Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to Remain Closed Until Summer 2021 for Refurbishment
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been closed since the entire Walt Disney World Resort closed back in March because of the COVID-19 outbreak. It was originally scheduled to reopen earlier this month and then the opening date was pushed back until October 4, 2020. Now, Disney has announced the Polynesian will remain closed until Summer 2021.
While part of the extended closure for the Polynesian is in response to lower crowds at Walt Disney World, it also appears Disney is taking this time to refurbish the Resort as well. Refurbishments include enhancements to the Great Ceremonial House and Guest rooms. The official statement from Disney states:
As we continue to reopen additional Disney Resort hotels to Guests, we are modifying the reopening date for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort which will reopen next summer. This schedule adjustment also allows us to complete some refurbishment work at the Resort hotel, including enhancements to the Great Ceremonial House and Guest rooms. We expect work to begin in early October and look forward to sharing more about these changes in the future.
While an exact reopening of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has not been announced other than “Summer 2021,” the official Walt Disney World reservation site allows bookings for this Resort to begin again as of May 21, 2021.
During the Polynesian’s extended closure, Disney’s Polynesian’s Villas & Bungalows will remain open.
As reminder, here are the reopening dates for other Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: November 1, 2020
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: September 21, 2020
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: October 14, 2020
These resorts are closed indefinitely with no reopening date announced as of today:
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
If you are currently scheduled to stay at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort while it is closed, you can reach out to Disney directly and they will make new accommodations for you. If you have booked through a Travel Agent, they will reach out to you and make the necessary changes.
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