Another Walt Disney World Resort hotel has delayed its reopening.
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort will not reopen until "Summer 2021," Walt Disney World published on its website this morning. When Disney World earlier this summer announced plans for its hotels' return, the Polynesian was set for an August 12 reopening. But Disney pushed that back to October 4 last month. Now, the Magic Kingdom monorail loop property will not reopen to overnight guests until next year.
Two hotels being used to house the NBA's "bubble" — the Grand Floridian and the Coronado Springs — will return over the next two months, with the Grand Floridian reopening to guests on September 21 and the Coronado Springs coming back on October 14. (The NBA is using the Gran Destino Tower at the Coronado Springs.) That leaves Disney's Art of Animation Resort to return on November 1, followed by the Polynesian next year.
Disney still has not announced any reopening dates for the All Star, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Port Orleans, and Wilderness Lodge resorts.
Disney said that it will renovate guest rooms at the Polynesian while the resort is closed, with Moana as an inspiration.
Many area hotels have been closing, delaying reopening, or reducing available inventory as travel to Central Florida remains minimal during this pandemic. Universal Orlando recently announced that it will temporarily close its Aventura and Sapphire Falls hotels, and its partner Loews Hotels this week announced the layoff of hundreds of employees as hotel demand in the market continues to be soft.Tweet
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