Disney Genie to Debut at Walt Disney World Oct. 19 & We've Got ALL of the Details!

Disney Vacation Club


Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is closed through Summer 2021 as refurbishments will be taking place in the Grand Ceremonial House as well as the guest rooms and the Resort's main pool. The refurbishment to the guest rooms will include adding decorating details reminiscent of Disney's feature film, Moana. The colors used will be inspired by the Pacific Ocean, as will the textures and stylings.

Due to the upcoming work in the Great Ceremonial House, monorail service to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is temporarily suspended and will reopen in the summer of 2021.

7 in 7: Seven Disney World Resorts in Seven Days


Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Overview

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows include the Bora Bora Bungalows and the Deluxe Studios.

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.

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:

Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

The guest rooms at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort are currently being redone and Disney has released a look at some of the new elements we can expect to see. The reimagined rooms will feature artwork, including a mural that spans the length of an entire wall, that highlights Moana, Maui, and other themes and characters from the Disney film.

Deluxe Studio


Bora Bora Bungalows

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Dining

Lounges and Pool Bars



TIP: The show cancels on evenings when the temperature falls below 50 degrees.

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

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
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.

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

Fitness Center

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.


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. This resort is expansive and guests should be aware that an internal bus is offered for convenient travel to the different areas of the resort.

Parking at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will cost guests a fee of $24 per night, beginning March 21, 2018. Disney Vacation Club Members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether they use vacation points or another form of payment. Members also will not be charged to park when using vacation points to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.


Discrepancies or Corrections? Please let us know.