Disney declares more DVC inventory at the Polynesian

More than 90% of the twelfth Disney Vacation Club property is now available for member use.  

Polynesian Villas

On May 22, 2017, Disney Vacation Development declared seven Residential Units containing 32 studios for the Disney Vacation Club inventory at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. These Residential Units are represented by 315,584 points. Physically, these 32 studios are located on the third floor of the Tokelau Longhouse.

Including this latest declaration, 16 bungalows and 344 studios have now been added to the DVC inventory. This accounts for 3,778,448 points, or 93.7% of the Polynesian’s 4,032,720 total points. There are four bungalows and 16 studios that have not yet been declared for the DVC inventory.

This declaration gives DVC members access to more rooms at the Polynesian. For every Use Day, 93.7% of the resort can be booked using DVC points; the remaining 6.3% is still owned and controlled by Disney, which can use it for cash reservations or other ways it desires.

Polynesian Villas Drawing

When fully declared, the Polynesian will include 20 bungalows and 360 studios.

This is the fifth declaration made by Disney for the Polynesian. The first declaration occurred on January 7, 2015 before sales began and included about 40.7% of the resort. The second declaration was almost a year later on January 25, 2016. As sales picked up for the Polynesian, so, too, have the declarations. In the last seven months there have now been three declarations made for the Polynesian.

With only four bungalows and 16 studios undeclared, there probably will be only one more declaration at the Polynesian. At the end of May 2017, Disney had about 875,000 Polynesian points it could sell to the general public.


Wil Lovato is a contributor to DVCNews.com and has been a Disney Vacation Club owner since 2009. His DVC Home Resorts include Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Aulani. He can be found posting on many Disney discussion forums under the username of “wdrl.”

Reader Comments
Re: Disney declares more DVC inventory at the Polynesian -- wdrl
2017 Jun 06 03:50:42 PM
Whenever Disney declares more inventory, someone will ask "Will this mean that my waitlist will come through?"

Well, I'm not sure what the answer is. At first glance, there are now 32 more Poly studios available for the members to book than before. With more studios available, there is a greater chance that a waitlist can be fulfilled.

However, it very unlikely that Disney was keeping these 32 studios vacant just because they hadn't been declared for the DVC inventory. Instead, Disney -- who owns the underlying points until they are sold to the general public -- has probably already rented out some or all of the studios. Thus, there may not be much of a boost in availability, at least not in the immediate short term.

Also, I have always wondered if Disney knows when it plans on making a declaration in the future and, accordingly, it opens inventory to coincide with that future declaration. If Disney knew back in December 2016 that it would declare 32 more studios on May 22, 2017, would it have already let members bacon December book those studios for stays beginning May 22 or later? If so, then members may have already booked all of these studios.
Re: Disney declares more DVC inventory at the Polynesian -- Robert R
2017 Jun 07 05:04:38 AM
wdrl wrote:
Whenever Disney declares more inventory, someone will ask "Will this mean that my waitlist will come through?"

Well, I'm not sure what the answer is. At first glance, there are now 32 more Poly studios available for the members to book than before. With more studios available, there is a greater chance that a waitlist can be fulfilled.

However, it very unlikely that Disney was keeping these 32 studios vacant just because they hadn't been declared for the DVC inventory. Instead, Disney -- who owns the underlying points until they are sold to the general public -- has probably already rented out some or all of the studios. Thus, there may not be much of a boost in availability, at least not in the immediate short term.

Also, I have always wondered if Disney knows when it plans on making a declaration in the future and, accordingly, it opens inventory to coincide with that future declaration. If Disney knew back in December 2016 that it would declare 32 more studios on May 22, 2017, would it have already let members bacon December book those studios for stays beginning May 22 or later? If so, then members may have already booked all of these studios.


i wouldn't think DVC would make the points available until declared; however, I wondered whether Disney delays making rooms available for reservations to the public in anticipation of upcoming declarations. A few weeks ago, I noticed that available rooms at the Poly DVC which could be reserved with cash pretty much ended in August of this year. Perhaps, DVC anticipates it will have declared all Poly points by then. Ironically, I received my waitlist request at Poly (which was just one night added to a reservation) the same day this article posted. Not sure if that was a coincidence.
Re: Disney declares more DVC inventory at the Polynesian -- wdrl
2017 Jun 07 11:52:15 AM
Robert R wrote:
i wouldn't think DVC would make the points available until declared; however, I wondered whether Disney delays making rooms available for reservations to the public in anticipation of upcoming declarations. A few weeks ago, I noticed that available rooms at the Poly DVC which could be reserved with cash pretty much ended in August of this year. Perhaps, DVC anticipates it will have declared all Poly points by then. Ironically, I received my waitlist request at Poly (which was just one night added to a reservation) the same day this article posted. Not sure if that was a coincidence.
Which day were you able to add to your Poly reservation? Is it in the near future or several months out?
Re: Disney declares more DVC inventory at the Polynesian -- Robert R
2017 Jun 07 12:07:38 PM
wdrl wrote:
Which day were you able to add to your Poly reservation? Is it in the near future or several months out?

We were able to add the last Friday night of October. We had 7 nights at the Poly already and were adding an 8th night to that trip. I was out of Poly points after making the 7 night reservation, so I had to wait until the 7 month mark and waitlist the 8th night with points from another home resort. I wait listed that one night exactly at 7 months out, and we just received the waitlist request yesterday. I'm wondering whether it's simply taking DVC some time to go through all of the wait list requests after declaring over 300k additional points which are now available. It would be understandable that this would take some time. Perhaps, it's an ongoing process.
Re: Disney declares more DVC inventory at the Polynesian -- imdizfan
2017 Jun 13 01:10:14 PM
Three of the seven units in this declaration have already been assigned use years. It appears they transitioned to February UY as the default UY for PVB deeds.

When VGF was nearly 80% sold out, they sent out mailers stating VGF was "nearly 80% sold out". I wonder why they are not using the same marketing strategy for PVB. It was very successful in driving up VGF sales until it sold out. DVD's internal numbers should show PVB is more than 80% sold out at this stage.

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