Disney Isn’t Done With Polynesian Resort Construction, Files MORE Permits

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Just when fans of Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort thought construction was winding down — the Resort has been undergoing a major refurbishment, including the addition of Moana themed Guest rooms and a revamped Great Ceremonial House — Disney has filed additional permits for work on the popular Disney Deluxe Resort.

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There are three permits in total — one for rooms 1003-1048, 2001-2048. and 3001-3048 in the Moorea building, one for rooms 1901-1948, 2901-2948, and 3901-3948 in the Tokelau building, and one for rooms 1103-1126, 2103-2126, and 3101-3126 in the Pago Pago building.

All of the permits simply say “Alteration” as the reason for construction.

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Although the work permits do not specifically denote the purpose of the renovation, it is highly likely that they are related to the updates that are scheduled to be done to the Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Last month, DVC Guests at the Polynesian began being relocated into the new Moana rooms ahead of the remodel.

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The scheduled soft-goods overhaul at the Disney Vacation Club Villas and Overwater Bungalows will not involve major construction, but will, instead, involve replacing certain furnishings, linens, and related items to give the spaces a new look for Guests. Disney has also confirmed that Murphy beds will be added to the Villas at select Resorts, including the Polynesian.

A completion date for the project has not been confirmed.

More on Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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The official description of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, an opening day Resort at Walt Disney World on October 1, 1971, reads:

Celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific at this oasis of tropical palms, lush vegetation and so much more. From moonlit nights immersed in the outdoor island ambience to the exotic tastes of our world-class restaurants, discover the signature tropical atmosphere that’s made Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort a favorite Disney destination since 1971.

More on the Polynesian Resort’s DVC Villas and Bungalows

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The official description of these Walt Disney World Resort accommodations reads:

Escape to an enchanting oasis of swaying palms, tropical surroundings and an island ambience that evokes the languid spirit of the South Pacific. Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows makes its home at one of the original—and legendary—Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

The description goes on to share many of the amenities DVC Guests can expect:

Stay in an overwater Bungalow with just-like-home amenities, including a kitchen, washer, dryer and separate bedrooms. These outstanding accommodations go beyond the traditional hotel room.

Designed with comfort in mind, 2-bedroom Bungalows are ideal for families—and include the following features:

  • A full kitchen, so you can prepare meals and snacks from the comfort of your bungalow
  • Spacious living and dining areas where your family can share quality time together
  • Separate bedrooms that offer space, privacy and tranquility – so it’s easy to rest, relax and recharge your spirit after each exhilarating vacation day
  • A washer and dryer, so you can pack lightly and avoid airline baggage fees
  • A little more than you need? Consider booking a Deluxe Studio, which includes a kitchenette and queen-size sleeper sofa—a great option for smaller travel parties and shorter stays.
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