Reopening date set for Disney's Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World

Jun 28, 2021 in "Disney's Polynesian Resort"

Posted: Monday June 28, 2021 1:33pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Polynesian Resort will reopen to guests on July 19 2021 following a major refurbishment of the Great Ceremonial House and the guest rooms. 

Although the Polynesian will reopen July 19, the new monorail station will not yet be completed, neither will the new main entrance. The front-desk will reopen in the Great Ceremonial House, and 'Ohana will reopen July 9.

The new porte cochere will be ready, and will receive guests arriving via Disney Magical Express and valet.

The new guest rooms will also be ready on July 19, giving guests a first opportunity to experience the new theming. A standard view room for the opening day is currently $595 plus tax, and a Magic Kingdom view is $839 plus tax.

According to Disney, the new look rooms feature a new color palette inspired by the Pacific Ocean and its many islands, including details, patterns and textures from the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana.”

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort was originally planned to reopen from the COVID-19 shutdown on October 4 2020, but Disney decided to delay the reopening and use the time to refurbish the resort ahead of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary.

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Skywise56 minutes ago


rle4lunch8 hours ago

I wonder how he got his helicopter so low in order to take these pics?!? bonus points if you know the movie this screen grab is from.

montyz8111 hours ago

Wow. I am so disappointed in the lack of detail for the new entrance. I really hope that they try to cover these structures to bring that wood look of the old entrance. If not... it looks like the cost-cutting continues. I've seen better displays at Six Flags.

Mr. Moderate3 days ago

The construction pace is frustrating slow and they need to kick it in gear. Please get this open before October.

Skywise3 days ago

Welcome to iHop!

MrPromey4 days ago

I agree and maybe for the same reason. That said, if they were to do something about that, I'd say this is coming along better than I was expecting.

UNCgolf8 days ago

Maybe it's because I already know it's metal, but it doesn't look like wood at all to me. It looks like a steel/aluminum sheet. I'm not planning to stay at the Polynesian anyways, though, so it doesn't matter to me.

Disney Analyst8 days ago

Honestly, with these decent shots showing the underside, I don’t mind it. Just looks like wood planks painted white. Works for me.

James Alucobond8 days ago

For as slowly as Disney moves at construction, I'm consistently impressed by how quickly and secretly the horticulture team is able to transform spaces.

DCBaker9 days ago

Disney Analyst9 days ago

wdwmagic12 days ago

still very much construction site in that area so hard to tell what is happening currently.

CuteAsMinnie12 days ago

Maybe someone who is there will report back if they see this over the derailed non- Poly posts! 🤣 🌺

GimpYancIent12 days ago

It goes a bit deeper than cosmetics. Some demo and reconfiguring is needed first then the application of styling.