***UPDATED Jan. 12, 2015***
There has been a great deal of speculation over the past several months about the extensive construction taking place over at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Well, Disney has recently announced that phase one of Polynesian Villas and Bungalows will open in 2015!
Disney has just announced that vacation club point packages for Polynesian Resort will go on sale exclusively to current Disney Vacation Club members on Monday, January 12! General sales for non-DVC members will be delayed until February 9, and the first phase of accommodations are scheduled to open on April 1st. Phase One includes the Bora Bora Bungalows and some Deluxe Studio Villas.
Three of Disney's Polynesian longhouses have been converted to DVC units, the first phase of which will include only 360 Deluxe Studio villas. In addition to being the newest, these will also be the largest studio DVC villas in the Disney Vacation Club catalog. Sleeping up to five guests, the 360 Deluxe Studio will have a kitchenette and spacious bathroom separated into two areas. Each studio will have the ability to connect to an adjacent unit to accommodate large groups.
Also new to Disney's Polynesian Resort are the exotic Bungalows which sit upon the Seven Seas Lagoon and accommodate up to eight guests. These will be the first of their kind at a Walt Disney World resort with a private boardwalk, plunge pool, and stunning views of Magic Kingdom for every bungalow.
The renovations to Disney's Polynesian resort and the much anticipated addition of DVC villas are exciting news for Disney Vacation Club members, but information is still scarce. Though they are set to open in 2015, there has been no mention of when they will become available for purchase or booking. We'll be sure to report back the news as it becomes available, but you can always check out Disney's official DVC Member News & Updates, which is where we found the stunning images above.
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