Polynesian Resort Update

The Polynesian Resort is described in detail in the PassPorter Walt Disney World 2006 on pages 71-74. Updates, changes, and interesting tidbits about the resort are listed to the right. Links of interest, if any are available, are below.

Updated 05/12/06

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  General Update
The building names at the Polynesian changed on 10/28/99. This change was made to bring the layout of the buildings in line with the actual geographic locations of the islands. See below for the list.

Rooms (& Layout) Update
Smoking buildings are now Tuvalu (was Samoa), Samoa (was Hawaii), Fiji, and the third floor of Hawaii (was Tonga). All others are non-smoking.

Food (Dining & Lounging) Update
None yet.

Recreation (Playing & Relaxing) Update
The Poly has a new theme pool with a smoking volcano. The new pool features a zero-entry, hot water jets, underwater music, and a great slide. Alas, there is still no hot tub, however.

The Polynesian Luau has changed! New times and days, plus Mickey's Tropical Luau is gone. The Luau itself (food and dancing) is much as it was. Click the link above for the details.

Transportation (Getting About) Update
Bus transportation is shared by the Wilderness Lodge and the Grand Floridian, meaning all outbound buses stop at the Grand Floridian to pick up/drop off guests before going on to a park and all inbound buses stop at the Wilderness Lodge to pick up/drop off guests before returning to the Polynesian.

Notes (& Tips) Update
None yet.

Ratings Update
None yet.

Resort Map Update
Here is a list of old building names and new building names at the Polynesian Resort:

Bali Hai --> Tonga
Tahiti --> Aotearoa
Fiji --> Fiji
Samoa --> Tuvalu
Tonga --> Hawaii
Hawaii --> Samoa
Bora Bora --> Niue
Maori --> Rarotonga
Oahu --> Tokelau
Moorea --> Tahiti
Pago Pago --> Rapa Nui

Best Locations Update
We still recommend the third floor of Aotearoa (was Tahiti), facing the monorail, if you don't have a water view. We've had two great rooms there!

Rates Update
None yet.

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