• On Sep 14, 2019
    Jessica from NY 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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    We have reservations at Ohana on 10/1 at 4:30pm. I would like to explore the Polynesian before/after dinner and was wondering if there is a MUST see while we are there? Also, what time is the Torch Lighting ceremony?

    Hello there, Jessica! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and allowing us to help you plan your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!

    Disney's Polynesian Village Resort perfectly captures the tropical charm of the South Pacific while sitting just minutes away from the Magic Kingdom! This Disney Resort hotel originally opened in 1971 and has provided Guests with this island ambiance since that time. Personally, I adore just listening to the soothing instrumental soundtrack that can be heard across this Disney Resort hotel!

    Before and after your dining reservation at Ohana, be sure to set aside time to explore this gorgeous Disney Resort hotel! In particular, I suggest taking a leisurely stroll along the beach paths that look over to Cinderella's Castle. I love taking a moment to relax on one of the swings placed along the beach, oftentimes with a Dole Whip from Pineapple Lanai!

    Be sure to make it back to the Great Ceremonial House by 6:00 pm for the Nighttime Torch Lighting Ceremony, though! This mini-show takes approximately 10 minutes but is certainly not something to be missed!

    I hope this has given you a few ideas for your evening at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort! Please let us know if we can help you with planning any other portions of your vacation!

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Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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