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‘Disney World is becoming a Marriott’: Fans Unhappy with Disney

Disney constantly works to update its properties, but one of the most recent updates has many fans wildly unhappy at the developments.

Since reopening after the pandemic closures, the development of the Disney Parks has accelerated. New attractions such as  Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Disney World’s EPCOT have opened, and the Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris has launched. Disney even inaugurated new operations like the Disney Genie+, Lightning Lane, the FastPass replacements.

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Main Street U.S.A., Magic Kingdom/Disney

One project currently slated for a late 2024 completion at the Magic Kingdom is the construction of the new Disney Vacation Club (DVC) villas coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Announced earlier this year, the villas will replace the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and will welcome Guests who are part of the Disney timeshare program.

But not everyone is happy about these changes. As the expansion of one Walt Disney World Resort continues, fans are calling out the Walt Disney Company for constantly changing their favorite destinations, and not for the better. One such development was even termed worse than the divisive Splash Mountain retheme.

One Disney fan, u/SpringtimeMoonlight took to Reddit to share their thoughts:

Sigh… my poor Poly. from WaltDisneyWorld

 

The post has had over 1,200 upvotes and close to 300 comments with other Disney fans weighing on the change at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. One user, u/OneWorldMouse said, “Eisner saved Disney World from becoming a Marriot. Now Disney World is becoming a Marriot.”

u/Lionheart1827 added:

Yeah they ruined the beach/view with those Suite bungalow cabins on the water a bunch of years ago, now there’s gonna be this giant building next door that doesn’t really seem to fit. Bleh

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort/Disney

One user u/Journey2Jess mentioned that it would be fine if the Resort looked “even remotely like Polynesian architecture, which it does not. It might look fine if we are trying to recreate Oahu, but I am pretty sure that isn’t the idea.”

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