We can’t even fathom everything that’s happened since last year — 2020 was a crazy year to say the least! Disney World closed and reopened. And we watched as health and safety guidelines went from being prominent at the parks to being phased out.
What a year, right? And there are STILL things at Disney World that haven’t reopened yet, including restaurants AND hotels. But that’s changing, too. Many of our favorite snack spots have reopened, along with many of our favorite restaurants, and we now have official reopening dates for the rest of Disney World’s hotels!
This means that by the end of the year ALL of Disney World’s hotels will be open for the first time since the resort’s closure.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort remained closed through most of the year due to construction — the hotel is getting a brand new makeover, with rooms inspired by Moana! But we have a reopening date and it’s SOON — the Polynesian will reopen on July 19th. And you can make reservations NOW.
The hotel was previously only open to Disney Vacation Club members, but we’re looking forward to seeing other guests here soon! However, guests need to note that the Monorail station at the Polynesian will not reopen on the 19th with the rest of the hotel.
Like the Polynesian, Animal Kingdom Lodge has also only been open to Disney Vacation Club guests. But that will change on August 26th when the resort opens to ALL guests. Reservations open up on July 15th. So if you want to stay in the resort WITH ALL THE ANIMALS, grab those reservations ASAP.
We’ve seen a lot of comments from DFB readers asking about the reopening of the Port Orleans resorts, and we’re happy to report that Port Orleans — Riverside will reopen on October 14th while Port Orleans — French Quarter will reopen on October 28th.
And reservations are open now for both resorts!
Although Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort reopened earlier this year, we only JUST found out about the reopening of All-Star Music and All-Star Sports. All-Star Music will reopen on September 16th and All-Star Sports will reopen on December 9th. Reservations for both are now open.
Of all the hotels, the last to reopen will be All-Star Sports, but when it does reopen, it will be the first time in over a year that ALL Disney World hotels will be open again. And that’s a pretty big deal.
Things are constantly changing, and we’ll continue to let you know about other reopenings as they happen.
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