New Monorail station taking shape at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

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Polynesian Village Resort monorail station construction - April 16 2021
Posted: Friday April 16, 2021 9:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Most of the roof structure is now in place on the new monorail station at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

The new station is being built from concrete and steel, with a roofline following the design of the resort's other buildings.

Along with the roof, crews are also working on the new platform.

The new bridge that connects the monorail station to the second story of the Great Ceremonial House is also well underway.

The work is planned to be complete for a late July 2021 reopening of the resort - read more about the details here.

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JustInTime2 hours ago

The Sam’s hour signage was ripped from the wall today. Kinda makes me worry... EDIT: second sign also now removed. Hopefully it’s just an update and all is well. Maybe they were getting lots of questions?

castlecake2.08 hours ago

What is their reason?

FigmentFan828 hours ago

That’s not their reason

Disney Pacifist11 hours ago

I really don’t think Moana was needed, it just seems like more Iger IP placement.

castlecake2.013 hours ago

No one needed to call for it for Disney to decide it wants to be more respectful and how it presents different cultures at their venues.

FigmentFan8216 hours ago

No one called for this. It’s overreaction. Now if the rumor of copyright infringement is correct then it makes sense.

castlecake2.01 day ago

What’s tiresome about respecting people’s cultures?

Bocabear1 day ago

LOL! Sam Kinison would have been hysterical... I can hear him screaming "TWO MAI TAIS!!! "

TikibirdLand1 day ago

Whew! Had to go back and read this...I read Sam Kinison. If it was him, they'd definitely have to pull merch! :D

flutas1 day ago

Also saying some of them were copyright infringement issues too.

nickys1 day ago

It was announced at the last Condo meeting in December that the rooms would be done in 2021 instead of 2022. Initially it looked like around about June / July that the remaining unbooked rooms were all pulled from the inventory. Those then reappeared and I think now it’s late August / September when there is no availability (and that happened before the rush of bookings opened). Makes sense they’d start once the regular rooms are done. But according to the permits it could roll on for a while, a block of rooms at a time. I think the bungalow availability towards the end of the year was also suddenly wiped overnight.

Bocabear1 day ago

I don't believe any of the Trader Sam's merch ever had the image from the Jungle Cruise... Trader Sam's was a completely different animal... And if they no longer talk about him or show him on the Jungle Cruise, the character could be anyone... A WW2 pilot ... Sam McKinney, (Friend of Jock Lindsey)....that was stranded on an island in Polynesia after his plane went down....for 2 years before being rescued...and came home to create a loving tribute to the islands he is desperate to get back to... There! Problem solved... Easy backstory and no reason the change the merchandise...

FigmentFan821 day ago

it's just tiresome at this point

MansionButler841 day ago

They want to rebrand Sam, not erase him. There will be new merch.