Almost all of the original roof beams have been removed from the Great Ceremonial House at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

It’s once again time to check in on the refurbishment taking place at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. The most noticeable change continues to be the removal of the iconic beams on the roof of the Great Ceremonial House. Today, only a few of the original beams remain.

The latest look shows just a handful of beams still in place.

As sad as it is to see the familiar look of Disney’s Polynesian Resort removed, the concept art for the project depicts some beams returning to the roof of the Great Ceremonial House. However, it looks like Disney may reduce the number of beams and spread them out some.

Disney's Polynesian Resort concept art

Overall, the concept art represents an upgrade to the arrival experience at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Currently, the resort’s first impression to guests trails behind some of the other Walt Disney World deluxe resorts. The new design should enhance the main entrance, assuming the released concept art is followed.

Meanwhile, out of sight from nosy guests and websites like this one, permits have been filed to start refurbishing the resort’s rooms. Disney hasn’t released any concept art for this portion of the project, but they have stated that “details, patterns and textures” from Moana will be added to the rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

We’ll continue to follow the changes at Disney’s Polynesian Resort as they happen.

David
David
David has been writing about Disney since 2018. He founded Notes from Neverland as an outlet to express his love for all things Disney, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Join us for news, reviews and more!

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