from its native Hawaii. The hotel is on the monorail system that will whizz you to the Magic Kingdom Park.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children’s Playground
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room

Where is it

Magic Kingdom Resort area. Driving time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

484 rooms and suites in eleven 2- or 3-Storey Longhouses with 1 lift in each. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and a day bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Lagoon View Rooms with 2 queen-size beds and a day bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3  in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

'Ohana Restaurant (character breakfast or dinner with storytelling), Disney's Spirit of Aloha (dinner show), Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace, Oasis Bar & Grill (poolside), Pineapple Lanai (quick service), Capt. Cook's (quick service), Kona Island and Kona Café. Tambu Lounge - Great Ceremonial House (lounge) and Barefoot Pool Bar.

Main pool with whirlpool, quiet pool with whirlpool and water play area. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Motorised boat rentals*. Fishing*. Volleyball. Healthclub with spa services* (located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa).

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Water Transportation to Magic Kingdom Park. Disney Monorail Transportation to Magic Kingdom Park (one transfer takes you to Epcot). Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Jun 30, 2020 899sandit Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This has been our favorite for 20 years . The service is always top notch and relaxing . Truly gives the aloha spirt . The over water bungalows are fun If you are going to do resort down time and the outer villas are great when you will be on the go . Close to all transportation and the monorail on site . The pool is tropical and so lush and the… Read more
This has been our favorite for 20 years . The service is always top notch and relaxing . Truly gives the aloha spirt . The over water bungalows are fun If you are going to do resort down time and the outer villas are great when you will be on the go . Close to all transportation and the monorail on site . The pool is tropical and so lush and the beach gives great views to the fireworks . Don’t forget to do the luau and try the Tonga toast for breakfast at the cafe !! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Resort at WDW!

Jun 12, 2020 carrie_flynn22 Ooltewah, Tennessee

The Polynesian is my all time favorite Disney World hotel. It is beautiful, and is very close to the Magic Kingdom, just one monorail stop away! They have 2 great gift shops at the hotel, with exclusive merchandise that’s Hawaiian themed! The scent in the lobby is amazing too. The rooms are always beautiful and clean, the gardens are beautiful… Read more
The Polynesian is my all time favorite Disney World hotel. It is beautiful, and is very close to the Magic Kingdom, just one monorail stop away! They have 2 great gift shops at the hotel, with exclusive merchandise that’s Hawaiian themed! The scent in the lobby is amazing too. The rooms are always beautiful and clean, the gardens are beautiful too. 3 great restaurants are located at this hotel, and they are: Capt. Cook’s, Pineapple Lanai, and Ohana. All three are great! The volcano pool is great, and you can sit at the beach and watch Happily Ever After at night. I love the little tiki statue in the lobby as well, and it’s always great to get a lei when you check in. I cannot wait to be back at this hotel. Pin trading here is also amazing! See ya real soon, Poly! Read less
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May 31, 2020 LevonM_11 Cary, North Carolina

Excellent place to stay with extended family. My only complaint is the resort is priced way too high but then all the Disney properties fit that description. We stayed in the Hawaii Building which I think is the nicest of the buildings. It is the only one with a concierge room. The room is open from early morning to late at night and serves… Read more
Excellent place to stay with extended family. My only complaint is the resort is priced way too high but then all the Disney properties fit that description. We stayed in the Hawaii Building which I think is the nicest of the buildings. It is the only one with a concierge room. The room is open from early morning to late at night and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner included with your room. Alcohol is included all day. There are multiple pools and restaurants in the Resort all of which are worth trying. Check-in is in the Great Ceremonial House and there are a number of restaurants bars and gift shops here also. The monorail to The Magic Kingdom boards at the front of the House. We had a nice stay but I wouldn't stay here again simply because of the extravagent cost. Read less
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May 17, 2020 MamaT123 Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

We paid $600+ a night and our room was filthy upon arrival. There was mold around the tub and rusted shower rings. Hair on the walls and ceilings! We did have an obstructed firework view so that was pretty cool! They gave us half a night credit for the dirtiness of the room but it wasn’t enough to make me stay there ever again. Pop century is… Read more
We paid $600+ a night and our room was filthy upon arrival. There was mold around the tub and rusted shower rings. Hair on the walls and ceilings! We did have an obstructed firework view so that was pretty cool! They gave us half a night credit for the dirtiness of the room but it wasn’t enough to make me stay there ever again. Pop century is refurbished and a quarter of the price. Read less
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Apr 15, 2020 sarahmame Colonial Heights, Virginia

This was my second stay at the Polynesian and it is my favorite Disney resort. The Poly has such a warm and inviting island atmosphere, even when I don’t stay here, I visit. There a several longhouses, bungalows and a main building known as the Great Ceremonial House. I have stayed at the Tuvalu and Moorea longhouses, this stay was in Moorea.… Read more
This was my second stay at the Polynesian and it is my favorite Disney resort. The Poly has such a warm and inviting island atmosphere, even when I don’t stay here, I visit. There a several longhouses, bungalows and a main building known as the Great Ceremonial House. I have stayed at the Tuvalu and Moorea longhouses, this stay was in Moorea. Moorea is basically the longhouse furthest away from Great Ceremonial House, but it is very close to the TTC (Transportation and Ticket Center). It seemed faster to walk to the TTC to ride the monorail than to walk to the Great Ceremonial House. In the Great Ceremonial House there are several gift shops and dining options. On the first floor there is a quick service restaurant, a bar, pineapple dole whip (just outside the lobby doors), and a large gift shop. On the second floor there are two smaller gift shops, a coffee/snack stand, two table service restaurants and a bar/lounge. You can easily see the castle from the second floor. The food is Polynesian inspired, so if you like overly American or bland flavors, you may not enjoy it as much. I love the food here and have eaten at every restaurant in the Great Ceremonial House. There is a large pool and splash area just outside of the Great Ceremonial House. The main pool has a slide in a volcano and a waterfall. You can see the castle from this area as well. There is another smaller pool area for the DVC (Disney Vacation Club) between some of the longhouses. At both pools there is a quick service/bar. There is a dinner show called Spirit of Aloha. It is outside but covered. They serve an all you can eat family style meal and basically have a luau but with a storyline and they go over different types of dances from different islands. There is also a part where they allow the kids to come up to learn a dance. The food is delicious and the show is fun. There is a beach that goes along the lake side of the resort and continues to the Grand Floridian. There are so many activities, it just such a fun resort. I highly recommend it and can’t wait until my next stay. I’ve attached photos of the volcano slide at the large pool, a dole whip float inside the Great Ceremonial House and the castle view from the far end of the Moorea longhouse. Read less