Sunday, January 12, 2014

1/6/14 The Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World

Back in April, when Bob's work held their conference at the Contemporary, we had a very unsatisfactory resolution to the assurance made three different times before the trip that would would indeed be in a room in the Tower. Once we arrived and were told, no, that was not allowable, it was too late to move to the Polynesian, which is the other conference resort and the one we would have chosen over the Garden Wing room at the Contemporary. 

After some back and forth once we were home, we received a letter giving us one complimentary night at any Deluxe Resort. So we chose to stay at the Polynesian for the last night our of 2014 family trip. 

We were given room 3408 in Tuvalu, on the top floor of the longhouse, with a Theme Park View. I am spoiled for life now.

The elevator was directly across from our door. 

The room itself was huge

another difference? We have real coffee cups, not paper ones. 

 and Sam has her own pull-out bed

and we didn't get shower gel or lotion at French Quarter

they gave us all leis at check-in

But let's get real. The major star here, was the view.


Everyone else laid down for a nap, but there was no way I was sleeping. I sat out on the quite cold balcony and watched the sun go down and the castle light up. 

We had reservations at 'Ohana for 6:00, so we made our way back to the Great Ceremonial House. 

love all the retro tiki touches still used at the resort

'Ohana is all you can eat, grilled skwered meats: pork, chicken, beef, chicken, and shrimp. You also Polynesian friendship bread, dumplings, salad, noodles, stir fry veggies, drinks, and bread pudding for dessert.

Sam's refilled dumpling plate


We got back up to the room to watch the fireworks from our private balcony. 

And then Sammi and I went over the Magic Kingdom to close the place down. 

Since this post all is about the Poly, though, let's skip ahead to dawn the next morning:


I took a few more around the resort that last morning: 

the volcano pool, not very inviting when it's in the 40°s!

 Tonga Toast for breakfast

Make your own Dole Whip bar (before we left for the airport)

Nick's Hawaiian Pizza from Captain Cook's


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