4. Disney’s Polynesian Village
An always warm and forever friendly island paradise awaits you at this Deluxe Resort, known for its South Pacific theme and all-encompassing tropical surroundings. Sharing the title of the first Walt Disney World Resort along with Disney’s Contemporary, both of which opened in 1971 in conjunction with Magic Kingdom Park, it isn’t surprising to find Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is also conveniently located along the Monorail route. So you have a vibrant island oasis right in the heart of all the action; what more could you ask for? How about delicious food? Well, the Polynesian excels there too with a wide range of lavish onsite eats, from traditional tropical delights to more familiar favorites alike.
- ’Ohana—With a name that means “family” in Hawaiian, it should come as no surprise that both breakfast and dinner here are served up in traditional all-you-can-eat tableside family-style. Breakfast features combination traditional favorites and island specialties alike while dinner focuses on enticing entrée interests characteristic of the Pacific Islands. Both occasions provide for lively in-house amusement, with dinner improvised fun with diners and cast members and breakfast serving as a character dining opportunity featuring Lilo, Stitch, and other Disney friends.
- Oasis Bar & Grill—This casual layback poolside counter service hub dishes up plenty of filling food possibilities, from enticing snacks to full-fledged meals. They are also known for their vast array of specialty drink concoctions, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic favorites alike, and even liquored coffee variations.
- Pineapple Lanai—As the name suggests, this quick service ice cream stop is the ultimate place for those who pine for pineapple. In fact, here they specialize in that legendary DOLE WHIP® soft-serve novelty, exclusive only to Disney.
- Trader Sam’s—Whether you opt for indoor effects or an al fresco experience, Trader Sam’s is one of the Polynesian’s newer drinking and dining experiences. What’s more, the whole family can enjoy the experience together up until 8 p.m., at which time only guests 21 years and older are permitted. From delicious plates and bowls to unique themed specialty beverages, Trader Sam’s is always a one-of-a-kind pick. And as we mentioned before, dining indoors at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto comes with a wide range of restaurant-wide special effects depending on what various patrons order throughout their time there.
- Captain Cook’s—Open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even late night dining, this versatile quick service pick offers up a little something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for plated entrée selections or quick grab ‘n’ go picks, Captain Cook’s has you and all your specific tastes, island and otherwise, covered.
- Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Deli—A delightful quick service pick located right along the patio of Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course, here you can get your fill of delightful casual American eats, from hot dogs, sandwiches, pizzas, light snacks, and even a variety of beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
- Barefoot Pool Bar—It’s all about layback island life and leisure at this drink-exclusive poolside bar, with an extensive array of specialty tropical cocktails and other libations, including beer, wine, and sangria. You’ll also find a variety of non-alcoholic smoothies and other picks as well.
- Tambu Lounge—The island-themed setting here with both barstool and casual comfy chair seating alike truly encompasses the feeling of layback leisure and relaxation. Here you’ll find an expansive listing of drink features ranging from specialty cocktails, wines, ciders, beers, and even Hawaiian sourced and inspired beer varieties. And to top things off, they even serve up several decadent novelty appetizers to order from, all of which pack their own vibrant tropical tantalizations.
- Kona Café—Kona Café has been a longtime favorite table service pick for Polynesian vacationers and visitors alike. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, the tastes here embody a one-of-a-kind fusion of traditional American favorites and the rich zesty Asian flavors characteristic of the South Pacific islands. Kona’s onstage Sushi Kitchen is also open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring delectable eats made possible by a staff of talented chefs.
- Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show—Disney’s Polynesian is also the place to find one of Walt Disney World’s most premium dinner show combos—Disney’s Spirit of Aloha. This experience comes presented as a lavish all-you-can-eat buffet of bountiful island-inspired morsels along with continued onstage music, dancing, performances, and breathtaking acts themed into a heartwarming storyline for all to enjoy.
- Highway in the Sky Dine Around—As Disney’s Polynesian is another of the resorts located along the Monorail Line it is also another one of the participants featured for the Highway in the Sky Dine Around. As part of the five-course signature experience, your stop here embraces the enchantment of island life with wonderfully crafted tropical-themed libations and mouthwatering appetizers alike, before heading off on the next destination.