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After Lengthy Closure, Disney’s Polynesian Monorail Station Has Reopened

Aloha, Disney fans! Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is once again buzzing with excitement and Guests! While Disney Vacation Club Members have had the opportunity to stay at the popular Walt Disney World Resort for some time, the Polynesian only recently opened to ALL Guests once again since the COVID closure. We’ve also seen favorite dining experiences reopen at the Disney Resort including ‘Ohana (without characters) and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. On top of that excitement, the Guest rooms have been refurbished to a Moana-inspired theme. Alas, the last piece of the Polynesian Village Resort is finally falling into place as the Resort Monorail station which has been closed for quite some time, has once again reopened!

Disney’s Polynesian Resort Room Refurbishment

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Yesterday, September 5, we were riding the Express Monorail from Magic Kingdom theme Park back to the Transportation Ticket Center. To our surprise, Guests were being loaded into a Monorail at Disney’s Polynesian Resort! This has been a sight we haven’t seen for some time as we cruised by. It was a surprise as Disney had not announced the reopening of the Disney World hotel monorail. We didn’t even have time to pull out our cameras for pictures!

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During the construction closure of the Polynesian Monorail station just outside of the Great Ceremonial House, Disney had previously shared that for Guests to go to and from EPCOT and Magic Kingdom Park (which were previously accessible for Polynesian Guests via Monorail), they would need to use bus transportation to and from these Parks – just like they do for Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks. The closure for construction began in November 2020, lasting a full 10 months.

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It’s was great however seeing happy Guests once again loading the Monorail from the Deluxe Resort as of yesterday! We’re thankful the construction and reopening of the Polynesian Monorail Station was successful in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration kicking off on October 1, 2021.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.