PHOTOS: Disney Vacation Club Tower Structures Grow Taller at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Disney Vacation Club Tower Structures Grow Taller at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has grown significantly since our last construction update a week ago. Both concrete structures are a few stories taller, and the foundation for the third structure is deeper.

Disney Vacation Club Tower Construction

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A piledriver continues working on the foundation of a future structure on this end of the construction site. Short wooden walls are in the ground, outlining the foundation.

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Two more stories have been added in sections atop the main structure. Cranes, used for lifting the concrete walls, are parked on the beach side of the construction site.

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Concrete blocks at the top of the building are now as tall as the elevator shafts, which the rest of the structure was built around. This may be the tallest the tower will get.

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Short walls stick out from the building next to some window openings as the start of balconies.

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The basket of a cherry picker was sticking into one large window opening, presumably for crew members to get inside the structure.

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Pairs of windows already have balconies on this end of the structure. The wood railings across the windows are just temporary for the safety of crew members.

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The second structure is also growing, with more concrete walls stacked in a corner, reaching up to about six stories total. Though the structures are currently separate, they will eventually be one complete tower.

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 Village 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 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 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).

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is 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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