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Update on Construction at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

polynesian village

If you have visited the Walt Disney World Resort in the last few months, you may have noticed the construction at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Until recently, Disney has kept their exact plans for the resort pretty secretive. However, they have finally announced some of the exciting changes and enhancements coming to Disney’s Polynesian Resort!

The first change you will see at Disney’s Polynesian Resort is the name! The name of the resort will return to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, which was the original name when the resort first opened on October 1, 1971.

The resort will also be home to a brand new children’s activity center, Club Disney. At Club Disney, children can play dress up, make crafts, and participate in storytelling experiences. Children are supervised by Disney cast members while their parents enjoy an evening to themselves. Club Disney was inspired by classic Disney Little Golden Books such as “Alice in Wonderland,” “Pinocchio,” and “Lady and the Tramp.”

A Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, similar to the one found at the Disneyland Hotel in California, is also planned for the resort. Trader Sam’s is set to open at the resort in 2015. There will be another new food and beverage location at the resort, Pineapple Lanai kiosk, where guests can enjoy a favorite treat – Dole Whip. Pineapple Lanai kiosk will open later this year.

The resort’s lobby will also (controversially) have the waterfall removed to create a more open, inviting space. You can see an image of the plans for the lobby below.

new poly lobby

Additionally, the resort’s feature pool, the Nanea Volcano pool, is currently being refurbished and expanding to include a new aquatic playground with slides for children, a new hot tub, and a larger deck with more seating for guests.

What do you think about the plans for construction at Disney’s Polynesian Resort?

Walt Disney World Resort Accommodations for Large Families

Do you have a large family who is interested in going to Disney World, but not sure where you should stay? There are options for families of all sizes and budgets to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Here are the Walt Disney World Resort Accommodations for large families.

Disney Value Resorts – Sleeps Up to 6 Guests
You can choose from spacious accommodations at 2 Disney Value Resort hotels: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s All-Star Music Resort.

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort invites your family to stay in the middle of your favorite animated films! You can enjoy spacious family suites that sleep up to 6 Guests and are designed after the films Finding Nemo, Cars, and The Lion King. Each family suite offers three sleeping areas, two bathrooms, and a kitchenette.
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is located near Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. You can jazz it up in family suites that sleep up to 6 Guests and feature a separate bedroom, pull-out sofas in the living room, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.

Moderate Resort Hotel – Sleeps Up to 6 Guests

Spread out and relax in the home-style comfort at The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort!

  • The spacious, secluded Fort Wilderness Cabins each sleep up to 6 Guests and feature more than 500 square feet of living, dining and sleeping area. Plus, you will also enjoy a private patio with BBQ grill and picnic table. The kitchen is fully equipped, but don’t worry about the dishes—Disney will do them for you!

Deluxe Resort Hotel – Sleeps 5 or More Guests
Experience the ultimate in Disney luxury, style and service at a Disney Deluxe Resort! Each Disney Deluxe Resort hotel offers spacious options for larger traveling parties—rooms and suites that accommodate 5 or more Guests. You can choose from 8 amazing Resort hotels:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels – Sleeps Up to 8 or 9 Guests
You will relish the roominess of Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotels, which include one and two-bedroom villas. Each two-bedroom villa sleeps up to 8 Guests—and up to 9 at select locations—and includes home-like amenities such as a full kitchen, a whirlpool tub, DVD player, washer and dryer. You can choose from locations in 8 Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels:

  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort (sleeps up to 9)
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village (sleeps up to 9)
  • The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (sleeps up to 9)

Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – Sleeps Up to 9

The Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa are stand-alone Disney Deluxe Villas nestled in natural forest glens just around the river bend from the bustling Downtown Disney area. The 60 three-bedroom vacation homes—elevated 10 feet off the ground on pedestals and beams designed to blend into the lush wilderness environment—sleep 9 Guests and feature modern luxuries such as cathedral ceilings, granite counter tops and flat-panel TVs.

Would you like more information on your family’s Disney World vacation or one of these great resorts? Email Siera at spreadingmagic@gmail.com for your free quote or more information!