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Dining at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, click here.)

DINING AT DISNEY’S POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESORT

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Disney’s Polynesian Resort has some of the best dining at Walt Disney World, most of it in the Great Ceremonial House.

Captain Cook's Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

The counter service offering is the first-floor Captain Cook’s–also with outdoor seating.

Captain Cook's Menu Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

The menu (click to enlarge).

South Seas Rueben Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

The well-known Polynesian treat, a Reuben sandwich.

Pineapple Lanai Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

Outside of Captain Cook’s is a spot where you can grab a Dole Whip or Pineapple Sundae.

Trader Sam's Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

The first floor bar, Trader Sam’s, is based on the famous one at the Disneyland Hotel. On my visit it was too crowded for me to get in to the indoor part of this bar other than for a quick, out-of-focus shot.  I promise  do better soon!

There’s also an outdoor section to Trader Sam’s–an image of it is at the top of the page.

The Trader Sam’s review from The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2017:

trader-sams-review-from-the-easy-guide

Upstairs there’s two table service restaurants, the family-friendly ‘Ohana and the Kona Cafe.

Lilo and me at 'Ohana at the Polynesian Resort

‘Ohana (review here) does a breakfast meal with Mickey, Lilo and Stitch, and a no-character evening meal with skewered meat.

Here’s the review from The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2017:

ohana-review-from-the-easy-guide

Outisde 'Ohana Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

‘Ohana gets booked up in advance and its staging area gets quite crowded.

Kona Island Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

Kona Cafe, around the corner from ‘Ohana, has two areas.  One serves as a coffee bar in the morning and a sushi bar in the evening.

Kona Cafe Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

The other is the restaurant proper.

The Kona Cafe review from The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2017:

kona-cafe-review-from-the-easy-guide

‘Ohana is best loved by families; Kona Café is an under-appreciated gem, best known for its Tonga Toast.  Neither is a truly distinctive adult dining experience–for that, you’ll need to go to another Disney World deluxe resort.

Tambu Lounge at Disney's Polynesian Resort

Also on the second floor floor you’ll find another bar, Tambu Lounge–usually a little more happening than this image suggests…given that I took it at 7.45a…

Outside and towards the Grand Floridian you’ll find the luau dinner show. Our lukewarm review from The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2017:

spirit-of-aloha-review-from-the-easy-guide

There’s also a bar at each pool, and the smaller Oasis pool has a limited-hours grill with an interesting menu (click it to enlarge it):

Menu Oasis Grill Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

More on this on the next page!

THE POOLS AT DISNEY’S POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESORT

This review continues here.

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1 comment

1 Tara { 03.31.15 at 11:42 am }

Hi, I’m in need of advise. I want to splurge for my family and stay at the Polynesian BUT it’s myself my husband and FOUR kids. All of my kids are under the age of 10 but older than three. 4, 5, 7 and 10 years old. My 4 and 5 year old could easily sleep on the daybed. If I told Disney that I only had 3 kids staying in the room and I get my own park passes would that work. I cannot afford to get two rooms at this hotel. And this is truly where we all wanted to stay 🙁

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