PHOTOS: Latest Construction Progress on New Disney Vacation Club Wing at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Latest Construction Progress on New Disney Vacation Club Wing at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Construction is picking up on the new Disney Vacation Club wing at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, which replaces the Spirit of Aloha building that was demolished last year.

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Near the edge of the construction site, a blue pipe sits in a trench that was carved into the dirt.

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Dozens more blue and green pipes are stacked nearby.

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The tall pile driver is now in a low basin carved out of the ground, with pathways leading around it.

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Crew members were in the basin. There is also a giant yellow crane at the construction site and small diggers.

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The foundation of the future wing has become clearer and clearer as wood and concrete are used to create short walls.

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There is now a maze of wood and concrete just beyond this scaffolding archway.

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A large rectangle has also been dug at the end of foundation, with concrete walls on three sides of it.

Aerial photographer @bioreconstruct shared some photos of the construction site on Twitter.

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Source: bioreconstruct

In the photo above, we can see the full construction site between the lagoon and Monorail track. A circle of dirt is near the top of the site in the photo, while the concrete rectangle is near the bottom.

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Source: bioreconstruct

This slightly closer look shows all the small structures that will eventually be connected into one building. On the other side of the Monorail track, construction materials are staged.

Polynesian Village Resort original concept art

The new building is “inspired by” the early concepts for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, which was reminiscent of the luxury hotels on Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach.

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

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

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.