N008 Reopening Polynesian Delayed, Fall Fun At Magic Kingdom & AnnualPass Room Discounts
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The Polynesian resort has a delayed opening. Disney is taking this time to apply some Moana themed refurbishments. Magic Kingdom will be offering some Fall Fun. Disney released new discounts for reservations up to Christmas eve 2020.


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Polynesian Hotel Reopening Postponed To Summer 2021 (DVCNews.com)

https://dvcnews.com/resorts/polynesian/news/4845-polynesian-hotel-reopening-postponed-to-summer-2021

The Polynesian hotel rooms were scheduled to welcome back guests beginning on October 4, 2020. That reopening has now been significantly delayed. 

Revised opening plans now call for the hotel rooms to remain closed until the summer of 2021. Disney has been in planning stages for an upcoming refurbishment to the resort’s guest rooms. The coming months will refurbish the hotel rooms and perform work in the Great Ceremonial House. Apparently, that work will encompass the resort’s monorail station, as it is now scheduled to close in October 2020 with no planned reopening announced. Since the June reopening of Walt Disney World, the monorail has exclusively provided service to the Magic Kingdom with the EPCOT loop yet to debut. The resort’s direct boat service is also not operating. 

The Disney Vacation Club villas and bungalows will continue to operate, along with most resort services. 

Fall fun at Magic Kingdom Park (Disney Parks Blog)

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/08/fall-fun-at-magic-kingdom-park/

From September 15 to October 31 you are sure to “fall” in love with Magic Kingdom Park all over again. You’ll soak in the aura of autumn with Main Street, the U.S.A. dressed in fall décor and other seasonal offerings.

Of course, Halloween is THE fall holiday. This year, there will be some exciting surprises, including an impressive Halloween-themed cavalcade with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and pals wearing their favorite Halloween costumes. You may even spot those rascally chipmunks, Chip ‘n’ Dale, in costume over in Frontierland, and look for other Disney character friends dressed up and riding the horse-drawn trolley down Main Street, U.S.A.

And speaking of costumes, get yours ready! To bring some Halloween party fun into the park this year, for the first time, guests of all ages can wear your funniest, Disney-ist, most creative costumes during Magic Kingdom Park regular operating hours from September 15 to October 31. 

Annual Passholders / Southern resident discounts: on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels This Fall (Disney web site)

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/

With this offer, Passholders can save up to 40% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights September 1 through December 25, 2020. Book through December 25, 2020. If you’re a resident of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia, discover significant savings on rooms when you take advantage of this special offer. Get swept up in seasonal fun—and save up to 30% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights September 4 through December 25, 2020, when you book through December 25, 2020.

Select Disney Deluxe Villas & Disney Deluxe Resorts – Save Up to 30% (40% AP)

Select Disney Moderate Resorts – Save Up to 25% (35% AP)

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels – Save Up to 20% (30% AP)


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