REVIEW: New Oasis Bar Opens at Polynesian Village Resort With Tasty Tropical Flavors

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The new quiet pool at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort opened recently, and with it came a new pool bar: The Oasis. In addition to a bar area, the Oasis also has a food service window to offer guests a counter service option as well. The food menu is the same at both, but alcoholic and specialty drinks will only be found at the bar.

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A look at the fairly large menu

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The banana cabana has to be in my top five favorite drinks at Walt Disney World. I really enjoy coconut, banana, and pineapple in drinks, so having them all together in one was just perfection. The other guests in my party agreed that this is easily their favorite drink here as well.

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The Grand Margarita was fine, but nothing special.

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The Lava Flow struck me as an improved version of the ubiquitous Pina Colava sold at every other bar. I like the Colava a lot, but this was a little sweeter and had more flavor to it. Disclaimer: I like sweet, what some would call “girly” drinks as you’ll notice as we roll on with these reviews.

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The Niue Rita is pretty solid. Pretty much what you expect based on the ingredients.

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The Frosty Pineapple is probably the drink most reading this would be excited to get (as it contains Pineapple Dole Whip), but it just wasn’t that good. The “spiky pineapple” at Trader Sam’s is similar, but just prepared to perfection compared to this. This drink is for the most part pre-prepared in a machine and was just way too sweet.

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The sashimi was great, very fresh. Pretty much waht you expect from this kind of dish anywhere at this resort by now.

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The fried wontons are what most guests refer to as “Poly Chips”. They are still good, and I like them with this sauce, but they are still best in the nachos at Captain Cook’s.

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The Kahlua pork sliders came with a healthy side of fries

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These tasted just like the dish from the food and wine festival at Epcot, but you get three here for a much better price (and a side). They were fantastic, just as they are at Epcot.

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For dessert, we had the Malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts with a passion fruit curd)

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At the end of the day, they were just sugar-covered doughnuts, but they were very good and mixed great with the dipping sauce.

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Overall, the Oasis is a really good pool bar compared to many others around Walt Disney World. I was very happy with the food and drinks (even if we didn’t really care for 2 of the 5 we had). Keep in mind, this bar is intended for resort guests only and is behind the locked gates in the quiet pool area, but you can get in if you just perhaps wait for another guest to open the gates (not that we endorse this). Regardless, we plan to visit the Oasis bar again in the near future, most likely for a small bite and a Banana Cabana.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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