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PHOTOS: New Crossbeam Structure Almost Completed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Plus Ongoing Progress on Monorail Station Refurbishment and Moana Rooms

As we track the ongoing refurbishment of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, we have a few updates for you today from the Monorail station, to the Great Ceremonial House, and beyond.

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To start, we took a ride on the Monorail before visiting Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to get a different view of some of the construction happening at the resort. The resort Monorail still goes through the Polynesian station, but does not stop.

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There were construction materials staged at the station.

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Plywood covers the door between the station and the resort.

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The red tape and orange spray-painted line go straight through the station a few feet from the monorail track, possibly markers for an updated loading platform.

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Outside the station, we can see that several more beams have been added to the building’s roof since we last checked.

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Small beams have been cut from the facade of the station’s side, seen above the railings. Only the lefthand square still has the full beams.

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Though some of the beams seem further apart from each other, that is just an optical illusion from this angle. One more beam still needs to be installed before the structure is complete again.

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Plywood is visible below the monorail station, behind construction vehicles.

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The plywood is covering some walls and windows, as well as a support pillar.

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Scrim surrounds the bottom of this staircase.

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From another angle, we can see the plywood on the pillar again. Concrete has been torn up behind the pillar, where some fencing is up.

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We can see the crossbeams from behind the Great Ceremonial House as well.

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There are fewer crossbeams in the new version of the structure than the original.

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Some rooms are being re-themed to Moana. We’ve previously seen plywood on some of these glass doors.

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There is now tarp blocking the interiors from view.

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There is additional tarp around this building’s outdoor stairwell.

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be reopening in summer 2021 if construction remains on schedule. Below is concept art for the finished Great Ceremonial House.

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Are you looking forward to staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort once it reopens to guests post-refurbishment? Let us know in the comments below!

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