Riddley says one of the biggest changes will be a new porte cochere that “will showcase the iconic mid-20th century architecture the Polynesian is famous for.” He continues:
“Our team from Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney World have crafted a design inspired by colors, patterns and textures found throughout the resort. This new entry features a high-pitched, open-truss roof covered in a thatch style. There’s also a bold façade that features pops of color complementing the Longhouses found throughout the resort. Along the Monorail station, bold new wooden screens will be covered with geometric patterns in bright, tropical colors that complete an exciting new composition that will greet you when you arrive.”
“The open and airy design of the entryway will feature dramatic lighting elements, including beautiful chandeliers inspired by glass floats, fishing nets and oversized bamboo elements. The new chandeliers will match the existing grand chandelier in the resort lobby, artfully bridging interior and exterior spaces.”
The Great Ceremonial House will remain open for the retail and dining locations that are available to guests (for example, Trader Sam’s and ‘Ohana are not yet reopened, but many other locations are). And the resort’s rooms are being redone, which was announced previously.
Read more on the Disney Parks Blog from today!