PHOTOS: Pool, Restaurant, & More Get Updates at Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Toni Ferrigno

Collage of three images showing different stages of the Island Tower at Disney's Polynesian near a waterfront. The images include a partially built building, scaffolding, and various construction materials and equipment.

PHOTOS: Pool, Restaurant, & More Get Updates at Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Construction continues on the DVC Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World.

Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Construction Update

A partly constructed Island Tower at Disney's Polynesian building and small white building beside water under a cloudy sky.

During our recent visit, we could see that, from the lagoon sign, the large square opening on the building has been given a coat of bright white primer. Disney recently revealed that the tower will be called Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. The new 10-story addition is set to open in December 2024. Disney Vacation Club members can begin to make reservations on June 4, with Annual Passholders able to book the following day, and all guests the day after that.

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What appears to be white debris chutes can be seen coming down from the roof on this side of the building.

Construction workers on scaffolding are working on the exterior of a high-rise building that is partially covered with scaffolding. The building has windows and is painted white and brown.

On the far right side of the building, crew members were painting the underside of the overhangs so that they match the roof on the rest of the building.

A construction site with multiple cranes, scaffolding, building materials, and partially built structures. Several workers are seen attending to different construction tasks.

Over at the Island Tower’s future restaurant location, concrete has been poured to enforce the structure of the outdoor bar area.

A construction site with a telescopic boom lift, scaffolding, building materials, and partially constructed buildings. Workers and equipment are present, and the area is surrounded by safety barriers.

Crew members were actively working on the roof when we passed by.

A construction site in front of a multi-story building with scaffolding, a large orange lift, and various construction equipment. The ground is cleared with some barriers and a sandy area nearby.

Concrete has also been added to the pillars holding up the overhang. Beneath it, wooden structures can be seen on the floor.

Construction site of a new water park featuring partially constructed water slides, with workers and machinery present. A large building and scaffolding are visible in the background.

Moving to the site of the future pool area, a blue lining of paint has been added around the inground pool.

Construction site with building scaffolding. A small loader operates near a partially built pool surrounded by construction materials and equipment. Various pipes and cables are visible on the ground.

The lining can be seen in what will likely be a hot tub, as well.

A large building under construction with scaffolding and construction equipment around. Workers are present on the site, and construction materials are stacked in the foreground.

Finally, over on the east side of the tower, seen while riding the Monorail, scaffolding has come down from the front of the building that was there on our previous visit, where we also noted the addition of the porte-cochère.

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