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Polynesian Village Resort debuts renovations at Disney World

Resort a hit with visitors for more than 40 years

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World debuted the revamped Polynesian Village Resort this week. The resort has been a hit with visitors for more than 40 years, but has been undergoing work for about a year.

"Now, we've enhanced it. We've added more food and beverages, leisure pools, entertainment options, all kinds of new amenities to the overall resort," said Disney Vacation Club's Ken Potrock.

Trader Sam's -- a themed tiki-bar known for his exotic cocktails, small plates and scenic views -- is perhaps a favorite among the parents.

Wednesday, the resort opens up its 20 bungalows. The over-the-water bungalows are the newest Disney Vacation Club property. The bungalows include two bedrooms and plunge pool with speakers that play the Magic Kingdom fireworks soundtrack at show time.

"It's all about attention to detail," Potrock said. "It's really all about the guests' perspective, and from the member's perspective, what's going to make it incredibly memorable."