The Walt Disney Company has announced that they plan on keeping Disney’s Polynesian Resort closed until Summer 2021 as they complete refurbishment work. Below is a statement on the decision.
As we continue to reopen additional Disney Resort hotels to Guests, we are modifying the reopening date for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort which will reopen next summer. This schedule adjustment also allows us to complete some refurbishment work at the Resort hotel, including enhancements to the Great Ceremonial House and Guest rooms. We expect work to begin in early October and look forward to sharing more about these changes in the future. The Villas and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will remain open during this refurbishment.
Disney is still finding new ways to keep guests safe as their various parks and resorts slowly begin to reopen. Disney’s Polynesian Resort was originally planned to reopen on August 12th before an update pushed the opening to October 4. Now, the resort will remain closed until next Summer.
However, during the closure, the resort will use this time to refurbish the rooms, that will be inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit film, Moana. The room refurbishment will be centered around a Pacific Ocean-inspired color palate and contain details, patterns, and textures from Moana. Disney has already implemented Moana details into the carpet at ‘Ohana, a popular restaurant at the resort.