Disney Vacation Club has announced a new DVC tower will be built at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The building has an ambitious planned opening of late 2024 and will be located in between the Polynesian and Grand Floridian on the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Disney Vacation Club shared the following in a press release:
“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.”
Inspired by the early concepts for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the Imagineers of today are honoring the past while furthering the resort story with this innovative addition. Projected to open in late 2024, the proposed vacation ownership property would complement the existing resort and evoke the spirit of the Pacific Islands.
Situated on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, the proposed property would join the rest of the resort in offering stunning views of the Magic Kingdom. Proposed plans would offer additional rooms, new recreation offerings and dining options. More information and project details will be shared at a later date.
Since 2015, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows has been a favorite resort destination, offering an island paradise in the middle of the magic. Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows currently has 380 Disney Vacation Club villas, including the largest Deluxe Studios at any Disney Vacation Club resort at Walt Disney World and unique two-bedroom Bora Bora Bungalows, located over the waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon – the first of their kind at Disney.
We’re wondering if this addition will be considered a new resort or an expansion of the current DVC offering at the Polynesian. When Copper Creek was added to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, it debuted as a separate DVC offering even though Boulder Ridge was already present at the resort. There’s also a chance this tower addition could be considered part of the existing Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. As it stands now, there are only Deluxe Studios or the Bungalows at the Polynesian. While they are both lovely, this resort could use more room options for DVC Members.
If the tower is considered a separate addition and new DVC property, it will likely have resale restrictions similar to Disney’s Riviera Resort. With resale DVC, Riviera can only be booked if it’s your Home Resort and if it is your Home Resort, you can’t book anywhere else with those points. The recent addition to the Disney Vacation Club rooms at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa was truly an addition even though it’s located in a different section of the resort and decorated in a new and different style. Disney Vacation Club Members who have the Grand Floridian as their Home Resort can book these new rooms freely when they become available using their early booking advantage. So however the Polynesian DVC tower addition is classified, it will make a difference for a few different groups like those who own at the Polynesian and those who bought resale. Check back here on the DVC Resale Experts blog for more Disney Vacation Club news and updates. See our current resale DVC listings to add on points or become a Member.