PHOTOS: Two Structures Added as Construction Expands on Disney Vacation Club Tower at Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Two Structures Added as Construction Expands on Disney Vacation Club Tower at Polynesian Village Resort

Construction of the new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is expanding with two more structures.

Disney Vacation Club Tower Construction

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On this side of the center structure, crew members are working on a new section of the foundation. The ground is outlined with wood walls and a piledriver is parked in the center.

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Though it looks like this will be a separate building, all of the structures will be connected as one tower. There are several concrete mixer vehicles on site, presumably preparing to fill this new foundation.

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Crew members have been adding short concrete walls to the sides of the window openings on the center of the tower, creating balconies.

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A new concrete wall has been placed on the top of the building.

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Construction began with the elevator shafts, which are still the tallest section.

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The windows and doorways have temporary wood railings in them for crew safety.

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Another concrete wall was staged on a truck bed, presumably for the third structure.

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This structure is now two and three stories tall at different sections.

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The ropes of a crane were still attached to the roof of a piece that had just been placed.

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. It sits on a beach and, according to concept art, will have its own pool.

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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