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New Enhancements Announced for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

By Tom Hartley, Editor and Co-founder

Updated 4:12 PM EDT, Thu September 24, 2020


Walt Disney World has announced that “exciting changes” will be coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort after the reopening in summer 2021.

Zach Riddley, who is part of the Walt Disney Imagineering team, revealed on the Disney Parks Blog that the resort will soon immerse “you in an oasis straight out of the South Seas with a sense of aloha that embraces you from the moment you arrive.”

One of the changes that guests will see as soon as they arrive will be a new porte cochere that “will showcase the iconic mid-20th century architecture the Polynesian is famous for.”

“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.”

The beautiful lush gardens and fountains that welcome guests to the resort will also have enhancements.

“The open and airy design of the entryway will feature dramatic lighting elements, including beautiful chandeliers inspired by glass floats, fishing nets, and oversized bamboo elements.”

“The new chandeliers will match the existing grand chandelier in the resort lobby, artfully bridging interior and exterior spaces.”

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Tom Hartley

Tom Hartley

Tom is a theme park fanatic hailing all the way across the pond in the United Kingdom.

After visiting and experiencing everything that the theme park's offer in the UK, he has concluded his favourite to be Alton Towers located in Staffordshire.

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