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  • On Jul 2, 2023
    Tori from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    On July 14, we will be golfing at the Palm Golf Course. We will need to drive from our hotel (Pop Century) to the golf course but want to have lunch at Capt. Cook's at the Polynesian after. Can we park at the Polynesian?

    Hi Tori,  

    How exciting, your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is quickly approaching! I’m so glad you’ve planned time for golf at the Palm Golf Course; I also love to personalize my trip with additional plans or experiences outside of the theme parks.

    Parking at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is reserved for Guests staying at this tropical resort, or while enjoying dining there. It is up to the security guard’s discretion for a quick service visit to Captain Cook’s, but I’ve had lots of success parking there on similar visits (especially during the less busy lunch period). Please know you cannot plan to park here for the duration of your golf outing, but if you have a hankering for those famous pulled pork nachos you should be able to park there after golf for your lunch.

    When you visit for lunch, you can also get a refreshing cocktail to go from either the Tambu Lounge or Kona Café - both are located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House, and you can bring your drinks to Captain Cook’s indoor seating or patio to enjoy with your meal. My friends and I like to mobile order from Captain Cook’s when we arrive at the resort, then split up as one grabs our drinks, and the others get the food and a seat. On my most recent visit I also tried the chicken wings – they were perfectly seasoned, and the spice went beautifully with my pineapple Lapu Lapu! Don’t forget to swing by Pineapple Lanai for the iconic DOLE Whip® treat before retiring for the day.

    I can understand wanting your own vehicle for this experience, but I want to share that complimentary transportation is also available from Pop Century to the golf course if you prefer. Please see the transportation details at the bottom of this page. If you decide to bring your own vehicle, there is no fee for parking at the golf course.

    I hope you have a wonderful day with a peaceful round of golf followed by a well-earned meal at Captain Cook’s! Please let us know if you have any additional questions that we can help with to maximize the magic on your vacation.  

    Wishing you blue skies and sunshine,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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