• On Jan 6, 2017
    Laura from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I are staying at the Polynesian and the first day we are there we're not going to the Disney Parks. What dining/in-room options do i have at the resort with my Deluxe Dining Pass? I want to make our 1st time at Disney memorable.

    Aloha, Laura! I am overjoyed to hear you are staying at Disney’s Polynesian Resort for your first Walt Disney World Vacation. From the gorgeous hotel grounds to the monorail right outside your door, everything will be fabulous!

    With your Deluxe Dining Plan, choices abound. Disney’s Polynesian Resort boasts numerous eateries, and I love them all. The moment you arrive, head out the back door to Pineapple Lanai, and treat yourself to a frozen Dole Whip, the king of all Disney snacks. If you are of age, you can round the corner to Trader Sam’s Grotto where spiked versions are available (not to be missed!).

    Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is very much like a luau with Polynesian dancing and an all-you-care-to-enjoy, family-style feast. Make reservations ahead of time; it would be a festive and incredible way to spend your first evening on property. After spending your first night snuggled into your pixie-dusted beds, head down to Ohana for a character style breakfast with Lilo and Stitch (reservations strongly encouraged). Be sure to pack your autograph book and camera for some memorable moments.

    If casual is more your style, grab a quick-service meal at Captain Cook’s, and try the Nachos; the flavors are delectable! Then, ask your concierge if the torch-lighting ceremony will be held. You can sit on the lawn, listen to Hawaiian-style drums, and watch the torches being lit in extreme Polynesian style. In-room service is always available, including pizza delivery for two table-service entitlements. It will include two beverages, too! My family and I use that option to relax on a busy day and ready ourselves for the next day. 

    I hope your first vacation is memorable, magical, and of course, Mickey-filled! ~Lindsey
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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