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Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Posted in DISNEY RESORT REVIEWS with tags on November 9, 2011 by disneychronicles

It began operation on October 1, 1971 as one of Walt Disney World Resort’s first two on-site hotels.  It’s part of the original plan that Walt himself designed.

Did you know…

John Lennon signed the paperwork that officially broke up the Beatles at the Polynesian Resort on December 29, 1974.

The resort is located between the Transportation and Ticket Center and the Grand Floridian. It’s just across Seven Seas Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom monorail runs right through it, and it’s a short walk to the Epcot monorail.

I think the Polynesian is one of Disney’s most iconic resort hotels. The rooms are spacious and clean, the facility is beautifully decorated and very easy to find your way around.  It’s always magical to step into the lush tropical forest in the lobby and very convenient to take the monorail to the parks.

With 11 2-story and 3-story village longhouses that flank the Great Ceremonial House—built to resemble a royal Tahitian assembly lodge—the Resort has 847 luxurious rooms, decorated with rich tropical colors and furnished in traditional bamboo and rattan. It really has the polynesian feel. It is one of my favorite resorts on property.

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Kona Cafe

Posted in DISNEY DINING with tags , on November 8, 2011 by disneychronicles

at the Poly…

Stopped in to have a quick lunch. I have always been a fan of Ohana’s which is also at the Polynesian so I wanted to try the Kona Cafe.  I dropped in without a reservation and was seated quickly.  I ordered the  Polynesian Plate Lunch – $14.99
The Pan-fried Chicken with Coconut and Mango Sauces with Sticky Rice and Macaroni Salad.  The presentation was a little blah but the meal was FANTASTIC!

The waitress was great. She was attentive without being annoying. The usual kids-fare choices were available and a little Kona coffee for dessert made for a great end to the meal.  The only place it falls short is the atmosphere.  It is on the second floor and open to the lobby.  If they closed it off it would have a more intimate feel.  Regardless that small detail I will be back!

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