Walt Disney World is pushing back the reopening of its Polynesian Village Resort until next summer.
The Polynesian Village Resort was scheduled to reopen Oct. 4, after its Aug. 12 opening was delayed “due to the current environment.”
Disney said the change will allow for completing refurbishment work, including enhancements to the Great Ceremonial House and Guest rooms, and expects work to begin in early October.
The Villas and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will remain open during this refurbishment.
Disney will be reaching out to travel advisors with clients who have upcoming reservations that are impacted by these changes, at least four weeks before their arrival, and will re-accommodate them to one of the other Disney Resort hotels.
Several properties are open and accepting new reservations, including: Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort; Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge; Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge; Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village; Disney's Beach Club Villas; Disney's BoardWalk Villas; Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort; Disney’s Contemporary Resort; Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground; Disney's Old Key West Resort; Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows; Disney’s Pop Century Resort; Disney's Riviera Resort; Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa; Disney's Yacht Club Resort; and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will begin welcoming guests again on Sept. 21, followed by Disney's Coronado Springs Resort on Oct. 14 and Disney's Art of Animation Resort on Nov. 1.
While reopening dates were previously shared for Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, they will remain closed until further notice.
All four Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs are now open; and park attendance is managed via the Disney Park Pass reservation system—to enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date.