7. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a tropical island-lover’s dream. Here you get a flare for the South Pacific all while enjoying the convenience and accessibility of the Magic Kingdom just across Seven Seas Lagoon. As a Deluxe Villa Resort you’ll find plenty of accommodations for lodging, from standard rooms, suites, club level designations, and the newer private Bungalows right on the water. There are also a host of amenities and recreational endeavors to be experienced all around the resort. It also happens to be home to two Disney World restaurant favorites—Kona Café and ‘Ohana.
Kona Café is open for all three meals of the day and presents perfectly prepared entrees that combine flavors of the South Pacific with well-loved American traditions. Tonga Toast and Macadamia Nut Pancakes are just two highly praised offerings dished up at breakfast each morning. For lunch and dinner you’ll be able to enjoy an array of savory selections accompanied by Kona’s own signature Hawaiian-style bread and butter—a popular choice with many diners.
‘Ohana is the resort’s other favorite resident restaurant. Both breakfast and dinner are lively affairs, with the Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch to get things started and an evening celebration of Hawaiian hospitality to top it all off. The first is presented as a family-style all-you-can-eat feast delivered right to your table as characters like Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, and Pluto stop by for visits and photo ops. Dinner delivers all-you-care-to-enjoy Polynesian fare with an overall tropical ambience of tiki torches, greenery, and instrumental island music to serenade. Children will especially enjoy the entertaining coconut games with brooms and what can be deemed a playtime in paradise. In addition to these two restaurants, another stellar dinning experience to be had at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, which takes place evenings in the open-air Luau Cove theatre and delivers both an enticing all-you-can-eat buffet as well as true tropical talent with music, song, and daring performance feats.