Disney's Polynesian Resort is a relaxing tropical paradise, featuring lush vegetation, thatched roofs, koi ponds and white-sand lakebeaches and offering a warm, welcoming world that celebrates the spirit of the South Pacific and ensures "Ho'Onanea"- the passing of time in languid tranquility. With 11 2-story and 3-story village longhouses that flank the Great Ceremonial House- built to resemble a royal Tahitian assembly lodge- the Resort has 847 luxurious rooms, decorated with rich tropical colors and furnished in traditional bamboo and rattan. Inside the Great Ceremonial House, water cascades over craggy volcanic rocks, while coconut palms tower over more than 75 different indigenous species. Also inside is shopping, dining and an awe-inspiring torch-lighting ceremony- a Polynesian welcoming of the night that includes a traditional fire-knife dance, accompanied by authentic drumming and chants. Disney's Polynesian Resort offers a variety of recreation, including the Nanea Volcano Pool, featuring a 40-foot high volcano with a waterfall and tubular waterslide, fishing, boating, waterskiing and parasailing on Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Also on the Seven Seas Lagoon, a dazzling, musical Electrical Water Pageant is held nightly. Guests of the Resort also have access to nearby Disney's Grand Floridian Spa and Health Club. Disney's Polynesian Resort has been designated by the Florida Green Lodging Program, recognizing the Resort's environmentally responsible practices. Presented in an open-air dining theater in Luau Cove, Disney's Spirit of Aloha dinner show is a Polynesian luau feast. This exciting celebration combines traditional music with more contemporary ditties from the animated Disney film Lilo and Stitch, and features dancing that is considered some of the most authentic this side of Hawaii. Disney's Polynesian Resort is located across the Seven Seas Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom theme park.