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Polynesian Resort Facts and Fun

The Electrical Water Pageant, a floating, lighted procession of "sea creatures," takes place each night on Bay Lake at 9:00 p.m. (weather permitting).

Disney's Polynesian Resort has a unique "Kukui Nut" tree. The only one of its kind in the state of Florida, the tree was brought to the Walt Disney World Resort from its native Hawaii.

Learn some Polynesian lingo! Aloha means "hello'" and "goodbye"; mahalo nui loa means "thank you very much"; and Aita Peatea, the motto of the Polynesian Resort, means "There will be another day tomorrow just like today."

Koi fish, which can be found in ponds throughout the South Pacific islands as well as Disney's Polynesian Resort, are thought to bring good luck.

There is a wave machine built under the Seven Seas lagoon just off the Polynesian beach. It caused beach erosion, so was shut down, but can still be seen under the water.

Disney's Polynesian Resort opened on October 1, 1971.

'Ohana means family.

Gather outside the main lobby entrance at 6pm each day to see a traditional Polynesian torch lighting ceremony.

Hidden Mickeys

In front of the benches, on the lower level lobby, made of floor tiles.

Look at the wallpaper in the laundry room.

On the Moana Mickey's Arcade sign.

On the bedspreads in rooms.


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