PHOTOS: Thatched Roofing Added to New Porte-Cochére as Refurbishment Continues at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

As many other projects around Disney’s Polynesian Resort begin to wrap up, progress on the new monorail station continues. It has already been confirmed that the new station will not open when the resort reopens on July 19. However, another milestone has been reached at the nearby porte-cochére as crews begin installing the decorative thatched roof.


No crews were on duty when we passed by due to lightning in the area, but a lot of progress has been made. The middle part of the porte-cochére is almost ready.


The decorative roofing evokes the Polynesian theme of the resort.


We also took a snapshot of Monorail Yellow running through the new station.


Work on the side sections of the roof has yet to begin, but you can compare this photo to the concept art below.


Construction continues under the monorail station.


Equipment and materials are staged here for use by the construction crews.


Waterproofing has been added to the roof of the walkway to the Grand Ceremonial House. Most of the walkway is covered in plastic sheeting, including the white railing that was recently added.


Near Pineapple Lanai there was a lot of activity at the construction site. Crew members and an excavator were actively working.


The pile of dirt has grown considerably since our last update. They also added what appears to be framing and reinforcement in preparation for concrete, possibly expanding the path.


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