Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is undergoing a major transformation in preparation for the resort’s 50th anniversary, which begins October 1st. The Disney Vacation Club components of the resort are currently in operation while the rest of it is closed. We took a look at some of the ongoing construction around the resort.

  • The biggest change in the project is happening at the Great Ceremonial House, which includes the hotel’s main lobby, shops, and restaurants. The interior is still accessible at this time, with reservations accepted at Kona Cafe.
  • Ohana’s is still closed due to health and safety precautions but we did learn that it will be reopening in July.

  • Monorail service to and from the resort was suspended in November when construction began. Today, we can see that the original monorail station has been removed. As part of the brand-new design for the Great Ceremonial House, a new one will take its place.
  • Just before entering the building, you can see a quick view of the original building, which will look a lot different in the future.

  • Interestingly, the walking path between Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is temporarily closed.

  • Unfortunately, Trader Sam’s at Disney’s Polynesian Resort remains closed.

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