Hey there, Disney Vacation Club members! I’ve got some exciting news for you. The latest plans for the new Polynesian Tower have been filed, and I’m here to give you a fun, easy-to-understand breakdown of the potential Polynesian Tower room types. So, if you’re curious about what to expect, you’re in the right place!
A Peek at the Ground Floor
The new Polynesian Tower’s ground floor plans have been filed, and they’re packed with a variety of room types that Disney Vacation Club owners will find familiar. Here’s a quick list:
- Duo Studio
- Deluxe Studio
- One Bedroom
- Dedicated Two Bedroom
- Lockoff Two Bedroom
Now, let’s dive a bit deeper into some of these rooms:
The Two-Bedroom Villas
These are quite the treat! One of the plans showcases a Dedicated Two Bedroom Villa right next to a Lockoff Two Bedroom Villa, which would be a layout that’s unique to the resort. These spacious villas come with a master suite, a cozy living area, a kitchen, and a Lockoff Studio/guest bedroom. The cool part? The Lockoff Two Bedroom has a separate entry door for that extra bedroom. So, you can book it as a combined Two Bedroom villa or split it into a One Bedroom and a Deluxe Studio. Handy, right?
- The Living Area & Kitchen: The living area seems to have adopted the popular galley kitchen layout seen in other resorts like Riviera and Copper Creek Villas.
- Bathrooms Galore: The Two Bedroom Villas boast three full bathrooms. One master bathroom even has dual vanities, a centrally placed tub, a walk-in shower, and a toilet. Plus, there’s another bathroom accessible from the living area, and each villa has a third bathroom attached to the guest room.
One Bedroom Villas
These are designed with a master suite and living space. Each room has two full bathrooms and a galley kitchen. Interestingly, there are some slight differences in the bathroom layouts between the two rooms. The plans could be outlining an accessible room. We’ll have to wait and see!
The ground floor also houses two types of studios; a traditional-style Deluxe Studio room and a Duo Studio. The Duo Studios, are designed for a maximum of two guests and primarily feature a queen-size pull-down Murphy Bed.
Speculations & Debates
With the presence of Deluxe Studio and Lockoff Two Bedroom villas, there’s been some chatter about whether the Polynesian Tower will be part of the current Polynesian Villas & Bungalows or a separate DVC timeshare association. Given that there are already 360 Studio rooms, is there enough demand for more Deluxe Studio rooms? Only time (and Disney Vacation Club) will tell!
From my perspective, Disney Vacation Club can never have enough studio rooms in the Magic Kingdom resort area. Especially, with this resort area being the highest demand.
What About the 3-Bedroom Villa Option?
Now, here’s a juicy tidbit: there’s presumed to be a 3-bedroom villa option for the Polynesian Tower. But, based on the recent plans, these villas won’t be on the ground floor. If they do come into play, they’ll be located on the upper floors. This makes me wonder if they will be situated in a way to offer a fireworks view. Similar to the theme park view 3-bedroom Villas at Bay Lake Tower. So, keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned for more updates!
Mark your calendars, folks! The yet-to-be-named Polynesian Tower is set to open its doors in 2024. I can’t wait to see the initial concept art of the rooms and how they will be themed!
So, there you have it Our first glimpse at the Polynesian Tower room types. I hope this article has been helpful and has added a sprinkle of excitement to your day. Until next time, happy vacationing!
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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!