Permits recently filed with the state of Florida have provided some insight into the proposed building plans for the new DVC tower coming to Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows at Walt Disney World! Let’s dive into the details revealed by the permits filed and get a glimpse of what to expect from this fresh addition to the Polynesian Resort.

A Peek into the Building Plans

The permits filed with the South Florida Water Management District are specific to how groundwater and construction water will be used and discharged throughout the continued building process of this new resort, also referred to as “Project U”. Although likely not intended to reveal key details about the resort, some key room and resort elements have been discovered as part of the permit!

For those that like to nerd out over permits, we’ve included a full copy for you to review all weekend long.


Room Layouts and Amenities

The permits also shed light on the room layouts and some of the amenities we can anticipate.

Fans of the Polynesian will be excited about the new room categories coming to this new tower. There will be dedicated 2-bedroom villas, dedicated 1-bedroom villas, as well as 2-bedroom lock-off villas. This means studios and 1-bedrooms as well since they make up the 2-Bedroom Lock-Off villas when combined.

We also have deluxe studios and smaller “duo” studios (unless they choose a new name for these). The plans only show the ground floor, so we are not able to tell if Grand Villas will be in the picture. It is likely that they would be located on higher floors; thus, no records of those will show yet.

The permits appear to showcase a galley kitchen for the one and two-bedroom villas, similar to Copper Creek and Riviera. We can note what we are guessing is a fridge in the permits to make that assumption.

The two-bedroom lock-offs will have three full bathrooms, two of those being located in the one-bedroom lock-offs. Dedicated two-bedroom villas will also have three full bathrooms. Dedicated one-bedroom villas will have two full bathrooms.

This will add the Polynesian tower amongst the small ranks of resorts with full extra bathrooms (Bay Lake Tower and Kidani Village being the only other two).

Notable Features

Although the specifics are still under wraps, the recently filed permits hint at some distinct features that could make the new DVC tower stand out. One such aspect is the potential for a pool and splash pad area. The permit cover page states, “The project work involves dewatering in order to construct Pool, and Splash pad.”

Condo Association

There is still no word on whether the new Polynesian DVC Tower will become part of the existing condo association or start a new one. We have previously made mention to our thoughts that it will be the same. However, with no announcement yet from Disney, it is still up on the air.

The new DVC tower at Polynesian Village Resort is shaping up to be an exciting addition to the Polynesian and Disney Vacation Club. While we wait for more details to emerge, these permit insights certainly paint an enticing picture. So, stay tuned for more updates as we continue to follow this development closely!

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!

3 thoughts on “New Polynesian DVC Tower Permits Reveal Room Details

  • Given the number of studios, I’m starting to think that it will be a separate condo association. Sadness.

  • If that concept drawing is the true outside elevation for this DVC condo it gets the least Polynesian looking building award plus the award for being the best non themed eyesore that Disney has constructed to date.

  • Nah, it won’t be.

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