Polynesian construction update - May 2015

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is now open to guests but a number of construction projects continue throughout the property.  

Polynesian Construction

Tokelau building exterior

Construction work is still visible at the Polynesian but limited to just a few select areas.  Renovations continue on the Tokelau longhouse, the third building being converted from hotel rooms to Disney Vacation Club villas.  Concrete pathways are being updated in the Tokelau area.  Work on the building itself is largely limited to its interior at this time.  

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Meanwhile the resort's East Pool is now closed and surrounded by construction fencing.  Upgrades to the East Pool will begin shortly and extend well into 2016.  The pool's location right in the middle of five resort longhouses (Tokelau, Hawaii, Rarotonga, Samoa and Niue) suggests that this project could serve as a disruption to resort guests.  

Polynesian Construction

Polynesian Construction

Construction fencing now surrounds the East Pool

For a look throughout many of the recently-renovated public spaces and longhouses at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, check out our updated Maps & Photos page.  

Thanks to Wil Lovato for the photos!

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: Polynesian construction update - May 2015 -- denlo
2015 May 21 08:59:37 AM
It is pretty obvious that the rooms in Tokelau that face the green area are getting the furniture in place and the curtains hung. I wouldn't be surprised if that building opens soon for business. But unless another declaration is made, it will not mean more rooms can be reserved by DVC members using points.

Note: If you look at the lead picture in the article you will notice that the villa on the left has a sliding door and the villa on the right has a swinging door to the patio. The villa on the right is a handicapped accessible (HA) room. Moorea's construction prints shows that building has six HA studios, two on each floor, three are Lake View and three are standard view. We do not have construction prints for Pago Pago or Tokelau , so I cannot confirm for those longhouses the number of HA rooms.
Re: Polynesian construction update - May 2015 -- imdizfan
2015 May 21 09:41:27 AM
denlo wrote:
It is pretty obvious that the rooms in Tokelau that face the green area are getting the furniture in place and the curtains hung.

When we stayed there a couple weeks ago, the 2nd and 3rd floor rooms we could see from the Moorea stairs all looked done. Furniture and all. First floor still had work to be done.

Do the first floor rooms have furniture and curtains being hung?
Re: Polynesian construction update - May 2015 -- denlo
2015 May 21 02:08:41 PM
imdizfan wrote:
When we stayed there a couple weeks ago, the 2nd and 3rd floor rooms we could see from the Moorea stairs all looked done. Furniture and all. First floor still had work to be done.

Do the first floor rooms have furniture and curtains being hung?

Those photos were of the first floor as we were peeking through the green covering on the fence. Some of the rooms looked like furniture was in the proper place and the drapes were laying perfectly while others looked a bit disheveled like those rooms did.
Re: Polynesian construction update - May 2015 -- imdizfan
2015 May 21 05:32:22 PM
denlo wrote:
Those photos were of the first floor as we were peeking through the green covering on the fence. Some of the rooms looked like furniture was in the proper place and the drapes were laying perfectly while others looked a bit disheveled like those rooms did.

Thanks Denise.

Definitely making good progress compared to what I remember seeing of those first floor rooms.
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