What I’d really like to do with my family is stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Seems simple, I know. Our Walt Disney World trips are usually on a budget, and we haven’t justified spending the extra on a deluxe resort. One of these days, though, we’ll splurge, and Poly, here we come!
If you drift southward from Hawai’i, across the Equator into the South Pacific, you’ll discover the tropical paradise of the Polynesian Islands, where palm trees sway in the warm breeze as waterfalls cascade down rocky slopes and tumble into crystal pools. Sunshine, sand and surf replace weary travelers’ worries with hulas, firepit feasts and tantalizing tikis.
Well, Disney brought all that to Walt Disney World Resort in 1971 and added to it—plussed it—with magic and adventure! It’s situated right on the monorail with easy access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, which makes both getting to the Parks and getting “home” after a long, exhausting day quick and easy. It has its own beach on Seven Seas Lagoon, in sight of the Magic Kingdom and with viewing of not only Wishes Nighttime Spectacular but also the Electrical Water Pageant. It’s one of the smaller properties, making it more intimate, and the lush vegetation, white sandy beaches and volcanic pool create relaxing ambiance.
But the biggest draw for us? ‘Ohana! ‘Ohana, located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House, features a Character breakfast and a family-style Polynesian feast of skewered meats that are grilled over an open fire pit, not to mention the unlimited pineapple bread pudding…yum! Disney Dining Plan would be a must!
So we’re saving up our pennies. Maybe next time…
What about you? What tops your Disney bucket list?
Disney’s Polynesian Resort also features The Spirit of Aloha Dinner. This family-style all-you-can-eat meal includes roasted chicken, barbeque ribs, rice, veggies, fresh pineapple and a special volcano dessert. While Guests dine, onstage women in grass skirts hula, fire dancers perform breath-taking feats, and Lilo and Stitch appear to complete the celebration.
Watch this Youtube tutorial and learn to hula!
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Social Studies/Cultures
SKILL LEVEL: All
1st Stop ~ Disney Go To Girl
2nd Stop ~ It All Started with a Wish
3rd Stop ~ Delightfully Disney
Final Stop ~ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse (You are here!)