We had intended to have a tasty beverage at the Tambu Lounge (probably something in a pineapple), but we didn’t have time to wait for it to open as we were soon heading to Epcot where there were rides to wait in line for and countries to drink at.
The Barefoot Pool Bar is found, you guessed it, down by the pool. They didn’t have nearly the selection of libations, but they were the only game in town at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. And I may not know much about mixology, but I do know that many consider putting pineapple juice in a Mai Tai to be a grave offense.
I first thought this photo was notable for the tikis flanking the flat-screen tv (another supposed tiki bar no-no), but now I marvel at the number of fans set up. Sadly, I doubt they made much of a difference for that dude.
It was freakin’ hot out, so we went the frozen route with the Pina Colava and Orange Dream. Both were tasty and hit the spot but I thought the Pina Colava was the better of the two.
It was tempting to take a whirl down the pool’s volcano slide, but I wanted to get some shopping in at the Bou-Tiki back in the lobby.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is undergoing extensive renovations in 2014, including the closing of the Nanea Volcano Pool. For the latest updates, you should check out Tikiman’s Unofficial Polynesian Resort Pages