Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to Remain Closed Until Summer 2021 with Refurbishment Notes

While Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Members are able to book DVC resort rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, guests not staying with DVC have been eagerly awaiting their chance to stay at the tropical paradise when the resort was set to officially reopen on October 4. Disney has now released the news that the Polynesian Village Resort will remain closed until “Summer 2021”.


As shared in the screenshot below from the Walt Disney World website, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is now showing reopen for “Summer 2021” instead of the previous October 4:

Further refurbishment information is shared on the Walt Disney World website as follows: “Note: Due to Resort refurbishments, transportation offerings will be modified beginning in early October 2020. See details below.


  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Disney Springs area; bus transportation will be available to Magic Kingdom park beginning in early October 2020
  • Water taxis are not available from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park
  • Monorail transportation is available between the Great Ceremonial House and Magic Kingdom park until early October 2020—see details below; the walkway to the Transportation and Ticket Center will remain open, where Guests may access the monorail and ferry boats to Magic Kingdom park
  • Monorail transportation is not available for EPCOT

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Resort Refurbishment: Due to upcoming refurbishment work at the Great Ceremonial House, monorail service to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be temporarily suspended beginning in early October 2020.

Source: Walt Disney World website

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