Disney Park and Resort Photo Updates

Disney’s Polynesian Resort Construction July 26th, 2014 – Nanea Pool Closes on July 28th

Hi everyone!

The rumor had been that the Nanea Volcano Pool would be closing on Saturday, but it didn’t – however, the Barefoot Pool Bar and the Nanea Volcano Pool are supposed to be closed come Monday. We stopped by for a bit to check out what was new.

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We will talk about some of the changes on Mousesteps Weekly #110 this week!

We try to keep up with Disney’s Polynesian Resort as much as possible, both Jeff and I have been visiting the resort since the 1970’s.  It was the resort that my family stayed in for many years in the 70’s & 80’s, and has been my favorite Walt Disney World resort since then. Much of the resort is changing in the next year or so, including the lobby, pools, some longhouses, and more. I recommend reading the Tikman’s Pages website, he is completely dedicated to Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Our last update is from a week or so ago. We will not be visiting on a weekly basis, maybe once per month or so.

This reminds me of the sign and water feature that are going in, but that is supposed to be at the front of the resort. I am not sure what this is. It looks like it could be another water feature (there are pipes), but we don’t know.

This is the concept art of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Walls with floral scrim are being added everywhere. Guests can still get around, but the walkways available are more limited.

Survey flags are placed in the grass at the Somoa building.

This is a look at the DVC bungalows.

The Nanea Volcano Pool and Barefoot Pool Bar are scheduled to close tomorrow for a lengthy refurbishment. From what we were told, the volcano will still be there, but smaller. The pool and slide are supposed to stay as well. The pool, beach and bar are to be behind a fence when everything is complete around March.

The Barefoot Pool Bar may not change much at all, except for being for guests of Disney’s Polynesian Resort only. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto will be open next year at the Great Ceremonial House for any guests wanting a drink in an exotic setting. Here are some photos of the bar. There will be a temporary bar located at the quiet pool until this area is complete.


The backside of water at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Starting tomorrow, the pool should be walled off.

The stream was boarded up last week.

This is a view of the stream.

Captain Cook’s is supposed to open back up in the permanent location next month. I am not sure if that will happen quite that quickly.

Hawaiian shaved ice can be found upstairs in the Great Ceremonial House at Kona Island. We were too full from dinner and haven’t tried it yet.

It is business as usual at Disney’s Polynesian Resort through the construction. All of the restaurants are stiill open (Captain Cook’s in a temporary location). The quiet pool will be available through next March, though not the feature one. While we miss the waterfall, I do look forward to some of the additions coming to the resort. We just posted a preview of the Four Seasons Orlando Resort, and that is definitely one option to consider if you are deciding to look for a different resort while work continues.