Monday, August 24, 2015

Captain Cook's Decor | Disney's Polynesian Village

Tropical pixie dust is coming your way, my friends!

The Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World is an old favorite of mine, and the hotel has been seeing a lot of design changes recently which I was excited to see on our recent trip.  This week we're going to be taking a look at some of the new stuff, and we're starting at Captain Cook's!

Captain Cook's is the quick service restaurant at the Polynesian Village Resort.  They have some delicious items on the menu (that grown-up grilled cheese...and those crispy chips...), but today we're focusing on a feast for the eyes - the new decor!

When Captain Cook's got its recent refurb, the layout was left largely unchanged.  The main difference is that the self-order screens are gone.  I'm really going to miss them!  It was nice to punch in selections yourself while you mulled over choices, and the graphics made you feel like you were in a tropical jungle.  Now you give your order to a cast member at the podium.

The cupcakes, in case you were wondering (I always wonder about the cupcakes), are in the refrigerated case these days.  They seem less fresh when they're served this way, but they do still have Mickey and Minnie!

My favorite addition to Captain Cook's: the POSTERS!  The walls are covered with fabulous retro art featuring the "magical islands" that the Polynesian Village's longhouses are named after.

"Visit Bora Bora: Ideal in Summer as in Winter!" or "Samoa: A Paradise Born of the Sea!"

I want a "Timeless Tuvalu" poster just like this to put up in my room.  My fingers are crossed Disney will use these designs on t-shirts or postcards or something, because I would love to be able to take them home somehow!

I don't know about you guys, but I'm definitely feeling like I could do with an escape to Tonga or Tokelau right about now...

One last exciting new addition to the Captain Cook's area: a Pineapple Lanai window just outside the Great Ceremonial House where you can order the world-famous Dole Whip!  And just look at how friendly the natives are - I love it when cast members pose ham it up for photos. :)


  1. This is so cool to see - our last Poly visit, Captain Cook's was being refurbished so we ate in the temporary location. The new digs look great!

  2. Love the posters! They remind me of the vintage Tomorrowland ride posters on display at Redd Rockett's Pizza Port in Disneyland.