Monday, April 03, 2006

Disney World Renovates Original Hotels

Disney World has been renovating its 35-year-old Contemporary and Polynesian Resorts, which originally opened in 1971, the same year Disney's first park opened in Florida.

I'm kind of sorry to see the ultra-sleek, modern changes to the rooms at the Contemporary. The bright colors have been replaced with dark tones and a slightly Asian feel. The Contemporary's "look" had been around so long that over time it fell out of date and then, with the continued passage of time, its look seemed to be back "in" as "retro contemporary." The A-frame building with the monorail running through the center and giant Mary Blair murals continues to provide visual thrills.

We haven't yet stayed at the Polynesian, though we've enjoyed shopping there, and look forward to staying there on a future visit. Alas, no Florida trip this year, with college expenses looming!

(Hat tip: Mouse Planet. Photo links: All Ears Net.)


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