I had the opportunity to tour one of the bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Resort on my last visit. Being like everyone else, I had drooled over the pictures online and wanted to see them in person. I wondered if they were as nice as they appeared online and knew that the only way to tell was to walk inside one.
After my tour, I had 3 reasons that I really want to stay in one of the bungalows, and 1 reason why I don’t!
1. The bungalows are big.
2 bedrooms, a pull down couch and two trundle beds – you can sleep 8 people in one of these. Would I? No – I think that might be a little bit crowded. I think our family would be comfortable with 6 of us in there.
2. The view is incredible!
Being on the Seven Seas Lagoon facing the Magic Kingdom – you don’t get a better view than that. There are speakers on the deck so that you can play the music to go with the fireworks you’ll watch from your private plunge pool at night! Okay – the plunge pool is pretty small, but they couldn’t really have made it any bigger or they would have used up too much of the deck. How about those chairs? Yes – I could spend an afternoon relaxing there!
3. The décor
The decor in the bungalows is a throw back to the original Polynesian Resort décor, especially in the living room. I love that they incorporated the history of the resort, but still kept them modern with all of the bells and whistles. The kitchen looks like a place I would like to cook in – but of course you probably wouldn’t do much cooking on vacation. The dining room table though is the perfect place to eat your Ohana’s dinner that you order from room service!
So if these are so great – why don’t I want to stay in one?? The answer is simple – price. These bungalows are the height of luxury at around $3,000 USD per night. This is not something I can see myself splurging on anytime in the near future. It’s always fun to dream though, you never know what will happen. Maybe one day I’ll be sipping a cocktail on that deck, watching the fireworks and thinking saying “remember when I said I would never stay in one of these?”.
Check out the pictures – would you pay to stay there?