Alternate Walkway Between the Polynesian and Grand Floridian Closes

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UPDATE: Disney Vacation Club (DVC) has confirmed the new Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Resort will open in December 2024. With the opening of new DVC building it’s expected the walkway between the Polynesian and Grand Floridian resorts will reopen as well. The exact route the pathway will take is still not confirmed. Stay tuned for more updates! Original article below.

Hey Disney Vacationers. If you’re planning a trip to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort anytime soon, you might want to stay informed about some ongoing construction that’s affecting the walkway between the Polynesian and Grand Floridian resorts. Here’s the scoop on what’s happening and how it might impact your vacation.

Construction Alert

Due to the ongoing construction of the new tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the familiar walkway that connects the Polynesian to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is currently closed. This closure has been in effect for some time, ever since construction initially began. So, if you’re nostalgic for leisurely strolls along the shore of Seven Seas Lagoon, you’ll need to hold onto that memory for a little while longer.

Alternate Route Update

Initially, an alternate pathway was created to accommodate guests during the construction period. This detour took you away from the lagoon, along Floridian Way. However, we have some unfortunate news: this alternate route has recently closed, and as of now, there’s no official reopening date. It seems like the construction work is keeping Disney Imagineers quite busy.

Transportation Alternatives

While the walkway remains unavailable, don’t fret! Disney has got you covered with alternative transportation options to make getting around a breeze. You can hop on the Walt Disney World monorail system, which provides a convenient and scenic way to travel between the various resort hotels and the Magic Kingdom. Alternatively, you can also use the watercraft available, adding an extra touch of magic to your journey across the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Construction Timeline

If you’re wondering when this construction frenzy will come to an end, it looks like the work on the new Disney Vacation Club tower is expected to continue until late 2024. So, if you’re planning your vacation for the next couple of years, it’s essential to be prepared for these adjustments.

In the meantime, take advantage of the fantastic transportation options available to you. Whether you choose to ride the monorail or set sail on the water, Disney’s commitment to making your experience as magical as possible remains unwavering.

So, there you have it—a quick update on the construction situation at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Keep an eye out for any further announcements from Disney, and most importantly, enjoy your stay at this incredible tropical paradise!

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