7in7: Seven Disney World Resorts in Seven Days – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

| February 16, 2015 | Reply

Welcome to the 2015 7 in 7 series where we will be visiting 7 Walt Disney World resorts in 7 days. We will be sharing our experiences through blogs, photos and videos from our time at these resorts. We will also be publishing a daily video where we talk about our thoughts after visiting each resort. Check back daily to see where we went next.

Day 2: Today we stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This is a Deluxe resort located near the Magic Kingdom. Your transportation options are Disney’s free bus, monorail, or boat to reach the 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World.

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This resort opened in 1971. The theming reminds you of the tropics. It currently is undergoing a lot of construction, but there are lots of new and exciting things coming to this resort! One has already been revealed with the new waterfall in the lobby. We have Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto to look forward to. The Nanea Volcano pool is being expanded  to add a water play area, a hot tub, and more seating around the pool. The pool is expected to open in the Summer of 2015.


There are 11 buildings that make up this resort. Rapa Nui is the only 2 story building with no elevator.

The new Disney Vacation Club waterfront Bungalows will open April 1, 2015. They are new construction. There will also be 360 Deluxe Studios in the near future that are part of the DVC section. They are being converted from previous resort rooms.

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The new waterfront Bungalows.


You have plenty of recreational options at this resort. Who wouldn’t want to take a boat out onto the lake? Just be sure to watch out for the ferry boats going back and forth to the Magic Kingdom.

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I realized when we were staying there that I had never been back to the Spirit of Aloha area. What a treat to discover a new area at a resort! It is a beautiful relaxing area.

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While you are strolling the resort be sure to take the time to read the little plaques along the way. I just thought this was just a big tree. Once I read the plaque I realized that there was a palm tree in the middle of “The Strangler Fig.” It is all the little details that made me fall in love with Walt Disney World.

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If you would like a little quiet time away from your children, this resort has babysitting and childcare services. You can schedule a visit for your children ages 3-12 at Club Disney from 4:00 PM to midnight. They will provide entertainment, dining and fun for the kids.

So would I recommend staying at this resort with all the construction? If you have stayed here before and don’t mind not having the main swimming pool and all the construction walls then I would stay here.  If this is your first visit to Walt Disney World I would recommend you wait to stay at this resort.  The Polynesian Village is going to be amazing when it is all finished but until then I really can’t recommend it. I can’t wait to stay at the Polynesian Village once it is done!

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