While we normally try to take a closer look at construction to appreciate the details, we decided to zoom out on a recent visit to Magic Kingdom as we take a look at the Polynesian Village Disney Vacation Club tower construction. These photos were taken with a zoom lens from aboard a Magic Kingdom ferryboat, but that shouldn’t take away from the sheer size of the tower, which is now 10 stories tall – which is the full height of the resort according to the concept art below.
Here’s a wider look at the construction site before we start to zoom in a bit. The existing Polynesian Village Resort is just visible on the left side of the superwide image below, and the Grand Floridian Resort DVC tower is visible to the right. For comparison, the Grand Floridian Resort DVC tower contains 6 stories of guest rooms, a little more than half the number of stories that will be available at the Polynesian Village DVC tower.
As we can see, the northern wing is starting to take shape. It’s likely that the construction will continue in the coming weeks to connect the wing with the main structure. A southern wing has not gone vertical just yet.
Here’s a closer look at the new wing construction. Disney is working on constructing the top floor of the wing before it can be considered at full height.
And here’s a closer look at the central structure, which has now reached a height of 10 stories – the maximum height that the concept art shows the building will reach.
Here are a few more photos of the structure when compared to other area accommodations. The longhouses, which have been the typical structure over the years, are around 4 stories tall, with each building containing 3 stories of guest rooms.
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