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PHOTOS: Monorail Platform Being Dismantled as Refurbishment Continues at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

We’re checking up on the major refurbishment of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to see what has changed since our last update.

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Firstly, it looks like the new crossbeam structure is complete.

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Don’t let that distract you though. Part of the Monorail station’s roof has been completely ripped out.

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The Monorail station is currently closed for refurbishment, although the resort Monorail is still driving through it without stopping.

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Decorative beams have also been removed from above the railing lining most of the station.

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Some of the decorative beams still remain on one end.

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Last time we checked, only one more crossbeam needed to be installed. With all the beams now in place, the structure has finally come together.

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This is similar to the original structure, but the beams are placed further apart.

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In the station, we can see a ladder and some of the building materials we spotted last time.

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It looks as though the giant yellow crane is now being taken apart.

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The crane was being used to install the crossbeams, so it’s no longer necessary for refurbishment.

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Decorative beams have also been removed from a section of this bridge leading into the Great Ceremonial House.

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From the pool, we can get another view of the new crossbeam structure.

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Just like the original structure, the ends of the horizontal support beam are painted a yellow-orange.

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Meanwhile, Moana re-theming continues on some of the hotel rooms.

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We saw a worker going down this closed off staircase.

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As we noticed before, these windows are all blocked with black tarp.

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Though we can’t say how far interior refurbishment has progressed, the resort is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2021.

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Tarp has been removed from this scaffolding which sits in a nearby staircase.

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Some plywood is visible.

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We saw a construction vehicle behind this wall as well.

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Inside, the refurbishment of both elevators is now complete, although only one of them seemed to be available at the time of our visit.

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We could also see the exposed Monorail station roof from inside.

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Back outside, we’ve noticed they added lights along this fence.

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We took a peek at the construction site in front of the station.

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There’s work being done beneath one of the staircases.

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One column remains surrounded with plywood and the concrete sidewalk behind it has been torn up.

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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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