New Details and Opening Date for the Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney has revealed new information about the tower addition coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The new tower, which is officially called the Island Tower, will feature a variety of room styles that can sleep between two to nine guests. Disney also announced the Island Tower will officially open to guests in December 2024.

The 10-story Island Tower will celebrate nature and the spirit of Polynesia. The exterior concept art (seen above) shows the Island Tower looking similar to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii. However, the Island Towers’ exterior doesn’t quite match up with the existing style of the existing buildings in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Inside, Disney shared the first look at the Island Tower’s lobby.

The lobby’s centerpiece is a large art installation that showcases wildlife that call the Polynesian Islands home.

More info on the Island Tower’s lobby via the Disney Parks Blog:

Walt Disney Imagineering collaborated with over a dozen artists from around the world to create unique artworks that will be displayed throughout the resort. From preserved moss walls to sculptures made from recycled fishing nets, each piece will be inspired by the spirit of conservation and embody the rich cultures of Polynesia.

Disney Parks Blog

Is it just us, or does the lobby concept art look sort of similar to the Gran Destino Tower lobby at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort? The designs on the columns definitely feel familiar. Maybe it’s just us, but you can read our Gran Destino Tower review to see if you agree.

As mentioned previously, the Island Tower will feature several accommodation types, including duo studios, one-bedroom villas, two-bedroom villas, and the new two-bedroom penthouse villas. Disney hasn’t shared any concept art or renderings of the rooms yet, but we imagine that has to be coming soon with early reservations opening in June.

Disney also mentioned the Island Tower’s convenient location and access to the Monorail. That again raises an important question we’ve asked in the past – how will the Monorail handle the larger number of guests coming from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort?

Look for more information about the Island Tower to be announced ahead of its planned opening this December.

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