Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Feb 11, 2008
    Jennifer from SC 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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    OK, thanks for the help,we've decided on the Poly. Now, is it worth the extra $$ for a park view, since you can see the fireworks from the beach? What would be other benefits? We are not in the room much. What area of Poly do you recommend? other info?

    I think you'll be very happy with the Polynesian. The soothing sounds of the waterfall in the lobby will welcome you to this tropical resort.

    With the exception of the Animal Kingdom Lodge, we almost never pay for more than a standard view. We have stayed in Aotearoa once (avoid the second floor rooms in this building as there are no balconies) and Tokelau a few times. We are usually only in the room to sleep (bedtime or naps), so the view isn’t that big of a deal to us. We do enjoy some time on our balcony or patio though and the garden views here are very nice.

    I liked the location of the Tokelau longhouse. Having a first floor patio room was really nice. From outside the Tokelau building,  it's a short walk to the beach along the Seven Seas Lagoon where you can watch the fireworks at night. This is also a great location to watch the nightly Electric Water Pageant. Our son enjoyed playing in the sand while waiting for the “boat parade” or lounging in a hammock.

    Monorail service to the Magic Kingdom is convenient. I really enjoyed being able to walk to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) where you can then board a monorail to Epcot. This was easier than taking the monorail to the TTC and then transferring to the Epcot monorail.

    The walk over to the Grand Floridian is very pretty.

    You’ll have access to shops and dining not only at the Polynesian but also at the Grand Floridian and Contemporary. You can also take a boat to the Wilderness Lodge which is a fun adventure whether you just look around the Lodge or have a meal there. Enjoy paradise at the Polynesian. Aloha!

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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