Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bring the Smell of Disney's Polynesian Resort to Your Home

By Keith Mahne

One of the very first things to greet you as you walk into Disney's Polynesian Resort is that magical smell. You know the one I'm talking about! That tropical, fruity fragrance is heaven on earth. Smells like these can transport us back to powerful and emotional memories from the past more effectively than any of the 5 senses. Any die-hard Disney fan knows that Disney "smells" play a huge role in our nostalgic love of the Parks and Resorts. If you are like me, you've wondered time and time again how to bring the smell of this magical resort home. Well friends, wonder no more because today I'm going to fill you in on how you can bring the smell of Disney's Polynesian Resort to your humble abode...

Editor's Note: I highly recommend scrolling through the Disney Avenue Music Player playlist located under the website banner above and selecting track number 156 titled "Disney's Polynesian Resort Music Loop" or track number 207 (a personal favorite) titled "Vintage Sounds of the Adventureland Veranda" to enjoy while you read.

The centerpiece of the Polynesian Resort's lobby is the famous tiki icon. (c)Disney

If the beauty and detail of a Disney Resort isn’t enough, the resorts have a unique and distinct scent that, from the moment you walk in the door, hits your nose and you become instantly happier, as if a puff of pixie dust just smacked you upside the head...which usually happens when I enter the Polynesian Resort. Certain smells can be extremely powerful mood enhancers and the clever folks at Disney know exactly which ones will have you feeling like you are “home." Although I adore all of the Disney Resort lobby scents, the Polynesian Resort, along with the Contemporary Resort, is one of my absolute favorites.

Disney's Polynesian Resort lobby. (c)Disney

The fragrance that fills Disney's Polynesian Resort seems to trigger some serious feelings of nostalgia and joy every time you enter. has recently launched our brand new WEDway Candle Company and have recreated the magical "smell" of this beloved and classic resort to perfection and you can found the fragrance's logo and description below...

Polynesian Paradise:


Be reminded of past family vacations and the tropical atmosphere that has made Disney's Polynesian Village Resort a favorite family destination since 1971 with our Polynesian Paradise fragrance. This scent features nuances of fresh green tea mixed with effervescent citrus top notes and crisp bamboo stalks.

I can tell you with confidence (as my own candle is burning right beside me as I write this) that we got it right and WOW are my endorphin's kicking! The thing I love most about these candles is the fact that when I close my eyes, I could swear to you that I was sitting in the lobby of the Polynesian Resort right this moment with a tropical drink from the Tambu Lounge in hand and a lei around my neck.

A beautiful early photo of the Polynesian Resort at dusk with the monorail passing by and Cinderella Castle gleaming in the background. (c)Disney

Our "Polynesian Paradise" fragrance comes in a few different ways. A 8 oz. or 16 oz. Candle or a 4 oz. Room Spray (which I love)...

Our Polynesian Paradise fragrance comes in a 8 oz. or 16 oz. candle or a 4 oz. room spray.

So friends, if you'd like to bring the smell of Disney's Polynesian Resort to your own home and see our other Disney Park and Resort inspired fragrances, visit our WEDway Candle Company store by clicking the image below and be prepared to get transported to one of Walt Disney World's most beloved resort destinations ever created...

Click the image above to visit the WEDway Candle Company Store and buy your Polynesian Paradise scent today

You can also read about our Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Beach and Yacht Club fragrance by clicking HERE. Take joy in knowing that, whether you grab a candle for yourself or any Disney fan in your family, you will now be able to bring the magical smell of Disney's Polynesian Resort to your home.

Be sure to also have a look at all of our other Disney Park inspired items in the Disney Avenue Store by clicking HERE or on the image below...

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Keith Michael Mahne is the owner and editor of Disney Avenue and the host of the Disney Avenue Podcast. He has made countless trips to the Walt Disney World resort since his first trip in 1989 at the age of four. Keith has a strong passion and respect for Walt Disney, the parks and resorts, and the men and women who help create them. He started Disney Avenue as a way to inform and entertain readers and to repay all those who make dreams come true every day.

You can find all of Keith's articles here.


  1. OMG!!! I cannot wait until my candle arrives!!! I have been searching for a way to bring that wonderful smell of the Poly home. We have been staying at the resort since I was a kid and I ask myself every time I go how I can bring that smell home with me. I am so excited that I can now do that. You guys are the best and thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. Can I get a discount for bulk orders because I have a feeling I'm going to need it LOL

  2. Finding this article has just made my day. I have been searching for years to find the smell of the Polynesian resort and bring it home. My search is over thanks to Disney Avenue. Can't wait until these candles show up to my front door. Thank you

  3. We stay at the Poly every year and love the smell of the resort. I just bought 5 candles and the room spray. I'm going to give a few of them to my son for his birthday next month to remind him of our family trips. He is going to love this gift! Thanks so much for sharing. Big fan of the site.