Disney’s Polynesian Resort Guests to Receive Blizzard Beach Tickets During Pool Rehab

New Excitement at Disney's Polynesian Resort

I’ve previously mentioned that Disney’s Polynesian Resort’s Nanea Volcano Pool and Slide will be closing for a lengthy refurbishment starting at the end of July. To make up for this matter, Disney has started informing guests staying at this resort that while the feature pool is closed, they will receive one free admission to Blizzard Beach Water Park, per member of their party. In addition, transportation will also be provided to a dedicated check-in location, where Polynesian Resort guests will receive their tickets and towels at the water park, themed after a ski resort on the meltdown.

For guests staying at the resort who do not wish to visit Blizzard Beach, the Polynesian’s quiet pool will remain open for guests to visit.

While official dates have not yet been announced for this refurbishment work of the Volcano Pool, the rumored closure date appears to be sometime around July 26. During the refurbishment, work will be done to include a new aquatic playground with slides for children, a new hot tub, and a larger deck with more seating for guests.

The pool refurbishment is just another step in the full-on rehab of Disney’s Polynesian Resort that is currently taking place. Currently, Captain Cook’s, a quick service dining location, is closed until sometime in July; the Polynesian’s lobby is being re-worked, with the removal of the large waterfall; and the children’s activity center will reopen on June 17 and will now be known as Club Disney, instead of The Neverland Club. Also debuting later this year will be the all new Pineapple Lenai kiosk which will offer a guest favorite, the Dole Whip. In 2015, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto lounge will be added, plus, work is being done to add Disney Vacation Club units to the resort and the resort will be reverting back to it’s original name, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

The pool’s rehab work is expected to continue until early 2015.

Rikki Niblett

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7 thoughts on “Disney’s Polynesian Resort Guests to Receive Blizzard Beach Tickets During Pool Rehab

  • May 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Transportation to Blizzard Beach is already provided. The Animal Kingdom buses drop off at BB.

  • May 15, 2014 at 8:44 am

    So they’re taking out the waterfall inside and the volcano outside, what is so exotic about this place now? Brutal

  • May 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    The proposed change in the lobby of the Poly makes me so sad. I remember walking into that lobby for the first time…it took my breath away. Not any more I guess.

  • May 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

    If you have a Water Park Fun & More add on, will you be able to use the dedicated check in line more than once?

    • May 18, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Since we already had Park Hopper with Water Parks Fun & More, we asked our travel agent to see if she could get us a discount. She was able to get $50 per person credited to our stay. So we basically got WPF&M free with part of our Park Hopper paid for as well! Still disappointed about the pool, but it helps a bit.

  • May 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    A poor compensation.

  • May 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Is there a minimum length of stay? If we stay just one night, will we get the free trip to BB?

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