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Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is a Disney Vacation Club Resort that has all of the same theming, vibes, and unforgettable views just like Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. If you wanted an escape to a resort inspired by the South Pacific, then this might be the one for you.

Overview

Located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area, the Villas and Bungalows share a lot of the same offerings as Polynesian Village, including dining, shopping, transportation, and more.

The difference between the two is the Villas and Bungalows features a different selection of rooms. There are Deluxe Studios and over-the-water Bungalows that offer more space and amenities, including either a full kitchen or kitchenette, a washer and dryer, dining areas, etc. But, this also depends on the type of room you book.

The Polynesian as a whole is a stunning resort and also an iconic one. Here’s everything you need to know about the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows.

View Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Maps (coming soon!)

Rooms And Bathrooms

There are two types of room to book at the Villas and Bungalows and they include Deluxe Studios and Bungalows. Depending on the room you book, you can even sleep up to 8 adults. 

Of course, the rooms feature the standard amenities, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, and an iron and ironing board.

There are even some great amenities like a microwave, toaster, and a fully-equipped kitchen with either a full or mini-refrigerator. The Bungalow-style rooms also feature a washer, dryer, dishwasher, and a TV on the bathroom mirrors.

If you’re wondering about outlets and USB ports, you can find both in all of the rooms. Be sure to look underneath the bedside table’s drawer in the Deluxe Studios for the USB outlets. 

Regarding storage, there is space underneath the beds to place luggage or any other belongings. There is also both drawers, closet, and shelf space. Some of the bathrooms have a smaller counter space, but there are drawers to utilize as well.

There are also some important details to note about housekeeping services, specifically: Daily Housekeeping service is not provided for DVC Members.

Here’s what you need to know:

Trash & Towel Service

For stays of 7 or less nights, Trash & Towel Service is provided on day 4. With this, Housekeeping will: 

  • Empty trash and replace liners in trash bins
  • Provide fresh bathroom linens
  • Replace bath amenities as needed
  • Replenish facial tissues, paper towels and toilet paper
  • Replenish coffee, sugar, cream and sweeteners

Full Cleaning Service

For stays of 8 or more nights, Full Cleaning Service is provided on day 4 and Trash & Towel Service is provided on day 8. This process repeats for stays longer than 8 days. Housekeeping will:

  • Provide everything included with the Trash & Towel Service
  • Change the bed linens; vacuum and dust
  • Clean the bathroom(s), kitchen/kitchenette and wash any dishes

IMPORTANT: Rental Guests (non-Members or DVC Members not booking through Membership) receive Full Cleaning Services every day.

You can even purchase the following additional Housekeeping services (24-hour notice required):

  • Full Cleaning Service for Deluxe Studio – $30 per day requested
  • Full Cleaning Service for Bungalow – $60 per day requested
  • Trash & Towel Service for Deluxe Studio – $15 per day requested
  • Trash & Towel Service for Bungalow – $25 per day requested

Now, let’s talk the rooms available to book.

Deluxe Studios

  • Deluxe Studio — Lake View: Lake View; 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Pull Down Bed; Split bathroom with 2 showers and a kitchenette
Deluxe Studio at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Deluxe Studio at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Deluxe Studio — Standard View: Views of Landscaping or Parking Area; 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Pull Down Bed; Split bathroom with 2 showers and a kitchenette
Deluxe Studio at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Deluxe Studio at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Bungalows

  • Bungalow: Lake View; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 2 Single Pull Down Beds; 2 bedroom over-the-water Bungalow features a full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, private deck, and a plunge pool.
Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Bungalow
Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Bungalow
Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Bungalow
Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Bungalow

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms. 

You can check out room layouts below.

PET-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATIONS

You must board any pet traveling with you before you arrive, but service animals defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are welcome.

For non-service animals, WDW offers kennel services at Best Friends Pet Care for day and overnight boarding to both day guests and resort guests on a space-available basis.

Reservations are suggested; call the location directly at (877) 493-9738 to book a spot.

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

The front desk is located in the main lobby of the Great Ceremonial House of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

Polynesian Lobby
  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

The lobby has plenty of seating and is perfectly themed. You can also access dining and gift shops, along with the Monorail station on the second floor.

As for the pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) and the bus stop, you can find those near the main lobby, along with luggage storage for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Parking

Parking is available. There is a standard $25 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Important: Valet parking might not always be available.

Pros And Cons

Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Easy access to both Magic Kingdom and Epcot by monorail (can walk to TTC to get Epcot monorail if you would like), boat option to MK, theming, view of MK fireworks with music piped in, very popular/delicious on-site restaurants, big rooms, Studio rooms can be adjoining and have 2 bathrooms each

Cons: High cost, shared buses which can mean long bus rides to places other than Magic Kingdom and Epcot, resort can feel too spread out

Polynesian Villas & Bungalows room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Deluxe Studio - Standard ViewQueen5
Deluxe Studio - Lake ViewQueen5
BungalowQueen8

Resort Map

Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Scheduled refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other info

  • How to rent DVC points to stay in a Deluxe Villa and pay moderate prices
  • Photo tour of Polynesian Villas and Bungelows
  • Polynesian Villas and Bungalows Resort Maps
  • DISboards.com thread with lots of pics and info
  • Amenities And Shops

    From gift shops, to on-site laundry services, there are several amenities offered to guests at Polynesian Villas and Bungalows.

    Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

    BouTiki at Polynesian Village Resort
    • BouTiki: Shop for Hawaiian shirts, ukuleles, Disney character merchandise, and more.
    • Disney’s Magnolia, Palm and Oak Trail Pro Shop: Found at the Magnolia Golf Course located nearby the resort. Shop for golf merchandise, rentals, and other souvenirs.
    • Moana Mercantile: The main gift store located that features a variety of merchandise, including items that are resort-themed.
    • Electrical Water Pageant: A nighttime water parade that sails along on Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake.
    • Grocery Orders: Disney Vacation Club Members can submit an order form to have groceries they purchase delivered to their room.
    • Laundry Services: Laundry rooms are located on the first floor in Moorea. Some of the rooms also have a washer and dryer.
    • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
    • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies on the Great Ceremonial House lawn.
    • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.

    Pools And Recreation

    The Villas and Bungalows has one feature pool and one leisure pool. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

    Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

    Map of pools at Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

    Feature Pool

    • Lava Pool: Features a towering volcano, a waterfall, and a 142 foot-long waterslide. There’s also a lounge and bar nearby.

    Leisure Pool

    • Oasis Pool: A leisure pool for all ages that perfect for relaxing.

    Guests can also check out the Oasis Patio, a private shaded area close to the pool and accommodates up to 6 guests. You can also place food and drink orders to be delivered from the Oasis Bar & Grill. These are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.  For advanced reservations and pricing information, call (407) 939-7529.

    Some other recreational options include:

    • Jogging
    • Volleyball
    • Fishing
    • Motorized Boat Rentals
    • Hula Dance Lessons
    • Lava Pool Party
    • Campfire to roast marshmallows

    How to get from the Polynesian Villas & Bungalows to anywhere at Disney World

    There are three forms of transportation available: buses, water transportation, and the Monorail. You can access theme parks and Disney Springs via the bus. The water taxis transport guests across Seven Seas Lagoon to Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

    As for the Monorail, you can access Magic Kingdom, Epcot (the park has its own line and you will have to transfer at the Transportation and Ticket Center, aka TTC), Grand Floridian, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. All of the different ways to get from the Villas and Bungalows to anywhere in Disney World is detailed below.

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

    You can find a few different dining options at the Villas and Bungalows. Take note that Capt. Cook’s offers Mobile Order and Kona Cafe has Mobile Dine Check-In, meaning you’ll check-in using the My Disney Experience app rather than going to the host stand. When your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specific location.

    Kona Cafe also has Table Service To Go, which allows guests to Mobile Order and take their meal back to their room. You can read more about the dining options below.



    Breakfast

    Kona Island (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Kona Island (breakfast)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Easy and quick option, especially for guests staying at the Polynesian

    Cons: Limited menu, not much seating


    Capt Cook’s (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Capt Cook’s (breakfast)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Easy and quick way to grab favorite breakfast items like Mickey waffles and Tonga Toast, lots of seating, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Can get quite busy during peak times


    Ohana (breakfast) – Modified Experience

    Table Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Ohana (breakfast) – Modified Experience

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Food options to please most people (all-you-can-eat American breakfast), characters appear (Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, and others) however at this time there are no characters at breakfast

    Cons: Popular spot so reservations are hard to get, check in can take a long time so maybe even consider arriving early for your reservation

    Tips: Book ASAP if you are interested in eating here; breakfast hours extend until 12:00 pm which makes it a great place to grab a late breakfast.


    Kona Cafe (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Kona Cafe (breakfast)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good food all around (try the Tonga Toast and Kona coffee), mobile ordering through MDE available

    Cons: Used to be a hidden gem but now books up much further in advance. Just want a quick Kona coffee and pastry? Grab that from the nearby coffee bar.


    Lunch

    Kona Island (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Kona Island (lunch)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Easy and quick option including sushi, especially for guests staying at the Polynesian

    Cons: Limited menu, not much seating


    Oasis Bar & Grill (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Oasis Bar & Grill (lunch)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Several unique salads and fish options are available for lunch or you can grab some standard bar food or a specialty cocktail or Hawaiian beer while enjoying the pool

    Cons: Doesn't usually open until 11 am


    Capt. Cook’s (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Capt. Cook’s (lunch)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good menu options (the homemade chips and Aloha pork sandwich are particular favorites), lots of seating, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Can get quite busy during peak times


    Kona Cafe (lunch)

    Table Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Kona Cafe (lunch)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good food all around, mobile ordering through MDE available

    Cons: Used to be a hidden gem but now books up much further in advance


    Dinner

    Kona Island (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Kona Island (dinner)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Easy and quick option including sushi, especially for guests staying at the Polynesian

    Cons: Limited menu, not much seating


    Capt. Cook’s (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Capt. Cook’s (dinner)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good menu options (the homemade chips and Aloha pork sandwich are particular favorites), lots of seating, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Can get quite busy during peak times


    Spirit of Aloha (dinner) – Temporarily Unavailable

    Table Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Spirit of Aloha (dinner) – Temporarily Unavailable

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Family-style food to eat while watching the show, unlimited beer and wine,

    Cons: Show can be canceled due to weather, expensive, show is a bit cheesy, many seats don't offer a great view


    Ohana (dinner)

    Table Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Ohana (dinner)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Food options to please most anybody (lots of meat options plus their much-beloved bread pudding for dessert), kids are included in activities during the meal (which mortifies my kids but outgoing kids find it fun)

    Cons: Popular spot so reservations are hard to get, check in can take a long time so maybe even consider arriving early for your reservation


    Kona Cafe (dinner)

    Table Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Kona Cafe (dinner)

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good food all around, mobile ordering through MDE available

    Cons: Used to be a hidden gem but now books up much further in advance. Can't get in? Try sushi at the nearby sushi bar.


    Everything Else

    Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Same delicious drinks offered inside at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, lovely seating area with view of the Polynesian pool and Magic Kingdom

    Cons: The fun antics that occur inside at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto are missing at the outdoor Tiki Terrace


    Pineapple Lanai

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Pineapple Lanai

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Dole Whip treats (much quicker spot to get Dole Whips than Magic Kingdom location) and shaved ice, good use of snack credits, nice outdoor seating area

    Cons: No longer self serve


    Barefoot Pool Bar

    Quick Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Barefoot Pool Bar

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Great place to grab a specialty drink

    Cons: Limited seating


    Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

    Table Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Super fun environment, delicious drinks (including great souvenir cups!) and food

    Cons: Very limited indoor seating, Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted


    Tambu Lounge

    Table Service

    Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Tambu Lounge

    Location: Polynesian Village Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Nice spot to grab an appetizer, 'Ohana bread pudding, or a specialty drink (including a Lapu Lapu, the popular drink that served in a pineapple), good atmosphere

    Cons: Only open in the evening, expensive drinks


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