Dinner at Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian Resort

Heading over the the Polynesian for some lunch.
Heading over to the Polynesian for some dinner after work.

I was in the mood for something Hawaiian, so my roommate and I headed on over to Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian Resort.  (Named after the famous British explorer who discovered the Hawaiian Islands in 1778.)

Aloha - Welcome!
Aloha – Welcome friends!

The Polynesian underwent an extensive remodel for most of 2014, including Captain Cook’s.  Gone is the self-serve Dole Whip machine, now you have to go outside and order it from Pineapple Lanai.

Pineapple Lanai, new home of Dole Whip.
Outside now:  Pineapple Lanai, new home of Dole Whip.

love the sandwiches at Captain Cook’s!

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House specialty: The Aloha Pork Sandwich, aka “Heaven on a Bun”!

Aloha Pork Sandwich – Pulled Pork on a Pineapple-Coconut Bun with Cheddar, Asian Slaw, Cucumbers, and Tomatoes, with fries – $9.49 [recommended!]

Grilled Chicken Sandwich – with Cheddar, Bacon, Teriyaki Sauce, and Pineapple Salsa – $9.49 [very good!]

Lobster Roll – Lobster Salad on a Split-top Roll with Chips – $16.29


I got to see the remodeled lobby.  Not everyone likes it.

Old lobby vs. new look.
Old lobby vs. new look.  A lot more seating, but all the Hawaiian plants are gone.
The main lobby is a lot more open now, but we think it's boring!
The main lobby is a lot more open now, but we think it’s boring!  The plants and fountain/waterfall made it special.
Trader Sam's just opened up
Trader Sam’s just opened up at the end of April 2015.

Earlier in the week, I got to go to Trader Sam’s, the new tiki bar at the Polynesian, with my friend, Amy Jo.

My $17 drink came in a White Pearl!
My $17 drink came in a White Pearl!


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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.


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