New Moana Rooms Coming to Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Moana Rooms are coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort later this summer! The Disney Parks Blog recently released a first look at these re-imagined rooms.

The Moana updates are part of a property-wide refurbishment that’s going on at the original 1971 Walt Disney World Resort. Disney’s Moana was released a few years back and will make a nice addition to the resort’s overall tropical theming.

This article was written on March 9, 2021, to share the new Moana rooms for Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Below is a look at the new Moana rooms that are now available at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. These new rooms are a welcome change and they look fantastic!

Moana Polynesian Rooms
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You might notice that the rooms have beautiful solid surface floors. They appear to be similar to the flooring we’ve seen in the Gran Destino Tower rooms at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Related: Gran Destino Tower Review

The feature wall of the room is covered in a wallpaper that features Maui’s tattoos.

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It’s also nice to see a little artwork from the movie featured in the room. Many people complain that modern guest rooms at Walt Disney World don’t have enough touches of Disney. This first look appears to have tasteful character appeal spread proportionately throughout the room.

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I even spy a little Hei Hei behind the coffee maker.

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And the guest bathroom appears to be a home run from what we can see from the photos. The upper ledge is a tremendous asset providing extra counter space to place personal items. In addition, there’s a make-up mirror, towel hooks, and a tub with a shower combination.

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I immediately noticed that the glass shower doors have an extra towel bar on the outside. These little touches really benefit the functionality of a space. Often, there isn’t enough space to hang wet towels.

For comparison, here is a photo of the former guest rooms at Disney’s Polynesian. Personally, I didn’t care for these darker rooms the last time I stayed here. And I always felt the guest bath felt like a cave.

Related: Disney’s Polynesian Resort Review

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This article’s photos and updates are referenced from the Disney Parks Blog announcement released here on their site.

While a specific re-opening date for the resort has not been announced, you can now reserve these standard guest rooms at the Polynesian for late July 2021 moving forward. It sure would be nice to have a room here for the upcoming 50th-anniversary celebration, wouldn’t it?

Update: Disney’s Polynesian is fully open and construction for this refurbishment is now complete. You can view photos of the new entrance at the Polynesian here.

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