Moana Room Overlay Coming to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Remaining Closed Until 2021


Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Lobby Tiki Display Disney World

Disney has just announced that they will be keeping Disney's Polynesian Village Resort closed until the summer of 2021 as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, but they will be taking this opportunity to do a massive refurbishment to the entire resort.

Disney will be retheming the rooms based on the Disney animated film, Moana, as the resort already has a pacific island, tropical theme that is similar in style to the movie.

Updates will be coming to all of the guest rooms and the main facilities during the closure, and the Monorail station is set to close in October in order to prepare for this refurbishment.

Select locations at the hotel will be remaining open to serve the Bungalows, which will not be closing with the rest of the resort.

Lilo Character Ohana Polynesian Village Resort Walt Disney World

No word was given as to the future of any specific location within the resort, which currently holds many popular restaurants including Ohana with its Stitch themed character breakfast, and Trader Sam's Grog's Grotto tiki bar.

This should point to how long the impacts of COVID19 on Walt Disney World are going to last, and does not bode well for the reopening of any hotel that has yet to open throughout Walt Disney World. This refurbishment is likely only coming as a way for Disney to cover for not needing additional hotel capacity in the next year.

We will keep you up to date as we continue to find out more about this developing situation.