Last week, Capt. Cook’s in the Polynesian Resort finally reopened after being down for refurb for several months.
(You might remember, we shared the quick service spot’s temporary digs earlier this year.)
Of course, I dispatched At Disney Again to visit the new Cook’s and let me know how it looks. As usual, my guy went above and beyond, and he brought back some really beautiful photos.
I am absolutely IN LOOOOOVE with the look and feel in the upgraded eatery. It’s so warm and subdued and delish, with lovely pops of color to create even more interest. Love it! Take a look:
The ordering area isn’t too different, but new flooring and thatched-detailing throughout brighten the space up, for sure. In the dining room, though, those details come out in full force:
The only thing that remains, as far as I can see, in the dining room is the ceiling fans. I can’t say I’m sad: those ceiling fans are amazing. Equally amazing are the new light fixtures. Their diffuse glow is absolutely lovely.
My favorite thing about the new space is the posters. We asked around, and these beautiful pieces of art, which depict “ads” for Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian islands, were created by three different artists from Walt Disney Imagineering (but none of them want credit so there’s no one we can thank for these lovely designs):
As soon as we saw them, Dan and I started plotting to make them part of our Polynesian Project bedroom design. Of course, that’s when the debate started … how can you pick just two or three of these as favorites when they’re all so beautiful?! The conversation is ongoing, although Tokelau (I’m afraid of sharks), Aotearoa (that little hidden Mickey frightens me) and Hawaii (his uncovered genitals make me uneasy) are right out.
For more photos from the upgrade, check out all of Dan’s photos on At Disney Again. And for an overview of the menu changes (and an update on the Dole Whip machine), check out Eating WDW‘s coverage.
What’s your favorite thing about the new Capt. Cook’s? Let us know in the comments below.