Polynesian name change confirmed

On Friday, Disney revealed that one of its most iconic resorts will soon be known by a different--yet familiar--name.  

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Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

In conjunction with resort-wide renovations and construction of Disney Vacation Club villas and bungalows, the Polynesian resort on Walt Disney World's Seven Seas Lagoon is set to be re-named Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.  

The new name actually appeared months ago on--of all things--jogging maps installed on resort grounds.  

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Walt Disney World Resort President George Kalogridis announced the change, also confirming rumors that a version of Disneyland Hotel's Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar would make its way to the Florida resort.  The Polynesian equivalent will be know as Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Additional details regarding the resort renovations and enhancements will be revealed in the coming months.  

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney Vacation Club previously announced intentions to add villas to the property.  Construction on twenty waterfront bungalows is well underway with rooms in 2 or 3 existing resort longhouses being converted to DVC villas.  Estimated opening is scheduled for 2015.  

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