The exterior of the Great Ceremonial House is in the early stages of a dramatic renovation. Let's examine how construction work has impacted the interior of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.
Current state of resort main entrance
View from the bus stops, showing construction barriers at the porte cochere and the former roof beams now completely removed
Signage inside the lobby bars guests from exiting via these doors, while a rendering of the updated building is on display
Cast Members continue to staff the front desk, however it is only available until 10pm daily when the lobby closes
Elsewhere, there has been no change to the look of the Polynesian lobby
The Tiki statue is as prominent as ever
Christmas decor is evident throughout the Great Ceremonial House
And holiday merchandise is available for purchase
Primary "front desk" operations have been moved to this location in the Pago Pago building, which is staffed 24/7
While the Polynesian's Disney Vacation Club villas are currently opened, all hotel rooms are unavailable to guests and scheduled for refurbishment in the coming months. The resort monorail station is also closed. Boat service is available to the Magic Kingdom, along with bus transportation to all four theme parks and Disney Springs. Guests may also walk to the nearby Transportation and Ticket Center for addtional options.
Renovations are expected to last into summer 2021.
Thanks to Wil for the photos!