Phase 1 of Disney’s newest resort, the Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, is now open in Orlando, FL. Rooms start at $439/night but savvy timeshare owners can exchange into it through RCI for around $200 for the week. As with all high end resorts in RCI, especially with Disney properties, this will be a very difficult timeshare exchange. Difficult but possible if you have the know how and a decent trading resort.
Here’s the article from the Disney website.
Nestled within Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort—an island paradise that was part of Walt Disney’s original vision for Walt Disney World Resort—our newest Resort will be minutes from Magic Kingdom Park via an easy water taxi or monorail ride, or a bus ride away from nearby Disney Theme Parks.
Introducing Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows—a modern tropical paradise. Here, mid-century modern design meets traditional Polynesian style in a blissful union of Disney heritage and the South Pacific spirit of aloha.
Our newest Disney Vacation Club Resort is scheduled to launch in Spring 2015, and will be the culmination of one of the largest Resort-wide refreshes in our history.
From the moment you step foot into the newly redesigned lobby of the Great Ceremonial House at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, you will know you’ve arrived “home.” Cast Members will welcome you into an ‘ohana family as cherished cousins. Tiki torches will light your way across sandy beaches around a tranquil lagoon dotted with palms. Exotic island refreshments and music will inspire you to abandon the cares of the outside world you’ve left behind.
Whether it’s a relaxing family vacation in Disney’s first over-the-water Bungalows, or a fun-filled getaway in our beautifully designed Deluxe Studios, you will find your place in paradise—and a favorite vacation getaway that your family will treasure for years to come.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is currently rated as a AAA 4-Diamond resort.
Nestled along the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the resort is a quick monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom Park and steps away from the world-class amenities of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, one of the original Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
The spacious accommodations at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows feature convenient amenities, innovative design and an ambience that’s pure magic. These modern additions to the Resort enhance its legendary history and carry a beloved legacy into the future.
In the new Disney Vacation Club longhouses of Tokelau, Moorea and Pago Pago, designers created rooms that evoke the spirit of the Islands and the legacy of Walt Disney himself. The 20 overwater Bungalows of Bora Bora offer Members a truly magical experience—sweet dreams over the gently lapping waters of Seven Seas Lagoon.
Relax in the stylish comfort of the largest Deluxe Studios at Walt Disney World Resort—larger than most Disney Vacation Club Studios. Natural finishes are complemented with bright pops of color and whimsical Disney art. Design elements evoke the islands and the beach with surfboard-inspired coffee tables, while the mid-century modern look of the furniture evokes Walt Disney’s own era. The carpeting features Polynesian-inspired patterns with a subtle hidden Mickey incorporated into the design.
The colorful artwork was inspired by the flora and fauna of Polynesia—the centerpiece is a whimsical work based on the Jungle Cruise attraction. For your convenience, you’ll find hidden drawers under the bed that offer additional storage. Each Deluxe Studio also features a private porch or balcony.
In the sleek bathroom, stone counters were inspired by the look of volcanic rock, while the bright colors and shapes of the accent tiles are based on the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair, whose patterns and designs reflect mid-century modern shapes and colors. The bathroom includes 2 separate areas for your convenience.
Deluxe Studios sleep up to 5 guests and some offer views of Seven Seas Lagoon.
Boasting a private back deck, plunge pool and room for up to 8 Guests, the 2-bedroom, 2-bath overwater Bungalow is a unique addition to the Disney Vacation Club Resort accommodations. Each idyllic Bungalow was carefully positioned for a view of Magic Kingdom fireworks from the back deck, which also feature speakers that can pipe in the music along with the show.
Stroll to your Bungalow across the wooden plank boardwalk, typical of Polynesian-inspired clusters of bungalows on the ocean. The roof of each Bungalow reflects the traditional design of the longhouses at the Resort and feature similar accent colors and graphic designs in the gable.
Inside, finishes and design elements incorporate a variety of natural and organic materials, including distressed wood flooring, cloth‐like wall coverings, exposed wood ceiling beams, distressed bronze metals and lava rock-inspired solid surfaces and tiles.
The living, kitchen and dining areas share an open floor plan, with oversized windows and sliding glass doors offering unobstructed views of the Lagoon and Cinderella Castle. A full kitchen includes the tools you may need to prepare meals in the privacy of your Bungalow.
Stretch out on comfortable lounge furniture on a back deck that runs the length of the Bungalow, and cool off with a dip in your private plunge pool. A separate private seating area features hanging chairs. Each Bungalow also includes its own laundry area with stacked washer and dryer.
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