They would call this the Disney’s Polynesian Resort and open it in 1971. From this time on, it became the main attraction to Lake Buena Vista – a position it holds to date.

It is late 1960s and Disney managers want to take the ‘Brand Disney’ to the next level of vacation experience. They embark on searching for serious designs and ideal location on which to put up a world beating vacation resort. As fate would have it, the Polynesians of South Pacific had previously been a popular subject and they thus decide to design the new resort with Polynesia as a theme.

They then embark on building a resort surrounded by picture perfect, lush vegetation, white sand beaches and Koi ponds. They then torch line the waterfront in a method that seems to have been inspired by airport’s runway. From there, they construct world beating restaurants and other resort facilities.

They would call this the Disney’s Polynesian Resort and open it in 1971. From this time on, it became the main attraction to Lake Buena Vista – a position it holds to date. Below are the reasons that it became a great vacationing destination.

To attract people of all kinds, the resort boasts a monorail that helps its guests to get around. Next there is the family style luau/hula dance and the fire knife performer. Of course to keep the kids engaged, the resort had to come up with the Supervised Children's Activity Center that was inspired by classic stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, and Peter Pan.

Accommodation at the park is divided into 7 different categories according to the views they offer. These include:

  • Standard View - This offers the views of the garden, pool, marina, monorail or parking area. It can host up to 5 adults and costs US$429 per night
  • Lagoon View - For US$ 539 per night, you will get the views of the Seven Seas Lagoon as well as be able to host 5 adults.
  • Theme Park View - At US$580, you will enjoy the views of the Magic Kingdom Park and Seven Seas Lagoon and you can host up to 5 adults.
  • Garden View Club Level - This offers the views of the garden and the Quiet Pool. It costs US$576 and can host up to 5 adults.
  • Lagoon View Club Level - For US$718, you will be able to enjoy the views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and host up to 5 adults.
  • Theme Park View Club Level - This costs US$ 759 per night and can host up to 5 adults. It offers the Theme Park Views.
  • 1 Bedroom Suite Club Level - For US$961 per night, you will be able to enjoy the views of the marina and host up top 5 adults.

Like in all Disney's Resorts, there are varied dining options available at Disney's Polynesian Resort. For character dining, you are well advised to try 'Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast. If on the other hand you would rather dine as you get entertained, then the Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Show is the best place to be. For quick meals, you can try Capt. Cook’s or Kona Island or Barefoot Pool Bar. If you want to have your meals indoors, then the resort offers an in-room service from 7Am to Midnight.

Among the recreational activities that you can enjoy at this resort are swimming at the Polynesian East Pool, enjoy movies under the star, sail using motorized boats, set up campfires and stay to the wee hours of the night, fishing, volleyball, jogging and many more. Feel inspired? Contact us today and we will get you packing.

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