VIDEO: Construction Update for New Accommodations at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Planning a future stay in the middle of the magic at Walt Disney World? From renovating current accommodations (and sometimes giving them new thematic designs) to constructing entirely new buildings, Disney has been adding to its Resort hotels a lot over the past couple of years.

One of the current construction projects is rather controversial among fans (we’ll get to that soon…) but when completed the site will offer even more ways to stay at an iconic Disney Resort, just a very short monorail or boat ride away from Magic Kingdom Park.

Disney's Polynesian VIllage Resort Lobby

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Earlier this year, Disney confirmed the permanent closure of the Spirit of Aloha dinner show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, noting that the former show area would be used for the construction of a new Disney Vacation Club tower. The announcement was controversial as so many Disney fans enjoyed the dinner show and have missed it deeply, with many not even realizing their most recent show would indeed be their last as the performances never started again after the initial pandemic closures.

With the performance area completely dismantled, construction crews had been working on clearing the land to begin work on the new Disney Vacation Club (DVC) tower. Disney Dining caught a glimpse of the construction work during a recent trip aboard the monorail, and shared a video showing cleared land and perhaps even the beginnings of foundations for the new building:


View from the monorail. Demolition of Spirit of Aloha area looks complete and cleanup up. Resort opening date currently set for 2024. . . Like and follow for more Disney updates. . #waltdisneyworld #disneyworld #monorailresort #disneyspolynesianresort #disneyvacation #disneyvacationclub #disneyresort

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The latest Disney Vacation Club accommodations also opened in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area with new rooms exclusive for DVC members and Guests looking to stay in deluxe-style villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

As for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the last room update left current Guest rooms with a new design lightly inspired by Moana (2016) with nods to the film featured in artwork and furnishings.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Hotel Room

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Disney has not yet set an opening date for the new DVC tower (at least not anything more specific than 2024) but we will continue to monitor the construction site and keep you updated as we know more here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."