NEWS: Disney’s Polynesian Resort Reopens with New Dole Whip Treat and Trader Sam’s

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has reopened along with Trader Sam’s! To celebrate the opening and DOLE Whip® Day, Disney is offering a limited-time Dole Whip treat at the resort. Learn more below.


Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Thomas Smith:

It’s DOLE Whip® Day – and there’s delicious magic in the air at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort with the debut of a special version of the iconic Disney Parks sweet treat in honor of today’s reopening of the resort!

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Swirled up especially for the reopening of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Pineapple Lanai is offering an exclusive “Tamatoa-inspired” Dipped Cone – Dole Whip raspberry swirled with Dole Whip orange in a white chocolate-dipped waffle cone coated with “shiny” gold sugar.  This super glittery Dole Whip – a must-try for fans of “Moana”-  is available at the resort today, for Dole Whip Day, through July 21.

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Another Disney fan favorite, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, is reopening today at the resort. You can now once again explore this amazing tropical tiki bar filled with interesting artifacts and exotic treasures and experience the romance of the South Seas through unique food and drinks.

Today’s reopening of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort also includes new, beautifully reimagined guest rooms inspired by the Pacific Ocean and its many islands. Reimagined rooms include details, patterns and textures from the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana.” We recently shared a look inside.

There are more exciting enhancements to come, including a new arrival experience with a special entryway that will debut for the resort’s 50th anniversary. Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

RELATED ARTICLE: NEWS-Look Inside a Reimagined Polynesian Resort Room at Disney World

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been closed for some time for refurbishment. The rooms are being reimagined with a Moana theme. Disney has released photos of the reimagined rooms. Learn more below.


Disney Cast Member Jeremy Schoolfield shares more below:

Can you feel that Pacific breeze blowing? That’s because we just stepped into Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort here at Walt Disney World Resort! Have a look at these new photos we’re sharing for the first time, taking you inside a newly reimagined guest room at the resort.

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These reimagined spaces feature a new color palette inspired by the Pacific Ocean and its many islands, including details, patterns and textures from the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana” – look closely and you might even spot some characters from the story!

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You’ll also see all-new furnishings and fixtures. In the bathrooms, for instance, Disney Imagineers took inspiration from the sandy ocean floor for the tiles and carved details in the vanity. 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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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is now accepting bookings for late July 2021, and the next time you pull up to the Great Ceremonial House, you’ll notice even more exciting changes we’re currently working on. The porte cochere is in the midst of a dramatic overhaul that will feature a high-pitched, open-truss roof covered in a thatch style with pops of color. Above the porte cochere, the Monorail station is receiving new wooden screens with tropical colors, adding to the open and airy vibe befitting of the South Seas.

This popular locale joins the other Disney Resort hotels of Walt Disney World in creating the Disney Resorts Collection, where the magic you find in the theme parks extends to every moment of your vacation. Disney Resort hotels offer you a wide selection of fantastic settings to choose from, inspired by worlds both real and imagined. You’re fully immersed in our legendary storytelling and guest service that extend beyond our theme parks to every moment of your stay, whether you’re visiting an African savanna, strolling a seaside boardwalk, see a favorite Disney character or so much more – there’s magic seemingly around every corner.

We’ll have more to share about the developments happening at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in the weeks and months to come. This exciting progress is part of the overall evolution of our Disney Resort hotels, as we infuse even more Disney touches across our collection – just in time for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” beginning Oct. 1, 2021, in honor of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

You can click here to learn how the Disney Resorts Collection offers something for every family’s need and budget. It’s time to start dreaming up the story you want to experience on your next Walt Disney World vacation!

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