The Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World

The Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World

One of the buildings of the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World seems to be almost engulfed in the surrounding greenery, adding even more to the tropical island feel of the resort. The way that the buildings are spread out and separated by garden areas, palm trees, streams, and other growth help to give a far-away feel to the whole place.

In just wandering through, you don’t feel like you are in a large resort with over 800 rooms. Instead, you feel as if you are in a more intimate setting with a few buildings here and there. It really is well done. And 40 years later, I don’t know that they could come up with a better way to do it.

However, Disney is starting on a major renovation of the Polynesian Resort, which includes the addition of Disney Vacation Club villas. And rumor has it that they will even bring back the original name of the Polynesian Village. Personally, I hope they don’t change the existing resort all that much, because it really is nice just like it is.

On a separate note, I have a love/hate relationship with this photo. I really do like the photo, because it captures the feel of the resort to me. But sometimes when I look at it, all I see is the black torch fixture in the foreground. And now that I have mentioned it, that is what you will see every time, too. That is one of those hindsight things where you can look at something and see what you should have done differently, but it never occurred to you at the time you were taking the photo. Of course, that applies to many, if not most, things in life and not just photography. Oh well. Maybe next time I will pay more attention. Or wait until closer to dark when the torches have been lit.

Hindsight is 20/20, after all. Even without glasses.

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:13-14

About the photo:
A single RAW exposure, processed in Adobe Lightroom. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Canon EOS-M
Lens: Canon EF-M 18-55mm