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Construction Continues on Disney’s Newest Vacation Club Accommodations

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New Disney Vacation Club accommodations are coming to Walt Disney World, and construction is moving along to create the newest place to stay near the Magic Kingdom.

An all-new Disney Vacation Club (DVC) tower will soon add more options for accommodations for DVC members (and Guests renting points) to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Work is currently underway at the site of the former Spirit of Aloha dinner show at Luau Cove (close to Disney’s Wedding Pavilion), which closed permanently in 2021.

Disney Vacation Club - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

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The design of the new tower, shown in the concept art above, is inspired by original designs for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort that were changed to the style we see today before construction began.

And when the new tower is finished, the expanded set of hotel rooms will add to the Resort’s existing Disney Vacation Club accommodations which include room types from deluxe studios to over-water bungalows.

Disney Vacation Club - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (1)

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During Disney’s initial announcement for the new Vacation Club Tower, the company was anticipating a 2024 opening. In the year that’s followed, however, we have not received an update on whether or not this timeline has changed.

Overhead photos by @bioreconstruct show progress on the construction site with land cleared and the foundation laid for the new building. It is difficult to make out from distant overhead shots and behind construction walls, but it appears work on the new tower has just gone vertical:

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While some Disney fans are excited to see what the new DVC tower is like, many are still saddened by the permanent closure of the Spirit of Aloha dinner show. Disney has not announced any plans to bring a new dinner show to the Resort, leaving the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground as the lone dinner show on property at this time.

While we wait for further updates from Disney on the latest Disney Vacation Club tower, we encourage you to take the monorail during your next trip, as you can see into the construction site while passing through Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

As always, we’ll be back with additional information on the newest DVC accommodations as it is available 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."