• On Aug 10, 2019
    Jeanette from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, we have booked a studio room at the Polynesian resort in February. I understand the room fridges do not come with freezers. Any suggestions how to get ice packs cold enough to take snacks to park?

    Aloha Jeanette,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! February at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort sounds completely perfect to me – nothing beats the midwinter blues like flower leis, tropical beverages, and island theming. I’m feeling relaxed just thinking about your vacation!

    You’re right that your Studio room in Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will feature a dorm sized refrigerator that does not have a freezer compartment. My family always brings or orders groceries for breakfast and snacks, which we store in our room’s refrigerator and then bring in to the theme parks in a small cooler in our backpack. The best option is to bring a box of small resealable bags, which you can fill with ice at the ice machine and pack in your cooler. Note that the Walt Disney World Resort Park Rules prohibit loose ice in coolers, so keeping the ice in resealable bags is your best option. You’ll be able to request fresh ice (and ice water) at Quick Service dining locations in the theme parks.

    Since you're asking about snack logistics, I have to tell you about a few of my favorite food items that you can find at your resort. Kona Island, located right by the monorail entrance, has Kona coffee and pastries in the morning, along with some innovative snacks in the afternoon, including delicious sushi options. If you're looking for an iconic cocktail, don't miss the Lapu Lapu, which comes served in a pineapple from Tambu Lounge. I also love the Pulled Pork Nachos from Capt. Cook's, or try their Tonga Toast for breakfast. 

    Jeanette, I hope you enjoy your stay at the gorgeous, relaxing, and lovely Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. One of my favorite things to do there is to pick up a Dole Whip from Pineapple Lanai and watch the Happily Ever After fireworks spectacular from the beach area (they even pipe the music in). Be sure to hang around afterward to watch the delightful Electrical Water Pageant wind its way through Bay Lake – it’s the kind of retro magic that Walt Disney World does so, so well. Enjoy!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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