PHOTOS: Monorail Station Platform Work Continues at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is in the middle of a major refurbishment. In addition to Moana-themed rooms, the resort will soon have a brand new Monorail station and porte-cochere. Columns for the Monorail station have been erected and work began on the platform last month. We checked in on this project and others around the resort on our most recent trip.
We saw a Cast Member painting on the stairs above a Pago Pago building entrance.
Kiki Tikis Splash Play Area has been closed for refurbishment over a month now, but there weren’t many signs of work there today.
Since our last update, the temporary supports surrounding the Monorail station’s pillars have been removed.
The top half of the pillars remain have yet to be fully covered.
For now, they are just a rebar framework.
The site underneath the future Monorail station is completely covered in dirt.
Pieces of the platform were staged to one side, ready to be installed soon.
Of course, once complete, the entire new station will be painted to match the theming of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
These pillars will eventually support a walkway from the Great Ceremonial House to the Monorail station.
On a Monorail trip, we also caught sight of significant progress on the platform itself.
Many of the pillars are now connected to each other with concrete platforms.
Construction equipment was fenced off on the platform. It is level with the (blocked off) automatic doors which will give access to the completed station.
Cast Members were working on enclosing the top section of some pillars.
More of the curved pillar paneling was staged to the side.
Right now, only the pillars with a complete platform surrounding them are getting paneling.
Some of the pillars remain largely unconnected from the rest except for a walkway right next to the track.
The station will be fully-enclosed once completed. Below is the concept art for the finished project. As you can see, there’s still a long way to go before the station and the porte-cochere are completed.
Keep checking WDWNT for updates on this and other Walt Disney World construction projects.