The ongoing temporary closure of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is due to the refurbishments currently happening at the resort, including to the Great Ceremonial House located within the Magic Kingdom resort. As the reopening date for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Disney World has been rescheduled until July 2021, the Villas and Bugalows are still open!
However, if you want to stay at the Villas or Bungalows, there is a minor hiccup that can prevent the ease of travel — the Monorail will not stop at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, only at the Transportation & Ticket Center.
How will the Monorail Continue Operation?
Disney confirmed with Inside the Magic that the Monorail will continue to transport visitors from the other resorts like Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Contemporary Resort to the Magic Kingdom or the Transportation & Ticket Center, but it will simply not make a stop at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
This closure announcement of the Monorail follows the closure announcement of the monorail access between the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
This short suspension of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort station should not interfere with any other stays at other resorts within the Monorail line.
What Does This All Mean?
After speaking with a Cast Member, Disney confirmed that dining options at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort are limited. The ones still currently open are:
- Barefoot Pool Bar
- Capt. Cook’s
- Pineapple Lanai
- Kona Cafe
- Tambu Lounge
Again, there will be no stop at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, so you will need to use the Ticket & Transportation Station stop and walk over to the resort if you are staying at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bugalows.
It is possible that this suspension will continue until the reopening of the Great Ceremonial House in Summer 2021, but we at Inside the Magic will continue to update on the progress of the refurbishments at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
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