The Polynesian Village Resort: Everyone's favorite Deluxe Resort
I've stayed at The Polynesian a few times and it is my favorite resort on property. While its one of the most expensive it's absolutely the best deluxe resort! The feeling of being whisked away to a tropical paradise right in the middle of theme park madness is what makes this resort so special! There are so many things to say about this gem, here are just a few.
The Polynesian is one of the three hotels on the monorail loop. It is only one stop away from Magic Kingdom, and if you take the monorail to the ticket and transportation center you can board another monorail to Epcot. If you don't mind a short hike you can actually get to the ticket and transportation center by walking, and get on the Epcot monorail that way. It is very easy to get to two parks without bussing it. Not only is it easy to get to the Magic kingdom from this resort, but you're so close you can actually see Cinderella Castle from the beach and some rooms! Which brings you some of the best views of Wishes fireworks you'll see anywhere!!
Food Food FOOD!!
I can't stress enough that the restaurants at the Poly are some of the best in Disney World. Let's just start with the obvious: Ohana! The best friends breakfast is my favorite character meal. You get to meet two classics, Mickey and Pluto, AND you get to meet Lilo and Stitch. This is the only place that you can meet Lilo and Stitch. Make sure you have those cameras ready! The food comes family style and is all you can eat. Not only is the food fantastic but you get a panoramic view of Seven Seas Lagoon. Dinner at Ohana is not a character meal but the quality in food makes up for the lack in "character". It is also served family style, and I hope you bring a big family because it is a lot of food!! Come hungry!! Another restaurant in the Great Ceremonial House is Kona Cafe. It has an open atmosphere and views of the lobby. The breakfast here is wonderful, the lunch and dinner are even better! The sticky wings, and pot stickers are amazing. They also serve sushi, which you can get at Kona Island. Captain Cooks is the Polynesians quick service restaurant. Come here for breakfast, because all I have to say is TONGA TOAST. No further need for explanation, just order it. And don't forget to stop at Pinapple Lani, the only place other than Magic Kingdom that you can get a Dole Whip!
Now it's obvious that if you stay in a Bungalow or Club Level room you will get great views, but I am here to tell you that even with a standard room you will get a great view and a beautiful room. When you do online check in there is a place to make room requests. You can pick which longhouse you would like to stay in and what floor or if you would like a balcony or patio. From my personal experience, I have always picked a room with a balcony in the Figi longhouse. We have always had amazing views. This building is close to the main building and transportation. It's also on the water. Yet no matter what building you stay in the rooms are all big. Most with two queen beds some with one King. The bathrooms are large and there are two closets. The resort is just the best. And once you stay here you will never want to stay anywhere else!!!
Staying at The Polynesian Village Resort is like going on a tropical vacation inside your Disney Vacation. The relaxing beaches, the tropical drinks, the tiki torches lit at night, the beautiful view of Seven Sea lagoon and Cinderella Castle and fireworks are all reasons to love this little piece of paradise.