Permit Filed for Possible Moana Themed Elements Being Added to Lava Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

While no one knows exactly how far the Moana re-theme will go at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, a recent permit may indicate that it may affect common spaces throughout the resort as well, spanning beyond just guest rooms. Walt Disney World has filed a permit for general construction at the location of the Polynesian’s main Lava Pool, with possible Moana theming to come.

The permit lists the location of the main pool, as well as the contractor, MLC Theming:


The permit is set to expire on June 25, 2021, which is around the slated Summer 2021 time frame for the resort’s reopening after the refurbishment is completed.

We saw the first signs of the resort’s Moana-fication back in March with the installation of themed carpet at ‘Ohana. Since then, we also caught a glimpse of the exterior halls for the Moana test rooms, with carpets and light fixtures themed to Maui’s tattoos.

Disney has so far stated that 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”. At this point, it’s unknown what other areas the resort re-theme will impact, from the Great Ceremonial House, to restaurants, and beyond.

Would you want to see character elements at the Polynesian Lava Pool? Let us know in the comments below!

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7 months ago

There is now a dvc blackout window from early may through late June for the Polynesians Dvc Rooms, maybe a full resort shutdown at the end the remodel?

Last edited 7 months ago by Tim
Jeannette Sanchez
Jeannette Sanchez
7 months ago

Awesome! I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished construction of this pool.