Folks, we need your help, and the time is running against us! You may have heard that during the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train press event WDW also announced that Disney's Polynesian Resort Lobby will have a brand new decor ( see rendering below ). What they DIDN'T tell you is that they intend to simply remove forever the gorgeous Polynesian waterfall and Polynesian garden which is currently in the Ceremonial House lobby - the one they intend to change completely.
George Kalogridis is currently President of WDW Resort. He was at the Disneyland Resort before and did a real good job over there so, do we have here the first BIG mistake from George? Not only i think it is, but it's also a really stupid one because anyone who can agree to remove the waterfall and lush garden of the Polynesian Resort lobby is obviously someone who didn't understood anything at all to what really was this gorgeous piece of scenery right in the middle of the Ceremonial House. And a waterfall, by the way, which was the pride and joy of Disney Legend Fred Joerger who painstakingly created it.
Sure, Disney as always have some good alibi to destroy the waterfall and apparently the main reason is that there is more and more guests coming at the resort and they need more space in the lobby. Is it right? Probably, but as usual there is often a unsaid reason hidden behind the official one, something like "we could have resolve the problem in another way but it would have cost us more money" or "the maintenance of the waterfall is too expensive and we'd like to save that money" or "the waterfall needed to be rebuilt and we want to save the money" etc... plenty of bad reasons of this kind, that we will never know.
On the rendering below here is how the lobby will look instead of this gorgeous lush garden and waterfall that you've seen above if we don't stop them. What do you prefer, this:
...or this, as it is right now:
Now, here is where you can help, and it won't take you long. The good folks of the Disney Avenue website have created a petition and we have to act QUICKLY as they should start the destruction of the waterfall anytime soon!!! One can only hope that this petition will open the eyes of Disney management so that they will reconsider this change. If you feel the same way like we do - i.e that removing the waterfall and Polynesian garden is pure insanity, then jump RIGHT NOW to Disney Avenue and please sign and share this petition and let's save Disney's Polynesian Resort waterfall together!
Please sign NOW the petition HERE. Or go on Disney Avenue HERE.
Not yet convinced how great the Polynesian Resort waterfall is? Have a look at the video below from Mouse Steps showing the real thing!
Video: copyright Mouse Steps