New Details on the DVC Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

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DVC Island Tower

Hey Disney Vacation Club members, get ready for a thrilling new experience at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows! Disney has revealed more exciting details about the new DVC Island Tower, a stunning new addition that will bring the magic of the Polynesian Islands to your Disney vacation. Slated for a December 2024 opening, this 10-story tower overlooking the picturesque Seven Seas Lagoon promises an enchanting journey into the spirit of Polynesia.

DVC Island Tower

A Journey into the Spirit of Polynesia

At Island Tower, you’ll be transported into a world that embodies the rich cultural heritage of Polynesia and the captivating stories woven into Disney’s storytelling magic. With breathtaking views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the tower pays homage to nature and the spirit of adventure, all while honoring the original vision for Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Fun fact: the original concept designs included a prominent tower at the resort’s heart, and this latest addition will fulfill that dream while showcasing Polynesian culture through modern Disney magic.

Conveniently Connected to Disney’s Monorail

Island Tower will be a haven for park-goers, with convenient walking access to the Disney Monorail, providing swift transit to both Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. It’s an ideal base for families, couples, or friends looking to explore the wonders of the parks without worrying about complicated transportation logistics.

DVC Island Tower

Inspired Art and Design

As you arrive at Island Tower, be prepared for an artistic treat right from the entrance. The exterior features a stunning depiction of a Manta Ray, a revered Polynesian symbol of freedom, protection, and grace. Within the lobby, a mesmerizing ceiling art panel showcases native wildlife from several Polynesian Islands. Each animal represents the islands’ values and has deep cultural significance.

Disney Imagineering collaborated with over a dozen artists worldwide to create unique pieces for the resort. Look out for preserved moss walls, sculptures crafted from recycled fishing nets, and other artworks rooted in the spirit of conservation and the rich Polynesian cultures. This artistic collaboration will surely make your stay unforgettable.

A Variety of Luxurious Accommodations

The DVC Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will offer various luxurious accommodations, from cozy duo studios to spacious one- and two-bedroom villas, and even brand-new two-bedroom penthouse villas. Perfect for couples or larger groups, these accommodations can host two to nine guests comfortably. To top it off, many rooms will have breathtaking views that will elevate your Disney stay to an entirely new level.

Key Reservation Dates

Mark these dates if you’re ready to be among the first guests to stay at the DVC Island Tower:

  • June 4: Disney Vacation Club members can make early rental reservations by contacting Member Services at (800) 800-9800. Members will also have the opportunity to book points-based reservations at a later date.
  • June 5: Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can start reserving their spot by calling (407) 934-7639.
  • June 6: All other guests can secure their reservations via a Disney Vacation Planner, online, or by contacting (407) 934-7639.

Don’t Miss Out on the Magic

Whether you’re a seasoned Disney traveler or planning your first visit, the DVC Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows promises an unforgettable adventure that captures the magic of Polynesia and Disney. Make sure to book early, and prepare for a journey that will make your dreams come true!

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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!

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