PHOTOS - Rebuilding the monorail station at the Great Ceremonial House at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

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Polynesian Village Resort Great Ceremonial House refurbishment - February 16 2021

Following a lengthy demolition project, the rebuilding of the monorail station and front of the Great Ceremonial House is underway at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Vertical columns can be seen rising from newly poured concrete footers on either side of the monorail beam.

The work is planned to be completed for a summer reopening of the entire resort.


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Article Posted: Feb 17, 2021 / 1:09pm ET

nbar1 day ago

I was walking around the grounds at the Poly this past weekend and noticed one of the curtains was opened on a ground floor room in Hawaii. It was completely untouched other than the beds appearing to be moved to the opposite corner of the room. Do we know if Disney is planning on opening these building in phases or all at once? I recall the announcement for the Poly to reopen was sometime this summer, but if there are some rooms/building that haven't began to get gutted I wonder how late in summer it will open.

aladdin20079 days ago

thank you:)

Tuvalu9 days ago

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

aladdin20079 days ago

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

Disney Analyst9 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.

GimpYancIent11 days ago

mandstaft12 days ago

Either one works for me! :)

aladdin200712 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.

Bocabear12 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.

Minthorne13 days ago

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

DisneyOutsider13 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 Analyst13 days ago

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

Skywise13 days ago

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

Disney Analyst13 days ago

The redesign looks to be very wood themed.