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  • On May 7, 2022
    David from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is the Polynesian Resort open? If so, is it possible to make reservations for October 2023?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Yes, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is open, and it has been my favorite resort home at Walt Disney World since I was a little kid! Many of the rooms have recently been renovated with a Moana theme, and the decor makes the rooms brighter and more open. I do not think you will be disappointed.

    But can you make reservations for October 2023? Well, not quite yet, but you are close!

    The Walt Disney World site currently lists vacation packages for travel dates through the end of 2022. While there is no official date for when Disney releases reservation packages for 2023, like those that include special discounts, tickets, and other features, in the past they have done so in the late May/early June time frame. That is when you would be able to see package prices for 2023 on the website. Now I am not promising that you are days away from seeing those 2023 packages posting on the website, but if past history holds, it should not be too long.

    While Disney has not yet released dates in 2023 for package reservations for you to see on the website, you can make a resort hotel room-only reservation for up to 499 days out. So as of the time of this answer you can book resort hotel rooms through mid-September 2023. You are not very far away from the date when you could start booking an October resort hotel stay at the Polynesian. Around May 20th you will start being able to reserve dates in October. This would help you secure your preferred stay in the Polynesian. However, to do so you would have to call Disney directly at 407.939.1936.

    By the way, if you book a room-only reservation now, as those packages are released for 2023 you should be able to apply most (but not necessarily all) to that initial resort hotel reservation, adding in those other elements you will want for your trip. You can find Special Offers listed on the website, but I also recommend regularly checking the Disney Parks Blog, as they will often be the first place to announce any special programs.

    If the vacation packages for 2023 are not showing on the Walt Disney World website by the time in late May or early June when you can start booking a hotel-only reservation over the phone, I would go ahead and call in and make that room-only reservation. The Polynesian is extremely popular, and this way you can secure it as your home in the magic. But if you are lucky, you may see those packages show up soon. So keep checking the website!

    Write me back if you have any Polynesian-specific questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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