This South Pacific–themed resort with its tropical backdrop of orchids, ferns, and palms, lies directly across the lagoon from the Magic Kingdom, on the monorail and water taxi routes, and has lots of kids activities, making it a good family choice. The resort underwent extensive renovations in 2015, including the volcano pool and slide and the Great Ceremonial House lobby, but the theme is unchanged, with plenty of drumming and chanting in the three-story atrium, and no lack of tropical drinks at the bar. The resort also added 20 bungalows built on stilts over the lagoon, which sleep up to eight. At the evening luau, Polynesian dancers perform. Lagoon-view rooms and bungalows—which overlook Magic Kingdom fireworks—are peaceful but costly.
Jul 14, 2008
We stayed over the 4th of July weekend and in additon to poorly lit rooms, we had to wait ove an hour for a pre-reserved table at Ohanas.The swiiming pool and beach area was open to the public, who didn't have to pay the hotel prices of staying there, and who took up seats that left my family standing. They brought food from a local walmart and threw garbage on the beach. The parking lot area was full of bottles and garbage. Not worht the proces to