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

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.