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
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Laundry Service

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. Complimentary standard parking for 2019. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change. This charge comes into effect from 1 Jan '20).

'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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 6th group trip in 6 years and Disney can't get it right

Nov 19, 2019 Momandcfp Dalton, Georgia

We've taken the same group trip with 40-82 elementary and middle school kids for them to attend YES sessions for the past 6 years. Each year they still can't seem to get the rooms right. This is with booking a year in advance each time. We request adjoining rooms for the elementary kids and their adult chaperones, and for the middle to be on… Read more
We've taken the same group trip with 40-82 elementary and middle school kids for them to attend YES sessions for the past 6 years. Each year they still can't seem to get the rooms right. This is with booking a year in advance each time. We request adjoining rooms for the elementary kids and their adult chaperones, and for the middle to be on the same hall with adults on each end. Only 1 year has Disney successfully managed to pull off this apparently enormous feat. That was wilderness Lodge. Take our advise. They keep telling us that adjoining rooms that sleep that many are only available bat contemporary resort and Polynesian Resort. These 2 more expensive resorts aren't worth the extra money I'd they can't get the reservations right. We've been here since 12pm and they still don't have our rooms fixed. We have middle school kids sitting in the lobby that have been up for 22 hours straight. If you want to attend YES sessions and drop over $100,000 on a trip, think twice. We certainly are! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fun For All Ages

Nov 17, 2019 MollyLovesTravel777

My 2 grown daughters and I took a delightful "girls trip" to Epcot and stayed at the Polynesian. The Disney magic did not disappoint! The only negative for me was the bed. It was hard as a rock! I was so surprised, given how fabulous everything else is, and how--let's just be candid here--*expensive* the rooms are, that the comfort of the bed… Read more
My 2 grown daughters and I took a delightful "girls trip" to Epcot and stayed at the Polynesian. The Disney magic did not disappoint! The only negative for me was the bed. It was hard as a rock! I was so surprised, given how fabulous everything else is, and how--let's just be candid here--*expensive* the rooms are, that the comfort of the bed left so much to be desired. Everything else was perfect, and that's not a word I use lightly. Beautifully decorated hotel, friendly, helpful staff (they all seem too nice to be real, lol), impeccably clean room with a spacious patio, large outdoor pool with cabanas you can rent (and a cabana boy to bring you tropical drinks!), delicious food both at the resort and at Epcot; it was a wonderful vacation all around, even with the uncomfortable bed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel

Nov 11, 2019 Lina Marie R

I stayed from the 4th to the 7th and had a wonderful stay. The hotel is beautiful and had so many food options. I spent a lot of my time at the parks but I wish I would have spent more time at the resort. The hotel is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and clean. The staff was wonderful. When I checked in Lina was very helpful and at check out… Read more
I stayed from the 4th to the 7th and had a wonderful stay. The hotel is beautiful and had so many food options. I spent a lot of my time at the parks but I wish I would have spent more time at the resort. The hotel is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and clean. The staff was wonderful. When I checked in Lina was very helpful and at check out Becky was great. I hope to return some day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our favourite Disney hotel so far

Nov 10, 2019 U2fan Derby, UK

We loved, loved, loved Disney’s Polynesian resort. After wanting to stay here for many, many years, it felt as though we’d come home. We’d booked 9 nights here with Attraction Tickets Direct (highly recommended and a great price) and our package included park tickets and the Disney Dining Plan. We had booked a Lagoon Room view and ended up in… Read more
We loved, loved, loved Disney’s Polynesian resort. After wanting to stay here for many, many years, it felt as though we’d come home. We’d booked 9 nights here with Attraction Tickets Direct (highly recommended and a great price) and our package included park tickets and the Disney Dining Plan. We had booked a Lagoon Room view and ended up in Aotearoa. We had a lovely view over the lagoon towards the Grand Floridian, and were amazed at the stunning views we had of the Magic Kingdom fireworks every evening... we weren’t expecting that! Our room was huge and the double beds comfortable. We didn’t have any issues with housekeeping (which we’d had at the Beach Club during our last stay) but the WiFi was sketchy in the room. We ended up reporting it and it got sorted eventually! The hotel is always busy with people coming to Ohanas and the luau, but it always felt homely to us. The boys loved the main pool and I loved the quiet pool, so we took it in turns to go to them! We were there for Halloween, and we enjoyed the trick or treating the hotel had laid on. It was fantastic to see Elvis Stitch too! We have stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge and Beach Club previously, and this hotel is definitely our favourite so far. We will be returning! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice rooms but not enough storage space

Nov 5, 2019 crazykt Frisco, Texas

Some of the buildings are a bit far from the front desk and a little hard to navigate, but we were close to the lake (and facing Magic Kingdom) so got to see the water show and fireworks most nights. There were 2 large bathrooms, but think we could have used one full bath and one half bath and been just fine. There were no dressers for our… Read more
Some of the buildings are a bit far from the front desk and a little hard to navigate, but we were close to the lake (and facing Magic Kingdom) so got to see the water show and fireworks most nights. There were 2 large bathrooms, but think we could have used one full bath and one half bath and been just fine. There were no dressers for our clothes (2 adults, 2 kids 10 & 12). There was one drawer under the queen bed which I used and I used the drawers in the bathroom for socks, smaller items. The pullout was a queen, main bed was queen and there was a pulldown twin bed which worked for our tall 10 year old son. Monorail was convenient, ticket and transportation center was walkable. We might try another hotel on property if we were to go back, but it worked out great as we were with 2 other families. The Grand Floridian would have been our 2nd choice. It was beautiful. Read less