Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Monorail Service Temporarily Suspended Beginning October 2020

Walt Disney World updated their website this morning to show Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is no longer scheduled to reopen on October 4, but instead has been pushed back until “Summer 2021”. While the resort will remain closed, Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Members are able to book DVC resort rooms at the Polynesian. What’s important for these guests to know is that the Monorail service will be temporarily suspended beginning October 2020.


Refurbishment information is shared on the Walt Disney World website as follows: “Note: Due to Resort refurbishments, transportation offerings will be modified beginning in early October 2020.”


  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Disney Springs area; bus transportation will be available to Magic Kingdom park beginning in early October 2020
  • Water taxis are not available from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park
  • Monorail transportation is available between the Great Ceremonial House and Magic Kingdom park until early October 2020—see details below; the walkway to the Transportation and Ticket Center will remain open, where Guests may access the monorail and ferry boats to Magic Kingdom park
  • Monorail transportation is not available for EPCOT

Resort Refurbishment: Due to upcoming refurbishment work at the Great Ceremonial House, monorail service to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be temporarily suspended beginning in early October 2020.


While we know the suspension of the Monorail will begin early October 2020, Disney has yet to release an end date. Who knows – it could be until “Summer 2021” when the resort is scheduled to officially reopen.

This suspension is also important to know if you are a Monorail resort hopper during the holiday season for example. If you’d like to visit Disney’s Polynesian Resort, you’ll have to find another way besides the Monorail.

Source: Walt Disney World website

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