Disney updates reopening timeframe for Disney's Polynesian Resort

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

Posted: Monday March 22, 2021 3:13pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

In a website update today, Disney has further clarified the reopening of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.


The resort was previously listed on the official website as reopening "Summer 2021," and this has now been updated to "late July 2021." 

The resort is getting an extensive makeover, with new looks rooms, a new monorail station and all-new arrival area.

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.”

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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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)