FIRST LOOK: Moana Inspired Rooms Coming To Polynesian Village Resort

by | Mar 5, 2021 | WDW Blog, WDW News, WDW Resorts

Alert: Moana-inspired rooms are coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World (WDW)– and they’re gorgeous.

On Friday, March 5, Disney shared a first look at the reimagined Polynesian guest rooms. And,yes, they are partially themed after the 2016 hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film Moana.

Some people were worried about the incorporation of Moana into these guest rooms (the Orlando Sentinel revealed the Moana addition in August 2020), but, in my opinion, Disney outdid themselves and these rooms are stunning!

They look modern and have the right amount of Moana without being too childish.

Now, let’s take a look at the released photos!

Moana-Inspired Guests Rooms

moana inspired rooms at polynesian village resort

Can you spot Maui? Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

If you look closely at these photos, you’ll see characters from the movie, including Maui, Hei Hei, Pua, and, of course, Moana. The many details, patterns, and textures were also taken from the animated film.

Not only is Moana a big inspiration to the rooms, but the new color palette is inspire by the Pacific Ocean and its islands.

kitchenette in moana room at polyensian

Let’s have some coffee with Hei Hei. Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

The rooms also have brand new furnishing and fixtures. For example you’ll see several specific details in the bathroom.

As noted by the Disney Parks Blog, “In the bathrooms, for instance, Disney Imagineers took inspiration from the sandy ocean floor for the tiles and carved details in the vanity.”

reimagined bathroom in guest rooms at polynesian

Blasting Moana music while showering is now a requirement, right? Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Disney also added, “The colorful patterns found throughout the room bring a whole new energy to the space, evoking undulating ocean waves and tropical flowers.”


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Polynesian Refurbishment

concept art for update to polynesian's great ceremonial house at walt disney world

Polynesian’s Great Ceremonial House is getting a major update. Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

The Polynesian is currently undergoing a major refurbishment that will see an update to the Great Ceremonial House, the gardens and fountains at the entrance, and to the Monorail station.

The resort is set to reopen in summer 2021, but a specific date hasn’t been announced yet. We will definitely keep you in the loop!

Speaking of refurbishments, you can keep tabs on what’s closed across WDW with our handy guide.

Make A Reservation

painting of moana and pua in reimagined polynesian guest rooms

Is this Moana and Pua artwork for sale? Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Guests haven’t been able to make reservations at the resort since the refurbishment was announced, but not anymore! The Polynesian is now accepting bookings for late July 2021.

Also know that the Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are open and accepting new reservations.

If you want to book a room at the Polynesian, contact a Destinations to Travel agent to help with your booking and planning needs!


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Written by Allyson Koerner

Written by Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.