Resort Recon: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! If You Love The Poly, Don’t Miss This!

Easily the most beloved resort on Walt Disney World property, who, here, has stayed at the Polynesian Village Resort?  Let’s see “a show of hands” in the poll below!

After you’ve responded, please click on the picture, also below, to be taken to a phenomenal 360 degree video presented by Josh of ResortTV1!  That’s right, I said 360 degree video!

What’s that, you ask?  Well, Josh presents his leisurely stroll through the Poly and its beautiful grounds with special videography.  Watch on a computer, laptop, or smartphone so that you can scan around as if you are actually there!

That’s right!  It’s a 360 degree view!  Josh takes you to check out the Lava Pool.  Catch its towering volcano, waterfall, and thrilling 142 foot-long waterslide!

See Seven Seas Lagoon as well as the Polynesian’s view of the Magic Kingdom, Cinderella Castle, the Grand Floridian Resort, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

Catch all of that and more as you walk with ResortTV1!  Then, come back to their YouTube channel tonight at 6 PM Eastern as Josh and Jenna present this week’s LIVE stream from the parks!

Tour the Contemporary and Polynesian Resorts! Catch All in WDW “LIVE” on Resort TV1!

Good morning, folks!  Start your Monday off with a great big taste of Walt Disney World!  Catch All in WDW “Live” on Resort TV 1!

You heard Josh and Jenna join Doug Davis and I in the WDW Main Street Pub for a great Q&A session.  Now, catch Mrs. All in WDW and I as we join them for quick Live video tours through both the Contemporary and Polynesian Village Resorts!

Catch Josh and Jenna in the WDW Main Street Pub at this link!

What gifts did we give them as they arrived at the Contemporary?  Mrs. All in WDW shared one of her very favorite Disney desserts with them … what was it, and why was it free?  We enjoyed some Dole Whip … did I listen to Doug and order a “swirl”?

Check out our Contemporary “tour” on the YouTube stream below.  We appear 1 1/2 hours in at about the 1:36:40 mark!

Resort TV1 at the Magic Kingdom and Contemporary!

Then, we continue our journey with a night-time ride on a monorail, a leisurely walk through the Poly’s beautiful lobby, and a delicious Dole Whip.  We appear throughout this video below!

Resort TV1 at the Polynesian Village Resort!

You Can’t Beat Tonga Toast, Can You?!

Hey!  How about a … “Big Kahuna with a smaller version of Tonga Toast instead of pancakes”?  Offered up by one of our readers, that’s an excellent idea!  Don’t you agree?

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When it comes to Tuesday’s Kona Cafe breakfast poll, several comments displayed affection for The Samoan – poached eggs with Hollandaise served over smoked pulled pork hash.

Plus, I clearly underestimated the allure of Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes.  Fans raved over those, as well.  And, of course, Hawaiian Kona “Maragogype” Press Pot coffee got a lot of love too.

Having said that, when it comes to breakfast, we’re all about the Tonga Toast.  The Big Kahuna ran a close second.  The poll is still open, folks.  If you haven’t voted, go back and register your opinions!

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Now, as for the “signature” adult beverages that can be found at nearby Tambu Lounge, pineapples rule.  Lapu Lapus for everyone!

My favorite response, given that I asked which drink was better, was …

“Depends.  Do you want to continue drinking or only have one drink?  Lapu Lapu is big … and potent!  The Backscratcher isn’t nearly as devious.  Both are yummy, though.”

If you still need to (want to) weigh in with your pick, my friends, stop back to Wednesday’s post.  Lapu Lapu?  Backscratcher?  You choose!  Cheers!

Best Signature Drink at Polynesian’s Tambu Lounge?

Let’s stick around the Polynesian for another day, OK.  Let’s see a show of hands.  Who else – other than Mrs. All in WDW and I – loves Tambu Lounge?

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Hah!  I see you all out there!  Great lounge, isn’t it?  Whether you simply stop by for a quick refreshment or are waiting for your ADR at nearby ‘Ohana, it’s a very fun spot!

Reminiscing about good times at Tambu got me to thinking about Disney’s “signature” drinks.  Each resort seems to have their own special “creations”, eh?  Tambu is no different.

Bacardi Superior Rum, Myers’s Original Dark Rum, and Passion Fruit Juice.  Top that with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and add a Bamboo Backscratcher!

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Now, that’s a cocktail, folks.  Hey!  The backscratcher is a “take home” souvenir.  We have three of them!  Do you have any?

Myers’s Original Dark Rum and Tropical Fruit Juices topped with Goslings 151 Rum!  Serve it up in a fresh Pineapple and you have an infamous Lapu Lapu!

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Same “challenge” as yesterday … how in The World can we choose between these two?!  Well, that’s what I want you to do today, my friends.  Backscratcher.  Lapu Lapu.  You choose!

Best Breakfast at Kona Cafe?

Good morning, folks!  Most WDW fans rave about ‘Ohana.  The “flagship” venue of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, it certainly is enjoyable for both breakfast and dinner.

When it comes to the Poly, however, Mrs. All in WDW and I are quite partial to its sister restaurant – Kona Cafe.  For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we always walk away quite happy.

I was looking through some old photos a few days ago, and I stumbled upon our last breakfast at Kona.  I realized … it’s hard to choose from amongst their countless options!

Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes.  Steak and Eggs.  A straightforward Ham and Cheese Omelet.  All of it is delicious!

Of course, there are two “signature” dishes that seem to stand out above the rest.  What are those, you ask?  Oh, c’mon.  You know!

Imagine banana-stuffed sourdough French toast rolled in cinnamon sugar.  Served with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage, for $15, it’s Tonga Toast!

This Tonga was actually served at Poly's Quick Service - Captain Cook's - but you get the picture!

This Tonga was actually served at Poly’s Quick Service – Captain Cook’s – but you get the picture!

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Then, check this out.  French toast.  Pancakes topped with pineapple sauce and macadamia nut butter.  Eggs.  Home-fried potatoes.  Add ham, bacon, and sausage?  Wow!  For only $14?!  It really is the Big Kahuna!

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How in The World can we choose between these two?!  Well, that’s what I want you to do today, my friends.  Imagine this … you’re at Kona.  It’s breakfast.  Tonga?  Kahuna?  You choose!