Bay Lake, FL

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

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Why We Love It

  • One of the first resorts built at Disney World, renovated in 2015
  • Excellent views of nightly Electric Water Pageant from the property's beach
  • #15 on Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Family Resorts” in the U.S. (2015)
  • Free shuttle to and from the airport and Disney theme parks

"Part Neverland and part Hawaiian resort" -- Oyster.com

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Map & Directions

The hotel is 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport and offers free transportation to and from the airport for guests. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

This South Seas-themed resort opened 45 years ago as one of Disney World’s original hotels but completed renovations last year and still rakes in accolades as one of the top properties for those visiting “The Most Wonderful Place on Earth.” In 2015, the property was named one of Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards “Top Resorts in Florida” as well as Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Family Resorts.”

New additions to the 25-acre property include a volcano pool with 140-foot waterslide and a revamped lobby and three-story atrium. Koi ponds are scattered between thickets of palm trees and hammocks support napping guests along the torch-lit walkways connecting the thatched roofed buildings. Cinderella’s Castle is visible from the lake’s beach and is the perfect place for guests to watch the nightly Electric Water Pageant sail past the grounds.

In the evenings, hula dancers perform at luaus alongside fire dancers and a buffet dinner. Visitors can rub shoulders with Mickey and the gang at a character breakfast and fill up any time of day at one of the property’s many restaurants. The resort offers a supervised kids’ club and free outdoor movie screenings. The hotel has two pools, an outdoor lounge and bar offering poolside service and a spa. Visitors can rent boats, roast marshmallows at the campfire, fish on a catch-and-release excursion or work up a sweat on one of the property’s sport courts.

Accommodations are laid out in two- and three-story longhouses, each named for a tropical island in the South Pacific. Access to the concierge lounge is available only to visitors staying in Hawaii or Tonga, including complimentary refreshments. The recent renovations added 20 bungalows balancing on stilts above the lagoon and offering incredible views of the Magic Kingdom. Even standard rooms at this family-friendly resort comfortably accommodate five guests and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions and coffeemakers.

Located on the monorail, the property is just two stop from the Magic Kingdom and six stops from Epcot Center. The property also offers free water taxis and busses to the theme parks as well as roundtrip airport transportation. 

From the press:
  • "Enviable position on the Seven Seas Lagoon, and a short boat ride from the Magic Kingdom’s front gates" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "Remains one of the most transporting of the Disney resorts" -- Frommer’s

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary airport transfer
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome. Infant's cribs and extra beds are available on request. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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