Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Orlando is about to get bigger.
Disney Vacation Club announced plans this month to develop new villas at the resort. “It’s no secret that our members and guests love the monorail resorts at Walt Disney World,” Bill Dickerson, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club, said in a statement. “Expanding our Disney Vacation Club offerings at the Polynesian would give our members and guests yet another incredible option for staying close to the magic while making vacation memories that last a lifetime.”
Located on the Seven Seas Lagoon, the project will include a new tower that will replace Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Tower Show. Although it could be relocated in the future, the Polynesian dance and music show and all-you-can-eat buffet has been closed since the start of the pandemic.
The expansion will open in late 2024, according to Disney, with a design inspired by the spirit of the Pacific Islands meant to complement the current rentals at the site.
The resort currently features a variety of villas and bungalows. It currently has about 380 bungalows, studios, and rooms at the site.
The new building will also include more dining and recreation offerings, although Disney has not revealed any specific plans at this point.
One of the original hotels at Walt Disney World, the resort is billed as an “escape to an enchanting oasis of swaying palms, tropical surroundings and an island ambience that evokes the languid spirit of the South Pacific.”
Disney Vacation Club is a timeshare program run by the company where guests buy-in for a set amount of dates each year and receive points to use at various properties. Owners have a home base at either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or a number of other company properties.
Disney Vacation Club is also expanding at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, with 200 new resort studios being added. Booking has already opened for that location starting in late June.