Construction has begun on part of a structure that will eventually be part of the larger Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Disney Vacation Club Tower Construction
A piledriver is working on the foundation of another section of the tower, which is outlined with small wooden walls.
The original structure for the center of the tower is now about ten stories tall.
This main section of the tower began with the construction of the elevator shafts. There are dozens of square windows with temporary railings across them.
Crews in cherry pickers have been securing small walls to the sides of the windows, creating the guest room balconies.
On the left side of the building in the photo above, some of the balconies already have floors.
The elevator shafts are the tallest section of the structure. Concept art (below) makes it look like the elevators will lead up to larger suites or some kind of amenities at the top of the tower.
There is a row of windows between the elevator shafts.
Concrete walls have been installed on the second structure not far from the first. Right now, it’s a relatively small square. Three doorways or windows are in one wall.
A crane was positioning another wall with doors and windows during one of our recent trips.
Projected to open in late 2024, the proposed vacation ownership property would complement the existing resort and evoke the spirit of the Pacific Islands.
The tower has five connected segments in the concept art, so each structure taking shape is likely a different segment. It sits right on a beach at the resort.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Resort underwent an extensive refurbishment recently. While the standard rooms received “Moana” theming, the Disney 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.
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