Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Will Finally Reopen On July 19

by | Jun 28, 2021 | WDW Blog, WDW News, WDW Resorts

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Disney announced on June 28 that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will reopen to welcome guests starting July 19, 2021.

The original Walt Disney World Resort hotel has been closed for quite some time now due to a long refurbishment.

But, starting in late July, guests can stay at the Polynesian– and in its brand new rooms!

Polynesian Reopening Date

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Can you spot Maui? Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows (the Disney Vacation Club side) have been open for awhile now, but, as previously mentioned, July 19 is the official reopening date for the Polynesian.

Upon reopening, guests will also get a view of the new port cochere which showcases “the iconic mid-20th century architecture the Polynesian is famous for.”

Speaking of the port cochere, Disney’s Magical Express and valet will be available under here.

The temporary front desk area at Pago Pago will also close. This means that the front desk and concierge services will move back to the Great Ceremonial House.

With Polynesian reopening on July 19, this means that guests will occupy the new Moana rooms, which were first revealed in March.

Rooms are currently available to book and if you’re interested, be sure to contact a Destinations to Travel agent to help with your booking and planning needs!


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Monorail Service Remains Suspended

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The Monorail at sunset. Photo by Mike Billick

You should also know that even though the Polynesian is reopening, Monorail service to and from the resort will continue to remain temporary unavailable.

A reopening date for Polynesian’s Monorail station has not been revealed by Disney, but we will be sure to let you know as soon as we hear an update.

The Great Ceremonial House’s front entrance will reopen at a later date as well. There will be a side entrance available for guests.

Like the Polynesian, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is also currently receiving a massive guest room makeover.

An Incredibles theme is taking over the rooms in both the main tower and in the Garden Wing. The rooms will also incorporate a “sleek Monorail motif.”

There’s certainly a lot to look forward to at these two original WDW Resort hotels and just in time for the milestone 50th anniversary celebration, which officially kicks off on October 1st!


Are you excited that the Polynesian Resort is finally going to reopen after all this time? Will you book a stay? Tell us in the comments on our Facebook page!


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Written by Allyson Koerner

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Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.
Allyson Koerner

Written by Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.