Joined: Aug. 2001
||Posted: April 01, 2003 1:32 am/pm
Yoo Hoo and Aloha!
I agree with Rich that if you haven't checked out Steve's Tikiman's Polynesian Resort Page, do it now! It's a wonderful website.
For those of you who only know of Disney's Polynesian Resort as that monorail station in between the Grand Floridian and the Transportation and Ticket Center, aloha! This introduction is for you.
Nestled along the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, authentic Polynesia comes to life at the 853-room Disney's Polynesian Resort. The resort, which also opened in 1971, captures South Pacific island flair with lush landscaping, colorful birds and flowers, waterfalls and Polynesian dancers. A tropical interior, complete with bamboo-style furnishings, welcomes guests to this monorail resort. A new, family-fun swimming pool was recently completed, featuring a giant volcano and a water slide.
White sandy beaches, palm trees, water recreation and traditional South Seas longhouses are all combined in Disney's Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World. Vacation Kingdom visitors can enjoy themed accommodations that couldn't be found in any Pacific, but is located in the heart of the world's No. 1 vacation destination -- Walt Disney World Resort.
Guests at Disney's Polynesian Resort can enjoy the Nanea Volcano pool with the new "zero-entry" feature. Resembling a beachfront shoreline, the architectural feature offers guests a gradual ramp into the water. Guests with disabilities are invited to use special wheelchairs provided by the resort to help them enjoy the pool. The new "wave" of WDW pools is also available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
You'll be transported to the beguiling South Seas during the new "Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show" at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Set in the beachfront backyard cabana of an Hawaiian home, the dinner show features traditional Polynesian music, dancing and costumes - and members of the lei-draped audience are invited to join in the fun!
'Ohana, located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House at Disney's Polynesian Resort, features a character breakfast and a family-style South Pacific Island feast.
As we all know from Disney's Lilo & Stitch, 'Ohana means family. And adventurous diners find this is true at the Polynesian Resort's signature restaurant as well. A Polynesian feast awaits at 'Ohana, the family restaurant at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Food is prepared over an open-pit fire, with meats roasted on long skewers and served with an assortment of fresh vegetables, salads and piping-hot homemade bread.
Many families with young children select accommodations in one of the "monorail resorts" such as Disney's Polynesian Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort, or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Why? The location is near the Magic Kingdom and convenient monorail transportation between the resorts and Magic Kingdom or Epcot takes you there in style.
All in all, Disney's Polynesian Resort is an enchanting place to relax with its 853 rooms, suites and concierge service newly designed with South Pacific Island theming along the beach of Seven Seas Lagoon. Recreation includes boating, swimming and a playground. You'll have great dining without leaving the resort with its three full-service restaurants, two cafes including the Kona Cafe, Polynesian Luau dinner show, snack bars, two lounges and room service. There's so much to do: swimming, boating, jogging, playground, game room, shopping, and the popular Neverland Club for child care. And if you can pry yourself away from this South Seas paradise, you have the convenience of using Disney transportation by monorail, watercraft and motor coach to take you to the parks.
Copyright 2003. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.
Your ol' pal,