PHOTOS: Construction Progressing Quickly on Second Structure for Disney Vacation Club Tower at Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

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PHOTOS: Construction Progressing Quickly on Second Structure for Disney Vacation Club Tower at Polynesian Village Resort

Work is moving quickly now on the construction of the new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Disney Vacation Club Tower Construction

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Construction began with the elevator shafts at the center of the tower. Between the elevators are floor-to-ceiling window openings. The first floor has wide openings for large windows and doors, plus a thin opening above for smaller windows.

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More concrete walls have been added to the exterior of the building to create guest room balconies. Many of the balconies accommodate two window/door openings.

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Two of the balcony walls have openings in them, perhaps for doors connecting rooms of a suite.

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This main structure is now about ten stories tall at its highest points, which appears to be the tallest it will be. We could see some crew members working inside, behind the temporary planks of wood across the window openings.

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The second structure is also now about nine stories tall at one point. Construction on this part of the building has been progressing quickly as crews add more concrete to the top using the cranes on site.

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The two structures will be connected to each other by the time construction is complete. Openings in the walls facing each other appear to be for corridors instead of windows.

Concept art for Disney Vacation Club wing at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Above is the concept art for the Disney Vacation Club tower, although designs are always subject to change. It sits on a beach facing Seven Seas Lagoon and has 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.

Here are some of the limited-time treats currently available at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort:

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