6 Things You Will Love About The Tambu Lounge At Walt Disney World

One of the most serene and beloved Disney Resorts is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Nestled on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, the resort offers sweeping views of the water and the Magic Kingdom in the distance. Guests are transported to the South Pacific with white sand beaches, swaying palm trees, tiki statues, and an overall relaxed feel. One of the most popular spots at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the Tambu Lounge where guests can kick back, enjoy some delicious drinks, nibble on some food, and have a great time. Here are six things that guests will love about the Tambu Lounge at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.


6. Atmosphere

The Tambu Lounge is located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House, which puts it right in the middle of the action. The Great Ceremonial House is a massive open air lobby filled with lush plants, gently gurgling water, hanging decorative glass orbs, and a sweeping beamed ceiling. The Tambu Lounge is tucked into one of the corners of the second level of the Great Ceremonial House which gives it a unique combination of secluded yet part of the hustle and bustle of the area.

5. Whole Night Or Pit Stop

One of the best things about the location of the Tambu Lounge is that it is in the vicinity of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort’s two popular restaurants. Nearby Kona Café serves up Asian inspired dishes in an open air restaurant and ‘Ohana serves up a character breakfast with Stitch and family style feasts of meat and all the trimmings for dinner. Since both restaurants are so popular, many guests book reservations far in advance for their meals and get to the restaurants early. With extra time waiting to be seated, many guests find themselves walking over to Tambu Lounge to enjoy a drink before their wonderful meals. Tambu Lounge is special in that it makes either the perfect spot to stop before meals or the perfect place to spend an entire night! Guests who don’t have dining reservations still find themselves lingering at Tambu Lounge enjoying the atmosphere, drinks, and snacks.

4. Lapu Lapu

One of the most well-known drink offerings from the Tambu Lounge is the tropical Lapu Lapu. The drink is served in a massive hollowed out pineapple and garnished with a small umbrella which immediately makes guests feel as though they are truly in the South Pacific. The pineapple is filled with rum, tropical fruit juices, and topped with more rum making it delicious, fruity, and overall amazing. Guests who stop by the Tambu Lounge will definitely find themselves ordering a Lapu Lapu after seeing other guests walking around with delicious looking pineapples!

3. Backscratcher

The other very popular drink at the Tambu Lounge that is unique to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the aptly named Backscratcher. This tropical drink combines two different types of rum, passion fruit juice, and whiskey and is garnished with a tropical umbrella and orange slice. The cocktail gets its unique name as the final garnish placed into the glass is a massive bamboo backscratcher!


2. The View

The Tambu Lounge has seating at both the bar and in a small area furnished with comfortable chairs and small tables. Guests are encouraged to mingle around the seating area and many times conversations are struck up with other friendly guests while enjoying drinks. Some of the best seats in the house can be found next to massive glass windows which reach from floor to ceiling and look out over the grounds of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Guests who score a seat near the window are treated to a beautiful and relaxing view while enjoying their drinks.

1. The Food

While the Tambu Lounge serves up some amazing cocktails, it also features some delicious food offerings on its menu! A dinnertime, guests can choose from Pulled Pork Nachos, Beef Satay, Pork Sliders, and Honey Coriander Chicken Wings. Fans of ‘Ohana who don’t have reservations can also order up the delicious and beloved ‘Ohana Bread Pudding at Tambu Lounge. The bread pudding is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a banana caramel sauce, making it a decadent treat. Guests who enjoy delicious cocktails and snacks at Tambu Lounge will be sure to have an amazing time at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.