View Full Version : Please educate me re: the Poly
06-06-2008, 01:47 PM
O.k. I hear so much about this resort on here and obviously its proximity to MK is unbeatable, but I would love to know what everyone loves so much about it. It strikes me as a little cheesy 70's but I admit I know nothing about it. I am very interested to hear more as my dh and I are trying to stay at many Disney sites and I have never considered this one but keep hearing so much about it. There were some posts on here about a couple who left POR to go there because they weren't happy with POR and I couldn't even imagine that as we have been there several times and loved it. I love that each place is so different. Just wondering what the mystique is with the Poly. Also looking for info on the on-site restaurants and which ones you recommend. Thanks! :)
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06-06-2008, 01:52 PM
Here is a link to the Polynesian FAQ thread which should answer any questions you would have. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1708173
06-06-2008, 02:31 PM
We have stayed at Poly for our last two fall trips , 8 nights each time. I don't think poly is cheesy, but maybe some do. The grounds are gorgeous and so is the pool. Looking across Seven seas lagoon seeing the Castle is just priceless. Also we love watching the fireworks and Electrical water pageant from the Poly beach. The restaurants are among some of the best in Disney. My kids love being on the monorail and of course they love the pool. Also I think the rooms are very nice and the beds super comfy. I love the theme at Poly, even though it's a Disney original. I feel very at home there and have enjoyed my stays there tremendously. I have visited POR and would never stay there, it's just not my kind of place since I don't like the theme. But that is what is great about Disney, there is a resort for everyone.
06-06-2008, 05:36 PM
I don't think "cheesy" is the correct term. Maybe "retro-tropical" is more accurate. There was a time in the 60s when Hawaii, islands, and the tropical tiki look was very popular. I think this hotel (which was there when WDW opened in 71) was built very much with that in mind.
I think the Poly is very cool, and though Walt had been gone for nearly 5 years when it opened, I think it bears his stamp. :earsboy:
06-06-2008, 06:26 PM
The "Official" Polynesian Resort Guide On The DISBOARDS: Click Here! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1708173)
Disney's Polynesian Resort is an 847 room-resort located on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. The PoLynesian Resort is directly south and only two monorail stops away from the Magic Kingdom Park! The Polynesian is themed/ styled as a South Pacific paradise.
At the Polynesian Resort, there are eleven different longhouses, below is a list of their names:
3) Rapa Nui
Garden View--feature views of the Polynesian's tropical landscaping and walkways. Views of the marina or of the pool are included in the Garden category. Garden view rooms may also face the parking lot.
Lagoon View--offer views of Seven Seas Lagoon.
Magic Kingdom View--offer views of the Magic Kingdom.
Check In time is: 3:00pm
Check Out time is: 11:00am
If your room is not ready when you arrive at the hotel, you can leave your luggage with Bell Services, and go and enjoy what Walt Disney World has to offer. You can than call the Polynesian Resort directly to check to see if your room is ready.
The Polynesian last went under a renovation in 2006, when each and every longhouse was refurnished, repainted and revamped.
What you get with your room:
With every Polynesian Resort room you get:
-A coffee maker
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06-06-2008, 06:34 PM
The rooms are very large, the resort is spread out so it doesn't feel huge, while at the same time being near everything. Like others have said, the beach is a big plus. of the 3 on the monorail (GF, CR, and Poly) it's the most interesting to me. The closest thing to being in Hawaii at Disney.
And the Kona cafe has some great food!
I think it's one downside is there isn't a lot of seating around the pool. but the volcano slide is very fun for kids.
06-06-2008, 07:42 PM
Everything is within an extremely quick walk around the resort.The feel of the resort at night cannot be beat. It's just such a great place to chill out. Dining options are pretty good here, although the QS location Capt Cooks could add some more items to their menu. Location, enough just cannot be said of how easy it is to get to MK/Epcot from the Poly. We stayed there last summer, last Oct, and added 4 nights there this July to the front of our beach trip. We plan on only touring MK/Epcot this trip so there was no other resort and we plan on alot of relaxing!!!!
06-06-2008, 08:13 PM
We are planning our 4th stay!:rotfl2: We love Poly!:rotfl: We have stayed at all the Deluxe Resorts except Yacht Club :rotfl: and Poly is our favorite! The grounds are beautiful! We love the Tiki torches! The location is great! Can't wait for our next stay!:cool1:
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