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UPDATED: Disney World Announces Closures and Cancellations Ahead of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is continuing to churn through the warm waters of the Atlantic, heading toward south Florida. The Orlando area will likely feel the impacts of the storm later this weekend, and Disney World has announced several closures and cancellations ahead of the storm.

Torch Lighting Ceremony Returns to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The torch lighting ceremony at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort has returned after being on hiatus while the resort went through a major renovation that included an updated lobby and the over-the-water Disney Vacation Club bungalows.

New Activities Coming to Two Children’s Activity Centers at Walt Disney World Resort

Two of the Children's Activity Centers at the Walt Disney World Resort will soon be offering new activities that are similar to what kids enjoy aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships. The Children's Activity Centers are for kids ages 3 to 12.

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Celebrates Soft Opening at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

This past weekend was the soft opening of Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. And if you happened to get in during the soft opening, consider yourself lucky! Word on the street is there was a several-hour wait just to get in to the new Tiki bar.

Disney Gives Guests a Sneak Peek at the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

The over-water Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows will be opening soon and recently Disney offered guests a sneak peek at what the newest Disney Vacation Club property has to offer.

DVC Member Sales Start January 12 for Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney Vacation Club Members, listen up! Monday, January 12, is the day you can purchase interest in Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. The first phase of the new DVC resort is scheduled to open on April 1 and includes the Bora Bora Bungalows and connecting Deluxe Studios. General sales start February 9.

Auntie Kau’i Still Teaching the Hula to Guests at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

If you've been at Disney's Polynesian Village at any time since the resort opened, you may have had a chance to interact with Auntie Kau'i.

Anake "Auntie" Kau'i Brandt has been a part of the hotel for more than 30 years and was recently featured as one of Central Florida's Most Fascinating People by the Orlando Sentinel.

The 82 year old was born in Honolulu in 1932 and came to Florida in 1971 to help open the Polynesian and she's been there ever since.

Ongoing Renovations at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Include Club Disney and Updated Pool Area

Not only has Disney's Polynesian Village Resort recently gone through a name change, but the resort is also going through a complete re-imagining.

A few weeks ago it was announced that Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is opening in 2015. Trader Sam's will feature a themed lounged area and will serve hand-crafted tiki cocktails in souvenir mugs.

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Breakfast Is Being Served Up Family Style At 'Ohana

'Ohana means family, and what better way to spend time with your family than 'Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch? This buffet breakfast served family style (meaning you sit back and relax while your server keeps bringing you food until you say stop) is located in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and features characters Lilo, Stitch, Mickey and Pluto.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Debuts Redesigned Lobby

The renovation of the lobby at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is complete and the new space gives the resort a fresh, new, and modern vibe while staying true to the original vision of the hotel. The waterfall feature (and its very distinct smell) might be gone but what is in its place is rather stunning.

Fresh Floral Lei Share the Aloha Spirit at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

One of the most loved customs of the Polynesian Islands is that of the lei that are used to adorn the body with garlands of flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, and feathers. In Hawai'i there is a rich lei tradition where they are used to show respect and honor, or merely symbolize the aloha spirit. Beautiful lei are worn with very few rules; anyone can wear lei for any reason - no special occasion needed.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto Coming To The Re-imagined Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

It's well known that I love to kick off my Disney vacations with an opening night monorail crawl that beginning at the Polynesian's Tambu Tambu Lounge for a legendary Lapu Lapu. Disney announced last week that soon I'll have a brand new place to kick off my trip and celebrate my love of all things tiki!