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.

Lovely Polynesian CanoeLovely Polynesian Canoe
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.

Ohana's Elaborate Show GrillOhana's Elaborate Show Grill
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.

Stroll Along the BeachStroll Along the Beach
Next you may want to grab a Dole Whip from the Pineapple Lanai, or grab a cocktail and listen to live music at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto. 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!

jbarkee wrote on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 01:24:

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We went to dinner at 'Ohana for the 1st time last month and I kind of expected it to be overrated.
That's how I feel about Le Cellier, which is another very, very popular WDW restaurant where ADRs are hard to come by.
But it was actually even better than the reviews.
Unbelievable food, service, and show.

Combined with pre-dinner cocktails at Tambu Lounge, it was the perfect evening.

ShannonG wrote on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 03:43:

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We're big fans of the Kona Cafe at the Polynesian. From the Tonga toast for breakfast to the chicken wings and pulled pork tacos on our most recent trip in November, Kona has never disappointed! They recently changed the dinner menu and we haven't had a chance to check that out yet, but with our past experiences I'm sure we'll definitely find something new to love. We also had the opportunity to try Ohana on this trip and the appetizers are definitely the highlight. I'd go for the wings or potstickers anytime!

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