Disney Vacation Club announces plans for new vacation club villas at Polynesian Village Resort
BAY LAKE, Fla. — The Disney Vacation Club has announced proposed plans to develop new vacation club villas at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. “It’s no secret that our members and guests love the monorail resorts at Walt Disney World,” said Bill Diercksen, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “Expanding our Disney Vacation Club offerings at the Polynesian would give our members and guests yet another incredible option for staying close to the magic while making vacation memories that last a lifetime.”The villas are projected to open in late 2024. READ: Masks now optional aboard Disney Skyliner for fully vaccinated guestsThe proposed vacation ownership property would complement the existing resort and evoke the spirit of the Pacific Islands, Disney said. READ: Walt Disney World making face masks optional for fully vaccinated guestsTo learn more about the Disney Vacation Club, click here.wftv.com
Happening today: Disney World unveiling new guest experiences, updated hotel rooms
Citricos The newly reimagined Citricos inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort nods to “Mary Poppins Returns” with subtle design cues. (Walt Disney World Resort/Matt Stroshane)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Walt Disney World is unveiling new ways to be their guest. The theme park will give Channel 9 reporter Nick Papantonis a tour on Tuesday of its new guest experiences at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. READ: Disney confirms plans to build campus in Lake Nona, relocate 2K jobs hereThat includes the recently reimagined Citricos restaurant at the Grand Floridian, and new guest rooms and suites at the Polynesian. READ: Disney World announces Summer Fun Ticket for Florida residentswftv.com
Remodeled Walt Disney World hotel rooms feature a new twist: a heavy focus on Disney characters
The move to downplay the intellectual properties that define the global entertainment company can also be seen in the updated World of Disney store at Disney Springs. None of them feature characters as heavily as the new Polynesian rooms. Convention hotels have a distinct luxury-meets-simplicity style that was clearly being replicated at Disney World. Still, it could be an acknowledgment that the company understands it must appeal to those who visit Disney World for Disney characters. It’s still too early to tell if the Polynesian’s rooms will be the exception or the new trend at Disney World.orlandoweekly.com
First look: Reimagined guest rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
ORLANDO, Fla – Walt Disney World Resort Friday revealed the first look inside the reimagined guest rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. “In addition, the sandy ocean floor inspires the bathroom tiles and vanity’s carved details, complementing the fresh, modern overall approach to these reimagined rooms.”AdFull Screen 1 / 3 Reimagined guest rooms inside Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In addition to the new rooms, Disney Imagineers are also in the process of reimagining the Great Ceremonial House. AdDisney’s Polynesian Village Resort opened in 1971 and is beloved as a tropical oasis along the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, across the water from Magic Kingdom Park. Walt Disney World hopes to share more developments on the construction progress in the coming weeks and months.
Disney updates reopening dates for several resort hotels
ORLANDO, Fla – Walt Disney World is planning on opening more of its resort hotels to all guests come next year. According to Disney’s phased reopening plans, the openings include the Beach Club, Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian Resort Village and All-Star Movies Resort. Some of the resorts are currently open, but only to Disney Vacation Club members. Disney said the reopenings are subject to change, and reservations could still be modified to other hotels if needed. Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort: March 22, 2021Disney’s Beach Club Resort: May 30, 2021Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: June 6, 2021Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: Summer 2021Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is currently scheduled to open sometime in summer of 2021.
Disney shares first look at Polyneisan Village Resort enhancements
ORLANDO, Fla – Leaders at Walt Disney World have shared the first rendering of the upgrades coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Guests will see a new modern tropical entryway, dramatic lighting and enhancements to the resort’s lush gardens and fountains. Imagineers said one of the biggest challenges will be the transformation of the resort’s entryway into the Great Ceremonial House. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (WKMG-TV)The Polynesian Village Resort is currently open to Disney Vacation Club members and will reopen to all guests in the summer of 2021. A Disney spokeswoman said last month that during the closure imagineers will be performing renovations to the Polynesian’s guest rooms and great ceremonial house.