• On Mar 2, 2016
    Aaron from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying at the Polynesian Resort in April with a 4, 3, 2 year old and a infant (whew!). Would anyone happen to know the price upgrade for a lagoon view and if it would be worth it to be able to view the fireworks each night from our room?

    Aloha, Aaron,

    Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is such a wonderful resort and one of my family favorites if not our most favorite Disney resort.  We love how well it captures the feelings of the South Pacific and how easy it is to get to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. 

    To help you determine the cost to upgrade your room, I'd visit the above link and click on Room Rates. Once there, you can enter in the dates of your trip and see what rooms would be available during those dates and what they will cost. 

    So the tough question is, is the the upgrade worthwhile? I can share with you from my experience when our children were younger, it was a real treat to watch the fireworks from our balcony in our pajamas after a long day in the parks so that our little ones could then get right to bed.  However, if your family is more a night-owl family that anticipates being out late, you may never really utilize the perks of the view.  Also, not all of the rooms at the resort actually have balconies.  

    I'd encourage you to visit the independent website Tikimanpages.com. You'll find extensive photos and information about the resort as well as some of the views from the different longhouses (buildings).  Similarly, if you visit another independent website Touringplans.com and search for View of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, you can see more pictures of views from the rooms.  I think actual pictures of the views will really answer the question if the upgrade is worth it for your own family.  

    If we can help with any further questions, please let us know.  We are happy to help.  Wishing your family a trip filled with many unforgettable moments!  -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 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.

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