Villas & Bungalows include the Bora Bora Bungalows and the Deluxe
The villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club or DVC (as it is known). Disney Vacation Club is Disney’s version of a timeshare. Instead of purchasing a particular ‘week’ (as is customary with many timeshares), you purchase points. Points can than be used at any of Disney’s vacation club properties. The number of points needed for a particular stay depends on the type of room (studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, etc), and the time of year. Click here to learn more about Disney Vacation Club
There are a few things that make this particular DVC property special. First, are the Deluxe Studios - at 460 sq. ft. they are the largest studios that DVC has built. There are 360 Deluxe Studios that
sleep five and can connect to a neighboring room. Each has a split bathroom, one with a shower and sink and
one with a sink and tub/shower. There is also kitchenettes in the
units and a pull-down armoire bed that features Lilo and Stitch artwork. The studios are located in the Rapa Nui, Tokelau, and Tahiti longhouses.
Another unique feature of this expansion are the Bora Bora Bungalows. The name is derived from the popular (and expensive) over-water bungalows that can be found on the south pacific island of Bora Bora. There are 20 of the 1650 sq. ft. bungalows, each with two full bathrooms, a kitchen, in-unit laundry facilities,
a living room and dining room. Reminiscent of the South Pacific, the area is surrounded by the Seven
Seas Lagoon and will have a view of the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks. Private decks with personal plunge pools allow guests to watch the
fireworks while listening to the accompanying music piped in on
individual sound systems. The Electric Water Pageant can
also be viewed from the bungalows.
Disney Vacation Club has announced that a new DVC tower is coming to Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. The new tower is being designed to complement the existing resort. Inspired by the early concepts for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the Imagineers of today are honoring the past while furthering the resort story with this innovative addition. Projected to open in late 2024, the proposed vacation ownership property would complement the existing resort and evoke the spirit of the Pacific Islands.
Situated on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, the proposed property would join the rest of the resort in offering stunning views of the Magic Kingdom. Proposed plans would offer additional rooms, new recreation offerings and dining options. More information and project details will be shared at a later date.
All of the DVC units are available for rent when not reserved by
Disney Vacation Club Members.
If you’re not interested in spending tens of thousands of dollars on a timeshare, but would still like to experience a DVC studio or bungalow there are a few options:
You can reserve these rooms through Disney (or a travel agent) much the same way you would book a hotel room. This is the most expensive option, and currently you can expect the deluxe studios to go for upwards of $500 per night, and the bungalows for more than $2500 per night.
Dreams Unlimited Travel – the official sponsor of the DIS – offers confirmed DVC Resort reservations in partnership with DVC Rental Store. These reservations have already been secured by a DVC member and offer an incredible savings off of regular pricing in addition to the special perks and value of a DVC booking. Certain restrictions apply.
On our discussion forums, DISboards.com, you’ll find the DVC Rent/Trade forum. Current DVC owners who want to rent their points post what they have available, and you can arrange to rent those points directly from them. They will make the reservation with DVC on your behalf and provide you a confirmation number once they receive payment. This is almost always less expensive than going directly through Disney. Please be sure to THOROUGHLY READ the FAQ before using the Rent/Trade forum.
You can also go through DVC Resale Market. DVC Resale Market will handle all the work coordinating owners and renters and guarantees the transactions. This is a slightly more expensive option than our Rent/Trade board, but you have someone handling all the transaction details for you.
Can accommodate a party of 8 (plus child under age 3 in crib)
1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed, 1 queen-size sleeper sofa, 2 single pull-down beds (29" x 67")
Fully-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances, toaster, and coffee maker
Two full bathrooms
Private deck with plunge pool and lounge furniture
Washer and dryer
1,650 square feet
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Dining
Lounges and Pool Bars
Barefoot Pool Bar: Open 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Oasis Pool Bar Take a break from the heat and sun at this poolside retreat—featuring tasty favorites like fish tacos, kalua pork sliders, and Polynesian-themed burgers, along with tropical cocktails, wine, Hawaiian beer, and assorted beverages.
Trader's Sam's Grog Grotto: Insipired by the popular Disneyland hot spot, this lounge is located off the main lobby and offers 50 indoor seats, as well as outdoor seating for 82 on the Tiki Terrace. The menu features cocktails and appetizers. Open 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. (21 and over after 8 p.m.). Photo Gallery
Tambu Lounge: The Tambu Lounge is a great place to relax and unwind
after a busy day in the parks with a tall, cool
drink. Open 1 p.m. - 12 a.m. (does not accept Disney Dining Plan)
Capt. Cook’s: Captain
Cook's is a quick service eatery located on the first
floor of the Great Ceremonial House. Open for breakfast 6:30am-10:30am (fruit, breakfast sandwiches, pastries and beverages); Open for lunch and dinner 11am-11pm (sandwiches, burgers, salads, noodle bowls, Thai coconut meatballs and flatbreads); Open late night 11pm-4am
Kona Island: Open for breakfast 6:30am-12pm (coffee and pastries); Open for dinner 5pm-10pm (wine, specialty Kona coffees, bubble tea, sushi and desserts to-go)
Pineapple Lanai: Pineapple Lanai is the only location at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort where guests can indulge in the famed Dole Whip dessert. This stand is located in a small courtyard outside the lobby doors, on the way to the pool. Pineapple Dole Whips are available along with vanilla soft-serve and the popular Dole Whip Floats. The Dole Whips are also available in a souvenir tiki bowl. Open 12pm-one hour after fireworks (snacks, Dole Whip soft-serve and floats)
'Ohana: Always an interactive experience, this restaurant is among the most popular at the Disney resorts. For breakfast, Lilo and Stitch host their own character breakfast. At dinner you will be treated like family, observe the meals being prepared in a huge open-pit and be invited to participate in a coconut race. Open for breakfast 7:30am-11am (character breakfast buffet, fruit, Mickey and Stitch waffles, eggs, potatoes and meats); Open for dinner 5pm-10pm (skewered meats, shrimp, salad, pasta, vegetables and dessert)
Kona Cafe: This eatery is located adjacent to Ohana and provides an adequate selection of Polynesian cuisine. With sizable food portions and some of the best coffee on property, Kona Café holds its own within the resort. Open for breakfast 7:30am-11:30am (fruit, French toast, omelets, breakfast platters and smoothies); Open for lunch 12pm-3pm (burgers, soups, salads, pork, tacos, fresh fish, noodles and dessert); Open for dinner 5pm-10pm (seafood, soups, salads, duck, steak, noodles and dessert)
TIP: For a real treat, try the Tonga
Toast at breakfast. Thick slices of sourdough
bread, stuffed with bananas, are dipped in egg,
cooked till crisp and topped with sugar, cinnamon
and a special passion fruit syrup. If you don't want to take the time for a sit-down breakfast, head down to Captain Cook's - you can also get Tonga Toast there!
In-room dining is available 24-hours daily. From 11:30 a.m. to midnight, salads,
hot sandwiches, appetizers and hamburgers are offered.
For dinner, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., appetizers,
barbecued ribs, sweet and sour chicken dishes, shrimp
and pasta, pork tenderloin, filet mignon, steak,
and desserts are offered.
To place an order, press "Dining Options" on your in-room phone. An 18% gratuity, $3.00 delivery charge and 6.5% sales tax will apply to all delivery orders. A minimum order may apply.
TIP: For breakfast, fill out the card found in your room and hang on your doorknob before retiring for the night.
Services and Amenities
Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies and main pools)
Dining Options (table service, quick service and poolside service)
Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
Designated Smoking Areas
Locker Rentals (near pools)
Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
Laundry Services (24-hour self-service laundry room is available)
Housekeeping Services (daily housekeeping service is not provided for DVC Members, but is available at an additional cost)
Valet and Self-Parking
24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
Babysitting and Childcare Services
Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
Ice and Vending Machines
Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
Wake-up Call Service
Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual and service animal accommodations; call 407-939-7807)
Transportation Service (complimentary monorail and bus service)
Pools and Recreation
Lava Pool area - the resort's largest pool features a waterslide in the volcano, a large infinity hot tub, an expansive pool deck and an interactive water play area for kids, the Kiki Tikis Splash Area.
An additional quiet pool area is entirely separate from the Lava Pool area. It is nestled behind the Rarotonga and Niue longhouses. Pool towels are available in both locations.
A number of poolside activities are scheduled each afternoon. Ranging from hula hoop games to arts and crafts, there is a broad spectrum of games and challenges for families to participate in while they enjoy the water area.
Disability Services (pool lifts and other access options)
Complimentary life jackets
Swim diapers required for children that aren’t toilet trained (swim diapers can be purchased in merchandise locations)
Jogging Trail: Seven Seas Lagoon (1 mile)
Volleyball Courts: Located between the Hawaii and Tahiti buildings. Complimentary volleyballs may be checked out from Mikala Canoe Club Marina with your MagicBand or card.
Outdoor Campfire and Movie: Each night there is a complimentary showing of a Disney film. Located at the beach, the feature film changes daily (consult recreation calendar given upon guest check-in for time, location and particular movie).
Guided Fishing Excursions: For a fee, an expert guide will host your group during a catch-and-release fishing trip in some of the lakes on Disney property. Available times are 7am, 10am, and 1:30pm. Reservations required (407) WDW-BASS or visit the Concierge desk.
Mikala Canoe Club Marina: Guests can rent Sea Raycers, Boston Whaler Montauks, and SunTracker pontoon boats at the resort marina. For more information and pricing click HERE. Reservations can also be made for a Specialty Fireworks Cruise for parties up to 10. (407) WDW-PLAY
Celebrate Polynesian Culture: Free hula dance lessons are given in the resort lobby on designated days.
Electrical Water Pageant: Viewing area located on the beach.
Spa and Fitness
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort does not have its own fitness center. Guests of the resort do have access to the fitness center at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which is a short walk away.
Open from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. with MagicBand or card access
Strength training and cardio equipment
Massage treatments and facials (with reservation)
Bou Tiki: Open 8am-11pm (Polynesian-themed apparel, resort logo souvenirs, luggage, jewelry, MagicBand accessories, Disney character home decor)
Moana Mercantile: Open 8am-11pm (children’s souvenirs, autograph books and pens, snacks and beverages)
Complimentary motorcoach transportation to the theme parks and water parks, with water launch service to the Disney Springs venues.
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