Polynesian Village Resort monorail station confirmed to be closed through to July 2021

Sep 22, 2020 in "Walt Disney World Monorail System"

As part of the refurbishment work at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, the monorail service to the hotel will be suspended for 8 months.

The monorail station will be closed from November 2 2020, and will reopen in mid-July 2021 alongside the reopening of the main hotel. For guests staying at the villas or bungalows during the closure, transportation options will include direct bus transportation to all four parks and watercraft to the Magic Kingdom. There is also a walkway to the Transportation and Ticket Center to access the monorail from there.

The resort monorail will continue to operate during the Polynesian work, traveling through the station but not stopping.

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Article Posted: Sep 22, 2020 / 10:14am ET

aladdin20075 days ago

thank you:)

Tuvalu5 days ago

There is boat service. You can also walk to the TTC and take the monorail.

aladdin20075 days ago

Is there boat service to and from MK from Poly? or is it just bus

Disney Analyst5 days ago

Also, the old platform needed to go due to (and let me know if I’m wrong) major wood rot issues. I almost guarantee most of the new structure will be cement sculpted to look like wood. As much of modern Disney wood architecture is for outdoor use.

GimpYancIent7 days ago

mandstaft8 days ago

Either one works for me! :)

aladdin20078 days ago

Isn't this under Ridley's direction? He has destroyed Epcot, so I have little hope for this, except for the hope in the concept art.

Bocabear8 days ago

If it actually ends up looking this good and the water features return, I would not mind so much, but this is a concept only...Who knows what value engineering has happened since this was released... I hate feeling so negative about this, but their track record so far has not been very good.

Minthorne9 days ago

Once they add the 30 foot Maui and HeiHei statue on top everyone will love it. You’re welcome.

DisneyOutsider9 days ago

You mean the footers that are supporting the weight of the structure? πŸ˜†πŸ˜† Look, I hope it retains it's wooden charm as well, but the old platform was a few bad days from having a REALLY bad day. Let's save our outrage for something more worthy. Still a ways left to go on this one.

Disney Analyst9 days ago

A lot of the wood work Disney creates is made of cement and sculpted/designed to look like real wood.

Skywise9 days ago

Active word being "looks" - the back pylons are obviously concrete as being planted now.

Disney Analyst9 days ago

The redesign looks to be very wood themed.

UNCgolf9 days ago

I love nice hotel lobbies. It's not about me personally -- as I've said, I love the Grand Floridian lobby, especially when you could listen to the orchestra. It's that Disney is actively trying to avoid sending people to their lobbies (for the most part) and the lobbies just aren't used the way they were in the past. You do bring up a good point about special displays at the lobbies, though. The Grand Floridian often has stuff there to see during different holidays. I hope that continues and doesn't get cut.