Nearly Every Room Enclosed as Work Continues on 10-Story Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

    With the clock ticking on a late 2024 opening for the new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, construction appears to be progressing nicely. Nearly all of the rooms at the 10-story resort are enclosed with sliding glass doors and interior work continues to make progress. It even looks like air conditioning units have arrived on the rooftops of the resort.

    We’ll start with a refresher of the concept art, which looks better than the work-in-progress concrete monstrosity in our construction photos to follow.

    While visiting Magic Kingdom earlier today, we snapped some pictures from two vantage points to check in on the latest progress. In a September 2023 update, we took a look at the first sliding glass doors installed at the resort, but today, we noticed that just about all of the rooms had glass.

    Our first vantage point comes from aboard the ferryboat to Magic Kingdom as we look across the Seven Seas Lagoon. This wide view comes from the ferryboat while still docked at the Transportation & Ticket Center before we set off for Magic Kingdom. In the photo below, we can see some of the Polynesian Village overwater bungalows in the foreground, the under-construction DVC tower in the background, and the DVC building at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort to the right.

    As we start to make our way across the Seven Seas Lagoon, more of the tower will come into view. As you can see, there will be a lot of rooms with a great view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and, surely, the Magic Kingdom fireworks shows.

    Another wide view shows the height of the tower when compared to the longhouses nearby.

    Here’s a closer look at the tower from nearly a half mile away as we get closer to Magic Kingdom.

    After we left Magic Kingdom this afternoon, we took a lap on the resort monorail to get a closer look at the front of the building. While the back of the building will have rooms that face Magic Kingdom and the upcoming feature pool area of the resort, the front of the building will face the roadway and what’s left of the golf course after a massive, ongoing roadway project caused some of the holes to be rerouted.

    A service bay will face the roadway, and likely be mostly out of guest view.

    Here’s a look at the rest of the face of the resort from the monorail as we passed by. It’s probably worth noting (repeating, really), that there are no current plans to create a separate monorail station for the Polynesian DVC tower. It will function like the other DVC additions to the Magic Kingdom area resorts and simply utilize the existing monorail station at the lobby longhouse.

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      • At ten storeys, it can’t be referred to as a skyscraper; it is a midrise. A building isn’t considered a high-rise until it is 490 feet or higher. While its ten storeys looms high compared to its closest neighbours, the Contemporary remains the tallest building on the Seven Seas lagoon.

        Having said that, Disney probably should rethink trying to cobrand this as part of the Polynesian village resort, maybe a loose cobranding by calling it something like the Hale Kiaʻi at the Polynesian

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