New Permit Shows Glimpse of Construction for Disney’s Polynesian Resort

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Construction Permits Filed

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a fan-favorite Deluxe resort on Walt Disney World property. Being connected to the monorail minutes from Magic Kingdom, and having South Pacific Island vibes, this resort is a tropical getaway in the most magical place on earth! Lately, lots of news surrounding the Polynesian Resort has been discussed as major changes head its way. With construction beginning on the lower levels of Disney’s Polynesian Resort in just 3 days, Guests are curious to see what transformation this resort has in store for us. And with today’s latest Polynesian Village resort construction permit, the excitement can only build.

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We recently learned that the Polynesian was going to be closed beginning November 2nd until July 2021 to be re-themed to Moana just before Disney World’s 50th anniversary. Disney announced that:

One of the biggest changes will greet you right up front – a new porte cochere will showcase the iconic mid-20th century architecture the Polynesian is famous for. Our team from Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney World have crafted a design inspired by colors, patterns and textures found throughout the resort. This new entry features a high-pitched, open-truss roof covered in a thatch style. There’s also a bold façade that features pops of color complementing the Longhouses found throughout the resort. Along the Monorail station, bold new wooden screens will be covered with geometric patterns in bright, tropical colors that complete an exciting new composition that will greet you when you arrive.

Knowing that the entry was is going to experience significant changes is what makes this new permit so exciting. Disney has now filed a construction permit for the check-in area of the Polynesian resort. This will have to do with electrical work, but the permit’s location could be related to the entryway construction that Disney highlighted above.

Related: More Details Revealed For Disney’s Polynesian Overhaul

polynesian bungalows
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Other changes happening at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

One of the most important things to note is that while the Disney resort is under refurbishment, you will not be able to visit. The monorail will be closed for the Poly for 8 months while construction takes place so all we will have is a quick taste of the resort as the monorail rides by the stop. You know our cameras will be out as we pass by to see if we can catch any construction updates for you!

If you want to visit Walt Disney World once this Disney resort opens,  reach out to our friends, the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel, for a free quote.

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