We're still on arrival day of our Disney vacation and I thought I'd share a few more pictures of the resort and grounds. The above picture was taken in the lobby of the Polynesian resort. There are little Tiki people all around the resort. There used to be a huge waterfall in the lobby (which frankly, I preferred) but the newly redecorated lobby is still very nice.
If you look up above Mr. Tiki, you'll see all these lanterns. There is also a second floor to this room with restaurants and gift shops and access to the monorail.
This is the waterfall into the main pool area. This end of the pool also has the end of the waterslide (just to the left of Larry Lifeguard). The other end has a zero-entry which is always nice for little kids or those of us who might not want to do stairs. It was nice to have full-time lifeguards so that parents didn't have to get in the pool if we didn't want to.
This is the beach area and to the right, the newly constructed (and highly expensive) villas. It's a great place to get the beach experience (you can't go in the water though) and to watch the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom, which is just across the water and trees.
Scattered all around Florida (the resorts and parks) are a ton of these little fellows. If you're not scared of lizards, it's a fun diversion to try to spot them while standing in lines at the parks.
Honestly, I don't remember what I was taking a picture of specifically, but this is looking out over the pool area.
And here are the kids at our first park...Epcot. Hey, look....we found Nemo!
Ethan wanted me to take a picture of him posing in front of the fountain. Mission accomplished!