PHOTOS - Monorail station demolished as work continues on the new entrance at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Jan 22, 2021 in "Disney's Polynesian Resort"

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The monorail station at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort has now been completely demolished as work progresses on the new arrival experience at the resort.

A pile of rubble is all that remains of the old platform.

The doors to the old platform can be seen leading nowhere.

Although the monorail station is currently unavailable, the resort beam is still in operation, but obviously does not stop at the Polynesian.

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Article Posted: Jan 22, 2021 / 1:45pm ET
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nbar2 days 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.

aladdin200710 days ago

thank you:)

Tuvalu10 days ago

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

aladdin200710 days ago

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

Disney Analyst10 days ago

Also, the old platform needed to go due to (and let me know if I’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.

GimpYancIent12 days ago

mandstaft13 days ago

Either one works for me! :)

aladdin200713 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.

Bocabear13 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.

Minthorne14 days ago

Once they add the 30 foot Maui and HeiHei statue on top everyone will love it. You’re welcome.

DisneyOutsider14 days ago

You mean the footers that are supporting the weight of the structure? 😆😆 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 Analyst14 days ago

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

Skywise14 days ago

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

Disney Analyst14 days ago

The redesign looks to be very wood themed.