Disney's Polynesian Resort

Standard / Garden View Rooms at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney uses the term "Standard View" and "Garden View" interchangeably at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. A few years ago Standard View became Garden View but you can still find both terms being used online and in various literature. If you're planning to make a room request for Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, I recommend using TouringPlans.com and TikiMan Pages for excellent information on room locations and types. 

Where you'll find the Standard / Garden View Rooms

The following Polynesian Resort longhouses offer Standard / Garden View Rooms.  Ground floor rooms have patios and third floor rooms have balconies.  Second floor rooms in these longhouses do not have balconies. 

 Tuvalo
Great choice for privacy. You even have access to a beach area that is separate from the other beaches at the resort. But you'll sacrifice privacy for views here. Standard / Garden View rooms overlook another longhouse.  

Fiji
Here you're close to the Great Ceremonial House (lobby) and close to boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom. But it's far from the Epcot monorail line. It can be noisy at night while the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is taking place. But it does offer picturesque views, some of the best the resort has to offer in fact. 

Aotearoa
Ideal if you love to see the monorail pass by your room.  This is not ideal if you prefer privacy on your balcony. Other standard view rooms in Aotearoa might offer a partial view of the Seven Seas Lagoon. If you plan to walk to the Epcot monorail, you'll be pretty far compared to the other longhouses. 

Raratonga
This is one of the most requested longhouses because it's right in the heart of the resort. It's just steps away from the Great Ceremonial House and transportation. The pool and laundry are nearby too. Walking to the Epcot monorail line is reasonable - about 10 min. If your room is on the south side of the longhouse you might have views of the monorail, bus depot or the distant parking lot. 

Niue
Compared to the other longhouses Niue is tiny with only two floors. Second floor rooms do not have balconies. It's right in between both pools and close to the Great Ceremonial house. But due to the building's limited number of guest rooms, you might not have great odds of having your room request fulfilled here. 

Samoa
Like Niue, it's right in the middle of both pools. Ground floor rooms on the west side of the longhouse have great access to the pool - many guests will come and go right from their slider and patio. But it's a busy location so ground floor rooms have limited privacy here. 

 

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Disney's Polynesian Village Resort in May

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Travel anytime between the above dates and receive exclusive rates for vacation packages at the following Walt Disney World Resort hotels. On 2 or more ticket days you'll receive a complimentary BONUS visit to either Disney Water Park*

Disney Dining Plans also available!

Plus these Walt Disney World Resort Benefits are included:

  • 1 complimentary Magic Band per person
  • FastPass+ selections beginning 60-days in advance
  • Dining reservations beginning 180 days in advance
  • Disney's Magical Express


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Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Offer April 21-30, 2016

Travel anytime between the above dates and receive exclusive rates for vacation packages at the following Walt Disney World Resort hotels. On 2 or more ticket days you'll receive a complimentary BONUS visit to either Disney Water Park*

Disney Dining Plans also available!

Plus these Walt Disney World Resort Benefits are included:

  • 1 complimentary Magic Band per person
  • FastPass+ selections beginning 60-days in advance
  • Dining reservations beginning 180 days in advance

*Based on a family of 4 (2 adults, 1 junior, 1 child). Subject to Availability. 

New Fun Coming to Two Children’s Activity Centers at Walt Disney World

Beginning Dec. 4, 2015, at the Sandcastle Club at Disney’s Beach Club and Lilo’s Playhouse at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, kids 3-12 will be able to enjoy activities similar to the award-winning programming onboard Disney Cruise Line. These supervised centers will now offer cooking activities, adventures in science, plus enchanting character interactions. Kids can also still enjoy toys, games, dress-up, crafts, storytelling and dancing. Dinner is included as well.

Lilos Playhouse and the Sandcastle Club at Walt Disney World Resort

Lilos Playhouse and the Sandcastle Club at Walt Disney World Resort

Pricing is $55 per child from 4:30 p.m.-midnight.

 

Darren Wittko is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and a Disney Destinations Specialist at Magical Vacations Travel. Voted "best of the best Disney travel agent"  by readers of the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. He is also the creator of The Best of Walt Disney World blog

 

Cost of Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

What does it cost to purchase a timeshare at Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows? The introductory cost is $165 per point -  the same for the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. This is considerably higher than other Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World, including Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, but think location, location, location. 

What it will cost

To become a Member at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows with a 200 Vacation Points package, your cost of Membership would be (based on the current price per point of $165):

200 Vacation Points
x $165 per Vacation Point
= $33,000 Purchase Price

+ $539 Closing costs
+ $1,204.00 Annual Dues
= $34,743 Total Initial Cost

What will 200 points get you?

Click here more information on Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows at the unoffical TikiManPages website. 

Darren Wittko is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and a Disney Destinations Specialist at Magical Vacations Travel. Voted "best of the best Disney travel agent"  by readers of the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.