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Are you headed to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in December? From movies to dance parties, here is a look at all of the great activities offered at the resort with some added holiday themes.
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 few years have featured a great deal of change at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. We have seen a Moana room makeover, DVC room refreshes, club level enhancements, a new entrance and monorail platform, and the announcement of a DVC expansion at the resort. Clearing of land has begun at the resort, and Monica shared pictures of the construction getting underway.
Here is a look at the December recreation schedule for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, including some special holiday themes along with activities for the 50th Anniversary Celebration.
December Polynesian Recreation Activities
Lava Pool Party– Every day at 2:00PM, guests can enjoy a fun hour of games and dancing. The events take place both in and out of the Lava Pool.
Video Game Dance Party– On Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6:45PM 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 at 7:00PM to show off your Disney trivia knowledge. Your Disney knowledge can even win you some prizes!
Aloha After Dark: Holiday Edition- This nighttime party features glow-in-the-dark games and dancing on the Great Ceremonial House Lawn on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00PM. For December, guests can expect a holiday theme!
Campfire– On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5:30-6:30PM guests can take in views of the Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon with a campfire on the Polynesian beach. Free, unlimited marshmallows are provided, and s’mores kits are available for purchase. We have some additional information on the s’mores kits below.
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. This month we have holiday movies! Movies start at 7:30PM according to the following schedule for December:
Sunday: “The Santa Clause”
Tuesday: “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas”
Thursday: “The Muppet Christmas Carol”
Saturday: “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
Creative Activities for Purchase
This month guests can enjoy three activities for an additional fee. Contact guest services for prices for November. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00-1:00PM guests can design and create their own Kukui Nut Lei to celebrate Polynesian Culture in the Great Ceremonial House Lobby.
On Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4:00-4:45PM guests can participate in a Craft Of The Day at the Seven Seas Marina. Crafts will vary by day but can include items such as Tiki Masks or pottery. Check in with Guest Services for more information.
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 would be moved to the lobby.
50th Anniversary Celebration Offerings
In celebration of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, some new items were added last year. At the campfire listed above, 50th Anniversary Celebration s’mores are available for purchase. These are classic s’mores with a special twist for the anniversary.
Finally, 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 December? Does your family usually utilize any of these activities at your Disney resort? What do you think of the holiday additions? Let us know in the comments and on Facebook!