Disney has announced proposed plans to develop new Disney Vacation Club villas at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, scheduled to open in late 2024.
The short press release didn’t go into the room configuration but it’s expected to offer a mixture of Studio, One Bedroom, Two Bedroom and Three Bedroom Villas, possibly including the new “Resort Studio” that is a part of the DVC revamp at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.
Concept art for the new DVC building also looks it will have a dining option (on the corner in the below image).
“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.”
This will be an all new construction, not a conversion, and it will be situated on the western side of the existing resort, roughly where Luau Cove currently is.
The bad news is “The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show” will not be reopening at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to make way for these new DVC villas, since the show was located in the Luau Cove.
It’s possible it may have a new location in the future, but as of now, show cast members have been notified of the closure, and the show has been removed from the Walt Disney World website.
“The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show” had been a staple at the resort since it opened in 1971, and it will be missed by many of its fans.
Here is a video of one of the shows, as a memory of what the resort has lost:
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