Walt Disney World recently announced that the Polynesian Village would not open, but instead would remain closed for renovations until Summer 2021.
This morning, Disney Parks Blog shares a post from an Imagineer that includes an image of what the Great Ceremonial Hall will look like after the renovation.
From Zach Riddley, Walt Disney World Site Portfolio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering: I’m thrilled to share the first look at the new arrival experience from our design teams coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! As you can see in the rendering above, we were inspired by the iconic mid-20th century architecture that the Polynesian is famous for. The colors, patterns and textures found throughout the resort are reflected in the design of the new porte cochere with a high-pitched open-truss roof covered in a thatch style and a bold façade that complements the Longhouses. The monorail station will be transformed with bold new wooden screens covered with geometric patterns in bright, tropical colors. The Polynesian is a fan favorite and our Imagineering and Walt Disney World teams are excited to bring these new changes to life in this iconic resort. Check out @disneyparksblog for more detail on the design and all of the exciting changes coming to the Polynesian in summer 2021.
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If you recall, back in 2015 the beloved waterfall feature was removed from the lobby when DVC was added to the resort. Fans were not happy then, and still aren’t now about the change. How do you feel about the renovation? Needed or do you prefer the resort the way it is now?