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New Concept Art & Opening Timeline revealed for new 'Island Tower' at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

The new Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will take you on a storytelling journey that brings to life the spirit of Polynesia.

New Concept Art & Opening Timeline revealed for new 'Island Tower' at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Walt Disney World have today, Friday, May 10, 2024 revealed new details on the currently under construction DVC tower at Polynesian Village Resort, including a first look at concept art showing the inside of the tower, newly named, 'Island Tower'.


Projected to open in December 2024, the proposed 10-story tower overlooking the stunning views of the Seven Seas Lagoon will celebrate the natural world, and of course, the magic of Disney. 


Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is located on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon and on the monorail line to Magic Kingdom, between the existing Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, which itself is adjacent to the Grand Floridian.



Did you know that original concept designs for Disney’s Polynesian Resort featured a prominent tower as the heart of the resort? Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will complete the vision created by Disney Imagineers decades ago while embracing the rich culture from the Polynesian Islands. 


When you arrive at Island Tower, you will notice beautiful designs created exclusively for the exterior, including a gorgeous Manta Ray that symbolizes freedom, protection and grace. 


New Concept Art & Opening Timeline revealed for new 'Island Tower' at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Inside the lobby, you will be greeted by an art panel installation on the ceiling inspired by several Polynesian Islands, showcasing wildlife native to each locale. Each animal holds a strong connection to the islands and symbolizes values important to Polynesians.


Walt Disney Imagineering collaborated with over a dozen artists from around the world to create unique artworks that will be displayed throughout the resort. From preserved moss walls to sculptures made from recycled fishing nets, each piece will be inspired by the spirit of conservation and embody the rich cultures of Polynesia.  


Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will feature a variety of room types that will sleep from two to nine guests, such as duo studios, spacious one- and two-bedroom villas and brand-new two-bedroom penthouse villas. Many rooms will feature spectacular views. 


In the meantime, here are some important dates to keep in mind:   


  • June 4: Disney Vacation Club members can make early rental reservations by contacting Member Services at (800) 800-9800. Disney Vacation Club members will be able to make points-based reservations at a later date.   

  • June 5: Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can start booking rental reservations by contacting (407) 934-7639.   

  • June 6: All guests can make reservations online or by contacting (407) 934-7639. 


New Concept Art & Opening Timeline revealed for new 'Island Tower' at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

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