Reopening Dates Pushed Back for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Art of Animation Resort; Disney’s Beach Club Resort and BoardWalk Inn to Remain Closed at Walt Disney World

Reopening dates have shifted for numerous Walt Disney World Resort hotels, including delayed reopening dates for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. As part of this reopening schedule update, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, originally set to reopen on August 24 and October 1 (respectively), will now remain closed.

Both Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort were originally set to reopen on August 12. New reopening dates for these resorts are as follows:

  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – October 4
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – November 1

As a reminder, the Disney Vacation Club portion of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, reopened on June 22 and remains open for DVC members and guests. Disney’s Pop Century Resort, which is adjacent to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, reopened on July 10.

Dates for remaining resorts still scheduled to reopen are as follows:

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – July 29
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort – August 24
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – September 21
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – October 14

Reopening dates for the following resorts have not been provided:

  • Disney’s All-Stars Resorts
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside 
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (non-DVC)
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

This information has yet to be updated on Walt Disney World Resort’s “Know Before You Go” resort landing page, but we expect it to reflect these changes soon.

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  1. Ugh!!! Not again! 5th change now for the same vacation – we just can’t seem to get there! Praying for patience and favor that there is something left to move to at this point.

  2. Do you know if this will effect the restaurant availability at those hotels for people staying in the dvc portions? Thanks 😊

  3. Not that it is overly important, but not wanting to assume, is this just the rooms, or does that mean the pools and restaurants? Like will Kona cafe now be opening 10/4? I have a DVC Poly trip for Sept (which is almost certainly being canceled).

  4. I was supposed to stay at Art of Animation in September, but I luckily was able to switch my resort to Caribbean Beach. I’m disappointed because I technically made the resort reservation probably close to 7 or 8 months ago, before all this pandemic stuff, but I am determined to make the most of it and have an amazing trip.

    1. MJK That’s a great way to look at your situation. We were in a similar boat; booked at Wilderness before the pandemic and were moved to the Boardwalk Villas. We had planned everything around our location and had to start over with plans. We ended up loving the Boardwalk Villas; but not too much is happening on the Boardwalk. It was a fantastic time; we hoped right on Space Mtn, Splash Mtn, Pirates, Small World, and most others and rode Slinky Dog Dash twice with in 30 minutes!! Oddly, Mickey’s Philharmonic was our longest wait time. There was not a soul in front of us as we boarded the sky-liners, and you’ll be at the sky-liner station in the Caribbean Beach Resort. I am confident that you will have a super time, just as we did. Be forewarned that social distancing isn’t in place at Disney Springs and you will miss seeing the characters as much as usual, but all else is spectacular. Stay well. Have a great trip!

  5. Given the extremely low attendance numbers at the parks right now, I am not surprised they had to delay the resort openings. Not enough people to warrant them being open. The only folks there are Florida resident and APs, most likely also DVC owners.

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