• On Jul 12, 2019
    Eleen from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    When I was there once before I attended Mass in the luau cove of the Polynesian resort. Is that still offered on Sundays?

    Hi Eleen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Attending Mass on vacation is a wonderful family activity and I love that while the Mass itself is universal, different parishes incorporate their traditions into their services. In the past, a Sunday Catholic Mass was offered at the Walt Disney World Resort. You have a good memory, as it was celebrated at the Luau Cove at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! While regular Sunday Mass is no longer offered on property, if your visit corresponds with the Christmas or Easter holiday, Disney has continued to offer a lovely Catholic Mass for those occasions in the ballroom of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

    For daily or Sunday Mass, you’ll find the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe just a few short miles from Walt Disney World. The parish was founded specifically to minister to Catholics vacationing in the Orlando area. The Basilica is just a short taxi or Lyft ride from most resort hotels and offers daily Mass, a Saturday Vigil Mass and four Masses on Sundays and Holy Days. I would even recommend you leave yourself extra time to visit before or after services, as in addition to the main church, there is a Mother & Child Outdoor Chapel, a Pilgrimage Center, a large collection of sacred art, and a Rosary Garden. I recommend a visit to their website for even more detailed information.

    Wishing you a magical vacation, Eleen. Please let us know if you have any additional questions as you plan your visit!

    - Kate
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"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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