Today is the grand opening of Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, the newest addition to Disney Vacation Club at Walt Disney World. The new Deluxe studios and Bungalows are located on the Seven Seas Lagoon and continues the tropical theme that the Polynesian Village Resort has become loved and famous for.
The greatest excitement has been over the Bora Bora Bungalows, a whole new concept for the Walt Disney World resort. 20 over-water bungalows are nestled on the beach of the Polynesian Resort, modeled after accomodations in exotic places in the South Pacific like Fiji. All the bungalows are connected by a private boardwalk only accessible by the staying guests to offer that exclusive touch. With bungalows location comes a great view of the the whole Seven Seas Lagoon but specifically Magic Kingdom and its fireworks.
More about the Deluxe Studios HERE
Each Bora Bora Bungalow sleeps 8 and has similar space and amenities as other Disney Vacation Club villas with a full kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The decor is definitely tropical with some tiki elements thrown in to make it fun but the in-room technology is still very modern with sophisticated amenities like an electronic doorbell with different options, flat-screen TVs and options for mood lightning. One of the more unique elements is the that the fold down bed in the living room has an awesome painting featuring the Electrical Water Pageant, which you actually could spot whole laying down in said bed.
The master bedroom comes with a king size bed, plenty of storage, gorgeous views and your own separate entrance to the outside porch. The en-suite bathroom impresses too with a both a soaking tub, waterfall shower, double vanity and such high-tech additions like an embedded video screen in the bathroom mirror.
The guest bedroom continues the tropical beach theme with its headboard made of surfboards and features a queen-sized bed and a stowaway twin bed. The guest bedroom does face the outside boardwalk but offer stunning views nonetheless.
The main event for the Bora Bora Bungalows, and what may sway people to pay the high price for them, is of course the private deck each bungalows comes with. From said deck you have a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom and all the entertainment that is over the Seven Seas Lagoon like the fireworks and the Electrical Water Pageant. You can even have music piped in via outdoor speakers to accompany the fireworks. Each deck has plenty of seating with rattan swings, table and chairs and lounges to make sure you can enjoy your own deck party. Another great addition on each deck is a private plunge pool so you can take a break from the Florida heat.
The new additions to the Polynesian Village Resort is mostly there to sell units for Disney’s Vacation Club but you can still book the new Deluxe Studios and Bora Bora Bungalows as a regular guests. With a price point for the Bora Bora Bungalows around $2000 it remains to be seen how many will try to do so.
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is another new addition to the Polynesian Village Resort and it is a highly anticipated one. The bar offers a nice selection of themed drinks, small appetizer and live music on its outdoor patio. But it’s the highly themed inside location with its many Tiki artifacts and special effects that draw the very crowds. The bar is currently in soft opening. Read more HERE and check out the video below.