News! The Monorail Station at Disney’s Polynesian Resort Will Be Closing Temporarily Later This Year!

We’ve seen lots of news related to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort announced lately.

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First, we shared that the resort would remain closed until 2021. Then, we learned that guest rooms there would be receiving a Moana-inspired makeover. Now, we’ve got some news about the monorail station at the Polynesian.

Please stand clear of the doors. Taking a trip around Disney World on the Monorail? One entire Monorail station will soon be closing.


We chatted with a Cast Member on the Disney World website earlier today who confirmed that, beginning in October of this year, the Monorail station at the Polynesian will be closed. 

Monorail at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

We were also able to find some further confirmation of this on the Disney website for the Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Screenshot from the Disney World Website

The Cast Member we spoke to said that it looked like the Monorail station at the Polynesian may be closed for the rest of the year. 

Hi There, Monorail

One of the big perks of staying at resorts like the Polynesian, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is having access to the Monorail. The Ticket and Transportation Center is a fairly short walk away from the Polynesian though, so guests would have access to the Monorail that way.


While some spots in the Polynesian, like ‘Ohana, remain closed for now, other spots like Tambu Lounge and Kona Cafe are currently open. Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are also open. We’re definitely keeping an eye out for closures and reopening around Disney World. We’ll keep you informed on the latest!

Click here to check out a cool new Polynesian Resort pin!

Have you ever stayed at the Polynesian and taken the Monorail from the Resort? Let us know in the comments!

The 10 Coolest Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Things You Can Get at Target RIGHT NOW!

If you’re ready to live our your very own Star Wars adventure, then Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the place to be!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

But, if you won’t be able to make the intergalactic trip to Batuu anytime soon, there’s an awesome way to bring the excitement of the land into your home by going to Target.

Earlier this year, it was announced that a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge collection would be coming to Target. Now, the collection is finally here!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost at Target | ©Target

Today we’re taking you through our 10 favorite items.

1 — The App

Before you even fill up your cart will all the cool merchandise, you should definitely check out the Target app. It’s got a whole area dedicated to Galaxy’s Edge with videos featuring Disney Imagineers talking about how they designed the land and its attractions.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost at Target | ©Target

There’s also a spot where you can download printable activities like an Aurebesh decoder, coloring sheets…

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost at Target | ©Target

…and even recipes from the land!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost at Target | ©Target

Be sure to check out all of the cool stuff on there!

2 — A BB Unit

Looking for a new friend? This cool Hyperdrive BB Unit features a Galaxy’s Edge-inspired design and it lights up and can talk to you with its fun sound effects. He’s ready to roll off on all kinds of adventures with you.


You can grab one of these for $99.99.

Click here to take home your own BB unit!

3 — Lightsabers

If you’ve ever wanted to build your own lightsaber, now you can with the new lightsaber workshop sets at Target. These come in a variety of designs including Peace and Justice for $29.99


Power and Control for $39.99


…and Protection and Defense for $29.99.


You can mix and match Lightsaber pieces with the Lightsaber Workshop sets to create a Lightsaber that is truly customized for you. While they’re certainly not as fancy (or expensive) as the ones from Savi’s Workshop, they’re still really neat!

Click here to check these out!

4 — Funko Pop! Figures

Funko Pop! collectors will love this CB-6B Funko Pop! The CB-6B unit worked with Poe Dameron while BB-8 working on a separate mission.


This item is a Target-exclusive and pretty limited in terms of stock, so be sure if a store near you still has one available! You can grab it for $8.99.

Click here to check out this Funko Pop!

You can also get an M5-R3 Funko Pop! at Target to help you out on all of your missions.


He’s available for $8.99.

Click here to add him to your collection!

5 — Millennium Falcon Vintage Toy

If you’re a fan of the vintage Star Wars toys, then you’ll love this Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run toy set with vintage-inspired packaging. The set comes with The Millennium Falcon, 2 action figures, and 6 Porg figures!


You’re going to need quite a few galactic credits to get this toy though. It’s available at Target for $399.99.

Click here to fly away with this Millennium Falcon set!

6 — Fabric Customizable Droids

If you’re looking to build a comfier, fabric droid, you’ll love this Build-A-Droid BB-8 toy. It’s customizable and oh-so-cute!


You can take home this BB-8 toy for $14.99.

Click here to grab one of these!

D-0 is also ready to head out with you on your next galactic adventure in this cute Build-A-Droid set.


You can customize him too, which is great! Take this set home for $14.99.

Click here to check it out!

7 — LEGO Set

Get ready to build! This 932-piece LEGO Star Wars Resistance I-TS Transport Building Kit is sure to take you on some exciting missions (and may be quite the mission just to complete). The set includes the set includes 4 Star Wars characters: Lieutenant Bek and Vi Moradi, plus Astromech Droid and GNK Power Droid LEGO figures.


You can get this from Target for $99.99.

Click here to build up your LEGO forces to fight with the Resistance!

8 — Baby Yoda!

Ready for MORE Baby Yoda merchandise? Of course you are! Check out this adorable Girls’ Baby Yoda Chenille Sweatshirt. It looks so soft and cozy, and Baby Yoda looks as adorable as ever!


You can grab one of these at Target for $22.99.

Click here to add this to your Baby Yoda collection!

9 — Mugs

Mug collectors: rejoice! There are quite a few adorable Star Wars mugs now available at Target including this Jabba the Hut mug for $9.99 (who knew he could look so cute?!)…


…and this R2-D2 mug for $9.99.


Start your way the Star Wars way with these fun ceramic sculpted mugs.

Click here to check out the Jabba mug, and here to take home the R2-D2 mug!

10 — DJ R-3X!

If you’re looking to throw a good party then you’ll need the services of DJ R-3X! This DJ R-3X Toy Figure can help you jam out to the latest hits from around the galaxy.


He’s really limited in terms of supply, so be sure to check the Target website to see if he’s available at a store near you. You can get him for $24.99.

Click here to check him out!

DJ R-3X is part of “The Black Series” toy figures set. Target has a whole bunch of other ones also available as part of this series. There’s also so much more Galaxy’s Edge and general Star Wars merchandise available at Target. From cookbooks to origami sets, be sure to check out all of the new items! And if you’re looking to bring more of the magic home, take a virtual ride through of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance!

Click here to check out more awesome Star Wars merchandise!

What item from this list is a must-buy for you! Let us know in the comments!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Seaworld Orlando Sells 2021 Fun Card Which Also Gives Admission for Remainder of 2020 for Free

Those looking to go to either Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Seaworld Orlando can get some extra value for their theme park dollar when they purchase a 2021 Fun Card for either park, which will give admission to for 2021, as well as the remainder of 2020 for free! What’s Happening: Both Seaworld Orlando and […]

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New Tower at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Reaches Construction Milestone; Given New Name

The third tower at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin has reached a new construction milestone and been given a new name. Instead of Cove, the tower will now be called The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. What’s Happening: The newest addition to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has reached a key construction […]

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to See Refurbishment and Delayed Reopening

The Walt Disney World Resort has been utilizing a phased reopening for its resort hotels and due to the ever changing nature of the travel industry currently, they have decided to make a change in regards to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort’s reopening.

Originally slated to reopen on August 12 and then pushed back to October 4, the resort will once again have its reopening date pushed back. This time, for a more lengthy period of time. Disney has announced that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will now not reopen to hotel Guests until next summer. This adjustment in the schedule is allowing the Walt Disney World Resort to complete some refurbishment work on the hotel. Work will be done to not only the Guest rooms, but also to the Great Ceremonial House. According to the Orlando Sentinel, changes to the rooms will include a move to a new color palette as well as details, patterns and textures from the film Moana.

Work will begin in early October. The Villas and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will remain open during this refurbishment.

Those impacted will be emailed by Disney about their upcoming reservation.

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Find Out Which Animal Kingdom Restaurant Has Been Added to the New Dining Feature on the Disney World App

Well, we said we’d keep you posted when more restaurants were added to the new Mobile Dine Walk-up Waitlist feature on the My Disney Experience app for Walt Disney World guests, and today we’re doing exactly that!

My Disney Experience app screenshot

But first, in case you’re not yet familiar… Mobile Dine Walk-up Waitlist is a recently-added feature on the app which allows guests to check for Table Service restaurants that currently have availability to accept walk-up guests. Up until this point, the restaurants available to check via this new feature have all been located at Disney World Resort hotels. But now a restaurant that is located in a Disney World theme park can be found on the list.

Guests in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can now find out if Tiffins is accepting walk-up guests with a tap on their phone!


This signature dining restaurant is the newest eatery on the list when you choose to “Check Dining Availability” from the app’s menu.

Mobile Dine Walk-up Waitlist screenshot

Don’t forget, since this is a new feature, the list of restaurants utilizing the Walk-up Waitlist is expanding frequently.

Click here to see all of the restaurants that offer a walk-up waitlist on My Disney Experience!

If a Table Service restaurant you are interested in isn’t yet included, you can always check with a Cast Member to see if they may be welcoming walk-ups. We’ll continue to keep you posted as the list of restaurants continues to expand. And, in the meantime, you can learn all about how the Mobile Dine Walk-up Waitlist works here!

What do you think of this new app feature on My Disney Experience? Please let us know with a comment!

REVIEW: New Pumpkin Spice Voodoo Doughnut is Gourd-Awful at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Even though it’s still technically summer, the flavors of fall have arrived at Universal CityWalk Orlando, and Voodoo Doughnut is getting in on the act with a new pumpkin doughnut! It’s a raised yeast doughnut with a pumpkin spice filling and covered in vanilla frosting, finished with a pretzel “stem.” It’s a pretty-looking doughnut, but unfortunately beauty is only frosting-deep here. This doughnut was a bit of a let down, honestly. It deserves points for being massive and enough to […]

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