More Balcony Railings Installed on DVC Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Shannen Ace

A multi-story building under construction with several windows and balconies, scaffolding present on one side, and a flat roof partially covered with wooden planks.

More Balcony Railings Installed on DVC Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Since our last look at the new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, crews have created a concrete path next to the tower and added more balcony railings. The new DVC destination is called the Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

DVC Island Tower Construction

Renovation work is underway near a multi-story building with a red sloped roof. Several construction workers and equipment are present. A pathway and palm trees are visible in the foreground.

On the Monorail side of the resort, plastic fencing surrounds some of the buildings near the construction site. A taller fence and scrim are right next to the construction site.

A construction site with workers and machinery. A multi-story building and a red-roofed structure are visible, surrounded by dirt, construction materials, and equipment under a cloudy sky.

A few weeks ago, we saw the start of foundation work near the fence and the Aotearoa building. Since then, crews have poured concrete into part of the foundation.

A construction site with machinery, trucks, and workers is seen in front of partially completed buildings under a cloudy sky.

Several trucks and a digger were in this area. The digger was carving out a trench next to the new foundation. Pallets, plywood, and metal frames were stacked next to a dumpster.

Construction site of a multi-story building with workers, construction materials, equipment, and vehicles present under a cloudy sky.

There is still some scaffolding around the low stone wall jutting out of the south wing. The top two-thirds of the wall is a beige color. A strip at the bottom is gray.

A multi-story building under construction with workers, equipment, and a truck on site. The sky is overcast, and the construction area is filled with materials and machinery.

Paint is mostly complete on the south wing but there is one gray wall. There is also a gray stripe around the top of the tower structure between the south wing and the center. A crew member in a lift was painting a large square opening in the center of the building.

A mid-rise building under construction with scaffolding and construction equipment in front. Workers are present on the ground, and a blue boom lift is raised to upper floors.

Crews have done more painting across the center of the building. It’s mostly a light cream color with brown barriers between the balconies. There are tarps covering some of the sliding glass doors where they most recently painted.

Construction site with several buildings in various stages of completion. Construction vehicles and workers are visible on the ground.

Another stripe of gray is on top of the elevator tower between the center and the north wing. A slightly darker color is on one part of the stripe. The wall around the bottom of the elevator bank is also unpainted.

Seven-story building under construction with workers on-site, multiple balconies, and construction equipment in the foreground.

This side of the north wing is almost completely unpainted.

Construction site with heavy machinery and materials in front of a partially completed building, with a lake and another structure in the background under a cloudy sky.

On the other side of the building, a sidewalk is taking shape. It runs between the Island Tower and the nearby Fiji building. A section of it is outlined in wood with rebar in the foundation.

Construction site with multiple vehicles and equipment near a body of water, adjacent to a large hotel building. Workers are visible on the site under a partly cloudy sky.

Where the sidewalk runs up next to Fiji, it’s now paved.

Workers in safety gear and blue helmets are laying concrete blocks near a body of water. A blue truck, construction materials, and equipment are visible on the site.

Crew members were walking on the sidewalk, showing it was dry and solid.

Construction site with workers, heavy machinery, and building materials. A section of ground is prepared with rebar for concrete pouring. A nearby building and utility vehicle are visible.

It runs from near the Seven Seas Lagoon almost all the way to the tower, around the pool.

Construction site with heavy machinery working on the foundation in front of a multi-story building. Building appears partially completed. Various construction materials and equipment are scattered around.

This side of the south wing also has two unpainted walls. Sliding glass doors were installed on the first floor before our last update.

A large hotel building is under construction with multiple floors nearly complete. Construction equipment and materials are scattered around the site under a partly cloudy sky.

The space between the south wing and the center is unpainted. More steel has been installed along the edge of the roof to create an overhang.

Construction site with building under development, various construction equipment, vehicles, green pipes, and materials scattered around. Workers are present, and a partially built structure is visible.

Crews continue to work on the first-floor restaurant and bar. What was previously wood walls is now concrete around the bar’s gazebo structure.

Construction site with workers in safety gear, various ladders, vehicles, and equipment working on a circular building structure partially covered with metal framework.

Large tarps are draped over the first roof of the structure.

Construction workers build an outdoor area in front of a multi-story building. The area is filled with construction materials, machinery, and temporary barriers, with a small body of water visible in the foreground.

There are new wooden walls on the roof of the restaurant. Blue tarps cover some of the walls.

Construction site with workers, vehicles, and equipment. A worker in a high-visibility vest walks nearby. A red Bobcat loader operates in the foreground, with partially completed structures visible.

The concrete pool is lined with stripes of blue tile. There are signs indicating the pool’s depth at various points.

A construction site with various machinery, including excavators and loaders, next to a multi-story building. Piles of materials and pipes are scattered around the site.

The nearby hot tub is also lined with tile. Diggers are parked around the area and there are dozens of pipes.

Construction workers are building a multi-story structure beside a body of water, with machinery and equipment on-site and some areas surrounded by barriers.

The ground around the tower is still mostly dirt.

A multi-story building under construction with workers and construction equipment present. The facade is partly finished, showing a mix of white and brown sections.

This side of the north wing of Island Tower features several white sections. This is primer for future color.

A multi-story building under construction with several windows and balconies, scaffolding present on one side, and a flat roof partially covered with wooden planks.

Six balconies now have railings. The railings feature metal slats in diagonal lines. They’re currently covered in tarps.

A multi-story building under construction, featuring numerous windows and an unfinished section with exposed beams near the top and a large, recessed square area on one level.

The large square opening over here is now yellow. Two crew members were on a scaffolding platform on the building’s roof.

A large multi-story building under construction, surrounded by construction equipment and materials, sits near a body of water under a partly cloudy sky.

Read more details about the Island Tower, which is set to open on December 17.

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