PHOTOS: Construction Continues as New Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Rapidly Takes Shape

Malia Minckler

PHOTOS: Construction Continues as New Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Rapidly Takes Shape

As construction continues, the new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is quickly taking shape. When we last checked in, the tower, which now stands at seven stories tall, stood at just six and the central section was significantly shorter. Let’s take a closer look!

The Latest as Construction Continues at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Construction Continues as New Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Rapidly Takes Shape
The central portion has quickly grown in size, now an additional two stories taller than it stood just a few days ago.
Polynesian Village Resort construction at Walt Disney World
According to concept art, the areas with square windows indicate the future location of the tower’s guest rooms. We initially noticed the first section of soon-to-be guest rooms earlier this month. Several construction workers were on site along with large cranes and other equipment.
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Here we got a closer look at those two additional stories that were added to the middle in an impressively short amount of time. The open sections on the sides are lined with barricades likely for safety reasons. This construction site is found at the former site of the Spirit of Aloha dinner show building which was demolished last year in order to make room for the new Disney Vacation Club tower. Spirit of Aloha closed permanently last March after initially shutting down in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This construction is just one example of the several changes that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has seen recently. The remodeled Kona Cafe opened just a few months ago and other areas of the resort saw refurbishments including the Lava Pool, Monorail station, and the lobby of the Great Ceremonial House where seating was revamped with new and improved upholstery.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of our favorite Walt Disney World Resort hotels for several reasons, especially all of the great dining options! ‘Ohana is one of our favorites (even when they run out of the signature bread or remove the famous noodles). You can check out our photos and videos from the return of characters including Lilo and Stitch to breakfast at ‘Ohana here.

Do you hope to book a stay in the new Disney Vacation Club Tower when it opens? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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  • Malia Minckler

    Malia has been a social media specialist at WDW News Today since January 2022. She is a lifelong Upstate New Yorker who enjoys watching and playing sports, illustration, and of course all things Disney! You can e-mail her at malia@wdwnt.com.