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Polynesian Villas and Bungalows Resort is a resort set in the tropical landscape that is both beautiful and very accessible to those traveling in wheelchairs. The rooms are set in separate buildings and the pathways around the resort, as well as the hallways inside the buildings, are both wide and very flat. The main lobby area has multiple dining locations, one on the first floor, and two on the second floor which is accessible by elevator. There are also countless restaurants at the Magic Kingdom and other resorts as well. These resorts, as well as the Magic Kingdom, can be accessed through the Monorail which is very wheelchair friendly. There is an abundance of accessible parking spots, some of which are directly next to buildings that have accessible rooms. There is also valet parking options available as well. Both are complimentary for those with accessibility needs. There are two pools on property, both have zero depth entries as well as pool lifts for complete accessibility.

The resort has 380 rooms, 33 of which are accessible rooms, and four rooms have roll-in showers. Every accessible room has 23 inch high beds, grab bars in the shower areas, and doors that open automatically from the outside and the inside as well as wide clearance. The rooms with roll-in showers have attached pull-down bench seats which have easy access to the shower controls. The bathrooms are large which provides adequate clearance to the shower and toilet. Also, every room has a patio which is easily accessible via doors with no lips.

Hotel Overview Accessibility

Step Free Entrance

Wide Doorway Entrance

Relatively Flat Entrance

Common Areas Step Free

Accessible Restroom in Hotel Lobby

Pool Area Accessible (Step Free)

ADA Pool Lift

Hotel Guest Room Accessibility

I Booked a WC Accessible Room

Bed Height Accessible (less than 30 inches)

Wide Clearance Around Bed (min 36 inches)

Bed Can Accommodate Hoyer Lift

Hotel Bathroom Accessibility

Step Free Access

Wide Clearance to Shower & Toilet (min 36 in)

RI Shower has Pull-Down Bench Seat

RI Shower Controls Reachable from Bench Seat

RI Shower has Grab Bars

RI Shower has no Shower Lip

Dining Accessibility

Accessible Breakfast Room

Accessible Dinner Restaurant and Bar

Nearby Accessible Dinner Restaurant and Bar (less than 2 blocks)

Parking Accessibility

Self Parking Availability

Valet Parking

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  • Estimated Price:$600

1 Review for Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows


1 Reviews

A Wheelchair-friendly Paradise

Overall Hotel Accessibility Rating

4/ 5

Hotel Guestroom Accessibility Rating

4/ 5

Hotel Bathroom Accessibility Rating

5/ 5

Hotel Dining Accessibility Rating

5/ 5

Hotel Parking Accessibility Rating

5/ 5

At the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows Resort, the ambiance and location cannot be beaten. For those traveling in wheelchairs, this resort is very accessible. The pathways around the resort are very wide and flat. The Polynesian is home to one of the most popular restaurants in Orlando, ‘Ohana. This restaurant is located on the second floor which can be accessed by elevator located conveniently in front of the restaurant in the lobby. There are also 2 other restaurants located in this main building and countless other world-class restaurants located a short monorail ride away. As far as the rooms go, they are very wheelchair friendly. The roll-in shower has a pull-down bench seat with shower controls that are very reachable. The restroom is large which provides easy access to both the toilet and the shower. The studios are also quite large and the beds are 23 inches high and very comfortable. The room that I reviewed had a gorgeous garden view and a wheelchair friendly door to access the patio to enjoy it. There are some small improvements that could be made. For instance, in the non-accessible studios, the area underneath the bed provides extra storage. Since the accessible rooms have a low bed, there is not this storage and there is not another place where the storage is replaced. The other issue in the room is that the kitchenette has a microwave that has not been lowered so it still requires a person to be standing to use it. Overall, the room is very comfortable and wheelchair friendly and, with some small improvements, it would be a perfectly wheelchair friendly room.

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