Are you headed to Disney’s Polynesian Resort? Here’s a look at all the great recreation activities schedule with one notable change compared to previous months.
Disney Resort Accommodations
The theme parks are the main draw of a Disney vacation, but many guests enjoy spending some time at their resort. It can be nice to take a “day off” from the parks or enjoy some time in between park visits to enjoy a resort’s accommodations.
Disney resorts also offer many recreation options for guests to take advantage of, and many are free! There are a variety of activities offered that appeal to all ages as well.
The last year and a half has featured many refurbishments around the Polynesian resort. There are new Moana rooms, DVC refurbishments, and club level enhancements. In addition there was a new arrival experience and water features (like the one pictured above) added to the front entrance. Maggie has a review from a recent stay in the Moana rooms, while Jaelyn has a review of newly refurbished DVC studios.
In addition, news of a Polynesian DVC expansion dropped recently, and I (Joe) was disappointed that Spirit of Aloha will not be returning. The links above can get you caught up.
Here is a look at the April recreation schedule for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, including some special activities for the 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Polynesian Recreation Activities
Lawn Games – On Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12:30-1:45pm resort staff will lead guests through various games on the Great Ceremonial House Lawn.
Aloha After Dark – Also occurring on the Great Ceremonial House Lawn on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00PM, guests can enjoy “Aloha After Dark.” This nighttime party features glow-in-the-dark games and dancing.
Lava Pool Party – Every day from 3:00-4:00PM, guests can enjoy a fun hour of games and dancing. The events take place both in and out of the Lava Pool, which is one of the most beautiful pools on Walt Disney World property. The pool even includes a fun slide!
Video Game Dance Party – On Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7:45PM guests can show off their dancing skills on the Great Ceremonial House Lawn’s movie screens during a game of “Just Dance.”
Trivia at Oasis – Visit the Oasis Pool Bar & Grill Fridays from 7:30-8:30PM to show off your Disney trivia knowledge. Your Disney knowledge can even win you some prizes!
In a sad change from recent months, the campfire has been removed from the recreation schedule for April as the weather becomes consistently warmer. Look for the campfire and S’mores to return when the weather turns cooler!
Looking for a nice way to unwind and end your day? Enjoy a Movie Under the Stars on the Great Ceremonial House Lawn featuring a Disney classic. Movies start at 8:15PM according to the following schedule for April:
Sunday: “The Lion King” (1994)
Tuesday: “Brother Bear”
Thursday: “Cinderella” (1950)
Creative Activities for Purchase
This month guests can enjoy three activities for an additional fee. Contact guest services for prices for April. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00-2:15PM guests can design and create their own Kukui Nut Lei to celebrate Polynesian Culture in the Great Ceremonial House Lobby..
On Tuesdays and Saturdays at 4:30pm paint a Tiki Mask out at the Seven Seas Marina.
In addition, on Sunday and Thursday at 4:30pm guests can make their own Mickey Tye Die shirt. This arts and craft favorite (with a Disney twist) is located at the Seven Seas Marina next to the Lava Pool Deck. In the event of inclement weather this activity, along with the Tiki Mask activity, would be moved to the lobby.
50th Anniversary Celebration Offerings
Journey around the Polynesian Resort in search of themed icons in the Heritage Scavenger Hunt. This hunt is themed to Magic Kingdom opening day attractions and their iconic tickets. Guests can pick up a scavenger hunt map at the Front Desk or any other Recreation location to begin their quest.
Are you headed to the Polynesian in April? Does your family usually utilize any of these activities at your Disney resort? Do you like the 50th Anniversary Celebration addition? Let us know in the comments and on Facebook!