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PHOTOS: Main Entrance Reopens at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Following a lengthy refurbishment, the main entrance to the Great Ceremonial House at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has reopened.

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The new Monorail station opened this past weekend.

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There is still some construction fencing inside as final details are completed.

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Downstairs, we visited the updated entrance to the lobby.

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New bamboo lights hang from the bridge connecting the lobby and the Monorail station.

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Less interesting lights illuminate the shaded area underneath the station.

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There’s new landscaping on either side of the entrance doors.

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A bed of rocks is directly in front of the Great Ceremonial House.

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A short bridge takes guests over a pond with small waterfalls.

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There are torch lights, but they were not lit during the day.

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Some final details of refurbishment have yet to be completed.

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This statue in the corner looked a worse for wear.

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The area is filled with different Polynesian plants, including more bamboo and some colorful flowers.

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The bridge railings are wrapped with netting and ropes.

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Stumps of wood line the path before the bridge as well.

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There are some blank areas of dirt where plants have yet to be planted.

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Some plants sit staged in their pots.

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Here’s a look at the pond from above in the Monorail station.

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We also took a look around the porte-cochere, which has been open for a few weeks, but only now can guests walk from it directly into the lobby.

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We liked the details on this planter.

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The drains on the station supports are painted the same color as the columns.

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Underneath the porte-cochere, the pipes are copper.

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Leis were available at the valet desk.

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The ground has a pattern of rocks.

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Four “lamps” of colorful balls in nets hang from the ceiling above the porte-cochere.

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There are stairs leading down from the station for emergency access.

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Red, yellow, and black pieces of decorative wood can be found on the ground as well as on the station.

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Here’s another area where landscaping has yet to be completed.

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This plot of dirt and brown grass is still surrounded by fencing.

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Some crew members were working in this area today.

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There are more areas where landscaping has not been completed, but there are no fences.

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These are at the corners of the station.

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How do you feel about the new entrance to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort? Let us know in the comments.

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Jeff
Jeff
6 days ago

Thank you. I’ve been waiting for this to open.
It would be hard to find a more comprehensive photo documentation than this.😂

Matt Locey
6 days ago

LOVE IT! Be there in two days. Can’t wait! Excellent coverage by BTW. The falls seems to be more opened up to more vantage points. Great idea especially from under the station while waiting for one’s ride. And it look like there are wires coming out of the new colored net balls under the porte cohere. Hoping they’ll now light up. I’ll certainly check that out when I get there.