Polynesian coverage around the 'net

The Disney Vacation Clubmember tours of Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are under way.  Inside are links to some of the more comprehensive looks inside the newest timeshare property.  

Many websites have posted looks at the Polynesian rooms now that they are open for on-site tours.  Following are links to some of the sites covering the event:

WDWMagic.com - Tour through a completed Deluxe Studio room in the Pago Pago building at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

AllAroundOrlanod.net - Touring Polynesian Village Resort DVC Bora Bora Bungalows & Deluxe Studios

Our Florida Project - First Look at New Disney’s Polynesian Bungalows

In other Polynesian news, the opening of Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is imminent as Cast Member previews were held late last week.  

And the tiki statue has been installed above the new lobby fountain in the Great Ceremonial House.  

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is on target for its scheduled opening on April 1, 2015.  Trader Sam's Grog Grotto and the newly renovated Lava Pool are expected to open around that same time.  

 

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: Polynesian coverage around the 'net -- denlo
2015 Mar 25 10:04:58 AM
Wow the newest DVC resort looks wonderful! I do think that WDWMagic.com labeled the longhouse incorrectly since AllAroundOrlando.net shows a sign for Moorea before entering the building. I really like the video of the bungalow by AllAroundOrlando.

I also saw on Tikiman's Facebook page that the pool deck was being poured this morning.

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My only disappointment with the Poly remodel is the fountain in the lobby. It is pretty but small and no water sound. I guess it will be easier to take photos and get a decent pic of the family and the Tiki on top.
Re: Polynesian coverage around the 'net -- wdrl
2015 Mar 25 11:33:24 AM
I like the looks of both the villas and the bungalows. The colors are bright and vibrant but don't seem to overwhelm the rooms. I also like the artwork DVD has put on the walls.
Re: Polynesian coverage around the 'net -- imdizfan
2015 Mar 25 11:46:17 AM
Some of the pictures from those first floor Moorea rooms facing the lake aren't very appealing. Hoping the pictures toward the lake are not doing it justice. Otherwise, I suspect there will be a lot of complaints.

Those pictures remind me of BLT's lower floors. Sure, they could see the fireworks and a very small portion of MK. Eventually, DVD listened to the complaints and reclassified.
How they could even handle something like this for a resort when they explicitly allow 35% of any room category to be sold as fixed weeks?
Disney has said pools not open until "mid-April" -- rfc0001
2015 Mar 25 12:58:55 PM
denlo wrote:
Wow the newest DVC resort looks wonderful! I do think that WDWMagic.com labeled the longhouse incorrectly since AllAroundOrlando.net shows a sign for Moorea before entering the building. I really like the video of the bungalow by AllAroundOrlando.

[COLOR="#008000"]I also saw on Tikiman's Facebook page that the pool deck was being poured this morning.[/COLOR]

My only disappointment with the Poly remodel is the fountain in the lobby. It is pretty but small and no water sound. I guess it will be easier to take photos and get a decent pic of the family and the Tiki on top.
[COLOR="#008000"]Don't get too excited[/COLOR]...Disney called us today and said pool won't be open until "mid-April", as their letter previously indicated.

As far as the lobby, people generally seem to like it once they see it in person.
imdizfan wrote:
Some of the pictures from those first floor Moorea rooms facing the lake aren't very appealing. Hoping the pictures toward the lake are not doing it justice. Otherwise, I suspect there will be a lot of complaints.

Those pictures remind me of BLT's lower floors. Sure, they could see the fireworks and a very small portion of MK. Eventually, DVD listened to the complaints and reclassified.
How they could even handle something like this for a resort when they explicitly allow 35% of any room category to be sold as fixed weeks?
To be fair, that's why they got rid of theme park views -- it's lake view nothing more -- if you get a peekaboo view of the theme park it's a bonus. I don't think people will be upset as a result, but do think people will frantically try and figure out what rooms #s have the best views. I'm going to do some reconnaissance when I'm there to try and figure this out.
Re: Polynesian coverage around the 'net -- wdrl
2015 Mar 25 01:32:15 PM
rfc0001 wrote:
To be fair, that's why they got rid of theme park views -- it's lake view nothing more -- if you get a peekaboo view of the theme park it's a bonus. I don't think people will be upset as a result, but do think people will frantically try and figure out what rooms #s have the best views.

Ahh, you must be new to the DVC discussion boards. If there is something to be upset about, we'll hear about it soon enough.

At Aulani, DVC makes it clear in both the POS documents and the point chart that the Ocean View villas may offer only partial views of the ocean. I am somewhat surprised that DVD hasn't borrowed that language for all subsequent resorts that offer multiple view categories.

Tikiman has another photo on his website that appears to show the view from what appears to be an upper floor Lake View studio. It was a very nice view of Seven Seas Lagoon and MK in the distance.
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