Plans for a Re-Imagined Disney’s Polynesian Resort Include a Nostalgic Name Change


At the Around Our World presentation this morning, Disney confirmed several details that had been speculated about the Disney Vacation Club rooms coming to the Polynesian Resort. The Disney Parks Blog and official media site also shared information and concept art.

  • The resort will be renamed Disney's Polynesian Villages Resort. This was the original name from 1971.
  • The existing water feature in the Grand Ceremonial House will be removed and replaced with a smaller water feature and open space.
  • The popular Trader Sam's concept from the Disneyland hotel will be recreated as Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.

Grand Ceremonial House

Trader Sam's