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Torch Lighting Ceremony Returns to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The torch lighting ceremony at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort has returned after being on hiatus while the resort went through a major renovation that included an updated lobby and the over-the-water Disney Vacation Club bungalows.

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

Two of the Children's Activity Centers at the Walt Disney World Resort will soon be offering new activities that are similar to what kids enjoy aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships. The Children's Activity Centers are for kids ages 3 to 12.

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Celebrates Soft Opening at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

This past weekend was the soft opening of Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. And if you happened to get in during the soft opening, consider yourself lucky! Word on the street is there was a several-hour wait just to get in to the new Tiki bar.

Disney Gives Guests a Sneak Peek at the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

The over-water Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows will be opening soon and recently Disney offered guests a sneak peek at what the newest Disney Vacation Club property has to offer.

DVC Member Sales Start January 12 for Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney Vacation Club Members, listen up! Monday, January 12, is the day you can purchase interest in Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. The first phase of the new DVC resort is scheduled to open on April 1 and includes the Bora Bora Bungalows and connecting Deluxe Studios. General sales start February 9.

Auntie Kau’i Still Teaching the Hula to Guests at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

If you've been at Disney's Polynesian Village at any time since the resort opened, you may have had a chance to interact with Auntie Kau'i.

Anake "Auntie" Kau'i Brandt has been a part of the hotel for more than 30 years and was recently featured as one of Central Florida's Most Fascinating People by the Orlando Sentinel.

The 82 year old was born in Honolulu in 1932 and came to Florida in 1971 to help open the Polynesian and she's been there ever since.

Ongoing Renovations at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Include Club Disney and Updated Pool Area

Not only has Disney's Polynesian Village Resort recently gone through a name change, but the resort is also going through a complete re-imagining.

A few weeks ago it was announced that Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is opening in 2015. Trader Sam's will feature a themed lounged area and will serve hand-crafted tiki cocktails in souvenir mugs.

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The Pineapple Lanai at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

When you think about the ultimate Disney snacks, you may think Turkey Legs, or Churros. But when my mind wanders to the most delicious and magical treats on my list, I go straight for the Dole Whip. This soft serve pineapple treat is the stuff of legends from coast to coast, and has achieved an almost cult-like status amongst regular Disney travelers as the must eat treat when you're passing though Adventureland.

A Few of our Favorite Cocktails and Drinks at Walt Disney World Resort

When you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort it is very important to stay hydrated, especially in the hot summer months. But sometimes you just have to step away from the water and find a great grownup beverage. Something cold, maybe frozen, but definitely delicious.

Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Several years ago I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (when it was still known and just the Polynesian) and I instantly fell in love. We're talking LOVE at first sight. In the years since that first stay I've returned several times for dining or drinks, and I'm still enamored by this resort.

What’s On Your Disney Bucket List?

It's that time of year when everyone is making a list and checking it twice. Currently I have a lot of lists, but my Disney Bucket List is a work in progress. I've been visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a wee little one (way back in 1974) and I'll admit that there are many, many things I have yet to experience at Disney World. A few years ago, after a family vacation, I decided to start writing down things I wanted to do on future visits. I suppose one could say I'm starting my Disney Bucket List.

Two Ways To Experience ‘Ohana Dinner at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

According to Lilo, 'Ohana means family. But Lilo was wrong. 'Ohana means food. And more food. And then just when you think you're finished, more food. Dinner at 'Ohana is an experience, one that has been panned in recent years for being lackluster or past its prime by some, but our family completely disagrees. 'Ohana is a light hearted Disney classic, a great family meal served up in the heart of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Top 5 Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

When staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel I tend to consider the dining options when making my final decision. Is there somewhere to grab a quick and delicious breakfast? What type of table service dining " if any " is available? Can I find good coffee quickly in the morning? All important factors when choosing a hotel.

The Rum Is Never Gone At Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

As a huge fan of Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel, I was more than thrilled when Trader Sam's Grog Grotto opened earlier this summer at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World. This Magical bar is a Tiki lover's dream with a fun South Pacific feel and just the right touch of imagination bringing fantasy to life.

Lunch Island Style at Disney's Polynesian Village's Capt. Cook's

There are a lot of reasons to go check out Disney's Polynesian Village Resort right now. There's the refreshed Lobby, Pineapple Lani, a re-imagined Feature Pool, new DVC Villas and the fabulous Trader Sam's Grog Grotto - all open and welcoming Guests. However for a fabulous quick service lunch off the beaten path, one of my favorites can be found at the Polynesian Village's Capt. Cook's.

Saturday Style: Inspired By Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

The moment I saw this dress I knew I had to share because it's pretty, breezy style instantly transported me. Inspired by the new lobby at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort it's tropical feel and traditional design are a classic. The coral palms print against the ocean blues help to create the perfect frock for a date night dinner at 'Ohana. Style it simply with a pair of cute leather wedge sandals, and a Disney Dooney Sketch Leather Crossbody Bag.

Breakfast Is Being Served Up Family Style At 'Ohana

'Ohana means family, and what better way to spend time with your family than 'Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch? This buffet breakfast served family style (meaning you sit back and relax while your server keeps bringing you food until you say stop) is located in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and features characters Lilo, Stitch, Mickey and Pluto.