Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to begin Great Ceremonial House refurbishment next week

Sep 21, 2020 in "Disney's Polynesian Resort"

Posted: Monday September 21, 2020 12:46pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The refurbishment of Disney's Polynesian Resort gets underway next week with work starting on the Great Ceremonial House.

Starting September 28 2020, the front desk will be relocated to a temporary area at the Pago Pago building, and the front arrival entrance will be unavailable. Access to the Great Ceremonial House will be via the side and back entrance only.

Work will mostly take place Sunday through Thursday, from 10pm, which means the building will be closed to guests by 10pm on those days.

The monorail station will close beginning November 2 2020.

Kona Cafe, Moana Mercantile, Tambu Lounge, and Pineapple Lanai will all have modified hours beginning October 4 but will remain open during the work.

Although the main hotel will remain unavailable for stays until the Summer of 2021, the villas and bungalows will remain open as normal. Changes to the main hotel rooms will include a move to a Pacific Ocean-inspired color palette as well as details, patterns and textures from Disney’s "Moana."

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Walt dApr 12, 2022

Oh” boy! Is the Queen coming….??

itsy bitsy spiderApr 04, 2022

It looks better than the All Star resorts... I mean Contemporary's.

SirwalterraleighApr 01, 2022

Those lighted slabs (which were the kinda thing that makes the Bobs just look obtuse) probably cost them $1.67 of electricity (solar generated) per year and could not be tolerated by accounting. No ROI

SkywiseApr 01, 2022

Ya know what would've been cool. If they had to stick with the concrete pillars so badly - why not integrate fiber optics tiki designs like this INTO the concrete and then light it up at night. Like they had on the walkways at Epcot before they ripped it out...

SkywiseApr 01, 2022

Option E - All of the above!

HauntedPirateApr 01, 2022

Option D - Pay even more and glorify every aspect!

SirwalterraleighApr 01, 2022

That’s option “C”… Dusters always pick “D”

HauntedPirateApr 01, 2022

Why do we have to pick, can't it be both??? :D

SkywiseApr 01, 2022

Yawn. The drawings make the pillars look like carved wooden tiki beams. This looks like street graffiti on a city street corner.

SirwalterraleighApr 01, 2022

Lol…I assume because it looks stupid for $700 a night? Or because it’s not conducive to selling $250 points? Take your pick

BocabearMar 31, 2022

They have the creative talent, staff and supplies to do this the right way...If I didn't know better I would say they were just punking everyone with the ridiculously undersized stencils... but seriously...The white plastic beachballs in a net, painted brown concrete and now this? Can they not follow their own concept art? If they columns had the large full wrap graphics at least it would have taken away from the lack of texture...

LSLSMar 31, 2022

Lol, that can't be done. A couple random squares of designs slapped on and we gave theming?

Centauri Space StationMar 31, 2022

Didn’t seem shiny to me either

helenabearMar 31, 2022

They didn't seem shiny in person... but I was only out there a couple times a week or so ago (like to retrieve my groceries from BS)