Date Night at Disney's Polynesian Resort
A breeze from Polynesia gently welcomes you as you walk through the doors to the Great Ceremonial House. At Disney's Polynesian Resort you can immerse yourself in a trip to the islands as you shop, dine, and relax for a romantic tropical date night at Walt Disney World.
You may want to start off your night as the sun goes down, with the enchanting torch-lighting ceremony, preformed several times a week. Then head up to one of the many restaurants offered at this classic Disney resort hotel. Dinning options at the Polynesian are plentiful and include the guest favorites 'Ohana and Kona Cafe. 'Ohana has been named by the Disney Food Blog as one of the "5 Best "One-Credit" Disney Dining Values" on property for it's all you can eat, family style, Hawaiian themed meals. But, the food alone does not make 'Ohana special, the "show" is a huge part of the experience that keeps guests returning over and over again. From the spectacular show grill where they cook the meats being served to the cultural ambassador who may even serenade you with an island song, there is no shortage of entertainment here.
After dinner take a stroll around the great ceremonial house wandering through the unique hotel stores. BouTiki offers the typical hotel gift shop waers at WDW with plenty of characters and Disney branded gifts. Down at Trader Jacks you'll be treated to a large selection of fashionable resort logo items, tropical-themed novelties, as well as surf style clothing from Quiksilver, and Tommy Bahama. My favorite place to spend time browsing is a special treat for Art . The Wyland Gallery explores not only a spectacular collection of art by world renowned artist Robert Wyland. Take your time and wonder at the ways he's incorporated classic Disney Characters into his stunning depictions of sea life. Original works, prints, jewelry and sculptures are all available for sale from the gallery.
Next you may want to grab a Dole Whip from Captain Cooks, and take some time to enjoy a stroll along the beautiful Seven Seas Lagoon. Snuggling into a lounge chair or hammock on the tranquil beach you can look out across the water to Cinderella Castle rising up at the symbol of this Magical Place. Disney's Electrical Water Pageant glides by every night at 9PM with it's sparkling series of lit floats, and then stay to watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks while listening to the piped in soundtrack.
The Polynesian is an oasis of exotic luxury, a soothing place to relax as the palm trees dance in tropical breezes that kiss your skin. Floral scents float in the air and island music gently plays, it's a Resort that beckons you to escape for a romantic night out.
Our thanks to Disney Food Blog for exclusive use of their romantic 'Ohana picture. Have you spent a great night at the Polynesian? What are your favorite things to do there with your sweetie? Leave me a comment below and let me know!