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PHOTOS: Colorful Centerpiece Added to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort’s New Entrance

We check the construction at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort nearly every day. On some days, only subtle changes are noticeable. Other days, big changes happen. Today was an example of the latter. The colorful centerpiece has been added to the resort’s porte-cochère roof!

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Trim in shades of red, orange, and gold has been added to the porte-cochère roof.

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The porte-cochère roof structure is currently at ground level. Eventually, a crane will lift it into place on the concrete pillars to the left.

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This vivid design will be seen as guests approach the Great Ceremonial House, acting as the centerpiece of the new entrance structure.

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The concept art shows how the porte-cochère roof will be positioned in front of the Great Ceremonial House.

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The other side of the porte-cochère roof has not received decorative trim. It is possible that it may not as it may face the Great Ceremonial House.

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Work also continues on the monorail platform.

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Pink primer is slowly being covered with brown paint.

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When Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort fully reopens in July, cars will once again be able to pull under the porte-cochère. The resort’s main entrance is on the right, directly below the second floor monorail platform bridge.

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The roof frame above the monorail station seems complete. Scaffolding is in place to allow construction crews to work while monorail trains whisk below.

What do you think of the changes coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort? Add your thoughts in the comments.

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mis
mis
19 days ago

i guess colorful is made to replace all the magic taken. no more magical express, find your own way to our magical experience. the new disney could care less about you having any magical experience. just shut up and pay because we are no longer in the business to supply magic. the chapek experience is all you get.

KennyVee
KennyVee
19 days ago
Reply to  mis

Oh god, you just find every reason to complain, don’t you? As a former cast member, you were my least favorite type of guest to deal with. Everything that isn’t perfect (spoiler alert: there is no such thing as a “perfect” day at a Disney park — something goes wrong every day at some point and people either roll with it or they become jerks like you) is a slight against YOU and you just have to complain about an attraction being down for refurbishment, or a line being long. It’s all about YOU and screw maintenance needs and everyone… Read more »

mis
mis
18 days ago
Reply to  KennyVee

considering i am a member of dvc child, i know all about maintenance and the costs i pay to keep up disney’s resorts. talk about the self absorbed? you represent it very well honey. glad to hear you are no longer a cast member. you sound less than magical and very bitter for sure.

Janis
Janis
19 days ago
Reply to  mis

Sadly true. I read an article by a former cast member who left WDW because the magic is no more. She was a super fan and always dreamed of working for Disney. She was chosen for and excelled in the Intern Program and secured a good job. Excelled and promoted as a full time Cast Member, met and married her husband at WDW. But the fun was taken away and the magic with it. She was heartbroken but had to leave it behind. Truly sad. It was a place to go to disconnect.

beautiful gorgeous
19 days ago

I am highly interested in any articles concerning the Polynesian refurbishment. We want to stay there next time. Please continue to publish. Thanks

josh
josh
19 days ago

same, we’ve got a stay booked for Feb 2022. These posts have given me those little dopamine hits every week and kept me excited about the trip.

Jason
Jason
13 days ago

I”m at the Poly in a DVC unit right now. As much of a fanatic as I am about the Poly, I cannot recommend staying here until the renovations are done.

No monorail stop. No Trader Sam’s. No Ohana. No luau. Front entrance is a mess. Social distancing at Kona Cafe means that there are too few tables to handle the DVD guests who are here. Annoying ordering at Captain Cooks. Buses are infrequent to all destinations given the lower number of guests staying here.

Be patient and wait.