Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Will Reopen in 2021–‘Moana’ Inspired Refurbishments Will Be Added


It appears that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will not be reopening until 2021. It closed with the rest of the resort for COVID-19 and now the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that it will be down longer than originally thought.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Disney is using this time to refurbish rooms and the “Great Ceremonial House.” But what everyone is talking about is the new theming to Disney’s animated film ‘Moana.” (Because it can’t be Disney unless everything is based on IP)

Their article states:

A Disney World spokeswoman on Monday said changes to the rooms will include a move to a Pacific Ocean-inspired color palette as well as details, patterns and textures from Disney’s “Moana,” an animated film that takes place on the Polynesian island of Motunui.

It does make sense and I think many of us expected that they would but Moana into the Polynesian at some point.

This is no the only change to expect at the “Poly”. According to WDWNT the monorail station at the Polynesian will also close temporarily, starting in early October.  Likely due to the renovations in the vicinity. Perhaps they are going to renovate the station as well?

During the closure of this area the DVC bungalows and villas will still be open.

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, WDWNT

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