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  • On Mar 6, 2010
    Jennifer from NJ 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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    Hi, so happy to be staying at the polynesian for the first time with 4 children ages 7 to 2 yrs old. Even though we have been to disney many times, I'm not familiar with the Polynesian. Can you tell me if i should be requesting a certain area for our stay?


    My family is partial to Tokelau; in fact, we've already requested it for our next trip.  We love its close proximity to the main building, bus stop, and Ticket & Transportation Center to catch the monorail to Epcot. It also has a little secret -- some of the rooms have "kind of" Magic Kingdom views.  By stepping out onto our patio, we simply have to turn to the side and there it is!  Additionally, the quiet pool is right next to the building which we've grown to love a quick night swim after a long day at the parks in the summer.  Did I also mention the rooms in this building are larger at 476 sq. feet compared to 415 (Rapa Nui and Tahiti also have larger rooms)?

    Samoa is another popular building because it is even closer to the main building and right beside the larger themed pool.  Some children are also intrigued by the monorail; Aotearoa has rooms with the monorail running nearly right outside the window.  However, this building puts you a long distance to the Ticket and Transportation Center.

    If you have some extra time, I'd suggest exploring an amazing website devoted to the Polynesian Resort:

    Have a magical trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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