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News Refurbishment coming soon to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort - Moana details to be included

Vegas Disney Fan

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I think at this point it's safe to say that Disney has no further plans to fix this entrance by replacing the industrial look.
Gotta “save” something for the next refurb. I still think they’ll make the columns look like wood, it’ll just take a few years so they can put it on a different years budget.
 

UNCgolf

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The ball lights in the nylon nets are still so bad. I can't wrap my head around the fact that they're final when they already did similar fixtures correctly elsewhere in the resort. Just, why?

I know I'm pretty negative, but I honestly can't think of any good reason beyond just not really caring.

"They're ball lights in a net, that's what we did elsewhere, right? This is good enough."
 

lazyboy97o

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The ball lights in the nylon nets are still so bad. I can't wrap my head around the fact that they're final when they already did similar fixtures correctly elsewhere in the resort. Just, why?
I know I'm pretty negative, but I honestly can't think of any good reason beyond just not really caring.

"They're ball lights in a net, that's what we did elsewhere, right? This is good enough."
Are there other exterior ones I am forgetting about at the moment? Exterior lighting is going to have to be engineered to meet Florida Product Approval requirements for attachment (has to hold up to wind). They also have to be weather resistant and output a certain amount of light. All together you do have different constraints that’ll inform the final fixture.
 

ImperfectPixie

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Are there other exterior ones I am forgetting about at the moment? Exterior lighting is going to have to be engineered to meet Florida Product Approval requirements for attachment (has to hold up to wind). They also have to be weather resistant and output a certain amount of light. All together you do have different constraints that’ll inform the final fixture.
That doesn't mean they have to look bad/cheap though.
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
Are there other exterior ones I am forgetting about at the moment? Exterior lighting is going to have to be engineered to meet Florida Product Approval requirements for attachment (has to hold up to wind). They also have to be weather resistant and output a certain amount of light. All together you do have different constraints that’ll inform the final fixture.

Right, but in that case, it means you should something different. If the original plan ends up looking this bad due to regulations, then you switch to a different solution. They certainly didn't have to do ball lights in netting.

That's really what I meant by "This is good enough."
 

James Alucobond

Well-Known Member
Are there other exterior ones I am forgetting about at the moment? Exterior lighting is going to have to be engineered to meet Florida Product Approval requirements for attachment (has to hold up to wind). They also have to be weather resistant and output a certain amount of light. All together you do have different constraints that’ll inform the final fixture.
I can’t remember if it’s lighted, but there’s this at Pago Pago:
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Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Are there other exterior ones I am forgetting about at the moment? Exterior lighting is going to have to be engineered to meet Florida Product Approval requirements for attachment (has to hold up to wind). They also have to be weather resistant and output a certain amount of light. All together you do have different constraints that’ll inform the final fixture.
…right…Florida is known far and wide as a regulatory “stickler”
 

Beacon Joe

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The ball lights in the nylon nets are still so bad. I can't wrap my head around the fact that they're final when they already did similar fixtures correctly elsewhere in the resort. Just, why?

They're Japanese fishing floats and they are a classic Polynesian Pop / tiki bar decoration, both lit and unlit.

Here's a view from inside La Mariana in Honolulu. I think these lights haven't been dusted since they were installed in 1957.

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That said, while I think they did a great job with the lobby chandelier, Disney does seem to be overdoing it with that logic of "hey they looked great in there, let's dump them everywhere" which is a bit lazy.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
They're Japanese fishing floats and they are a classic Polynesian Pop / tiki bar decoration, both lit and unlit.

Here's a view from inside La Mariana in Honolulu. I think these lights haven't been dusted since they were installed in 1957.

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That said, while I think they did a great job with the lobby chandelier, Disney does seem to be overdoing it with that logic of "hey they looked great in there, let's dump them everywhere" which is a bit lazy.
The new “numbers” head of WDI…and the 15 year “under Iger” head of the board will no doubt help to combat that trend 😂
 

Sir_Cliff

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I know I'm pretty negative, but I honestly can't think of any good reason beyond just not really caring.

"They're ball lights in a net, that's what we did elsewhere, right? This is good enough."
I agree.

I know everyone likes to laugh at Zach's posts about Epcot, but at least those pay lip service to the idea Disney is supposed to pay attention to small details and the choice of materials used. The message this project sends is that Disney's theming standards are now that if they want to build something that appears to be a wooden structure they'll just paint the steel and concrete brown. Some globes in a net are close enough to glass floats.
 

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