Polynesian construction update - April 2014

Rapid progress continues on the Disney Vacation Club watertop bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Resort with two units framed and roofed and others following close behind.

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Polynesian - April 2014

The five units pictured below are furthest along in the construction process.  Two bungalows appear to have all of the aluminum framing complete along with the wooden foundation of their Hawaiian-style "Dickey Roofs."  The next three units are framed but work continues on the roof installation.

 Polynesian - April 2014

 

Polynesian - April 2014

 

Polynesian - April 2014

With a closer look at the most complete bungalow, interior details begin to emerge.  Size-wise, the bunglows appear to be no larger than a DVC Two Bedroom villa.  There is no second story.  

Polynesian - April 2014

 

Polynesian - April 2014

A large picture window faces toward the Polynesian Resort's "Hawaii" building.  Rear windows will look out toward the Magic Kingdom theme park.   

Polynesian - April 2014

On the eastern side of Sunset Point, construction is in much earlier stages with framing work on some roofs barely having begun.  A total of 20 bungalows are planned with 13 of the surrounding the Sunset Point site and the other 7 lining the beach adjacent to the "Tahiti" building. 

Polynesian - April 2014

View looking east of Sunset point with Disney's Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower in the distance. 

Polynesian - April 2014

 

Polynesian - April 2014

Meanwhile two existing structures at the Polynesian will be converted to more traditional Disney Vacation Club villas.  The "Rapa Nui" building is surrounded by construction fencing but no visible progress is evident in the units depicted in the second photo below.  

Polynesian - April 2014

 

Polynesian - April 2014

Also slated for villa conversion is the "Tahiti" building, but again little progress is evident from this angle.  Interior work is almost certainly under way in some portions of these buildings.   

Polynesian - April 2014

 

Polynesian - April 2014

Disney Vacation Club formally announced its intentions to build villas at Disney's Polynesian Resort with a 2015 estimated opening date.  Very few other details have been revealed.  

Other resort renovation projects are scheduled to begin shortly including changes to the Grand Ceremonial House, an expansion of Capt. Cook's into the former Wyland Gallery space and changes to the Nanea Volcano Pool.  

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