Fencing Installed, Demolition Begins in Luau Cove at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

    As Disney prepares to bring a new Disney Vacation Club tower to the beaches of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, there is some demolition that needs to take place first. Luau Cove and the Spirit of Aloha dinner show venue will need to be flattened to make way for the construction. As crews begin a limited demolition on the west side of the structure, fencing has been installed along the perimeter ahead of a more full-scale demolition. Keep in mind that this work is unrelated to the beach construction that we wrote about earlier today.

    We recently visited Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to take a look at the work. We’ll start with some views from the water and from the monorail before taking a walk around the perimeter of the site.

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    A large crane can be seen in the foliage below as some light demolition begins ahead of full-scale demolition.

    Here’s an overview of the site and some concept art from roughly the same angle.

    Here’s a look at the fencing installed. Note that the pathways to the Aotearoa, Fiji, and Tuvalu buildings remain accessible to guests as well as the walkway that connects Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and, by extension, Magic Kingdom park.

    We expect that the Spirit of Aloha venue will be demolished in the coming weeks and months as Disney prepares the site for the construction of a massive tower. It’s likely that the construction will eventually impact the walkway above, but Disney has not announced a timeline for the closure of the path.

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    1. Was just there a few days ago, and always loved the quietness of that beach, have stayed a few times in the Fiji building facing it. This will make the area so hectic and noisy. Very sad.

    2. What a load is B.S. They have to demolish a dinner show that would use less resources than a new hotel would! Do we really need more hotel rooms?! What are they up to now 5000?

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