Another Great Recreation Activity Returns to Disney’s Polynesian Resort

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Are you headed to Disney’s Polynesian Resort? Here’s a look at all the great recreation activities scheduled including one that has not been offered the last few months.

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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.

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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. On a brighter note, I was happy to see a pre-pandemic service return as another signal for a return to “normal.” In addition, a new beach project is underneath that may have affected activities schedules in recent months. More on that below. The links above can get you caught up!

Here is a look at the June recreation schedule for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, including some special activities for the 50th Anniversary Celebration other another great activity that returns this month.

Polynesian Recreation Activities

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Lawn Games – On Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 6:30-7:30pm 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 at 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!

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Video Game Dance Party – On Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:00PM 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 8:15PM to show off your Disney trivia knowledge. Your Disney knowledge can even win you some prizes!

Oasis Pool Bar & Grill Polynesian. Credit: KtP Writer Joe

After being removed from the schedule the last few months, the Campfire returns to the schedule for June! On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:00-7:00PM 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.

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The likely Reason for the campfire being removed was the walkway construction near the beach and Hawaii walkway. Now that the construction has moved a little further along the beach, as noted with the red box in the screenshot above, there is more room near the fire pit for the campfire to return.

The stretch of beach is shown in the picture below in its normal state. This is where the work has moved to currently.

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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. movie start at 8:30PM according to the following schedule for June:

Sunday: “Hercules”

Tuesday: “Turning Red”

Thursday: “A Goofy Movie”

Saturday: “Moana”

Creative Activities for Purchase

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This month guests can enjoy three activities for an additional fee. Contact guest services for prices for June. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30-2:00PM guests can design and create their own Kukui Nut Lei to celebrate Polynesian Culture. This activity takes place in the Great Ceremonial House Lobby

On Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5:00-6:00pm enjoy a Craft of the Day that you can take home with you. This activity takes place at the Seven Seas Marina.

In addition, on Sunday and Thursday from 5:00-6:00PM guests can make their own Mickey tie dye 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

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In celebration of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, some new items were added back in February. 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 June? Does your family usually utilize any of these activities at your Disney resort? Do you like the 50th Anniversary Celebration additions? Do you often check out the campfire? Let us know in the comments and on Facebook!

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