New information has been announced for the new Polynesian Village Villas & Bungalows. Wow, that is a mouth full!
Phase 1 of the new Disney Vacation Club Villas is scheduled to open in 2015, though no further information has been given. The new Bungalow accommodations are directly on Seven Seas Lagoon and will sleep up to eight guests and feature a plunge pool that offers views of fireworks over Magic Kingdom Park.
Adding to the excitement, Disney will also be opening the largest Deluxe Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. These new studios will be as big as 465 Square Feet, which is nearly 100 Square Feet larger than the new studios at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which opened earlier this year. These new studios will be located in the existing Tahiti, Rapa Nui and Tokelau longhouses, which will be totally remodeled to match the Bungalows.
The 360 Deluxe Studios will sleep up to five guests each and have the ability to connect to another Deluxe Studio, the first time it will be offered at a Disney Vacation Club Resort. Similar to Disney Cruise Line ships and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the rooms will each have a bathroom separated into two areas, one with a shower and sink and the other with a sink and tub/shower. Plus, they also will have kitchenettes and enhanced storage space for convenience and comfort. This means you will be able to book two connecting studios, and they will be able to accommodate up to 10 in one connected “room”.
The addition of Disney Vacation Club to this beloved resort is part of an overall renovation of the iconic resort hotel. A re-imagined Great Ceremonial House will welcome guests to a tropical destination where Disney magic meets South Seas hospitality. Also included is an enhanced feature pool and new food and beverage offerings, including Pineapple Lanai where Members and guests can get their favorite Dole Whip treats and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, which will feature exotic cocktails and Polynesian-themed small plates.