Construction Goes Vertical on New Disney Vacation Club Wing at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Construction has gone vertical on construction of the new Disney Vacation Club wing at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, which is being built on the old site of the Spirit of Aloha dinner show.

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Luau Cove, home to Spirit of Aloha, was demolished last summer, clearing space for the new Disney Vacation Club building. Near the edge of the construction site, a small trench is surrounded by caution tape.

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Dozens of blue and green pipes are stacked nearby.

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We’ve been watching crews outline the foundation of the future building in the ground near the beach, which is closed to guests during construction.

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Diggers have been used to create a shallow pit for te foundation.

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Short concrete walls have been erected in the ground, but nothing substantial until now.

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A tall concrete wall now sits in the center of the construction site.

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A tall crane towers over it.

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We saw crew members gathered on the ground around this first piece of vertical construction.

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There are several rectangles of concrete on the ground around the wall, which is supported by a slanted pole.

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Another, smaller crane is past the first one.

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Barriers in the lagoon beyond the beach prevent debris from floating out into the open water.

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Projected to open in late 2024, the proposed vacation ownership property would complement the existing resort and evoke the spirit of the Pacific Islands.

Concept art for Disney Vacation Club wing at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

The concept art above shows what the new building will approximately look like.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort underwent an extensive refurbishment recently. While the standard rooms received “Moana” theming, the Vacation Club Studios got “soft goods” refurbishments, meaning just the upholstery, art, and such were updated.

The hotel received a new Monorail station and port-cochére. The entrance to the resort was redone as well to match the new structures. Kona Café recently reopened after an extensive refurbishment, with all new seating, decór, and more.

The Kiki Tikis Splash Play Area and Lava Pool slide were also recently refurbished.

For more Disney Vacation Club accommodations at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, check out our video tour of the Bora Bora Bungalows.

Alongside the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort turned 50 in 2021. The resort opened on October 1, 1971 with Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds also celebrated its 50th anniversary, but it didn’t open until November 1971).

It’s also home to the fan-favorite tiki bar, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. Guests don’t need a reservation at the hotel to visit the on-site bars and restaurants.

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1 thought on “Construction Goes Vertical on New Disney Vacation Club Wing at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort”

  1. Work animals I tell you! WDW can really work fast when they want to. At this rate I would not be surprised if this is open before the Moana walk through attraction in EPCOT.

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