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Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows now welcoming guests at Disney World

by Banks Lee

The Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

The first phase of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the newest Disney Vacation Club resort, is now open along with new offerings at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Offering 360 Deluxe Studio accommodations (opening in phases through the summer) and 20 over-the-water Bungalows, the new Disney Vacation Club resort delivers the spirit of the South Pacific along with fun Disney touches. Nestled along the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the resort is a quick monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom and steps away from the amenities of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, one of the original Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

“This is truly a stunning addition to the Disney Vacation Club portfolio,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “Research has told us that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of our most beloved Walt Disney World Resort hotels. As a result, we integrated a new Disney Vacation Club resort that stays true to the original character of this spectacular and iconic property.”

The Deluxe Studios at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are the largest at Walt Disney World Resort, sleeping five guests each. Each features tropical décor complete with prints, bamboo-style fixtures, a hidden pull-down bed and a split bathroom perfect for families. The Deluxe Studios also offer the flexibility of connecting to an adjacent room.

The resort’s Bora Bora Bungalows are the first such accommodations ever created by Disney. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Bungalows sleep eight guests and offer views of the Magic Kingdom Resort area. Inside the Bungalows, modern luxuries with an island touch add life to the design. Amenities include a full kitchen, two bedrooms complete with flat panel televisions, split bathrooms, washer and dryer, two hidden pull-down beds featuring artwork, a private plunge pool on the back deck, and many other special touches.

Premiering with Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is its newly re-imagined sister resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, which now offers more dining and recreation experiences with signature touches for guests to enjoy. Arriving guests are greeted in the Great Ceremonial House, with its new décor and signature chandelier. Also new is a large tiki statue that welcomes guests with his outstretched arms.

The resort’s newly redesigned Lava Pool will feature a highly themed children’s water play area, Kiki Tiki Splash Play Area, and an enlarged deck for poolside seating. An enhanced supervised childcare option, Lilo’s Playhouse, allows parents to enjoy an evening date night together.

Guests in search of tropical snacks and libations will find them at new dining locations, including Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, a tiki bar that features exotic cocktails and Polynesian small plates. The nearby Pineapple Lanai serves the world-famous Dole Whip soft serve ice cream and floats.

For more information on Disney Vacation Club, visit DisneyVacationClub.com.

Get a look inside one of the Bungalows as well as the opening ceremony in our videos below:

Tour the new Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows opening ceremony

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