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[30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Celebrates Soft Opening at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The much-anticipated Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort celebrated its soft opening over the weekend and it’s being reported that guests waited up to six hours just to get in.
The new Tiki bar is located just off the lobby at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and while it was “inspired” by its West Coast cousin, this Walt Disney World version features themeing that fits in with the South Seas vibe of the resort.
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto was founded by Adventureland’s “head” salesman, Trader Sam and the menu features …

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[23 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
New Merchandise Debuting at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is getting ready to debut some incredible new themed-merchandise.
The new merchandise was created based on a style guide that was developed by the Disney Design Group artists. The style guide contains character sketches, backgrounds, and more.
Included in the new merchandise are resort-specific T-shirts for adults and kids, a Minnie Mouse T-shirt and long sleeved hoodie, a new tote bag, and other clothing selections. There are also new Aloha shirts for adults and kids featuring character sketches and the resort’s Tiki figurine.
Other items include Tiki mugs featuring …

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[7 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
DVC Member Sales Begin January 12 for Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney Vacation Club members can purchase interest in Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows starting January 12. General sales for the new DVC property begins February 9.
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows includes the Bora Bora Bungalows and the connecting Deluxe Studios.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming families to this enchanting new resort, located just a quick monorail ride from Magic Kingdom Park,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “At Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, both the young and young at heart will enjoy a truly …

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[1 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
New Merchandise Set to Debut at Disney Parks Throughout 2015

We recently told you about the new 2015 dated merchandise that has debuted at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. And now we have more merchandise news to share.
As the renovations and construction continues at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, a new tiki figure will be available for guests this year. The mini-figure was inspired by the tiki that guests will find inside the newly-renovated Great Ceremonial House.
Dooney & Bourke fans will be happy to see new handbags arrive in 2015 including a line featuring black and white bicycle …

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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News: Wilderness Lodge Pool Reopens, New ‘Star Wars’ Attractions, and Disney Exec Announces Retirement

We’re inching ever closer to the holidays, and Walt Disney World is in full-on celebration mode right now with holiday parades, parties, and merchandise.
Hanukkah starts this week and if you happen to be at the Walt Disney World Resort you’ll find some new Hanukkah-themed merchandise in the parks.
This week was full of resort-related news at Walt Disney World. First, our friends at Disney Hotels Fan have some great photos of the refurbished pool at the Wilderness Lodge. The pool is now fenced in and they’re still in the process of …