PHOTOS: First Themed Paneling Installed on DVC Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: First Themed Paneling Installed on DVC Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: First Themed Paneling Installed on DVC Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

A new Disney Vacation Club tower will open at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in 2024, taking over the space once occupied by the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. The tower has been under construction for several months now, with the basic structure seemingly complete, and elements like sliding glass doors now being installed.

DVC Tower at Polynesian Village Resort

DVC Tower

It’s been a rainy few days in Central Florida, which has likely affected construction and forced crew members to accommodate the weather.

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There are sliding glass doors on most guest rooms now. Plywood still covers some openings in the building.

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A blue tarp covers an opening that didn’t have a sliding glass door yet during our last construction report.

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Windows have yet to be installed by the elevator banks, either.

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There are temporary plywood doors on the first-floor doorways.

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Crews have been working on the building’s interior, installing wall supports and more, but we couldn’t see much of this work during this trip.

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More plywood covers openings on the other side of the building.

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There are columns on the top floor or two of each segment of the building.

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A tarp covers another sliding glass door on this side.

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Crews were working behind temporary balcony railings on the second and third floors.

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The first themed exterior paneling has been installed over the concrete on the third floor.

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The new brown paneling covers the edges of the building around two balconies.

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A large dirt pile is located behind the building.

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Various crew members were out and about working on the balconies.

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The columns on the top center segment of the building have yet to be encased with concrete.

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There is a row of supports sticking out of a wall above a likely lobby entrance.

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Through an opening, we could see corrugated metal paneling.

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Several crew members were working on the first floor. A wooden framework is in place for a future wall.

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A new curved barrier is under construction between the tower and the lagoon.

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Right now, it’s just plywood and rebar.

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A closer look at the paneling on the building reveals its wood-like finish.

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The tower’s design is meant to match the rest of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and is inspired by early concepts.

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The tower won’t be completely dark brown. Concept art shows this color as more of an accent to a light brown or cream color.

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Pipe materials have been piled in this area.

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Many crew members were concentrated in this area.

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A crew member in a scissor lift was working on applying concrete to the “seams” between walls where the building curves.

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Another crew member appeared to be doing the same thing inside.

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The concept art (below) shows these tiered balconies covered in plants.

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

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