PHOTOS: Jeff Vahle Visits New ‘Moana’ Rooms at Polynesian

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Left Image Credit: Jeff Vahle / Right Image Credit: Disney

Moana fans are in for the Hawaiian treat of a lifetime as Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort prepares to reopen this summer.

In case you aren’t aware, this once original Disney Resort has done some major renovations as Guests will soon be able to sit back and relax in beautiful Moana-inspired rooms as seen in the photo below.

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Exclusive Disney Cast Look

Today, Jeff Vahle, President of Walt Disney World Resort, took to social media to share a lovely view of the new Moana-inspired rooms. Cast Members can be seen walking around the Resort receiving a behind-the-scenes look, or as Disney calls it, an “open mouse”, to new and upcoming Polynesian renovations.

Jeff Vahle wrote:

Spent yesterday morning checking out the new renovations at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. I’m always impressed by the attention to detail that goes into designing our parks and resorts, and the new rooms inspired by “Moana” deliver plenty of fun elements for our Guests to discover and enjoy from the animated film. Thank you to the team who welcomed me and our Cast Members for an exclusive “open mouse” of the refurbished rooms. We can’t wait to start welcoming Guests back to the resort this summer. #DisneyCastLife

This gorgeous new room that Vahle is visiting showcases Hawaiian wallpaper art, which tells the story of Disney’s animated film, Moana. Hawaiian traditional prints can be seen within the lamps, tables, and closet spaces, and hues of blues and sand bring this Moana-themed room to life.

This Resort has been through some massive changes. Last year, Disney filed a permit to do some work on the Lava Pool at the Resort, which some Guests are hoping will become Te Fiti themed!

Furthermore, the Polynesian is one of the Magic Kingdom Resorts with a monorail station. When operating, the monorail takes Guests full circle to many other Resorts, to the Ticket and Transportation Center, and to Magic Kingdom. However, as the construction at the Resort continues, the monorail has been shut down as well. Though some Guests believe it may be open in time for the summer, Disney has not announced when it would begin operating again.

Inside the Magic will update you as we get information regarding the Polynesian monorail and Resort refurbishments.

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Personally, we cannot wait to see Disney’s Polynesian Resort fully complete and are hopeful that the summer will bring us to a Hawaiian-inspired Resort without the cost of flying to the island. I think we can all agree that these images are enticing or as Moana says “it calls me”.

Are you planning a Polynesian vacation at Walt Disney World this summer? Let us know in the comments below! 

If you need help planning to visit Disney’s Polynesian Village this summer, our friends at Academy Travel can make your Hawaiian dreams come true! 

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