ALOHA from Disney’s Polynesian Resort!
Capt. Cook’s is the Polynesian’s Quick Service option — famous for Tonga Toast in the morning, and Pork Sandwiches and Nachos in the afternoon into the evening (more on their also-famous Dole Whips later in the post). You can typically find a few unique and stellar cupcakes here, too.
Well, its original location is currently closed for refurbishment from now until later this summer. We’re definitely looking forward to the new-and-improved digs, but in the meantime we thought we’d swing by to give you a quick look at the temporary location.
If you head to the original location for Captain Cook’s, you’ll see signs directing you to the temporary location. From the original space, it’s just to the right of the set of stairs that bring you to Tambu Lounge.
The first thing to greet you is the main seating area.
Captain Cook’s signature tables made the move…
And additional seating can be found to the left of the main area.
Past the seating, you see the food area.
The kitchen space appears roomy.
Flow in the costumer area is a bit disrupted by the cold grab-and-go refrigerators (the drink station, where you can refill your mug or grab a cup of coffee, is on the other side of the case).
Still, for a temporary space, I think they’ve done a really nice job making it as comfortable as possible, and have kept things nice and bright despite the lack of natural light from windows.
Looking at the menus, many of those Polynesian favorites remain.
Yep — you can still get your Tonga Toast!! Ya-hoo!
And we’re glad to see some of those lunch and dinner favorites as well.
We love the pork nachos and the pork sandwich!
Though I’m sad to see the grown-up grilled cheese sandwich is not on the menu here… though I am tempted to try the Thai Coconut Meatball Sandwich. Hope it returns with the official restaurant!
Paper menus are also available to alleviate congestion by the wall menus. The listing of the various Flatbreads of the Day is a nice feature.
You can still grab one of their tasty cupcakes, too (most are in the cooler, but some were out to grab right away). Here is the Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcake!
Alas, though… no Dole Whips at the Poly until the original location reopens later this summer. You’ll have to hop on the monorail and get to Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom for your fix.
We definitely want to say WAY TO GO to the Cast Members at the Polynesian for keeping things operating so smoothly in light of the changes! We’re already looking forward to seeing what’s next for Capt. Cook’s when it reopens in a few months, and will be sure to keep you posted!
Are you excited about Capt. Cook’s being refurbished? Please let us know with a comment!