Disney has announced that the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World will remain closed until Summer 2021 as it undergoes a refurbishment. Specifics and concept art on the refurbishment haven’t been revealed, but Disney did tell the Orlando Sentinel that details, patterns and textures from Moana will be used.
Via the Orlando Sentinel:
“A Disney World spokeswoman on Monday said changes to the rooms will include a move to a Pacific Ocean-inspired color palette as well as details, patterns and textures from Disney’s “Moana,” an animated film that takes place partly on the Polynesian island of Motunui.”
The refurbishment at the resort will include guest rooms and the Great Ceremonial House. Disney Vacation Club accommodations, such as the villas and bungalows, will remain open during the refurbishment period.
Currently, the Polynesian Resort already has some nods to the animated film. Maui and the iconic Koru symbol could be seen in the carpeting in the resort’s ‘Ohana restaurant. Disney will now continue their strategy of adding more intellectual property into existing spaces as we’ve seen at the Grand Floridian Resort, Epcot and others.
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