PHOTOS: Interior Walls Take Shape on New Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Interior Walls Take Shape on New Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Interior Walls Take Shape on New Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

While work continues on the exterior of the new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, we’re also seeing progress inside the tower.

DVC Tower Construction

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The tower sits on the edge of the Seven Seas Lagoon, so about half the rooms will have a lagoon view while the other half will face the Walt Disney World Monorail track.

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A giant pile of dirt sits at the edge of the construction site, behind construction walls but close to another Polynesian Village Resort building.

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The basic tower structure appears to be complete. It was created from three sections that were eventually connected.

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White pipes run along the ground, with one going into a trench that has filled with rainwater.

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Sliding glass doors have been installed on the balconies of dozens of rooms, but not yet all of them, meaning we can still see through the window openings into the building.

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Planks of wood acts as temporary railings until doors are installed.

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Inside, we can see that there has been significant progress on interior walls. Right now, the walls are just frameworks made up of steel poles.

We also saw a crew member preparing to install a glass door, at the center of this photo. The wooden planks had been removed from the opening. More crew members were working in other openings.

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On the center section of the building, a trash tube runs down the side of the building, in front of several pieces of plywood.

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It looks like some permanent railings have also been installed on common area balconies.

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Most of the guest room balconies in this center section have sliding glass doors now.

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Each section of the tower is decorated with towers at the top.

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This tall portion of the center tower houses the elevator shafts. Through the openings, we can just barely see openings for the elevator doors on each level.

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On the other wing, a crew member was working on a sliding glass door that has already been installed.

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A blue tarp covers a doorway on the second floor.

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Most of the openings on this side do not yet have doors. But that means we can see the frameworks of more walls inside.

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There are piles of construction materials, including what looks like some paneling or sheathing.

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A couple sliding glass doors were staged inside, ready for installation.

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A crew member was in one of the rooms where a door was staged.

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A row of plywood is taped together on the ground leading between two first floor doors, suggesting a small construction vehicle or cart has been moving through this area and needed solid ground instead of dirt.

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A barrier in the lagoon prevents stray construction materials and debris from floating out into the water.

Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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The new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort was announced in March 2022 and is set to bring a more modern aesthetic to the Polynesian-themed lodging that opened alongside Walt Disney World Resort in October 1971. The above concept art was released at the time of the announcement but designs could change.

Foundational work started in late 2022 on the site of the permanently closed Spirit of Aloha dinner show. The project went vertical in early 2023. Construction has progressed significantly since, and the tower is projected to open in late 2024.

We recently got a first look at room layouts for the tower’s first floor.

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