PHOTOS - Latest look at the changes coming to the Great Ceremonial House at Disney's Polynesian Resort

Jan 05, 2021 in "Disney's Polynesian Resort"

Polynesian Village Resort Great Ceremonial House refurbishment - January 4 2021

Work has been continuing over the holiday period at the Polynesian Village Resort with removals and additions to the Great Ceremonial House.

The new roofline beams are largely complete.

At the monorail station, much of the overhead structure has been removed.

The bridge that connects the monorail station to the main building has also been completely removed.

Click the gallery for more pictures of the Great Ceremonial House refurbishment work.

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Article Posted: Jan 05, 2021 / 11:29am ET

aladdin20075 days ago

thank you:)

Tuvalu5 days ago

There is boat service. You can also walk to the TTC and take the monorail.

aladdin20075 days ago

Is there boat service to and from MK from Poly? or is it just bus

Disney Analyst6 days ago

Also, the old platform needed to go due to (and let me know if Iโ€™m wrong) major wood rot issues. I almost guarantee most of the new structure will be cement sculpted to look like wood. As much of modern Disney wood architecture is for outdoor use.

GimpYancIent8 days ago

mandstaft8 days ago

Either one works for me! :)

aladdin20078 days ago

Isn't this under Ridley's direction? He has destroyed Epcot, so I have little hope for this, except for the hope in the concept art.

Bocabear9 days ago

If it actually ends up looking this good and the water features return, I would not mind so much, but this is a concept only...Who knows what value engineering has happened since this was released... I hate feeling so negative about this, but their track record so far has not been very good.

Minthorne9 days ago

Once they add the 30 foot Maui and HeiHei statue on top everyone will love it. Youโ€™re welcome.

DisneyOutsider9 days ago

You mean the footers that are supporting the weight of the structure? ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† Look, I hope it retains it's wooden charm as well, but the old platform was a few bad days from having a REALLY bad day. Let's save our outrage for something more worthy. Still a ways left to go on this one.

Disney Analyst9 days ago

A lot of the wood work Disney creates is made of cement and sculpted/designed to look like real wood.

Skywise9 days ago

Active word being "looks" - the back pylons are obviously concrete as being planted now.

Disney Analyst10 days ago

The redesign looks to be very wood themed.

UNCgolf10 days ago

I love nice hotel lobbies. It's not about me personally -- as I've said, I love the Grand Floridian lobby, especially when you could listen to the orchestra. It's that Disney is actively trying to avoid sending people to their lobbies (for the most part) and the lobbies just aren't used the way they were in the past. You do bring up a good point about special displays at the lobbies, though. The Grand Floridian often has stuff there to see during different holidays. I hope that continues and doesn't get cut.