New Details About the Polynesian Resort Refurbishments
Walt Disney World has released new details about the changes coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The major refurbishment will change the arrival experience with an enhanced new entryway, along with updating the monorail station, resort rooms, and landscaping.
A new porte cochere will debut that will showcase the iconic mid-20th century architecture the Polynesian is famous for. Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney World have crafted a design inspired by the colors, patterns and textures found throughout the resort. The new entry will feature a "high-pitched, open-truss roof covered in a thatch style and a bold façade that features pops of color complementing the Longhouses found throughout the resort."
The new entryway will also feature new lighting elements, including chandeliers inspired by glass floats, fishing nets and bamboo elements that will will match the existing grand chandelier in the resort lobby.
The Monorail station will also receive a refurbishment with new wooden screens covered with geometric patterns in bright, tropical colors to greet you when you arrive via the monorail.
Enhancements will also be made to the resort's guest rooms, gardens and fountains.
While construction is underway over the upcoming months, guests will still have access to the Great Ceremonial House and the operating dining and retail outlets.
The Polynesian Village Resort opened on October 1, 1971, and the refurbishment is scheduled to be completed just in time for the resort hotel’s 50th anniversary, in the summer of 2021.
News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog