Disney Park and Resort Photo Updates

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Crossbeam Removal Continues, Photos from October 22nd, 2020

Hi everyone!

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is undergoing a multi-faceted refurbishment that includes the current removal of crossbeams on the Great Ceremonial House. We just spent a few nights there and each day there were visible changes. I’m posting photos from today only, I took pictures each day. The photos are from many angles as we moved around the resort.

The first photos I took were during a sunrise walk. Each morning I took a walk from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to Disney’s Grand Floridian and back.

Here is a view of the small amount of crossbeams left on the Great Ceremonial House. The work was done quietly each night, with the crane starting up by 10:00pm (that is the time the Great Ceremonial House closed each evening).

The crossbeams can be seen from the Grand Floridian beach.

The Great Ceremonial House is undergoing some major changes, in particular to the entrance and then the monorail platform is being refurbished. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is not reopening officially until summer 2021. The resort is open for guests staying in Disney Vacation Club villas.

Here is a quick photo from the quiet pool.

I also walked out to the parking lot.

The large crane can be seen to the left.

The front entrance has not been open for weeks.

Monorail orange arrives at the resort. Starting November 2nd, the monorails will pass through without stopping until work is completed.

This is my view from the monorail platform.

Here is a look again at the concept art of the front entrance from Disney.

We were over at the golf course for a bit and this is a photo as we walked back.

The last photo is of the crane at night, just as it started work (from the patio of our room).

It was a really nice few days at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – there are changes happening but right now the effect on the resort is minimal. And as someone who has been visiting the resort since the 1970s, I am looking forward to the updates (which also include Moana themed standard rooms)