Thursday 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.
DVC 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.
Also 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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