Today we will take a closer look at the building that is getting the Polynesian extreme makeover and the rest of the facilities that will be demolished. According to aerial plan that Disney released in their announcement (shown in Part I of this series), most of the structures between the Hotel Towers are being removed. Here is a detail of what is staying and what is leaving.
#1 – Hook’s Pointe Restaurant & Wine Cellar.
This is the 2 story building that will be transformed into the yet to be named tiki bar and restaurant.
This interior of this restaurant will be gutted and the exterior will be redone.
#2 - Croc’s Bits ‘n Bites.
This fast food kiosk will be demolished. Hook’s Pointe is the large building behind Croc’s.
#3 – The Lost Bar.
This bar/restaurant will be demolished.
#4 – The Safari Adventure Remote Control Jungle Cruise Boats
The boat lagoon is located between the Lost Bar and the Arcade/Shop building (part of the former Seaports of the Pacific structures) and will be removed.
#5 – The former Seaports of the Pacific shops & arcade building.
This building will be demolished. You can see the Jungle Cruise RC boat lagoon in the foreground.
#6 – Waterfalls
The subterranean waterfalls and koi ponds will be removed.
#7 – Former Dancing Waters Theatre
The former Dancing Waters theatre will be removed. Amazing to compare the evening water fountain show that used to run here nightly to the current Fantasmic and World of Color shows and how far the shows have advanced.
#8 – Cove Pools and beach
The former Papette white sand beach that was also part of the former Seaports of the Pacific overlay that was around in the 1970s and 80s.
Part 3 of the series we will take a look at tiki architecture that Disney has developed thru the decades and what may be in store for the Hook’s Pointe building.