New Polynesian Island Tower Opening Date and Room Concept Art

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Island Tower Opening Date

Hey Disney Vacation Club Members! Excitement is building as Disney Vacation Club (DVC) unveils the much-anticipated Polynesian Island Tower, the latest addition to the DVC family. Slated to open its doors on December 17, 2024, this 10-story marvel promises a unique blend of enchantment and comfort, drawing inspiration from the lush Polynesian Islands and the adventurous spirit of the film “Moana.” Whether you’re a couple seeking a serene retreat or a family looking to spread out in style, Island Tower offers a range of accommodations designed to make every stay magical. Let’s dig into everything you need to know about the Polynesian Island Tower opening date and room designs!

Island Tower Opening Date

Island Tower Opening Date: A New Chapter Begins

Mark your calendars! The Island Tower is set to welcome its first guests right in time for the holiday season of 2024. Imagine celebrating the festive period surrounded by the art and ambiance of the Polynesian isles—truly a dream come true for Disney fans and travelers alike. Recently DVC shared the first look at the new lobby, and now we get our first look at the rooms designs.

A Room for Every Explorer

The Island Tower will feature a variety of room options, each infused with unique elements of Polynesian culture and the timeless charm of Disney storytelling:

  • Duo Studios for Couples: Perfect for pairs, these studios are inspired by the celestial navigation techniques of ancient wayfinders. Expect airy interiors and star-studded decor that promise a romantic and restful stay.
  • Deluxe Studios for Families of Four: Ideal for small families, these studios boast a fresh layout with a cozy seating area and kitchenette—now featuring a dishwasher for the first time in Disney Vacation Club history.
  • One- & Two-Bedroom Villas: Larger families and groups will find the one- and two-bedroom villas perfect for spreading out. These villas are a tribute to the voyager’s journey across land and sea, complete with full-size kitchen appliances, dining areas, and outdoor patios.
  • Exclusive Two-Bedroom Penthouse Villas: Elevate your vacation with a stay in one of the new penthouse villas. Sleeping up to eight guests, these villas offer stunning views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom Park, alongside luxurious interiors themed after the harmony of water and island landscapes.

Sustainable Luxury

Staying true to Disney’s 2030 environmental goals, the Island Tower integrates sustainable practices into its luxurious design. Guest rooms feature eco-friendly elements, such as plush rugs made from recycled plastic bottles and dishwashers that help minimize the use of disposable utensils. These thoughtful touches not only enhance comfort but also reflect Disney’s commitment to sustainability. Additional sustainable practices include:

  • Optimized Building Utilities: The heating and cooling systems in the tower are optimized for energy efficiency, reducing overall energy consumption.
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances: All lighting fixtures and appliances within the tower are selected based on their energy efficiency ratings, which helps to significantly cut down on electricity use.
  • All-Electric Kitchen: A pioneering move in Disney resorts, the Island Tower’s restaurant will feature the first all-electric kitchen at Walt Disney World, aiming to reduce fossil fuel use and enhance energy efficiency.
  • Construction Innovation: Much like the original buildings of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Contemporary Resort in the 1970s, the Island Tower is being constructed using pre-fabrication techniques. This method not only speeds up the building process but also substantially decreases construction waste.

Disney estimates that with these green initiatives, the Island Tower will use approximately 30 percent less energy compared to a similar-sized resort. This significant reduction is a step forward in Disney’s journey towards its environmental goals, showcasing a commitment to not only entertain but also preserve the world for future generations.

Booking Your Magical Stay

  • June 4: Disney Vacation Club members can start the magic early by calling Member Services to make rental reservations.
  • June 5: Walt Disney World Annual Passholders get their chance to book a stay by contacting the dedicated reservation line.
  • June 6: The general public can join the excitement by making reservations online or via phone.

The opening of Island Tower is more than just an addition to Disney Vacation Club; it’s a gateway to a new kind of Disney adventure, where every stay is infused with the spirit of Polynesian culture and Disney magic. Whether it’s the stunning room designs, the breathtaking views, or the exceptional amenities, the Island Tower promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit. Don’t miss your chance to be among the first to discover this new jewel in the Disney crown.

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Meet the Author: Nate Bishop

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!