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Disney's Polynesian Resort

1600 Seven Seas Dr.
Lake Buena Vista , FL , United States http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/polynesian-resort/
(407) 939-6244

Commanding an enviable position on the Seven Seas Lagoon, and a short boat ride from the Magic Kingdom’s front gates, the South Seas–inflected Polynesian is a circa-1971 Disney original. It connects via monorail to the Magic Kingdom in two stops; to Epcot in six. Its top kid-centric attraction is the three-story waterslide down a steaming faux volcano, and it’s also the only hotel on the monorail with a specialized kids’ area. The 847 island-themed rooms, in longhouse-style buildings, have darker, handcrafted wood furniture. The white-sand beach, within view of Cinderella Castle, is a popular sunbathing spot by day and provides a front-row view of the Electric Water Pageant (a parade of illuminated floats) by night.

Tip: Terraces leave ground-level rooms vulnerable to theft.

Room to Book: Tuvalu, Tahiti, and Hawaii longhouse rooms are most likely to have water views; lagoon-facing rooms have views of the water parade.

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