• On Mar 27, 2024
    Jessica from Staffordshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I’m visiting WDW on April 5th and wanted to take the bus from Disney Springs to the Polynesian for the fireworks in the evening. Could you advise how long that would take? Last time I did this the bus dropped off at Grand Floridian first. Thank you

    Hi there, Jessica!

    It looks like your Walt Disney World Resort vacation will be starting in just a few days! I'm sure you're getting excited about all the fun memories you're about to be making in The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    Your evening plan to catch the fireworks from Disney's Polynesian Village Resort sounds absolutely wonderful! It's truly an enchanting experience, offering a unique and relaxed way to enjoy Magic Kingdom Park's Nighttime Spectacular, Happily Ever After. Unlike the viewing areas inside Magic Kingdom, the beach at the Polynesian tends to be less crowded, offering a more relaxed viewing environment. You can find a spot on the sand, lean back, and enjoy the show without the hustle and bustle. The beach offers a wide, unobstructed view of the sky above the Magic Kingdom, providing an awesome view of the fireworks. The reflections on the water add an extra layer of magic!

    If you're staying at a Disney Resort or spending your day at Disney Springs, you can use Disney's complimentary transportation to get to the Polynesian, making it an easy addition to your itinerary. Typically, the bus ride itself takes around 30 minutes, but it's wise to factor in a little extra pixie dust for the unexpected—like wait times for the bus to arrive. I always plan for an hour to an hour and a half just to give myself a bit of extra time. At this time, there should be a dedicated bus going directly to the Polynesian. 

    If there's a long wait for the Polynesian bus, you can always consider alternative routes. For example, you could take a bus to one of the other monorail resorts (Disney's Contemporary Resort or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa) and then hop on the resort monorail to the Polynesian.

    Before or after the fireworks, you can enjoy the Polynesian's dining offerings, from quick treats at Pineapple Lanai (famous for its DOLE Whip) to a meal at 'Ohana or a unique and adventurous cocktail at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto. It's a great way to extend the magic of the evening!

    I hope you have an amazing vacation, and have the opportunity to enjoy the fireworks from the South Seas tropical atmosphere of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort!

    Diane W. 

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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