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  • On Feb 7, 2010
    Jeremy from MI 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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    I'm wondering about staying at the Polynesian hotel with kids? We stayed at the Beach Club in the past and loved it, however we found the bus ride to Magic Kingdom to be too long...Will we find the Polynesian fun as well?How's the pool and kid activities?

    The Beach Club is a lovely resort, and it hands-down has the best pool.  With that said, we still prefer the Polynesian because of its easy access to the parks & beautiful gardens.  A short monorail or boat ride takes us right to the Magic Kingdom.  After a quick walk to the Ticket & Transportation Center, we can catch the monorail to Epcot.  The other two parks, however, are by bus.  

    We find the Polynesian to be in the center of activity while still being peaceful & relaxing.  Walking through the gardens, especially when lit by torches at night, a beautiful treat.  The resort runs along the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon where we enjoy having the option of watching the fireworks away from the crowds.

    There are two pools at the resort:  a themed pool and a quiet pool; there is not a jacuzzi.  The themed pool has zero-entry, plays music underwater, has a splash area, and large volcano/water slide.  Throughout the day, there are an assortment of activities that do vary:  water noodle games, water basketball, arts & crafts, campfire sing-along, etc. 

    If you'd like to read more about the Polynesian, I'd suggest looking at  It is a website devoted to everything and anything you'd like to know about the resort along with extensive pictures. 

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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult 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.  Learn More About Kara

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