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

DCBaker

Premium Member
Doesn't allow me to directly link to the Facebook post, but here are some of the images from a Union Shop Steward of the revamped Moana-themed rooms -

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Weather_Lady

Well-Known Member
I like the theming and colors, and don't think it's heavy-handed. If you'd never seen Moana, you wouldn't even know the artwork was supposed to reference a particular character. The new room is bright and airy and un-stuffy: although I didn't dislike the former decor, in comparison, the former version (with the two-tone woodwork with white linens, and green as the only accent color) looks dark, cluttered and very "one note" from a color/texture standpoint.

Also, as someone who's experienced Orlando hotel rooms that were frustratingly unusable and poorly-designed (e.g., Beach Club DVC studio) as well as ones that were a joy to stay in and had a "place for everything" (e.g., Hard Rock Hotel standard room, Polynesian DVC studio) I tend to assess the room primarily from a "usefulness" standpoint. Here, I feel like the changes that were made to furnishings (e.g., raised beds to accommodate luggage, 2 easily-movable tables in different sizes, shelving storage in one cabinet in addition to the hanging storage, open storage under the table next to the sofa, a nightstand surface with plugs and lighting on either side of _every_ sleeping space!) and the new restroom configuration (toilet now separated) were thoughtful and practical, and will all accommodate families better than the previous design. The jury's still out on those benches at the feet of the beds, though -- they're so darling, but as another member mentioned in a similar thread, they look like the perfect place to stub your toe in the middle of the night.
 
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Weather_Lady

Well-Known Member
I imagine they're shooting for the third week in July, when the Polynesian Village Resort (non-DVC) section reopens. Given the amount of progress they've made in the past month, I think that's doable. Of course, Disney no longer aims for what's doable (let alone the "impossible," as Walt liked to do), so I'll temper my expectations. ;)
 

RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
I like the decor, I like the color choices, I don't like the characters outside of a framed print on the wall.
 

castlecake2.0

Well-Known Member
I like the theming and colors, and don't think it's heavy-handed. If you'd never seen Moana, you wouldn't even know the artwork was supposed to reference a particular character. The new room is bright and airy and un-stuffy: although I didn't dislike the former decor, in comparison, the former version (with the two-tone woodwork with white linens, and green as the only accent color) looks dark, cluttered and very "one note" from a color/texture standpoint.

Also, as someone who's experienced Orlando hotel rooms that were frustratingly unusable and poorly-designed (e.g., Beach Club DVC studio) as well as ones that were a joy to stay in and had a "place for everything" (e.g., Hard Rock Hotel standard room, Polynesian DVC studio) I tend to assess the room primarily from a "usefulness" standpoint. Here, I feel like the changes that were made to furnishings (e.g., raised beds to accommodate luggage, 2 easily-movable tables in different sizes, shelving storage in one cabinet in addition to the hanging storage, open storage under the table next to the sofa, a nightstand surface with plugs and lighting on either side of _every_ sleeping space!) and the new restroom configuration (toilet now separated) were thoughtful and practical, and will all accommodate families better than the previous design. The jury's still out on those benches at the feet of the beds, though -- they're so darling, but as another member mentioned in a similar thread, they look like the perfect place to stub your toe in the middle of the night.
You make some great points! That’s why right now my fave room layout is Pop Century. It’s SO user friendly, and I like the clean modern feel to it.
 

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