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DVC bungalows at the Polynesian?

Written by Tim Krasniewski on . Posted in Polynesian News


Pete Werner of the DIS Unplugged podcast started an interesting rumor this week regarding the next Disney Vacation Club destination.  

According to Werner, Disney has plans to build twenty single and multi-family bungalows along the beach of Disney's Polynesian Resort.  Those bugalows could prove to be the first Disney Vacation Club units at the resort.  

Following is a transcription of the DVC / Polynesian discussion:

"We have it on pretty decent authority...let me put it to you that way...we are hearing that twenty beach bungalows are planned to be built on the beach at the Polynesian. And it may be that they are built out on the water along the style that you've seen, if you've seen pictures of the Four Seasons in Bora Bora.

"These will be one and two family units. We're thinking that they may be DVC. And the bungalows will be connected via a bridge and walkway over the water.

"And we're hearing that they are going to start building that this year."

The comments were made in the April 2, 2013 edition of the DIS Unplugged podcast.  The Polynesian bungalow discussion begins right around the 35 minute mark.  The podcast is available via the DIS website, iTunes and other podcast aggregators.  

Given the small size of the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian--just 100 villas, about 1/3 the size of Bay Lake Tower--and construction lead times of 2 - 3 years for any new resort project, it is conceivable that Disney Vacation Club would begin work on a new destination before the end of 2013.  

Disney's Polynesian Resort and Disney's Yacht Club Resort are the only two Deluxe-class properties at Walt Disney World with no Disney Vacation Club presence.  Rumors have previously suggested future DVC projects at Ft. Wilderness, a California-themed stand alone resort, the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim and this is not the first rumor linking DVC to the Polynesian Resort.  

Reader Comments
Re: DVC bungalows at the Polynesian? -- wdrl
Friday, 05 April 2013 22:10
How many villas or vacation homes will be in a bungalow? If its only one vacation home per bungalow, it would make for a very small DVC condominium association. I know the bungalows are suppose to be built over the water, but I'm not sure a DVC resort with only 20 vacation homes can float.
Re: DVC bungalows at the Polynesian? -- Mkeef
Saturday, 06 April 2013 02:07
At first read this sounds very exciting but the more I think about it I don't know if it I like it. I love the idea of a Poly DVC but I could only imagine the number of points or OOP cost to stay in a bungalow.
If you've ever seen the movie "Couples Retreat" they stay in these similar described bungalows over the water in Bora Bora (In the French Polynesian). Bora Bora is pretty much paradise with Clear water and ocean life everywhere. The bungalows are built over the water and are probably 1 or two bedrooms with walkouts in to the ocean, glass floors to see the fish and decks with hotubs. (After seeing the movie my wife and I looked up the resort and I think a bungalow ran 4-5000/night!!!)
I can't imagine the 7 seas lagoon would offer a similar experience....
If this is a DVC venture I'd rather see them pump the money and space into a full DVC resort.....
Re: DVC bungalows at the Polynesian? -- E2ME2
Saturday, 06 April 2013 13:33
I know what this means for me: More Points :silly:
I will always need more points !:oweye:
Re: DVC bungalows at the Polynesian? -- KtMcObs
Saturday, 06 April 2013 13:48
Mkeef wrote:
I love the idea of a Poly DVC but Bora Bora is pretty much paradise with Clear water and ocean life everywhere. The bungalows are built over the water and are probably 1 or two bedrooms with walkouts in to the ocean, glass floors to see the fish and decks with hotubs. (After seeing the movie my wife and I looked up the resort and I think a bungalow ran 4-5000/night!!!)
I can't imagine the 7 seas lagoon would offer a similar experience....
Yeah, the South Pacific has crystal blue water, seven seas lagoon not so much. Plus, there would be the ferry boats going by all day.
Re: DVC bungalows at the Polynesian? -- denlo
Saturday, 06 April 2013 14:07
With only 20 bungalows I'm wondering if this would be the first time DVC actually would merge two condominium associations and make it a combined Poly/VGF. The clause is in all DVC declarations and I don't see why it couldn't apply to two DVC resorts. It would keep the cost down if they could share some of the expenses.

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