Walt Disney World Adds a Slice of Paradise with New Polynesian Resort Expansion

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Straight from the land where palm trees sway, a whole new South Seas fantasy vacation experience awaits guests at the newly renovated Disney's Polynesian Village Resort including new guest areas and amenities throughout the resort along with new accommodations for Disney Vacation Club members.

Walt Disney World Resort is in the final phases of major "reimagining" project at one of their original hotels. Transporting you to a tropical paradise is the expansive new lobby décor, an island themed hideaway bar and 20 new waterside bungalows with direct views of the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks.

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The lobby of the Great Ceremonial House now greets guests with a refreshed take on the sights and sounds of the Islands centered around a welcoming Tiki statue. The statue is a symbol of hospitality and sits on a lava rock water feature.

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An incarnation of Disneyland's Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar has been created just off the main lobby. The new Trader Sam's Grog Grotto promises to be a popular hangout for guests wanting the experience of an enchanted South Seas hideaway.

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Guests can enjoy a variety of tasty tropical treasures and exotic cocktails. Our favorite plates include the Headhunter Sushi Roll, the Pan-fried Dumplings and the Hippopota Mai-Tai to drink.

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There is seating for 50 guests inside the lounge with additional seating on the patio overlooking the marina. Guests may experience a long wait and are encouraged to get a pager to expedite the process. There are age restrictions for younger guests.

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Adding to the DVC portfolio are 218 villas and 20 waterside bungalows. The two bedroom bungalows sleep up to 8 guests and offer a slice of paradise with views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom unlike any other experience on the entire Disney resort.

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Bungalow guests are transported to a tropical haven with first class amenities and modern furnishings with an authentic South Pacific twist.

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Included are whimsical details reflective of Disney's deep ties to the South Pacific with references to Walt Disney's 1937 animated film "Hawaiian Holiday," the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland and depictions from "Lilo & Stitch."

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If the inside of the bungalows don't impress, the waterside view will. Guests can escape to the private balconies which overlook the Seven Seas Lagoon. You'll be able to enjoy nightly fireworks, spectacular sunsets and an up-close view at the classic Electrical Water Pageant - a mythical watery version of the Main Street Electrical Parade.

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One of the most unique features is the private "plunge pool" offering guests an opportunity to hang out and cool off while continuing to enjoy the exclusive views.

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Still to open later this month, the main guest pool is also getting new enhancements. The Lava Pool will have a zero-depth entry, a 142-foot waterslide, and an infinity hot tub. 

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