Polynesian Guests Moved to Hotel Rooms for DVC Refurb

Polynesian Villas

Disney Vacation Club rooms at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are set to be refurbished this year, and some upcoming guests are being relocated to the resort's hotel rooms in order to accommodate the work. 

Pago Pago Building

In December 2020, DVC revealed that the Polynesian was among  resorts due for a refurbishment in 2021. With renovations on hotel rooms set to wrap-up on July 19, crews with move forward with updates to the villas shortly thereafter. 

In order to facilitate the villa renovations, some DVC members are receving notice that their room reservation is being moved to a recently-updated hotel room at the resort. 

This project is dubbed a "soft goods" refurbishment, coming a little more than 6 years after the villas opening in April 2015. No specifics have been revealed regarding planned updates, but soft goods refurbishments typically involve changes to the carpeting, wall coverings, linens, upholstry and furnishings.

 Disney typically schedules these refurbishments in advance, and adjusts resort availability before members are able to book. However the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent surge of demand for DVC resort stays, may have complicated the timeline. 

Most DVC villas at the Polynesian are former hotel rooms. While there are differences in the layout and amenities of hotel rooms, the resort location will be unchanged for guests who are asked to move. It is not known how many DVC guests will be asked to relocate, nor how long the project is expected to take. 

Disney began a massive renovation of hotel rooms and public spaces at the resort back in October 2020. Aside from updates to the monorail station, all current work is scheduled to wrap-up by July 19, 2021.