Reminiscent of the South Pacific, the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's PolynesianÊVillas & BungalowsÊshowcase aÊmodernÊtropical style, sleep up to eight guests in a two-bedroom, home-like setting and feature a plunge pool onÊa private deckÊwhere guests can enjoy views ofÊfireworks over Magic Kingdom.ÊThe Bungalows also have two full bathrooms, a kitchen, washer and dryer, andÊdining and living room spaces for gatherings.ÊTheÊnewestÊDisney Vacation Club Resort,ÊDisneyÕs Polynesian Villas & Bungalows features 20 Bungalows on Seven Seas Lagoon,Êthe first of this type of accommodation for Disney,Êand when complete this summer, 360 Deluxe Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The expansion is part of an overall re-imagination of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. (David Roark, photographer)
For The First Time Ever, Disney Vacation Club is Opening Polynesian Bungalows, Wilderness Lodge Cabins, and Grand Villas to All Guests for Tours
The world has changed quite a bit this year, and with the evolution of the theme park experience to match the needs of people, the Disney Vacation Club is completely revamping the way it does business as well.
Prior to the shutdown, DVC cast members could be found at dozens of sales kiosks in the theme parks, resorts, Disney Springs, and seemingly in the most unexpected of places at times. With their staffing reduced and occupancy in the many Disney Vacation Club resort hotels at an all-time low, DVC has found a pretty creative way to sell you on “Disney’s Best Kept Secret”.
Now, guests are welcome to come visit a DVC Open House at select resorts, allowing them unprecedented access to not models, but the actual rooms themselves at each resort. This was not often possible in the past due to high demand to stay in these lodgings.
While staying at the Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge this week, we received a phone call in our hotel room that a Cascade Cabin was open for us to visit. Having always wanted to see one of these, we leapt at the opportunity. While touring the DVC hostess also informed us of opportunities to tour other 2-bedroom rooms and grand villas across all of Walt Disney World property.
If you’re staying at one of the Resorts listed below, you can stop by an Open House at your Resort from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Friday—with no need to call in advance. However, if you’re not staying at one of the Resorts below, please call (407) 827-4744 to check availability and schedule your visit.
Here are the rooms available to tour (they may have more rooms available, so if there’s something in particular you want to see, just ask):
Disney’s Riviera Resort
2-Bedroom Villa: Rooms 8244 and 8246
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
2-Bedroom Villa – Lake View: Room 7405
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Cabin: Room 8013
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
3-Bedroom Grand Villa: Room 7804 (just off the Lobby)
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
2-Bedroom Villa: Room 134
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
2-Bedroom Villa: Rooms 1007 and 1009 (located on Disney’s BoardWalk near Jellyrolls)
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Bungalow: Room 7020
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Registered Guests of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Only)
3-Bedroom Grand Villa: Room 1101
2-Bedroom Villa: Room 1106
Note: Physical distancing measures will be in place at each Open House location to promote the health and well-being of our Guests and Cast Members. Each location will be limited to one family at a time.
You can read more about the offering at DiscoverDVC.com and even chant with a Vacation Club representative there. Guests who tour will also receive a free lithograph gift.
Whether you’re looking to join the Disney Vacation Club or not, this is a tremendous opportunity to see some of the most in-demand and just plain coolest hotel rooms at Walt Disney World.