Changes are coming to the Polynesian Resort.  You can agree or disagree with the renovations, but no matter what they are happening.

Disney has shared some of the changes and concept art that will be underway at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, including the throwback to the original 1971 name change to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

The main lobby will undergo a major renovation, including the removal of the large waterfall.  This has certainly come with mixed reviews from Disney fans.  The new floor plan seems to allow for more open floor space as shown in the concept photos below.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

The Polynesian Village Resort Hotel

We have new information as shared by Disney about a new activity center called Club Disney.  Making its debut next month, children can be supervised by Disney cast members while their parents enjoy other aspects of the resort.  Kids can play dress up, participate in story telling or make crafts in an area designed with inspiration from classic Disney Little Golden Books like “Alice In Wonderland,” “Pinocchio” and “Lady and The Tramp.”  Reservations can be made immediately.

The Nanea Volcano pool will also undergo several enhancements including a larger deck with more seating, a new hot tub and a new aquatic playground for with slides for children.

Finally a Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, similar to the one at Disneyland Hotel in California, is also planned for the resort. Today we’re happy to share that Trader Sam’s will open its doors at the resort in 2015. In addition another new food and beverage location, Pineapple Lanai kiosk which will offer a tropical guest favorite – Dole Whip – will open later this year.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

 Let us know your thoughts on the changes.  Are you sad to see the waterfall go or are you excited about the new additions?  Leave your comments below or head over to Facebook.  

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