The Polynesian’s Great Ceremonial House and Select Guest Rooms to Get a Moana-Inspired Refurbishment During Extended Closure

Despite Walt Disney World just making the announcement that they have pushed back the reopening of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to the summer of 2021, a rep for Disney says it will take the time to make refurbishments in the resort’s Great Ceremonial House as well as guest rooms.

A Disney World spokeswoman on Monday told the Orlando Sentinel that 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 on the Polynesian island of Motunui.

Ohana, at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
A closer look of the Moana inspired carpet of Ohana, installed just a few months ago

Disney Vacation Club units at the Polynesian, including the on-water bungalows and villas, will remain open.

Current dates for additional Disney resort reopenings include the Grand Floridian on Sept. 21, Coronado Springs on Oct. 14 and Art of Animation on Nov. 1. Not all resorts have an announced reopening date, and these dates could change, Disney says.

Among the Disney World resorts now open are Caribbean Beach, Contemporary, Pop Century, Yacht Club and Fort Wilderness. Multiple DVC properties, including the new Riviera Resort and Bay Lake Tower, located at the Contemporary Resort, are open.