Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Walk in the Park: WDW Edition - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

By Krista Joy

Back in May of 2014, Walt Disney World announced plans for a name change and some pretty major enhancements to one of its most iconic Magic Kingdom resorts. Now re-branded as Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, the location already shows signs of a new level of detail that only Disney can deliver. A major phase of the renovation has already been completed. Join us as we have a look at the new lobby in this week's A Walk in the Park: WDW Edition article...

The lobby is now so much more open and modern - but the wonderful musty smell of the previous fountain definitely still remains. Once the Nanea Volcano pool area is completed, you will be able to see it along with an extensive view of the Seven Seas Lagoon - without even stepping foot out of this gorgeous lobby. There's so much more to come for the Village, including an aquatic playground, a new hot tub with views of the Magic Kingdom, a Polynesian Pool Bar and Grill, and of course Trader Sam's Grog Grotto! For now though, it is just wonderful to get a taste of what is to come when you breeze into this beautiful new area.


That about does it for this week's Walk in the Park. Tell us what you think about the new lobby in the comments below. See you real soon!
- Krista
Krista Joy is a former Disney cast member, current head author at and a co-host for the Disney Parks Podcast. She was born, raised, and has never lived any where else but in the heart of Orlando Florida. Not knowing what it’s like to be away from Walt Disney World for very long – the magic has truly become a part of who she is. Krista’s Disney dream is to bring magic and fun to the every day lives of her fellow Disney fans – while sharing some laughs along the way. She is very grateful to Keith and the team at for helping her to make this dream a reality! You can read more about Krista at

1 comment:

  1. Very nice but they had something much more beautiful and unique there before. I wish they hadn't destroyed that wonderful waterfall atrium.