PHOTOS - Step inside a new Moana inspired room at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

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

Inside a Reimagined Room from Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Posted: Friday March 5, 2021 10:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today shared a first look inside one of the new Moana inspired rooms at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

According to Disney, the new look rooms feature a new color palette inspired by the Pacific Ocean and its many islands, including details, patterns and textures from the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana.”

The resort is currently closed for the refurbishment, but is now accepting bookings for late July 2021.

Along with the work on the rooms, a new porte cochere will enhance the arrival experience as guests pull up to its Great Ceremonial House. The design features a high-pitched, open-truss roof covered in a thatch style with pops of color. The area’s new open and airy vibe will be complemented by four chandeliers inspired by glass floats, fishing nets and oversized bamboo elements mirroring the chandelier inside the lobby. In addition, the resort’s Monorail station located above the porte cochere is receiving new wooden screens with geometric patterns in tropical colors, adding to the overall ambience of the entrance.

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JoeCamel5 days ago

Thank you Disney, those look great.

DCBaker5 days ago

MrHappy9 days ago

This definitely looks like the station will be completed by 5/1 :cool:🙏. It's just a big deck with plantings, right?!

Movielover9 days ago

Likely the area was flatten for easier access for the larger construction equipment used for both the roof of the main building and the demo of the monorail station. I would expect the landscaping to start taking shape after the bulk of the Monorail station is complete.

nicb889 days ago

There’s still a lot of construction left of the new entrance so I’m sure there’s time yet for them to redevelop a water feature! No need yet for such despair! :)

Bocabear9 days ago

Looks like they dug the original ponds out and then flattened and leveled the ground...I would think if they were putting the water feature back in they would have already started site prep for the new ponds... Plus they would probably have already generated some concept art of the new entrance... Unless it is so underwhelming they are just keeping it quiet. My guess it will be a lot of uninspired landscape and a few torches and fiberglass tikis... It's like they just can't stand to leave a beautifully designed original hotel that is wildly popular alone...they have to get in there and value engineer it... So sad.

MisterPenguin9 days ago


Nubs709 days ago

Walked past the rooms the are redoing. It's a total redo down to the studs. Through the plastic on the interior of the patio doors there are stacks of RockWool.

nbar9 days ago

Consider its tree We use each part of the coconut That's all we need

JoeCamel9 days ago

I never consider the coconuts (allergic) but I always consider the pineapples (lapu lapu)

MisterPenguin9 days ago

The what?!

MansionButler849 days ago

Please tell me they are considering the coconuts?

TikibirdLand9 days ago

I hope so! It was really depressing to watch them rip out that garden area. I'll be watching... Always watching. :D

Disney Analyst10 days ago

Can see what looks like the new roof trusses staged in the parking lot.