Disney Vacation Club members interested in its newest timeshare venture, rejoice! Sales for Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will begin next week. Current Disney Vacation Club members can start purchasing timeshares at the property on Jan. 12, with general sales starting on Feb. 9.
The first phase, Bora Bora Bungalows and connecting Deluxe Studio Villas, are set to open April 1. Disney has not yet given pricing details.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming families to this enchanting new resort, located just a quick monorail ride from Magic Kingdom Park,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club, in a press release.
The 20 Bora Bora Bungalows on the Seven Seas Lagoon will sleep up to 8 guests each in two-bedroom suites. The Bungalows feature two full bathrooms, a kitchen, washer and dryer, and large dining and living areas. Disney stated in a press release that the “décor combines modern style with the tropical and enchanting look and feel of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort that guests love.”
Each bungalow will feature a private deck with a plunge pool, where guests can view fireworks over the Magic Kingdom and individual sound systems that will play the soundtracks. The pools and decks will also offer views of the Electrical Water Pageant, a nighttime water parade in the Seven Seas Lagoon.
The new resort also includes 360 Deluxe Studio Villas, which will sleep up to 5 guests each. Every villa features a kitchenette, enhanced storage space, and two separate bathroom areas, one a full bathroom with a tub/shower and another with a shower and sink. A pull-down armoire bed showcases painted artwork from the Disney animated film, Lilo & Stitch.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort began a multi-year revamp in 2014 that includes the addition of timeshare units. Walt Disney World is certainly expanding the timeshare suites section of its lodging portfolio. The Polynesian project is the resort’s largest-ever conversion of hotel rooms into units for Disney Vacation Club. Hotel rooms in three buildings are being converted into the 360 villas, while the bungalows are brand new buildings.
Besides the new timeshares, this year will see dramatically enhanced feature and leisure pools and a new children’s water-play area. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, offering exotic cocktails and Polynesian-themed small plates, is also set to open.
Additions to the resort last year included Pineapple Lanai, a quick service food location, and Lilo’s Playhouse, an activity center that offers babysitting.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of the two original Disney World hotels. When this new resort opens, Disney Vacation Club will have a total of 13 resorts, 9 of which will be at Walt Disney World.
All current Disney Vacation Club members will have access to Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Those who are not yet members can purchase Disney Vacation Club points packages on the resale market in order to enjoy access to the new resort.