Reopening of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort delayed until summer 2021 along with changes to the resort

Aug 31, 2020 in "Disney's Polynesian Resort"

Posted: Monday August 31, 2020 9:39am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that it will be delaying the reopening of the Polynesian Village Resort until summer 2021.

Disney has indicated to travel agents that it will be refurbishing the hotel beginning in October, which will include changes to the Great Ceremonial House and guest rooms. A Disney World spokeswoman told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday that changes to the rooms will include a move to a Pacific Ocean-inspired color palette as well as details, patterns and textures from Disney’s "Moana."

The Villas and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will remain open during the refurbishment.

The revised reopening schedule looks like this:

  • September 21 - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • October 14 - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • November 1 - Disney's Art of Animation Resort
  • Summer 2021 - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney's All Star Resorts, Disney's Port Orleans Resort, Disney's Beach Club and BoardWalk Inn continue to remain closed until further notice

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Weather_Lady3 hours ago

It's exciting to see so much happening. Not only is there visible progress on the walkway, but beneath it there's a whole lotta digging going on and some pipes sticking up. Hopefully this is an indicator that the water features along the ground floor walkway will return.

DCBaker20 hours ago

Movielover7 days ago

You know, I'm not even going to edit my post. Clearly its been too long since my last park visit! haha

MisterPenguin7 days ago

You forgot about the posts which point out misspellings. ;)

Movielover7 days ago

New update, which means this is the mandated "Will the pools of water and gardens be returning?" question post after every single update. Que the next couple of posts of outrage even though we do not actually know the answers. Add in the standard post about IP integration, a post or two about the former lobby renovation, and a extreme off topic post (Epcot Barges/Yeti/Skyliner Burning/Your Choice Here). Congrats, I just saved us a half to full page of useless posts. ;)

DCBaker8 days ago

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danlb_20008 days ago

My thought is that they are bringing some of the Moana details into them.

Doberge8 days ago

DVC Poly only opened 6 years ago so hard goods now feels really aggressive, especially for the Disney we've known. I'd love to be wrong. Poly is one of my home resorts and I'd love to see hard goods refurbished because it'd extend life before rooms feel beat up and out of date.

danlb_20009 days ago

Seems like a rather larger contractor for just a soft goods refurb.

Doberge9 days ago

That's also encompassing the three DVC longhouses. I believe there was news in December that DVC moved up the scheduled Poly 2022 soft goods refurbishment to 2021. I'm not expecting hard goods like has been done with other parts of the resort, but I guess we'll see!

danlb_200010 days ago

Whole bunch more permits today including the rest of the bungalows which I assume are also getting the Moana makeover... POLYNESIAN 1498 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 20 - 7020) - General Construction 1488 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 15 - 7015) - General Construction 1476 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 09 - 7009) - General Construction 1490 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 16 - 7016) - General Construction 1482 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 12 - 7012) - General Construction 1474 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 08 - 7008) - General Construction 1478 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 10 - 7010) - General Construction 1478 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 10 - 7010) - General Construction 1496 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 19 - 7019) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261652.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27371"]1484 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 13 - 7013) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261665.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27352"]1530 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN BLDG 11 PAGO PAGO (RM 1103-1126,2103-2126,3101-3126)) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261689.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27433"]1468 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 05 - 7005) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261701.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27466"]1462 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 02 - 7002) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261703.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27462"]1460 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 01 - 7001) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261706.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27375"]1492 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 17 - 7017) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261707.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27439"]1472 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 07 - 7007) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261720.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27449"]1464 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 03 - 7003) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261721.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27443"]1466 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 04 - 7004) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261726.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27444"]1470 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 06 - 7006) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261730.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27359"]1486 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 14 - 7014) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261744.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27478"]1550 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN BLDG 09 TOKELAU (RM1901-1948,2901-2948,3901-3948)) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261758.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27514"]1484 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN WATER BUNGALOW 13 - 7013) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261807.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27469"]1520 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN BLDG 10 MOOREA (RM 1003-1048,2001-2048,3001-3048)) - General Construction [URL="https://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20210261849.pdf?parent=DOC3178S27505"]1530 SEVEN SEAS DR(POLYNESIAN BLDG 11 PAGO PAGO (RM 1103-1126,2103-2126,3101-3126)) - General Construction

Weather_Lady10 days ago

We're staying there 8/21-25 ("switching teams" to WDW after 4 nights and 3 days at Universal), so we'll be headed out as you're checking in. I'll message you if we're leaving any food or beverages and see if there's anything you want! 🙂 (We upstate NYers have to stick together, LOL! I'm in the Finger Lakes, but I see your info. lists your residence as Niagara County, which is where my father's whole extended family has lived for generations. "It's a small world after all!")

Queen of the WDW Scene10 days ago

Haha yeah GF just isn't my style. Poly or bust lol. How long are you staying? I'll be there 8/25-8/30.