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Disney Polynesian Resort

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Leianne Roylo

on 25 September 2012

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by Leianne Roylo Disney Polynesian Resort -Orlando, Florida About it -Opened October 1, 1971 -Designed by: WED Enterprises (Walt Disney Imagineering) and Welton Becket and Associates -"village" theme (longhouses) -Centered around "Great Ceremonial House"
(after Tahitian royal assembly lodge) Polynesian Features -Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show -Lu'au dinner with a show Disney's Spirit of Aloha Show Do you think lu’au’s should always be done traditionally? Or is it alright to modify things like the food? Discussion Questions -food: pineapple coconut bread, pineapple, pork ribs, roasted chicken, Polynesian rice -features music and dances of the cultures of Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and Hawaii Tonga Longhouses Former Name Current Name Rapa Nui Tahiti Tokelau Rarotonga Niue Samoa Hawaii Tuvalu Fiji Aotearoa Bali Hai Tahiti Samoa Tonga Bora Bora Maui Oahu Moorea Hawaii Pago Pago Authority ? -Late 1950's: Walt Disney was a frequent customer of Polynesian supper clubs and tiki bars (Visited Hawai'i often) -Wanted to own a tiki restaurant that included Polynesian features and animated decor (lead to the birth of Audio Animatronics) -"Tiki restaurant" idea lead to a resort idea with original Polynesian designs -Artists hired: -Signs around the Polynesian were created by Oceanic Arts which was one of the original Tiki carvers in the US -Born February 27, 1930, in Alhambra, California "Peter Pan" (1953), "Lady and the Tramp" (1955), "Sleeping Beauty" (1959) -Started in 1952 -Born March 30, 1913, in Bakersfield, California "Bambi," "Cinderella," and "Alice in Wonderland" -Started in 1935 http://disney.go.com/disneyinsider/history/legends/rolly-crump http://disney.go.com/disneyinsider/history/legends/marc-davis Marc Davis Rolly Crump Do you think the changing of the longhouse names to make them truer to the Polynesian islands make it more “authentic”? Do you think Walt Disney was a credible source since he made frequent visits to Hawai'i and had a passion for the Polynesian culture? Would you like to take a trip to Disney World in Florida and attend Disney's Spirit of Aloha show? If you could change one thing about the Disney Polynesian Resort, what would it be? Rolly Crump
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