Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Opens, Welcoming Disney Vacation Club Members to a South Pacific-Inspired Paradise

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Opens, Welcoming Disney Vacation Club Members to a South Pacific-Inspired Paradise 1


The first phase of the Disney’s Polynesian Villa & Bungalows opened today at Walt Disney World, welcoming Vacation Club members to a tropical paradise right at Walt Disney World.


The new expansion includes 360 Deluxe Studio accommodations (opening in phases through summer 2015) and 20 over-the-water Bungalows that overlook the Seven Seas Lagoon.

“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 biggest Disney has ever done, with the ability to sleep up to 5 people each.The Deluxe Studios also offer the flexibility of connecting to an adjacent room if your party is bigger than 5.

Stay tuned after the break for photos and details of the all-new Bora Bora Bungalows!




The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Bungalows are in a league of their own.  These new paradise getaways sleeps up to eight guests and offers a fantastic view of the Seven Seas Lagoon area.  Some of the amenities include 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 that only Disney can offer.

The lobby at the Polynesian Resort has also received a makeover.  It now features the Great Ceremonial House as guests walk through the front door.  Guests are even greeted by a large Tiki statue with its arms wide open.

Several enhancements were made to the outside area of the Polynesian Resort as well, including the Lava Pool, which now features a highly themed children’s water play area, Kiki Tiki Splash Play Area.  There is even a new daycare option of parents that want a night alone, called Lilo’s Playhouse.  Guests can even grab some world-famous Dole Whip soft serve ice cream and floats at the nearby Pineapple Lanai.

And of course, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is now in soft openings at the resort.  Guests can enjoy exotic cocktails and Polynesian small plates as they enjoy the tropical atmosphere.

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