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

castlecake2.0

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Anyone know if there will be outside work done to the long houses? The roof on all the buildings are filthy, need pressure washed and possibly repainted. It’s really bad how dirty they look. It’s hard to see in this photo but there’s black stains on the end cap and then discolouration all along the roof (black streaks). All the long houses have this some worse than this but I wasn’t able to get more photos.
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JohnD

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Looks like a harkening back to the mid-century Tiki craze - which of course inspired the construction of the Polynesian in the first place.

If it looks like a HoJos, that's because *just about everything* mid-century was influenced by the Tiki craze. It's when it got to roadside motels and bowling alleys that folks had enough of it, and (awesome) Tiki bars started to fade away.

...well, that and disco and cocaine. They had a lot to do with the death of Tiki too. :)

You beat me to it. I was thinking the same thing: Howard Johnson's?
 

TikibirdLand

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Not really tiki, but definitely mid-mod kitsch... The Poly Porte Cochere looks nicely mid century exotic... PERFECT!
closer to this...
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than this...
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I'm really liking what I'm seeing so far with the Poly entrance. Kinda reminds me of EPCoT's entrance -- very retro. In one: retro-tiki. the other: retro-futurism. Unfortunately, with EPCoT, we're seeing how fast that falls apart when you step inside. I hope the Poly doesn't follow that pattern!
 

DomVF07

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These are from last weekend. Apologize for the delay. The monorail load platform really had me concerned…..
 

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Mark48

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Tikiman is saying the monorail station won’t be finished till September.

So the GCH will be a construction nightmare upon reopening next month.

Tikiman is saying the monorail station won’t be finished till September.

So the GCH will be a construction nightmare upon reopening next month.
I will be there from 9/15-9/24 . If I amgoing to be there , paying full rack rate , and this isn't finished I would
be so angry my shoe would fall off.
 

DomVF07

Active Member
Tikiman is saying the monorail station won’t be finished till September.

So the GCH will be a construction nightmare upon reopening next month.
I can see that being the case unfortunately. When we were there last week saw barely any action. A lot of work still for station alone left just look at the rotted beam. We’re going again in July and August will try to get more pics and more angles.
 

CuteAsMinnie

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JoeCamel

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Tikiman is saying the monorail station won’t be finished till September.

So the GCH will be a construction nightmare upon reopening next month.

I will be there from 9/15-9/24 . If I amgoing to be there , paying full rack rate , and this isn't finished I would
be so angry my shoe would fall off.

Do you know how far behind the monorail station will be?
Maybe operational by Aug 10??? 😁🙏🙏🙏🙏
Also the landscaping out front and (oh please)... will they be finished by end July?

thanks for any input!☺️
It wouldn't be Disney without construction walls and orange barrels on I-4
 

wdwmagic

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Do you know how far behind the monorail station will be?
Maybe operational by Aug 10??? 😁🙏🙏🙏🙏
Also the landscaping out front and (oh please)... will they be finished by end July?

thanks for any input!☺️
I think it is very unlikely it will be done by the end of July, they still have some heavy construction to finish and then projects like this have a lot of finishing work to get over the line. Sometime in Sep - Oct is my guess, but we have no specific details at the moment.
 

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