Polynesian Fountain Drained for Refurbishment
After a lengthy refurbishment over the last many months, the water feature at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort again found itself drained today. Hopefully, today’s closure is a quick fix for the mood-setting waterfalls that greet guests upon arrival to the tropical-themed oasis.
Construction grews blocked off the area earlier today, removing the water from the pools and examining the surrounding walkways as well.
The upper pools of the tranquil falls did not require a total clearing today, which is certainly a good sign that today’s work will be quite temporary.
Thankfully for guests, the brilliant red bromeliad and other tropical foliage did not need to be blocked off due to today’s work.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort’s refurbishments during the pandemic brought a complete overhaul to the guest experience at the resort. Now, guest rooms burst with the excitement of the tropics and Disney’s “Moana.”
Refurbishments at the resort, including its monorail station and the Great Ceremonial House, finished in late July. Following that work, Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows also find themselves receiving a minor overhaul. Though not receiving the “Moana” treatment, the villas and bungalows did receive updated flooring and seating.
As the Walt Disney World Resort continues to return to pre-pandemic normalcy, Disney’s Polynesian Resort re-opening certainly came as a delight for so many guests with memories of the resort over the past 50 years.
The Polynesian as well as Disney’s Contemporary Resort join the Magic Kingdom in celebrating 50 years since their opening this year. On Oct. 1, 1971, the Magic Kingdom welcomed its first guests. So too did these two flagship resorts.
Beginning Oct. 1, the Walt Disney World Resort kicked off “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in honor of the important milestone. Festivities surrounding the anniversary will continue for the next 17 months with new merchandise and treats popping up both at the resort and online.