PHOTOS - The lagoon villas under construction at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Nov 12, 2014 in "Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows"

Posted: Wednesday November 12, 2014 11:00am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Today we have an updated look at the new lagoon villas currently being built in the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

The first section looks to be nearing completion, with the exterior details now in place, along with the rear deck hot tub and railings. The second half of the villas is a little behind, but shouldn't be that far away from completion.

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halltdApr 05, 2015

Pool is open as of Easter Sunday morning. Kid's splash zone area is still behind a construction fence.

Next Big ThingApr 04, 2015

Thinking about the hot tub, does anyone have any info on if there will be one added to the East Pool when it goes down for it's refurb? @tikiman

WDWtravelerApr 04, 2015

Miscellaneous photo updates around the Polynesian Village Resort, as of Saturday, Apr 4. Replacement orientation maps have appeared on the Polynesian Village Resort grounds showing the bungalow updates, but not all signs have been updated yet. The long building oriented north/south, labeled Tokelau, is still fenced off and under construction. All other buildings are open. The original walkway between the Ticket and Transportation Center and the Polynesian Village Resort is open again. The following four photos were taken from "Sunset Point," the top of the grass berm overlooking the beach and the bungalows. The is one walkway to this area, which consists of a circular pad with two benches. A great place to watch fireworks at night. A paved walkway circles the base of the berm, with access gates and piers to the bungalows. Photos from left to right. 89082

WDWtravelerApr 04, 2015

Photo update as of Saturday, April 4. Update to the Polynesian Village Resort feature pool area. Workmen were putting the finishing touches to the entire area. A cast member said the feature pool will open in 1-2 days (this weekend), with the exception of the children's water play area, which is still under construction. Here are various photos of the area that guests were viewing today. The view from the courtyard at the rear of the Great Ceremonial House. The view along the walkway in front of the Samoa guest building. Entrance to the feature pool area near the concierge Hawaii guest building. The hot tub is to the right of this photo. An overview from 'Ohana's, showing the children's water play area still under construction. A view from the lagoon end of the feature pool area looking at the hot tub. This side of the hot tub has an infinity edge. A maintenance hose is lying over the rock wall here. 89068 The same hot tub from the entrance side of the hot tub, showing the infinity edge on the opposite side. 89069 The pool bar, built into the volcano feature, is split by the fence. One side of the pool bar is inside the pool fence, the other side (shown here) is accessible from the walkway to the transportation boat dock. 89070 Finally, the back side of the volcano showing the stairway to the top of the interior water slide. The walkway to the left goes to the watercraft dock and the transportation dock. 89071

note2001Mar 23, 2015

I like every element of the new bungalows except the living room furniture (easily replaced) and the location. I fear for the cast members at the front desk when they have to explain to a guest why they got one of the the units down by the ferry.

kelknight84Mar 23, 2015

I love the hidden Water Pageant picture in the fold down bed!

durangojimMar 23, 2015

It looks...fine but not exceptional. To me not worth the money to stay in one of the bungalows. I loved the Poly and am totally looking forward to Trader Sam's but not sure if we'll be staying there any more. I wonder if they will still have cabanas by the pool.

RayTheFireflyMar 23, 2015

Not a fan. :/

wdwmagicMar 23, 2015

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ConchchowderMar 19, 2015

I'm looking for a soft opening the last two weekends of March You could do Bora Bora for $1000 less than this. Air and room.

tikimanMar 18, 2015

They are still bathrooms and showers under the rocks and the waterfall will be back but not as big as before. It limited visibility of the lifeguards.

TuvaluMar 18, 2015

Thanks @WDWtraveler for the photo update. As a longtime Poly guest, I can state that the feature pool has retained the same shape it had prior to closure. The entry closest to the beach has always been zero-depth (or infinity edge). The big swath of beach (and the lounge chairs on it, and people in the chairs) between the pool and the lagoon tend to take away from the "cool, the pool extends into the lagoon" factor :cool:. The deep cave-like opening in the volcano is also nothing new. The waterfall did indeed flow down from the rocks into the pool. And the doors were for the restrooms. I would be surprised if these features weren't incorporated back into the finished product. However, as your photos reveal there are many new things to look forward to at the feature pool!

WDWtravelerMar 18, 2015

No, I can't tell. I didn't know the hot tub would be an "infinity". My initial thought was the hot tub(s) would be in the rock work (third photo) at the back of the feature pool area, which is furthest away from the children's water play area and closest to the Hawaii building which currently houses the concierge rooms.

flyerjabMar 18, 2015

Can you tell in those photos where the large, infinity hot tub is going?