Imagineer Kyle Barnes gives a tour of new Bora Bora Bungalows


We had the great pleasure of touring the new Bora Bora Bungalows with Walt Disney Imagineering’s Kyle Barnes. Barnes acted as Art Director on the whole Polynesian upgrade project and he shared his experiences with us.

Kyle also worked on Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and gave us a little insight on his involvement.

The new Bora Bora Bungalows are fantastic. But the same feature that makes them magical, their location on the Seven Seas Lagoon, makes them a major drawback for anyone else staying at the Polynesian resort. The whole resort used to share a shoreline with great views of the Fireworks and Electrical Water Pageant, but now it’s limited to just a little section down by the marina area in front of the pool. This, alas, is the new normal at The Poly, it’s a good thing we have Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at which to drown our sorrows.

Previously: Inside the New Bora Bora Bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Village.

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  1. As a DVC member, I find it concerning that Disney put all their eggs in the bungalow basket, so to speak. There was a whole lot of thought and effort put into these relatively few bungalows, and very little seems to have been put into the rest of the DVC rooms in the resort. I’m sure the theming is nice, but I don’t want to stay in a studio when I use my points. We bought enough points to always have a one- or two-bedroom villa, but we won’t have that option at the Polynesian, since the bungalows cost SO many points.

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