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  • On Jan 6, 2024
    Joshua from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We're thinking about renting an electric vehicle for our upcoming Disney World trip. We're staying at the Polynesian in a Deluxe Studio. Does that resort have EV charging stations? If so, are they close to the DVC longhouses?

    Hi there Josh, thanks for visiting planDisney and Welcome Home! I’m always happy to chat with a fellow Disney Vacation Club member; let’s dive into your question about electric vehicle charging stations. 

    When I travel to Walt Disney World Resort and rent a vehicle, I often rent an electric vehicle. I love not having to fill up at a gas station on my way back to the airport and I'm used to driving an EV at home. I’ve stayed at several Disney Resort Collection Hotels while renting an EV and have discovered the ins and out of chargers at the Theme Parks, Resorts and Disney Springs. Josh, unfortunately, the Resort you are staying at, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, is not home to ChargePoint EV chargers but there are several on the Walt Disney World Resort property that are easily accessible to Guests. Each of the Theme Parks has several Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, all of which are located very close to the front of the parking lots and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. When you enter the parking area, you can ask a Cast Member for directions for the charging stations (as DVC Member with a Resort reservation, you’re entitled to complimentary parking). The Cast Member might be able to radio ahead to let you know if there is a charger available. Once parked at the charging station, you’ll need either a credit card, a pre-ordered ChargePoint card, or the ChargePoint app on your smartphone. The fees to charge are determined by ChargePoint (you can log in to see the station on your app). Besides the Theme Parks, you can also charge your EV at one of 13 charging stations while shopping or dining at Disney Springs. Charging stations can also be found at Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.  

    If you’re planning on staying on-site for the duration of your trip, you might find you won’t need a full charge before you head home but it’s reassuring to know that you can easily find an EV charging station at many places you will already be visiting at Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Josh, I hope this information helps you with planning for your upcoming trip.You mentioned that your upcoming stay is at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, it’s one of my favorites! There’s something about feeling like you’re in paradise, sitting on the beach and watching the fireworks of Happily Ever After light up the Seven Seas Lagoon while listening to the musical score that’s piped in - it’s simply magical. If you have any other planning or Disney Vacation Club questions, please visit planDisney so we can help out!

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Meet the Panelist: Candace, Ontario

Bonjour! I'm Candace, mom to four daughters, wife and Early French Immersion teacher from Ottawa, ON, Canada. We're a family of explorers who are full of curiosity and seek to find the magic in the smallest moments of the day. The Disney Vacation Club allows us to explore many Disney Destinations with the flexibility to choose a Resort that fits our travel party whether traveling with family or friends. I can't wait to help you plan an adventure of your own! Learn More About Candace

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