2014 DVC Owners Meeting Reveals Details about Polynesian Expansion

c506c9950f241cd6_2181_largeThursday 12/11 the Annual Meeting for the Disney Vacation Club Condominium Association was held at the Coronado Springs Convention Center. The news the majority of DVC members were waiting for involved the new DVC villas currently being built at the Polynesian Resort, and WOW were  we    not let down!

DVC announced that the new villas would have 360 studios and 20 bungalows. There will be no 1 and 2 bedroom villas like other DVC Villas have. The exciting thing about the Studios is their layout. Each studio, now being called a 360 Deluxe Studio, will have a kitchenette and split bathroom with a shower and sink in one area, and sink tub/shower in another, this layout has become popular on Disney Cruise lines and in the new Grand Floridian Villas, and makes it much easier for larger families to get read to go in the morning. Each studio will sleep five people with a queen bed, fold out sofa, and Lilo and Stitch decorated fold out bed. Studios will also have more under bed storage making it easier to store luggage. The most exciting part of the studio layout is all studios can connect to one additional studio allowing for 10 people to stay together.  The bungalows will sleep up to eight people, will also offer a kitchenette, more storage, and will have a porch that over looks the Magic Kingdom. Rooms will have music for the fireworks and Electric Water Pageant piped into them, and each will have it’s own cold water plunge.

ebae6fbb666d4874_2181_largeDVC also spoke about some of the updates occurring at the Poly. The Great Ceremonial House will be more tropical and the waterfall will be returning to the lobby. The work being done at the pool will create a new kids play area, hot tub, more deck space and the pool’s view of Seven Seas Lagoon will no longer be obstructed. There will also be new dining options. Pineapple Lanai will offer Dole Whips and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto (previously announced) will offer exotic cocktails served in mugs that will activate effects around the bar and “Polynesian-themed small plates.”

The new Polynesian Villas & Bungalows first phase is set to open in 2015, no set date was announced for the opening of the first phase, or the price or sales date for points.
e6c565c5ed6dc148_2181_largeAlso announced were the following upcoming DVC refurbs:
Beach Club- new faucets and 5th sleeper.
Boardwalk- soft goods refurb, some hard goods elements and 5th sleeper.
Vero Beach hard goods and new bathrooms.
Bay Lake Tower, Treehouse Villas, Grand Californian.

*Photos courtesy of DisneyVacationClub.com

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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