First look inside new Polynesian Villas as Walt Disney World unveils largest Vacation Club Deluxe Studio rooms

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This week Walt Disney World has begun sales of the newest Disney Vacation Club offerings, the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows.

While the actual rooms and bungalows are still under construction at the Polynesian Village Resort, Disney has set up and opened a model room for the new Deluxe Studios, which will be the largest available at Walt Disney World when they open beginning April 1.

Take a first look around the Deluxe Studio model room, which can sleep up to five guests and includes a split bathroom (similar to Disney Cruise Line) and kitchenette with microwave and small refrigerator.


Video: Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio room tour at Walt Disney World


The look of the new 447-sq-ft rooms very much mirrors the newer dark appearance of standard Polynesian guest rooms, combining a modern / contemporary look with an island feel, but with some lighter accent colors. Disney’s famous attention to detail continues throughout each room, with bathroom tile inlays among the nicer touches along with Mary Blair inspired artwork and Hidden Mickeys in the carpet. A fold-down bed features imagery of Lilo and Stitch while a lamp sports the famous Polynesian hotel tiki icon. All Deluxe Studio rooms can connect to another, opening up to twice the size.

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio DVC model room at Walt Disney World

Deluxe studio cost range is 16-20 points per night during lighter times of year and 36-42 points per night during the more crowded seasons. In dollars, that’s $439-$586 and $686-$878, respectively.

Prices vary depending on the view, standard or lake view. Ultimately there will be 360 studios available when they are all complete. (A full price breakdown can be seen at the bottom of this post.)

These rooms are now on sale as of today for Disney Vacation Club members, with all other guests being able to book a room beginning Feb. 9.

The 1,093-sq-ft Bora Bora Bungalows are still very much under wraps, as Disney plans to unveil them in April. These highly exclusive 20 bungalows will be set on the Polynesian Village Resort beach overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom in the distance, each including a private plunge pool that has a speaker piping in fireworks music each night.

The cost for a Bora Bora Bungalow ranges from 115 to 227 points per night, or $2,137 to $3040 per night.

Check back in the coming weeks for more details on the Bungalows.

Here are the price breakdowns for each of the new DVC rooms:

More photos from the Polynesian Villa Deluxe Studio model room:

11 Comments

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    Ann Pemberton

    It looked like the bed was only a double. I would have thought they would be queen size beds. Not any dressers for clothes. I only saw a closet.

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    Matt

    Now the “big 3” resorts on the MK monorail
    will have DVC rooms. Too bad the Poly had to
    give up 1/3 of its resort to DVC. Modern-
    contenporary seems to the theme through
    all 3 properties. Kinda surprised Poly & GF
    went this route. They look slick and clean, but
    feels a little like the Hilton hotels. Oh well….

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    Dave

    My teens just don’t want to sleep on a pull out couch and I can’t blame them. I wish they would made studios with two beds. Pointless for the bungalow rooms are just ridiculous. I’ll stick to two bedrooms at our favorite resorts.

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    Lisa

    I agree with Dave. We paid extra to upgrade to a DVC room last Christmas and my kids HATED the pull out beds. We learned our lesson. When I asked where they wanted to stay this year they said ‘anywhere except the room with the pull out’. I just can’t see the reason for these prices when the rooms are not adequate for families with kids over 6 years old! We will also be sticking with ‘regular’ rooms with two normal beds. And we will be eligible for free dining when it’s offered. Thanks anyway DVC.

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    Is that Britney Lee artwork I see around the rooms? 😀

    Love the colors!

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    Stacey Carter

    For those who want lower points: stay at Saratoga Springs or Old Key west. For those not wanting a pull out bed, there are many other resorts with one and 2 bedrooms.
    Polynesian Village is not the ony resort. If the shoe doesnt fit, get another shoe or just go barefoot…

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    Queenie

    I am sorry the rooms are just ugly! It looks like the Brady Bunch goes to a Hawaii Walmart. YECK! The cost is ridiculous!

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    Along for the ride

    I agree with the comment about the sleeping arrangements also 5 people with nowhere to put suitcases.. and wouldn’t a bath and 1/2 make more since?
    Does anyone else think maybe Disney should have thought this through.. people will end up peeing in that shower.. Gross!!! 🙁

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      Waltdisneyfan

      Old Key West studio’s have two beds in them. My home resort right now is Bay Lake Tower but I see the Polynesian as one my home resorts in the near future. I love the new villa’s. You can bring a collapsible linen hanger for the closet to put clothes in. We are staying there in July and will probably add points. I can’t wait. 🙂

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