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Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Makes its Grand Opening Debut at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on April 1st, 2015 by Ken Potrock, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Disney Vacation Club


Today, we celebrate the opening of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the newest addition to the expanding Disney Vacation Club portfolio. Located on Seven Seas Lagoon, this new resort features over-the-water Bora Bora Bungalows and Deluxe Studios with a tropical ambiance, which are sure to transport members and guests to a South Pacific-inspired paradise. Not to mention, Magic Kingdom Park is just a quick monorail ride away!

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The new reimagined Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort also offers more dining and recreation experiences to discover and enjoy, including a reimagined Lava Pool, new children’s water play area, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Pineapple Lanai, which serves the world-famous Dole Whip soft serve — just to name a few of the exciting new enhancements to this original Walt Disney World Resort hotel. And there’s plenty more beyond that …

Last night we invited media to come and discover this exciting new tropical resort with signature Disney touches. From touring the Bungalows and Deluxe Studios to visiting Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Pineapple Lanai, the media was able to experience the exciting new features that Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort have to offer.

Here’s a video that highlights this momentous occasion.

In addition, here are some pictures from last night’s grand opening event.

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Celebrating the Grand Opening of The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on October 23rd, 2013 by Ken Potrock, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Disney Vacation Club


Today, we are delighted to open our 12th resort in the Disney Vacation Club family – The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This resort shares the Victorian elegance of its neighboring resort, with luxurious accommodations and a perfect setting right along the monorail system, within view of the Magic Kingdom Park.

In fact, I like to say this is the second jewel in our monorail crown, following Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, just across the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Our Members and guests will find accommodations suited to every vacationing party, from couples to young families to multi-generational groups. It’ll feel like you’re at home right here near the Magic Kingdom Park!

Disney Vacation Club Opens its 12th Resort in "Grand" Fashion

This morning, Mickey and Minnie Mouse were personally on hand to welcome families to this delightful resort in grand fashion.

The addition of The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa represents an exciting new chapter for Disney Vacation Club – and provides even more vacation options, flexibility, affordability, and access for our guests to the special magic that only Disney can deliver.

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