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An Insiders Guide to Polynesian Resort

Hey Yall! It is Resort Monday over on Dad’s Facebook Page. So today I am going to bring you facts about the Polynesian Resort. This is Dad’s favorite place to stay. I can’t really argue with that. This is a slice of island paradise tucked into the Walt Disney World Resort.

Dad’s Polynesian Resort page

The Polynesian Resort in the background as the launch from the Magic Kingdom approaches

The excitement builds – Photo by Express Monorail

Let’s start with the outlay of the resort. There are over 800 rooms in this resort. The resort sits on 39 acres just south of the Magic Kingdom. The monorail runs right through the resort.  The laid-back island theme is perfect for families.

The Polynesian Resort even has a motto. It is Ailta Peatea which in English means There will be another day tomorrow just like today. This is perfect for a resort at Walt Disney World. It means slow down and enjoy taking in the experience.

You can buy stamps at the lobby concierge in the main building. The Polynesian Resort is one of a few places at Walt Disney World where you can get a hair wrap. These are awesome. I got one most every time we went to visit when I was younger. Another fun thing to do at night at this hotel is to sit on the beach and watch the Wishes Firework show at the Magic Kingdom or the Electrical Water Pageant.

The Polynesian Resort celebrates a torch lighting ceremony. This short ceremony includes dancers, drummers, and chants. There is even a traditional knife dance. The ceremony happens at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Tonga Toast is only offered at the Polynesian Resort. Some of you wonder that Tonga Toast is. Well I am here with an answer. It is extra thick French toast made out of sourdough bread with banana stuffed in there. It is served with sugar and cinnamon. It can be grilled or fried. Grab some Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe or at Captain Cooks.

The Polynesian Resort is the perfect spot for anyone to stay. This is the perfect family friendly hotel but it can also be private enough for couples on vacation. The transportation at the Polynesian is perfect for anyone. There are so many great things at the Polynesian Resort. Let Dad and His Friends at Pixie and Pirate Destinations book your trip today.

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