PHOTOS: More Concrete Walls Added to Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: More Concrete Walls Added to Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: More Concrete Walls Added to Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

A new Disney Vacation Club tower is coming soon to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and we’ve been checking on construction for the past several months.

Disney Vacation Club Tower Construction

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Pipes and other construction materials are staged at the edge of the construction site, which is surrounded by scrims and fences.

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Crews have erected short concrete walls on the foundation of another structure. In the background of this photo, a crane towers over the building and a lift is at the roof of the main structure.

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As well as working on the new structure on the ground, crews have been adding more concrete to the pre-existing structure in the center of the site. The section on this end has grown a few stories since our last construction update, but is not yet as tall as the tallest section.

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As we noted in our last construction updates, crews have been using blue tarps to cover some of the window openings on the sides of the main structure.

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During this trip, we saw three windows covered with blue tarps on this side.

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The tarps may mean interior construction is beginning, although the exterior has a long way to go.

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More blue tarps are on the other side of the elevator shafts.

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The main structure was connected to a second structure, creating one long curved tower.

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From the Magic Kingdom boats, we saw that most of the windows facing the water are currently covered in blue tarps.

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There’s also another crane on this side for lifting materials to the higher floors.

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We didn’t see very many crew members, but they may be working inside.

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The blue tarps can block sunlight and other natural elements from hitting the crew while they work.

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A giant pile of dirt is visible to this side of the tower.

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Below is concept art for the Disney Vacation Club tower, although designs are always subject to change.

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The tower will sit on the edge of Seven Seas Lagoon and have a pool of its own. 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 Village Resort

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been around since Walt Disney World opened in 1971, and recently underwent an extensive refurbishment. While the standard rooms received “Moana” theming, the Disney Vacation Club Studios received “soft goods” refurbishments, meaning only the upholstery, art, and related accompaniments were updated.

The resort also received a new Monorail station and port-cochére. The entrance to the resort was re-themed to match the new structures. 

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Kona Café reopened after an extensive refurbishment, with all new seating, décor, 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, too.

Interested in learning about more Disney Vacation Club accommodations at this resort? Check out our video tour of the Bora Bora Bungalows below.

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