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Polynesian

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

  1. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 1
  2. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 2
  3. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 3
  4. Islands of Adventure – Part 1
  5. Islands of Adventure – Part 2
  6. Universal Studios – Part 1
  7. Universal Studios – Part 2
  8. Characters in Flight
  9. Disney Springs
  10. Port Orleans – French Quarter
  11. Pop Century
  12. Art of Animation
  13. Animal Kingdom Lodge / Entrance area of Animal Kingdom
  14. Boardwalk / Entrance of Hollywood Studios
  15. Yacht and Beach Club
  16. Contemporary / Entrance to Magic Kingdom
  17. Polynesian
  18. Grand Floridian
  19. Wilderness Lodge / Entrance to EPCOT
  20. Wishes

 

I’m sorry it’s taken me 3 weeks to get back to finishing my Universal/ Walt Disney World trip photos.

The Polynesian is on my bucket list of places to stay on the Walt Disney Resort.  It has been on my bucket list since I did my Disney College program in 1995.  One of my assignments in the classes I took there was to go with a group of friends to the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian.  Ever since then, I fell in love with the resort.

One of my friends I met while on the College Program also took me to the Polynesian to hang out on the beach area.

 

Back to the trip in November –

After we got done with the Contemporary, the Imaginative One and I traveled by the monorail over to the Polynesian.  I had gotten a message from Hubby saying they were leaving Pop Century and would meet us there.

While we were waiting the few minutes for him and the Wee One, the Imaginative One and I got a lei from the front desk.  If you ask them, they will give you one.  So cool.

After they got to the Polynesian, we stopped and got Hei Hei stuffed animal from Moana since we had seen the movie the night before.  Our Hei Hei has been in our Christmas tree and hidden all over the house.  Best $15 spent (I think that is how much it cost).

The Wee One and Hubby then got their leis.  Afterwards, they got breakfast at Captain Cooks because Hubby wanted Tonga Toast.

We split up once again because the Imaginative One and I decided to walk over to the Grand Floridian while the Wee One and Hubby took the ferry.

Later in the evening, the Imaginative One and I came back to the Polynesian to watch Wishes and to eat Dole Whip.  Yum!  I’ll share my photos from Wishes in another blog post.

Enjoy the photos from the Polynesian.

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Have a magical day,

Traci

Pictures, travel, walt disney world

Entrance of the Magic Kingdom and Contemporary

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

  1. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 1
  2. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 2
  3. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 3
  4. Islands of Adventure – Part 1
  5. Islands of Adventure – Part 2
  6. Universal Studios – Part 1
  7. Universal Studios – Part 2
  8. Characters in Flight
  9. Disney Springs
  10. Port Orleans – French Quarter
  11. Pop Century
  12. Art of Animation
  13. Animal Kingdom Lodge / Entrance area of Animal Kingdom
  14. Boardwalk / Entrance of Hollywood Studios
  15. Yacht and Beach Club
  16. Contemporary / Entrance to Magic Kingdom
  17. Polynesian
  18. Grand Floridian
  19. Wilderness Lodge / Entrance to EPCOT
  20. Wishes

On Black Friday, the Imaginative One and I went to the Magic Kingdom entrance hoping to see the train show.  We missed it by a half an hour.  Since we missed it, we headed over to the Contemporary Resort.

The Imaginative One and I ended visited the Contemporary three times during that day.  We went outside on the fourth floor so I got some awesome photos of Cinderella Castle.  He and I also visited the ninth floor, the highest you could go without staying at the resort and being a Disney Vacation Club member.

Later on in the day, the whole family went back to the Contemporary on our way to the Ticket and Transportation Center.  Once again, we visited the ninth floor because Hubby was interested in what we saw.

Later in the evening, the Imaginative One and I went back because we wanted to see Wishes from the Polynesian.

Magic Kingdom Entrance

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Walking Up to the Contemporary

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Fourth Floor of the Contemporary

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View from the Fourth Floor

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View from the bridge to Bay Lake

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More of the Fourth Floor of the Contemporary

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View from the Ninth Floor

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Looking Down

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Magic Kingdom with Train smoke

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More Looking Down

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Outside the Contemporary

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More Photos from Inside the Contemporary

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Views from the Ninth Floor

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At Night

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Join me in two weeks for photos from my favorite resort – the Polynesian.

Have a magical day,

Traci

Pictures, travel, walt disney world

Yacht and Beach Club

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

  1. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 1
  2. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 2
  3. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 3
  4. Islands of Adventure – Part 1
  5. Islands of Adventure – Part 2
  6. Universal Studios – Part 1
  7. Universal Studios – Part 2
  8. Characters in Flight
  9. Disney Springs
  10. Port Orleans – French Quarter
  11. Pop Century
  12. Art of Animation
  13. Animal Kingdom Lodge / Entrance area of Animal Kingdom
  14. Boardwalk / Entrance of Hollywood Studios
  15. Yacht and Beach Club
  16. Contemporary / Entrance to Magic Kingdom
  17. Polynesian
  18. Grand Floridian
  19. Wilderness Lodge / Entrance to EPCOT
  20. Wishes

After we were finished at the Boardwalk, we walked along the path from the Boardwalk past the Swan and Dolphin and then onto the Yacht and Beach Club.

The Exterior of the Resort

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Christmas Decorations in the Yacht Club

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Christmas Decorations at the Beach Club

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The Pool Area

The pool has a sand bottom which is cool.

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After we were finished walking around the Yacht and Beach Club, we rode the ferry back to the front of Hollywood Studios.  We then caught a bus back to Pop Century because we knew the next day was going to be a busy one because we were going to visit the Contemporary, the Polynesian, the Grand Floridian, and Wilderness Lodge.

Join me next week for our visit to the Contemporary and the Entrance of the Magic Kingdom.  The Imaginative One and I visited the Contemporary 3 times on Black Friday so I’m going to have lots of photos.

 

Have a magical day,

Traci

Pictures, travel, walt disney world

The Boardwalk

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

  1. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 1
  2. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 2
  3. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 3
  4. Islands of Adventure – Part 1
  5. Islands of Adventure – Part 2
  6. Universal Studios – Part 1
  7. Universal Studios – Part 2
  8. Characters in Flight
  9. Disney Springs
  10. Port Orleans – French Quarter
  11. Pop Century
  12. Art of Animation
  13. Animal Kingdom Lodge / Entrance area of Animal Kingdom
  14. Boardwalk / Entrance of Hollywood Studios
  15. Yacht and Beach Club
  16. Contemporary / Entrance to Magic Kingdom
  17. Polynesian
  18. Grand Floridian
  19. Wilderness Lodge / Entrance to EPCOT
  20. Wishes

After we were finished at Animal Kingdom Lodge, we headed over to Hollywood Studios to catch a ferry over to the Epcot resorts.  The first resort we visited was the Boardwalk.

The Entrance to Hollywood Studios

Outside the Resort

Inside the Resort – Christmas Decorations

Outside the Resort

We only had a quick visit to the Boardwalk.  After we finished looking around the Boardwalk, we walked over to the Yacht and Beach Club.  Next week, I’ll share those pictures.

Here is a video of us walking around the Boardwalk and of the Imaginative One being a smart aleck about when I asked him some questions.

Have a magical day,
Traci