The new Disney Vacation Club wing under construction at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is getting taller. The first vertical structure was erected a few weeks ago, with multiple elevator shafts soon becoming clear.
We can now see the windows of future guest rooms lining the side of the structure facing the lagoon.
A crane towers over the building.
The elevator shaft has been expanded upwards another few stories. The final building will be even taller.
The concrete framework of a future wall is opposite the guest room windows.
From the Walt Disney World Monorail, we took a look at the other side of the structure. There are openings between the elevator banks on the second and third stories, possibly for windows.
On the ground, the foundation continues to be constructed with short concrete walls and wood planks. Caution tape wraps around a section right next to the structure.
The new wing sits right on the beach where Luau Cove used to be.
See concept art for the new Disney Vacation Club wing below.
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.
The rugs and most upholstery in the lobby of the Great Ceremonial House were recently replaced.
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.