PHOTOS: First Look at Disney’s Newly Reopened Polynesian Village Resort!

Today’s a great day because Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has officially opened to ALL guests!

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Originally, the villas in the resort were only open to Disney Vacation Club Members. However, any visitor could stop by the hotel to visit spots like ‘Ohana and Kona Island before heading to the Magic Kingdom or the other nearby resorts. Today, though, all guests are able to stay in the newly refurbished rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!


Even with Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort reopening, not every part of the resort is currently available and we stumbled upon the first sign of remaining construction when we arrived at the resort to check-in.

Ongoing construction at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

At this time, the front entrance to the Grand Ceremonial House and monorail station are still closed as Disney continues construction, but there’s plenty of signage to help direct you to the side entrance to the lobby.

Signage to the lobby area

But, the walk is definitely filled with some construction!

Walk to the Great Ceremonial House

Dining Locations

But, there is still a lot that has reopened in the resort!

Many of the dining locations had previously reopened here including Capt. Cook’s (the Quick Service option), Kona Cafe, Tambu Lounge, and ‘Ohana, but now there’s even MORE to enjoy!

‘Ohana dining area

As of today, both Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace (which serves the same menu outside) have reopened and will open from 3PM to midnight daily!

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Plus, Pineapple Lanai is even serving a special Dole Whip creation for the big opening day!

Pineapple Lanai

Now you can order up Disney’s Moana Tamatoa-Inspired Cone which is DOLE Whip Raspberry swirled with DOLE Whip Orange in a White Chocolate-dipped Waffle Cone coated with Shiny Gold Sugar for $5.99.

Tamatoa-Inspired Cone

NEW Moana-Themed Guest Rooms

And, the biggest update to the resort can be found in the guest rooms, which are now all Moana-themed! So, you can find brand new island-inspired details in the furniture…

New Moana-Themed Rooms

…new flooring…

New flooring

…new wall decor…

New Moana-themed rooms

…and even the bathroom got a bit of a makeover!

New bathrooms in Moana-themed rooms

Plus, every room comes with a small coffee bar, mini-fridge, and closets.

coffee bar and closets

We are SO excited to be back at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to see some of the new and returning features! And, you can stay tuned with All Ears for the latest Disney news coming soon!

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Will you be staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort soon? Let us know in the comments below!

Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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4 Replies to “PHOTOS: First Look at Disney’s Newly Reopened Polynesian Village Resort!”

  1. I have never stayed at the Polynesian, but I really, really want to sometime in the near future!!!!😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

  2. We are getting a room with a king sized bed and day bed. I found a video on youtube. WDW site is still not showing this type of room. Very excited about our next trip. We are hoping the construction will be done. The last time we were there during Hurricane Sandy they had some refurb going on. It would be nice to see the Polynesian with no barriers and no heavy equipment.