One of our favorite resorts to visit at Walt Disney World is the Polynesian. It’s absolutely gorgeous and it has so many great dining options…Kona Cafe, ‘Ohana, and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto are our go-tos.
Since we can’t take a weekend trip down to Disney, we decided to recreate a date night at the Polynesian at home.
I pulled up a Spotify playlist of some of the area music played around the resort and played that while we got drinks and dinner ready. You could also put together a playlist of some of the songs from Moana or Lilo & Stitch!
I pulled out my Moana fabric knotty headband from Main Street Tilly Ears too!
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is hidden away inside the resort and one of the most entertaining bars I’ve ever been to. If you haven’t had a drink there yet, I highly recommend it!
I blended up a tiki rum drink inspired by one of the drinks on the menu. We have a couple tiki cups from Trader Sam’s at home and they were perfect for our date night (if you’re 21+ obviously)! For a non-alcoholic drink, you can mix passion fruit juice, orange juice, and guava juice for the well-loved POG or Liliko’i juice.
The main dining restaurant at the resort is ‘Ohana. “‘Ohana mean family. Family means no one gets left behind.” Recognize that quote from Lilo & Stitch? Their signature dinner dish are the terriyaki noodles. If you’ve ever had them before you know how delicious they are! We made up our own noodles and served them with pot stickers.
Our friends joined us virtually and they made Hawaiian style pulled pork sliders for their meal.
After our dinner and Facetime call, we loaded Moana on Disney+. Definitely one of my favorites!
We finished the night with the classic Dole Whip as our dessert. I can’t believe I’ve never made this at home before…super easy!
We also watched the Happily Ever After fireworks on the Disney Parks Blog. Check them out here! There may or may not have been some tears.
We had so much fun recreating some of our Disney favorites at home. It makes missing the parks and resorts a little bit easier. Now we are trying to figure out what to do next! Any suggestions?
Download the recipes here!