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PHOTOS: Monorail Station Construction Continues to Progress at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

It seems that every time we visit Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort there’s something new. The resort has reopened following a refurbishment and addition of “Moana”-themed guest rooms. Construction continues at the monorail station on the top floor of the Great Ceremonial House.

We’ve been following this construction every step of the way. With the addition of some decorative elements last week, the station is starting to take shape.

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On the side of the station facing the hotel, a decorative panel has been installed. It may be hard to see due to the vantage point allowed due to the construction fence and the placement of the palm tree. Looking between the fronds we can see a panel just like the ones installed elsewhere on the structure.

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From beneath the monorail track, we can see that more painting has been completed and an evacuation stairway has been installed.

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Much of the scaffolding has been removed, giving a clear view of the station’s ceiling and sprinkler system.

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In our update last week, the scaffolding above the platform was massive. Now only a few sections remain.

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On the other side of the tracks, grey cement support beams are still waiting for paint. Before being painted brown, pink primer will be applied.

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On the express monorail side of the station, handrails have been added to the stairway.

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The steel brackets to the left and right will be used to attach a colorful panel that will conceal the emergency exit stairs.

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The open spaces on the columns will eventually house decorative panels, as seen in the concept drawing below.

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From the front of the structure near the porte-cochère driveway, we can see the decorative panels that were installed last week.

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On the other side of the new porte-cochère, part of a decorative panel has been installed.

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The resort monorail line is still in use during construction, but Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is not a stop.

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