Construction has continued at a rapid pace as crews continue to erect the new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. More floors have been added around the elevator shafts as rooms begin to take shape.
Polynesian Construction Progressing Quickly
The core of the building has grown to six stories tall.
Part of the elevator shaft had reached about eight stories tall earlier this week. Jutting out from one side is a wall of square windows. A smaller two-story section sticks out of the other side of the elevator bank.
Concept art indicates the tower will be approximately ten stories tall at its highest point. Of course, it will also be much wider than the current structure, which began with an elevator shaft and has grown from there.
A line of openings on the back of the structure, in between the elevator shafts, indicates there will be windows at the elevator banks of each floor except the first.
The section with square windows will have guest rooms.
When we rode the Monorail the next day, the building was even taller.
It looks like these central elevator shafts are now nine or ten stories tall.
Construction continues on the ground around the building, as well. Blue and green pipes are staged for future installation. Ditches are outlined with orange net safety fencing. We saw a digger moving dirt in one ditch.
More pieces of concrete were staged on flatbeds, along a pathway carved out for construction vehicles.
These pieces are mostly flat squares. One has a square opening through it.
Another has two doorways.
We saw this piece later moved to the other side of the construction site.
Crews continue to work on the building’s foundation. Short wood structures are in the ground, with concrete and steel being added to them. Projected to open in late 2024, the new wing of this Disney Vacation Club property will complement the existing resort and evoke the spirit of the Pacific Islands.
Existing rooms at 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 the upholstery, art, and minor features 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 upholstery in the lobby of the Great Ceremonial House, 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.
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