Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been undergoing a lengthy refurbishment. Today, this refurbishment has reached a new milestone. The Polynesian Village Resort Monorail Station is back open!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Refurbishments
Back in September 2020, Disney Imagineer Zach Ridley announced Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort would undergo refurbishment just in time for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World.
One of the biggest changes will greet you right up front – a new porte cochere will showcase the iconic mid-20thcentury 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.
Since this announcement we have seen Moana themed rooms, Great Ceremonial House updates and now a refreshed Monorail station.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Monorail Station
Thanks to WDWNT, we have a first glimpse of the completed monorail station. Below is a gallery of images taken by WDWNT this morning.
As promised, these refurbishments are completed just before Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. This celebration begins on October 1, 2021 and will last for 18 months.
I am super excited about this announcement! Disney’s Polynesian Resort has always been my favorite resort and I am super excited to see these updates in person!
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