Okay, so we all know the news surrounding bars and lounges at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has revolved almost solely around two places recently: Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace.
Barefoot Pool Bar
But one place we haven’t discussed much at all recently is the Barefoot Pool Bar… primarily because it hasn’t been open. You see, with the major refurbishment of the Polynesian’s Volcano Pool came the closure of its accompanying pool bar.
But early this month the pool opened up again — much to the happiness of many a Poly guest! And the Barefoot Pool Bar has reopened right along with it.
Not much has changed at the Barefoot Pool Bar itself, still finding its home at the side of the volcano, though the sign is new.
But the general feel is somewhat different, and I think that’s due more to the bar’s changed surroundings more than the lounge itself. For instance, the fence around the pool, which ends at the Barefoot, does change the vibe (though all are still welcome to have a drink at the bar — only Resort guests are permitted swim in the pool, as per usual).
The familiar Disney pool bar drinks still grace the menu (and the full bar is also available).
A little reminder is posted regarding operating hours.
Alas, I didn’t have time to sip, since I was preparing to get in line for Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. But I did take a few moments to do a little exploring in the surrounding areas. Now that the pool is open again and the majority of construction walls are down in the main area surrounding the Great Ceremonial House, we can all at last get a feel for what the renovated Polynesian Village Resort is like.
So while we’re here, let’s take a walk, shall we? Here’s another look at the pool.
One very welcome addition is that of the new
The surrounding pathway from the back of the pool leads to Captain Cook’s, where outdoor seating is once again available.
Heading back towards the beach, even with the addition of the Bora Bora Bungalows (the newest addition to Disney Vacation Club Villas), there are still some good vantage points available from which to view “Wishes” while enjoying a Dole Whip from the Pineapple Lanai.
And even though the tab to stay at one isn’t within my reach , here’s a look at the Bora Bora Bungalows while we’re here.
And for now, that’s a wrap! Mickey sure hopes you’ve enjoyed this little walking tour…
And with that, we say “Aloha” once again from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!
Will you be stopping at the Barefoot Pool Bar on our next stop at the Polynesian? Please let us know with a comment!