Walt Disney World Resort President George Kalogridis announced that the iconic Polynesian Resort will undergo a complete re-imagining. Part of this includes a name change. Disney’s Polynesian Resort will become, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, which is the name of the resort when it first opened in 1971.
Other changes includes new food and beverage experiences, including Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – Based on popular lounge Trader Sams at the Disneyland Resort. All of these new changes are expected to be complete for guests next year. Here are some images that Disney Released for the upcoming changes.
The Disney Parks Blog revealed some new details and artist renderings for the Polynesian Village Resort. Some of the new changes will be here as early as next month. Including a new children’s area called, Club Disney. This is where kids, “can be supervised by Disney cast members while they play dress up, make crafts and participate in storytelling experiences while their parents have fun on their own elsewhere at the resort.” While the area opens next month, reservations can be made now.
Later in the year a new food and beverage location, Pineapple Lenai will open. Can somebody say Dole Whip? Yep. And really, that’s all that matters.
Finally, the wonderful pool area is currently undergoing several enhancements that include an aquatic playground with slides, a new hot tub, and a larger deck with more seating. Below are new renderings of the brand new Trader Sams Grog Grotto and the new waterfall-less lobby.