The Polynesian Villas & Bungalows just opened as the 14th resort in the Disney Vacation Club. Join us as we tour one of the Bora Bora Bungalows. It sleeps 8 and features one of the most prime locations in all of Walt Disney World.
The villas are completely new, but they look and feel like they could have been there since 1971. Yes, there is new technology inside (flat screen TVs and a modern kitchen and bath), but you do feel transported back in time immediately upon entering.
As a fan of mid-century architecture and design, I love the look of the Villas. Add in the Tiki elements and I want to move in immediately. Disney recreated some great Mary Blair-esque graphics and brought in Jody Daily and Kevin Kidney to create a unique piece of art that includes the Orange Bird and other Walt Disney World icons. Plus there are other Tiki themed works from the Kidney’s in the kitchen.
I’ve also included a gallery featuring some of the details I wasn’t able to capture on the video tour.
Each Bungalow is 2-bedrooms with 2-bathrooms and features 3 pull-outs to accommodate up to 8 people in total. There is a washer and dryer in each unit, a full kitchen, jet bubble bath, and a plunge pool. Out on the deck there’s an overhead shower for that rinse before and after the plunge pool. They also pipe in the music from the Fireworks and Electrical Water Parade right out onto the back balcony.
DVC owners can book the up to 10 of the 20 bungalows with the other 10 currently available as part of the inventory for the Polynesian Village Resort. But be prepared to shell out a few clams to stay. Rates start in the low $2,000’s and peak above $3,000 a night.
While Disney can’t recreate the clear blue waters of South Polynesia, the new Bora Bora Bungalows excel in every other area. Will you be saving up your pennies to spend a night or two?