Update on Disney’s Polynesian Resort Pool Refurbishment

Disney's Polynesian Resort Pool

For those of you who are unaware and will be staying at Disney’s Polynesian Resort over the next few months, the Nanea Volcano Pool and Slide are now closed for an extremely lengthy refurbishment. As I previously mentioned, Disney is offering guests staying the resort access to Blizzard Beach Water Park, while work is being done on the pool area.

When the announcement was first made, guests would only be given a one day pass to Blizzard Beach; however, it now appears that has been amended. Now Polynesian guests can choose to visit the water park on any day and will receive complimentary admission throughout their entire stays.  In addition, guests will receive a complimentary beach towel, and if a Polynesian guests have purchased resort Rapid Fill refillable mugs, those mugs will have access to the beverage stations at the water park. (So make sure you bring your refillable mugs with you!)

Bus transportation will be provided to guests directly between Blizzard Beach and the Polynesian, and when guests arrive at the front gate of the water park, Polynesian guests must check-in using their MagicBands or RFID room keys.

When Blizzard Beach closes for its refurbishment in the winter (which right now is slated for January 4 through March 14, 2015), guests will instead have access to Typhoon Lagoon. Keep in mind that Polynesian guests will not have access to any other resort pool during this refurbishment work.

During the Volcano Pool refurb, work will be done to create a new aquatic playground with slides for children, a new hot tub, and a larger deck with more seating for guests. The pool is expected to reopen sometime in early 2015.

Rikki Niblett

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4 thoughts on “Update on Disney’s Polynesian Resort Pool Refurbishment

  • August 1, 2014 at 8:31 am

    What a great trade! Instead of walking 50-100 yards to the hotel pool, you can shlep several miles on a bus!

    I guess that’s OK, since Polynesian guests are getting a discount during the refurb…oh, wait….

  • August 1, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    It is better than what the Wilderness Lodge has been offered for their pool closure. Guest must travel to the Contemporary to use pool.

  • August 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Unfortunate but hopefully for the best in the long run. The lack of hot tub was a big issue for my husband last time we stayed – maybe now I can convince him to go back!

  • August 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Now I won’t have Jimmy Buffet stuck in my head when I visit if there’s not Volcanao

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