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  • On Feb 27, 2012
    Cathryn from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will start our Disney World experience mid-day on Sunday. We are staying at the Polynesian. Is this a good night for the Luau or another table-service-dinning event? Basically, any half-day ideas and recommendations on ending the 1st evening? Thx.

    Hi, Cathryn!

    I think enjoying the Spirit of Aloha show on your first night is a perfect plan!  This will give you a great chance to settle into your resort, do some exploring, then enjoy a nice meal...all without leaving your beautiful Polynesian Resort.  We always spend so much time choosing the best resort, then leave it!  Just plan to have a relaxing time right at your tropical paradise.  (Make sure you make your Advance Dining Reservations for the luau!)  If the luau does not work out, try Kona or 'Ohana, great restaurant options at the Polynesian!

    If you go to the early luau, you might be able to catch the Electric Water Pageant that sails by the beach on Seven Seas Lagoon.  Check what time Wishes (fireworks at Magic Kingdom) are scheduled as you can get a great view of these from the beach. 

    You might want to take a stroll along the path that leads to the neighboring Grand Floridian.  It is always fun to explore what is going on "next door!"  They have a beautiful lobby and some fun shops you might want to check out. 

    Have a relaxing night, because the next morning kicks off your first full day of magic as you explore all the parks and all that Walt Disney World has to offer.  Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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