The skylight above the lobby provides light for guests during the day and a view of the stars at night. Up until recently, they have provided only a view of dark tarps. The glass roof sits above the lobby’s centerpiece statue of Maui, which has become the icon of the resort. He can be seen featured on much of the Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort themed merchandise and apparel available at the resort, as a mascot of sorts.
The streamlined design of the newly-installed roof crossbeam structure can be seen through the skylight.
Hanging glass lanterns in webbed ropes make up the chandelier of the lobby. The oranges, greens and soft blues of the lanterns are complemented well with the vivid blue skies behind, as was surely intended by the designers.
The tarps, though necessary for protection of the glass, did a disservice to the aesthetic of the lobby. Their removal is a welcome development amidst the refurbishment process.
Will you head over to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to see the sky shining through once more? Let us know in the comments below.