Disney's Polynesian Resort and Art of Animation reopening delayed and others cancelled

Jul 27, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Disney has today announced that it will be delaying the reopening of some of its Walt Disney World resort hotels and cancelling others.

  • Disney's Polynesian Resort will now reopen on October 4 instead of the previously announced August 12.
  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort will now reopen on November 1 instead of the previously announced August 12.
  • Disney's Beach Club and BoardWalk Inn will now remain closed until further notice and will not reopen on August 24 and October 1.

The revised ropening schedule looks like this:

  • July 29 - Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • August 24 - Disney's Yacht Club Resort
  • September 21 - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • October 4 - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
  • October 14 - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • November 1 - Disney's Art of Animation Resort
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Article Posted: Jul 27, 2020 / 9:45am ET
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nickysAug 04, 2020

Currently it seems they are not taking further 2021 reservations at any of the resorts without a scheduled opening date. There’s nothing to suggest which of them will be last to open. However many people have already booked at those resorts. It’s too early to say what will happen, so I would just wait. The CMs won’t know any more right now so there is little point in contacting them again yet.

tkeerlAug 04, 2020

Disney cancelled my reservation at Boardwalk Inn in early September and got me a room in January. It now looks like Boardwalk may be the last deluxe to open and not taking reservations. This time they have not contacted me about this and MDE says I am all set. What are the odds?

stratman50thAug 03, 2020

I wonder if 'Ohana will open on the 4th when the Poly opens.....

NunuAug 02, 2020

Air travel ban still on for Central American countries. Borders have been closed for 4+ months.

RobbiemAug 01, 2020

For Brits it is virtually impossible to visit Here is the uk government travel advice https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa Basically you can’t travel to the US if you’ve been in the UK or anywhere in mainland Europe (Shengen zone) in the past 14 days and if haven’t you can enter the US but must quarantine for 14 days. the rules apply to all of Europe as well so thats a big chunk of the international market gone for the time being

LiraelJul 28, 2020

Honest question, are there any international guests at all right now? I thought everyone had forbidden travel to the USA right now. Either way, I also think this is cost saving: spreading guests out at, say, 10 hotels is safer, but placing them in only 5 is cheaper. So increasing demand in open resorts rather than branching to open new ones saves them money.

Goofnut1980Jul 28, 2020

This is so crazy. Worse than 2011. People not traveling to Florida. But they sure are living it up in their home states as no one has this under control yet. The masks are the kicker. We have friends that canceled December because they don’t want to wear a mask. They don’t bother me at all and I even cover my nose!!! Unlike so many idiots that don’t. I guess people thing the virus only comes in thru the mouth?? Wrong. They all complain they can’t breathe. I’m pretty sure you can figure it out. Nurses and doctors do it all day long and aren’t passing out from not breathing. Heck my dentist has to wear two masks when working in people’s mouths. People in the states are just such pansies when it comes to protecting public health and others.

Captain Culpepper ClineJul 28, 2020

And COVID-19 .

SpaceMountain77Jul 28, 2020

I assumed this to be so because Disney's Yacht Club Resort is already open and being used by the NBA. Since it is already up and running, it may be easier to keep it open, rather than close it down again.

JusticeDisneyJul 27, 2020

Just out of curiosity, does anyone have any idea as to what the logic might be behind opening the YC but not the BC?

Monorail_Red_77Jul 27, 2020

The DVC parts of the resorts are open. I was at Poly this past Saturday and Lobby was open. As was Grand Floridian Lobby, Riviera Resort mostly open. contemporary too. Here’s a pic of an almost empty Grand FL lobby. Busses are running with about 6 groupings and Monorail with 1 group per seat in each section Monorail. Each Monorail car is split into two sections with canvas barriers between. So 2 groups can sit in each section of small groups. No standing allowed.

lostpro9hetJul 27, 2020

Doesn’t appear to as its still allowing me to book a room for September.

DarstarrJul 27, 2020

Does this impact DVC at the Poly as well?

Brooklin Disney DadJul 27, 2020

I would love to know if Disney has turned away people at the parks due to Covid safety measures/temps. Anyone have a link to a site that might find this info?