Ultimate Guide to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Welcome to our guide to Disney’s Polynesian village resort. This is a deluxe hotel which is located at Walt Disney World and is themed around the South Pacific and Retro tiki culture. The great thing about this resort is it has a monorail with direct access to the Magic Kingdom.

Polynesian Village resort is regarded as one of Disney’s original hotel, with the rich history and incredible architecture, which is loved by Disney fans. It is known among the Disney folks as “The Poly.” It is considered as a village due to its huge layout which consists of the Bora Bora Bungalows, 11 longhouses, the Great Ceremonial House, where the shops, restaurants, etc. are located.

Polynesian Village resort

At the Poly, South Pacific tropics are re-created. Currently, the resort consists of two or three-story Hawaiian Longhouses, which are situated around the Great Ceremonial House. Wood tones, exposed beam roofs, tribal-inspired geometric inlays define the aesthetics of the resort.

The Poly is spread on 39 acres across Seven Seas Lagoon and has three white sandy beaches, along with the volleyball courts. The pool complex at the resort also features the South Pacific theme with superbly done landscaping.

The Poly is located across the Seven Seas Lagoon. Each of the eleven buildings of the resort represents a different island of the South Pacific. Tiki torches, beach with castle view, waterfalls, and tropical landscaping greets the guests at the guest area.


There are a lot of amenities in and around the resort which makes it a perfect spot to stay with friends and family at the Disney World. Guests can watch the fireworks from the beach or have a luxurious dip in the volcano themed feature pool to enjoy and relax the day off.

volcano themed feature pool

There are three views which are available for the guests to choose from at the longhouses, i.e., Garden, Theme park or Lagoon. All the rooms offer sleep of up to 5 persons, with 1-day bed and two queen beds. Some rooms feature a double King bed as well.

Garden view rooms in the Poly have been regarded as superior or the garden view rooms of other resorts. Various suites and club-level service are also offered at the resort. The club level accommodations can be selected by the guests on their stay, and an additional three FastPass+ can be purchased 90 days in advance to the arrival.

Concierge assistance is available 24/7 at the Poly. The timings for the concierge service are 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The concierge is located in the main lobby, which can help you to purchase the tickets to the theme park and Walt Disney World dining and various show reservations with ease.

The Pool Area

The feature pool at the Polynesian is aesthetically built with zero-depth, water slide, volcano themed poolside service which is available from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm daily by the beach and the Lava Pool Deck. There are a lot of desserts, kid’s meals, sandwiches, flatbreads and cocktails for guests to choose from and enjoy it on their spot on the beach.

Disney park map showing the Polynesian village resort

The Poly has gone under some major renovations, staying true to the original style, rooms have been renovated with lighter hues, and new bedding to keep the resort modern, but still true to its South Pacific theme. Standard-overnight self-parking is also available on the resort for the guests for a fee which will be applied on their check-out bill.

The monorail service makes the resort a delight for most of its guest due to the ease of access it provides to the Magic Kingdom. The monorail service via transfer to Epcot is available for the Magic Kingdom.

The monorail station is located on the 2nd floor of the Poly. Bus transportation to Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and the Disney Springs and water parks is also available. The walking path to Transportation and Ticket center along with the bus locations are available across from the valet stand outside the lobby.


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