Disney’s Full Polynesian Resort Renovation Unveiled!

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Now that the Monorail station has reopened and the construction equipment is starting to disappear, the year-long renovation of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort seems to finally be (almost) officially complete.

moana and pua art at disney's polynesian village resort
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At the time of the original refurbishment announcement in 2020, Disney shared:

“As we continue to reopen additional Disney Resort hotels to Guests, we are modifying the reopening date for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort which will reopen next summer. This schedule adjustment also allows us to complete some refurbishment work at the Resort hotel, including enhancements to the Great Ceremonial House and Guest rooms. We expect work to begin in early October and look forward to sharing more about these changes in the future. The Villas and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will remain open during this refurbishment.”

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The major overhaul of the Disney Deluxe Resort included the addition of Moana-themed rooms featuring characters like Moana herself, Maui the demigod, Pua the pig, and Hei Hei the chicken.

Now, Twitter user Bioreconstruct has given Walt Disney World Resort Guests a glimpse of the newly redesigned exterior areas at the Polynesian Resort, including the new entryway where visitors walk into their tropical oasis:

New entrance of Disney’s Polynesian resort.

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Another redecorated area allows Guests to get some R&R while they wait for Disney World buses or other forms of transportation:

Soothing waterfalls behind benches for guests to wait for transportation. At port cochère of Disney’s Polynesian resort.

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Bioreconstruct also gave followers a look inside the new Polynesian Resort Monorail station:

Resort monorail arriving at recently opened new Polynesian monorail station.

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The details in the new Monorail stop perfectly fit with the South Pacific theme of this Resort, including gorgeous new light fixtures:

Some of the lighting at new monorail station and ground level entrance of Disney’s Polynesian resort.

Now that we’ve seen the full Polynesian remodel — from the Moana rooms to the Monorail station — hopefully you’re excited for your next visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth!

More on Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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The official description of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, an opening day Resort at Walt Disney World on October 1, 1971, reads:

Celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific at this oasis of tropical palms, lush vegetation and so much more. From moonlit nights immersed in the outdoor island ambience to the exotic tastes of our world-class restaurants, discover the signature tropical atmosphere that’s made Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort a favorite Disney destination since 1971.

Are you excited to have a new place to eat at this tropical Disney Deluxe Resort?

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