Disney's POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESORT + VILLAS Information & Questions

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  1. Sunshine11

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    The sun shade structures are awesome. Not as expensive as normal cabanas at other resorts but worth it. Just to have shade, and a designated space. It comes with a couch and a few chairs. You won't regret it!
     
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  2. TinkerBellLiz

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    Pool Patio from our July trip. Current price for beginning of April on a Sunday is $76 rounded up. Cancellation policy is 24 hours.

    Edited to add no discounts for them at this time.

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  4. trishadono

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    Oh I was there ! Loved that oasis pool ! We ate at CC's and Tambu Lounge. Such a fun trip and that weather? Just WOW!
     
  5. PPFlight75

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    Thanks! I think I'll keep my reservations. I think the shade will come in handy!
     
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  6. PPFlight75

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    Nice pics! I can't wait to have my feet right where yours are lol! Looks pretty shady too!!
     
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  7. Sith

    Sith Through victory, my chains are broken...

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    I booked direct with Disney on the WDW website. My request is pretty simple(top floor not facing parking lot). Our trip is not until June. Is it better to make requests closer to the trip, or should I call now?
     
  8. RobinEJ

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    Can anyone tell me about Aloha after dark?? Is it worth planning around to try to catch it once? Not finding much about it other then it's listing in the activity guide. Thanks for any info =)
     
  9. EEva

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    OK, I'm sold now on these shade cabanas. I love being at the pool with my family, but can't stay in the direct sun for very long. So this would be ideal for our late July stay.

    Does anyone know how far in advance these can be booked? Is it 180 days, like restaurants?
    Thanks!
     
  10. GADisneyDad14

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    It doesn’t matter when you make requests. I usually go ahead and do it early just so I don’t forget. Rooms are assigned 3-5ish days out, so as long as you have something in before that, you’re good. Have fun.
     
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  11. GADisneyDad14

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    I believe they are 180 days. Not totally sure, but pretty sure.
     
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  12. PPFlight75

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    It was 180 days. I just did mine this week! Have fun!!
     
  13. hereforthechurros

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    Has anyone attended the spirit of aloha luau lately? It’s not really our style of dining but my in laws really want to go during our June trip. Only seating available is the 8:15 pm show and with three kids and a toddler I’m worried that’s just too late after a busy WDW day. If you can tell me if the food and show are so worth it that would be great but the reviews I’m finding online aren’t great. Hmmm...
     
  14. PolyRob

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    I just did the luau again in December. The menu varies from time-to-time and the starters were a bit different than the last time I went in July 2018. I enjoyed the food and show. I know it doesn't always get a lot of love, but I have been 4 times over the past 2 years and have never been disappointed. The food is not signature quality, but all you care to enjoy. Drinks are included, but not the strongest or best concoctions. I usually stop at Tambu prior and get asked where my pineapple is from as I walk to Luau Cove. The story may be a little corny, but between the dancing, fire, and recognizable songs from things like Lilo and Stitch I always have a good time. If your in-laws are really interested and you do not want 8:15pm, you can keep looking for earlier times. It may be pushing it and you may want to adjust the day/touring appropriately for three kids and a toddler.

    Do your in-laws specifically want the luau, or a just a dinner show? Hoop-Dee-Doo tends to get a better review for food and show (I did both last trip and enjoyed everything). Hoop-Dee-Doo also has a 4:00pm seating.
     
  15. hereforthechurros

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    Thanks PolyRob! What was the menu on your most recent visit? If we decide to move forward I’ll have to use a reservation finder for the first seating.

    In laws want the luau. They are excited to be staying at the Polynesian and want to enjoy everything that comes with it :)
     
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  16. PolyRob

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    Starters: Pineapple, watermelon (new), wedge salad (new), cold noodles (modified with corn and edamame), Hawaiian sweet rolls
    Dinner: Ribs, chicken, pulled pork, coconut rice (modified), vegetables
    Dessert: Pineapple-coconut guava cake

    I get it, it really is convenient when staying at Poly. You can always let the kids rest as one of you checks-in and gets leis (7:15pm for 8:15pm show). You can relax in your longhouse and head on over closer to 8. It was super convenient when I was in Aotearoa. Are you dining at 'Ohana by chance? I did the luau and 'Ohana back-to-back one trip and the food got repetitive. Not bad, just not as exciting.
     
  17. Trose25

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    I have 7/4 too, I can't wait!
     
  18. omniscientmommy

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    Did you do ohana dinner or breakfast? That being said we have a breakfast and dinner planned at ohana as well. Maybe I'll cancel the dinner if the food is very similar.
     
  19. omniscientmommy

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    You can do either. I usually wait until closer to the dates. Usually about a month or two before.
     
  20. PolyRob

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    Sorry, I should have clarified. I was thinking more 'Ohana dinner and the luau would be repetitive back-to-back. I happened to do 'Ohana dinner and breakfast in addition to the luau on the trip I was referencing since we were also staying at Poly. The dinners are similar with the bread, noodles, chicken, and overall flavors. Breakfast really only shared serving pineapple with the luau. I love pineapple so that did not really bother me much :-) After doing this, I tend to alternate doing a luau one trip and then 'Ohana the next. I have to get my Poly fix in even if I am not staying there!
     
  21. PPFlight75

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    Me too!
     
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