New Details Revealed for New Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows


Prepare to be swept away by the enchanting new Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, set to open in December 2024. This majestic 10-story tower, perched with stunning views over the Seven Seas Lagoon, promises to be a journey through the rich tapestry of Polynesian culture intertwined with the unmistakable magic of Disney. Perfectly situated within walking distance to the Disney Monorail, the Island Tower offers seamless access to the enchanting worlds of Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT, making it an ideal home base for your Disney adventures.

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The Island Tower isn’t just fulfilling the original imaginative blueprints of Disney’s Polynesian Resort—it’s bringing them to life. As you approach, you’ll be captivated by the tower’s striking exterior, adorned with a striking Manta Ray design symbolizing freedom and grace.

Step into the lobby and look up to see a breathtaking ceiling art panel, showcasing a panorama of Polynesian wildlife, each creature a symbol of the values held dear by these rich cultures. This space is also a gallery of sorts, featuring unique artworks from global artists that celebrate the spirit of conservation with materials like recycled fishing nets and preserved moss.

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Mark your calendars! The journey to this Polynesian paradise begins with booking dates that you won’t want to miss. Disney Vacation Club members can make their early rental reservations starting June 4 by contacting Member Services. Walt Disney World Annual Passholders follow on June 5, and reservations open to all guests on June 6.

Whether opting for a cozy duo studio or indulging in a luxurious two-bedroom penthouse villa, guests of Island Tower will enjoy accommodations that promise spectacular views and an immersive experience into the spirit of Polynesia. This is not just a stay but a storied adventure waiting to unfold.

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Chris is a Pennsylvania native who escaped the cold and relocated to the Orlando area. Our resident Universal expert, Chris has been visiting the Universal Orlando Resort since the 1990s. Chris is a Universal and Walt Disney World Passholder, and can often be found exploring the parks taking in the sites (and finding new things to write about!).
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