You may want to keep the Hawaiian shirt in the closet just a little while long, friends. Even if it is made by the one and only… Tommy Bahama! Walt Disney World has just announced that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort reopening has officially been delayed until Summer 2021.

Official Statement Released to Travel Agents:

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.
We understand the amount of planning that goes into a Disney vacation and we are reaching out to you about your clients with upcoming reservations that are impacted by these changes, at least four weeks before their arrival. Our Cast Members will be able to assist with modifying their reservations to other Disney Resort hotels.

According to Disney’s “Know Before You Go” Page:

The following Disney Resort hotels are now open and accepting new reservations:

With the opening of these hotels, we have taken a measured and deliberate approach to implementing a number of health and safety measures based on guidance from various governmental authorities and health agencies.

Additionally, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort are now open to Members and Guests. Please note that some of the details below may not apply to Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

The following Disney Resort hotels are currently accepting reservations:

  • 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 Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village 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
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

There has been a great deal of flip-flopping regarding Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort throughout the past few months. The resort was originally scheduled to reopen on August 12th. However, it was quickly pushed to open on October 4th. However, the beloved resort is currently open with limited operations to Disney Vacation Club guests staying at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Try On DVC for Size

If you are not a member of Disney Vacation Club and have a case of tiki-leki-fever, you can always become a member OR rent points! It is fun, easy, affordable, and a great way to try on Disney Vacation Club for size without the price tag.

Yummy Rumors

In addition, rumours have begun to spring forth on several Disney fan forums regarding the reopening of ‘Ohana, the beloved ‘all you care to enjoy’ dining experience, showcasing Hawaiian fare and hospitality. We are not certain of the validity of these rumours, but several guests have reported seeing resort staff discussing plans to reopen in the form of a “staff meeting” held outside the restaurant.