The 5 Secrets About Disney’s Polynesian Resort You Didn’t know


Aloha! Disney’s Polynesian Resort first opened in 1971. It was one of the first resorts to open at Walt Disney World. This resort boasts a South Pacific paradise theme and is famous for the Polynesian Luau. One of the features that guests love is how the resort reflects the spirit of the Polynesian culture. It makes you feel like you are actually there. Here are 5 secrets about the Disney’s Polynesian Resort that you didn’t know. 


1 Travel To & Fro

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is located on the monorail providing easy access to transportation. One thing you didn’t know is you can get to the resort by boat too. You can ride a water launch or water taxi to and from the Magic Kingdom. 


2 Hidden Mickeys

Did you know that there are hidden Mickey Mouse symbols throughout the resort? When you are there, take a look at the surrounding around you to find the clever ways Disney has incorporated the image. You may find them in paintings, on the ground, in sculptures and more. 


3 What is Dole Whip? 

Dole Whip is a unique pineapple flavored soft serve frozen dessert. It is sold only at Disneyland and the Magic Kindom’s Polynesian Resort. The plant is located in Hawaii, and you can learn more about it here
Don’t miss out on trying this delicious dessert treat when at Disney. 

4 Electrical Water Pagent

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is the first stop of the night for this attraction. This attraction lights its way across seven seas lagoon and Bay Lake with a spectacular light show of animals and patriotic symbols. 


5 Polynesian Pool

The pool at Disney’s Polynesian Resort has a large zero entry pool that is perfect for families with little kids. It makes you feel like you are running into the ocean in the South Pacific. For the more adventurous, there is a 142-foot long slide to race down with excitement. 

While you are at the pool, you can book a large cabana for you and your guest that features lounge chairs and more. 


Disney’s Polynesian Resort is a fantastic oasis of lush palm trees, spectacular sunsets, moonlit nights and soft waves perfect for couples or families looking to getaway together and dip their taste buds into the exotic taste of the Polynesian culture.