Disney adds Polynesian Villas & Bungalows to its DVC lineup

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After a small opening ceremony last night, Disney’s latest resort is welcoming it’s first guests today. The Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are the 14th resort to join the Disney Vacation club portfolio.

Offering 360 Deluxe Studio accommodations (opening in phases through summer 2015) and 20 over-the-water Bungalows, the new resort delivers the spirit of the South Pacific along with fun Disney touches to create a vacation experience that only Disney can provide. Nestled along the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the resort is a quick monorail ride from the enchanting Magic Kingdom Park and steps away from the world-class amenities of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, one of the original Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

“This is truly a stunning addition to the Disney Vacation Club portfolio,” said Ken Potrock, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Disney Vacation Club. “Research has told us that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of our most beloved Walt Disney World Resort hotels. As a result, we integrated a new Disney Vacation Club resort that stays true to the original character of this spectacular and iconic property.”

The Deluxe Studios at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are the largest at Walt Disney World Resort, sleeping five guests each. Each features tropical décor complete with striking prints, bamboo-style fixtures, a whimsical hidden pull-down bed and a split bathroom perfect for families. The Deluxe Studios also offer the flexibility of connecting to an adjacent room.

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The resort’s Bora Bora Bungalows are the first such accommodations ever created by Disney. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Bungalows transport guests to a tropical haven filled with Disney touches. Each Bungalow sleeps eight guests and offers a view of the Magic Kingdom Resort area. Inside the Bungalows, modern luxuries with an island touch add life to the already exquisite design. Amenities include a full kitchen, two bedrooms complete with flat panel televisions, split bathrooms, washer and dryer, two hidden pull-down beds featuring playful artwork, a private plunge pool on the back deck, and many other special touches.

The DVC addition is part of a 2+ year makeover of the Polynesian Village. There are now more dining options and additional recreation facilities will soon be on board (the pool reopens this week). Plus the Great Ceremonial House had its own makeover that includes less clutter and a giant tiki statue.

We will have tours of the new DVC Studios and Bungalows coming up later, plus video of the ceremony.

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2 thoughts on “Disney adds Polynesian Villas & Bungalows to its DVC lineup

  1. Charles

    I love everything but the removal of the lobby waterfall. It was beautiful, and I miss it already.

  2. Disney Mike

    We had been seriously thinking about adding points at the Polynesian to our DVC membership, but after finding out that their “regular” DVC villas are only studios, we’ve decided not to bother. We never stay in a studio; we almost always stay in a one- or two-bedroom, depending on the property.

    Given that the SMALLEST number of points you can use for a week in a bungalow is something like 840 — during the off-off-season — it’s just not worth it. 840 points for two bedrooms and one bathroom? We were hoping to buy enough points to stay in a two-bedroom regular villa once every two or three years, but, as there are no regular two-bedroom villas, we’ll stick with the Bay Lake Tower.

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