With more and more of Disney’s Resort Hotels continuing to reopen, the most recent reopening date has just been announced. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is set to reopen to all guests, including non-DVC members, on July 19th, 2021.
Resorts Have Been Open To DVC Members & Renters Since Last Summer
The resort villas at this the Polynesian have been open for guests for quite some time, but only the DVC villas were available for occupancy, which has been exclusively available for Disney Vacation Club members and DVC point renters. Many of the Disney properties have been open since last summer to guests who own or rent DVC points, which highlights the benefits of being a Disney Vacation Club member or renting DVC points to stay at Disney’s Deluxe resorts.
Along with early access to this Deluxe resort, both members and renters are able to take advantage of additional benefits, like foregoing the parking fees and the nightly occupancy taxes that are charged when paying cash to book directly from Disney. However, now the hotel rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be reopening to non-DVC members or renters, which will allow many more guests to visit this exquisite island-themed Disney resort.
Polynesian Monorail Station Refurbishment Update
Disney originally projected that refurbishments at the Polynesian Village Resort would be finished by this new reopening date, but the updated Monorail station will not be available to guests upon reopening. There are many other great transportation options available to guests visiting the parks, like Disney’s Watercraft Transportation to Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Bus Transportation, but Monorail service won’t be available to and from the resort. Stay tuned to the DVC Shop Blog to learn when Disney announces the completion of the Monorail station. We will have an article to share with you as soon as the announcement has been officially made.
Front Desk Moving To Great Ceremonial House
Also, it’s important to note, the front desk will move from Pago Pago back to the Great Ceremonial House, and the main entrance will not be open to guests. Guests will be able to get a peek at the new porte-cochère roof, near the monorail station and Grand Ceremonial House. Disney’s Magical Express and valet services will be available beneath the newly-installed porte-cochère roof.
As of the reopening date, two of the on-property restaurants, Jiko and Boma, will remain closed, but it’s anticipated that Disney will be announcing reopening dates for those restaurants soon. We’ll be sure to keep you updated once Disney announces reopening dates for these popular dining options.
Changes In The Parks & Resorts
This is just one of the newest development of Disney’s phased reopening and a cautious crawl towards normalcy for the Disney parks and DVC resorts! Mask and physical distancing requirements have changed, as well as the return of fireworks on July 1st, 2021. Guests can expect to see more resort hotels opening in the upcoming months, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with all the latest developments for both Disney parks and DVC resorts.
What do you think about the reopening of Polynesian Village Resort on July 19th? Will you be booking a room here for your next Disney World trip? Let us know in the comments below!