BREAKING: Official Name, Opening Window, and New Concept Art for DVC Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

Luxurious resort with a multi-story building and balconies illuminated at dusk, surrounded by palm trees, a pool, and a tranquil lake.

BREAKING: Official Name, Opening Window, and New Concept Art for DVC Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney has announced the official name of the new DVC tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, as well as an opening window and other important dates. They also released new concept art.

Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Logo for Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows at the Disney Vacation Club, featuring stylized text and tribal design elements in earth tones, representing the iconic Polynesian DVC tower.

The tower is named the Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Disney says it will “take you on a storytelling journey that brings to life the spirit of Polynesia.” The 10-story tower overlooks the Seven Seas Lagoon, celebrating the natural world and the magic of Disney. It is within walking distance of the Monorail. It is projected to open in December 2024.

Luxurious resort with a multi-story building and balconies illuminated at dusk, surrounded by palm trees, a pool, and a tranquil lake.

The original concept designs for Disney’s Polynesian Resort featured a prominent tower. Island Tower will complete that vision “while embracing the rich culture from the Polynesian Islands.” The exterior features designs created just for the tower, including a Manta Ray symbolizing freedom, protection, and grace.

The Manta Ray is also revered as a guardian of the family, like Gramma Tala in “Moana.” The film’s characters will be subtly featured in artwork throughout the resort, including in the lobby.

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The lobby will have an art panel installation on the ceiling inspired by several Polynesian Islands, showcasing native wildlife. Each animal has a strong connection to the islands and symbolizes values important to the local people.

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Walt Disney Imagineering collaborated with over a dozen artists from around the world to create unique artworks that will be displayed in the tower. Each piece is inspired by the spirit of conservation and embodies Polynesian culture. These include a preserved moss wall and sculptures made from recycled fishing nets.

Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will have a variety of room types that will sleep from two to nine guests. These include duo studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, and brand-new two-bedroom penthouse villas. 

On June 4, Disney Vacation Club members can make early rental reservations by contacting Member Services at (800) 800-9800. Disney Vacation Club members will be able to make points-based reservations at a later date. 

On June 5, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can start booking rental reservations by contacting (407) 934-7639.

On June 6, all guests can make reservations online or by contacting (407) 934-7639. 

Check out our most recent construction update for the tower.

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