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    Polynesian Resort to Lose Iconic Lobby Waterfalls

    Walt Disney World president George Kalogridis announced on Thursday that the Polynesian Resort will be refurbished to accommodate the Disney Vacation Club expansion project. He also announced that the Resort will be going back to its original name, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Because of the increased traffic in the lobby, the iconic centerpiece of waterfalls, […]

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    EPCOT’s 2014 Flower & Garden Festival

    Review by Christa Ryan: When my friend invited me to her 50th birthday party in Disney World (WDW), she didn’t have to ask me twice!  She’s a seven-time cancer survivor, so celebrating her life was definitely in order.  A birthday party AND the start of Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival (March 5 – May 18) […]

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    DbM’s 2013 Top & Bottom Five Disney Dining Experiences

    Here is Disney by Mark’s year-end summary of our Disney dining “Hits & Misses.” This year DbM visited 53 Restaurants, Cafes, Fast Food Joints, Bars, Lounges, Food and Beverage stands at Disney’s California, Florida and Hawai’i parks and resorts. This review excludes Epcot’s 2013 International Food & Wine Festival which is reviewed separately. Links to […]

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    Disney To Add Timeshares At The Polynesian Resort

    According to a Orlando Sentinel report, Disney Vacation Club, announced today that it is building new time-share units at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, the 42-year-old, tropically themed hotel on the Magic Kingdom monorail. A Disney spokesperson did not say how many time-share units will be built. Construction has already started and is expected to be completed sometime in 2015. In […]

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    Dining Review: Ohana’s ‘Best Friends Breakfast’ at the Poly

    Review of Ohana’s Best Friends Character Breakfast at Disney’s Polynesian Resort by Mark Hickson: Seriously… can you say “Not Happy?” Yes, this character meal was the worst breakfast experience I have ever had at Disney World. The total highlight of my meal was some fresh fruit with a strawberry yogurt dip, and having Mickey Mouse greet me wearing “aloha” attire. From […]

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    Dining Review: Breakfast at Kona Cafe

    Review by Mark Hickson: What better way to start you day at the Magic Kingdom by first visiting the Polynesian Resort’s Kona Cafe for breakfast. Last time I was here I ordered their famous “Tonga Toast” so this time I’ll try something new. Since I was on the Deluxe Dining Plan (review here) I had the […]

  • DbM Q&A: The Polynesian Resort

    Yesterday I got this great question from Jeff  T. He asks…  Mark, At the Polynesian Resort, on the Great Ceremonial House, why is the end of the main roof beam blue and the end roof supports green? Jeff  Now this it a tough one! Below is a photo of what Jeff is asking about. In it you […]

  • Tiki Torch Lighting Ceremony at the Polynesian Resort

    Daily the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World has a brief Tiki-torch lighting ceremony about an hour before sunset. “Auntie” who has been at the resort for over 20 years, starts it off with an “Aloha” welcome and some drum beating to get the action going. One of the buff luau entertainers makes a special […]

  • Tonga Toast at The Kona Cafe

    OK A.J. (DisneyFoodBlog), I did it! I had your most favorite breakfast at Walt Disney World, the Polynesian Resort’s “Tonga Toast.” So you readers may ask, “What is a Tonga Toast?” It my friend, is a Banana-stuffed- Sourdough-French Toast rolled in Cinnamon Sugar and served with Strawberry Compote, Maple Syrup, and Butter! OMG, just look at […]

  • The Terrible Tiki’s of Bou-Tiki

    I think this is the funniest sign at WDW. The Boutique at the Polynesian Resort has been taken over by Crazy Tiki’s. These two are making sure you know the store has been re-named “Bou-Tiki.” There are more Tiki’s inside, and you can see them HERE! Tweet

  • WDW Resort Spring Prices

    Looks like you can get a deal on a room with the new room rate only promotion. If you book by January 22 you can get from 20, 25, to 30% off for stays between February 21 to March 31, 2012. If you book by February 28, 2012 you can get similar discounts for most […]

  • Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian Resort

    The Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian Resort has three things going for it. One, it is a great bar to relax and meet new friends. Two it is monorail close to the Magic Kingdom (very important point). Three you get free gifts with your drink! On the right is one well lubricated guest buying Christmas gifts for […]

  • Polynesian Resort Tiki-Torch Lighting Ceremony

    Daily the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World has a brief Tiki-torch lighting ceremony about an hour before sunset. One of the luau entertainers makes a special appearance to “wow” the unsuspecting hotel guests. On the day I visited (9-27-11 ) only about a dozen guests were able to see this fun little show. Mixing […]