Disney Park and Resort Photo Updates

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Monorail Roof Work Begins

Hi everyone!

On the way to the Magic Kingdom early Friday morning, I noticed the monorail roof truss work beginning at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The monorail platform closed in October 2020 and has been undergoing major renovation as is the front entrance. Last year, Imagineer Zach Riddley said that “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.” I also took some photos on the way back in the afternoon. Here are the pictures!

The sun was hitting the roof truss, making it look lighter than it is. The photos later in the article show the color better.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is scheduled to reopen this summer and that will include not only the new entrance and monorail platform but also the Moana themed rooms.

I have more photos from Friday following, but this is concept art from Disney on what the entrance should look like.

This artist rendering highlights the dramatic new porte cochere in development for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

Here are more pictures from Friday.

Monorails passed through.

The Disney Vacation Club longhouses have been open since last June for guests as has shopping and some dining venues (along with pools and such). So far we have not yet seen ‘Ohana or Trader Sams reopen. The resort otherwise is officially closed as this major refurbishment occurs but summer is coming quickly. The resort has been my favorite at Walt Disney World since I first stayed in 1977 and I look forward to seeing the changes.