Fly Above Disney’s Polynesian Resort Refurbishment Progress

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If you have ever visited Walt Disney World and explored one of the 25+ themed resorts on property, you likely know the detail that goes into every single Disney World Resort.

Entering a Disney World Resort often transports Guests to another land, city, environment, or world — sometimes that world is still heavily Disney-filled, and sometimes, you are just heading to a new worldly location.

Now, many Disney Resorts are starting to combine Disney IP within their hotels so that Guests can still experience the immersive qualities of every Resort while remembering they are at Disney World!

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is currently under refurbishment as the Resort is undergoing a huge change to integrate the Disney Princess, Moana. Most recently, we shared photos of what the new rooms at the Polynesian were going to look like, combining fresh tropical vibes with subtle Moana characters and color schemes.

Not only are the rooms being reimagined, but the Great Ceremonial House (the lobby) as well as the Lava Pool area also being redone to reflect the newly updated theme.

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The worst thing about refurbishments, aside from creating a massive construction zone, are the fact that construction walls are put up everywhere so that Guests cannot track the progress of the updates. Now, we can take a bird’s eye view look at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort thanks to pilot and photographer Jonathan Salazar (@TheDisneyPilot).

On Instagram Jonathan posted multiple aerial shots of the construction noting:

CONSTRUCTION: The Monorail Station at Disney’s Polynesian Resort! 
Late last year, we all saw photos of the whole station being demolished. But now we can see that work on the new station is well underway! The Polynesian Resort is currently undergoing heavy refurbishment and re-theming as they transition from Hawaiian Lilo & Stitch to the new Moana them.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort + DVC Villas & Bungalows is one of 3 Resorts on the Monorail line! From the Polynesian, you can take the monorail straight to Magic Kingdom, or the TTC for a transfer to the Epcot Monorail (when the Epcot line becomes operational again).

Below are the shots taken!

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Credit: Jonathan Salazar
POLYNESIAN
Credit: Jonathan Salazar
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Credit: Jonathan Salazar
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Credit: Jonathan Salazar
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Credit: Jonathan Salazar
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Credit: Jonathan Salazar

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From these photos, it is very clear to see that the construction for the Polynesian Resort monorail station, which transports Guests to Magic Kingdom, is in the middle of having the structure built back up. At the moment, there is only a wooden frame to outline the new structure. With all of the machines that lie around the new monorail platform, it is clear that Disney is hard at work to ensure that the monorail is back up and running in no time!

Are you looking forward to seeing the newly renovated Polynesian Resort? What other Disney Resort would you like to see refurbished?

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