Following the success of the new villas coming to The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney Vacation Club has announced a new DVC tower coming to Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows.
The new villas are projected to open in 2024 and are supposed to complement the existing resort. It’s unclear if this means it will be part of the existing association or not.
According to the senior VP of DVC, Bill Diercksen, “It’s no secret that our Members and Guests love the monorail resorts at Walt Disney World. Expanding our Disney Vacation Club offerings at the Polynesian would give our Members and Guests yet another incredible option for staying close to the magic while making vacation memories that last a lifetime.”
Here is today’s official press release from Disney:
Orlando, FL (March 15, 2022) – Today, Disney Vacation Club announced proposed plans to develop new Disney Vacation Club villas at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
“It’s no secret that our Members and Guests love the monorail resorts at Walt Disney World,” said Bill Diercksen, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “Expanding our Disney Vacation Club offerings at the Polynesian would give our Members and Guests yet another incredible option for staying close to the magic while making vacation memories that last a lifetime.”
Inspired by the early concepts for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the Imagineers of today are honoring the past while furthering the resort story with this innovative addition. Projected to open in late 2024, the proposed vacation ownership property would complement the existing resort and evoke the spirit of the Pacific Islands.
Situated on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, the proposed property would join the rest of the resort in offering stunning views of the Magic Kingdom. Proposed plans would offer additional rooms, new recreation offerings and dining options. More information and project details will be shared at a later date.
Since 2015, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows has been a favorite resort destination, offering an island paradise in the middle of the magic. Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows currently has 380 Disney Vacation Club villas, including the largest Deluxe Studios at any Disney Vacation Club resort at Walt Disney World and unique two-bedroom Bora Bora Bungalows, located over the waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon – the first of their kind at Disney.
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Disney Vacation Club, a leader in vacation ownership, debuted in 1991 with a flexible, vacation points-based system rather than the traditional fixed-week timeshare model. Today, Disney Vacation Club has more than 250,000 Member families, from all 50 states and approximately 100 countries, who have discovered the joys of membership.
Disney Vacation Club Members are able to choose from among a variety of exciting vacation destinations, including a stay at any Disney Vacation Club Resort or one of thousands of other vacation options in destinations around the world. Plus, when purchasing directly from Disney, Members can also enjoy the Disney Collection, which includes select Disney Resort hotels, Disney Cruise Line and guided vacations with Adventures by Disney, as well as the Concierge Collection, a portfolio of extraordinary hotels in sought-after destinations. Vacations at a Disney Vacation Club Resort can last anywhere from one night to several weeks.
With Disney Vacation Club properties located near the Disney theme parks in Florida and California, Members have easy access to new and innovative attractions on both coasts for years to come. For more information, visit www.disneyvacationclub.com.
This news is truthfully something we have been expecting as the popularity of adding on to existing resorts has shown valuable to DVC. In addition to this, it’s easier than building an entirely new resort from scratch.
Stay tuned to DVC Fan and our DVC Fan Facebook Group for more information as it becomes available!
15 thoughts on “NEW DVC Tower Coming to the Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort”
Disney keeps on and on expanding DVC, but that will just continue to more congestion of the parks. Disney needs to expand their offerings to their customers; they need one or more additional parks to spread out their fans! Also, they should look into the waterpark at Atlantis and build it here.
Yay!! Finally! Fingers crossed that we will get 1-bedrooms out of the deal.
I am guessing (and hope!) this new building has 1 and 2 bedrooms! The fact that this dvc resort doesn’t have true 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms (other than the insanely point priced bungalows) has been keeping me from buying at the poly.
This is us exactly too
This is Awesome news ! My wife and I loved the Poly when out kids were small now with two grown daughters a two bedroom is always a must and because of that the Poly has not been an option for us for several years unless you have 7 billion points to stay at the bungalows which we do not LOL .. This is very exciting !! Cant wait
Is it just me, or does this look super Reflections-ish? I just don’t see the Poly in this concept art.
It’s not just you. There’s nothing polynesian about this. Could be any chain hotel in any city. It’s sad to see things going this way.
Will this be part of the old DVC at the poly, or a new condo association ? Would love to book a 2 br at the 11 month mark !
Ok, great. Now where’s the news for the Boulder Ridge refurbishment?
Is it a tower?
Assuming there are 1 & 2 bedroom options (not the bungalows) I think this will get us to purchase direct. Really excited for this resort.
It looks awful. The only way you could say it’s Polynesian themed is by saying it looks like a Four Seasons built on an island in the South Pacific.
I’m very disappointed with this one. While they made the mistake of only having studios at Poly (excluding bungalows), being a VGF owner I really hate the congestion this is going to create in that area. Disney used to do a great job with transitioning environments. The path between the Grand and Poly is a peaceful place with a graceful transition in themes. Now this new building is going to butt right up against the Wedding Pavilion.
Disney is trying to tie into existing rather than developing new properties because of the infrastructure expense, from utilities to not needing to add bus routes and thus labor. Riviera touching Caribbean Beach is another example of themes not complimenting each other and being too close. The new building will also add monorail passengers on a system that is already worn out and Disney won’t invest in to replace. Sad to see the tradition of the luau go, but Disney is probably thrilled to eliminate the nightly entertainment and labor cost. First the orchestra at the Grand and then the luau at the Poly. Disney leadership fails to see that a lot of those touches are what puts the magic in WDW.
As for the design. It basically is Reflections, which most people hated. While nobody was heart-broken when Reflections was halted, I’d rather have this built back at that spot than at the Poly. I wasn’t thrilled with the aesthetic to Seven Seas Lagoon when the bungalows were built, but this one will have the saddest impact to sight lines around the lagoon since 1971 because it closes an existing gap between properties.
I know all the info isn’t out there yet, but is there any precedent for new buildings and existing DVC contracts? I would be upset if this if this built and our existing resale contract would not allow us to book there within the 11 month window if they make the 1/2 bedroom style villas.
They would have done much better to copy the architecture and design from Aulani. That look would definitely compliment the Polynesian.
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