It’s 2015 all over again at 50 Days to 50 Years. Today, we highlight the most highly-anticipated opening of that time. It is the full realization of Walt Disney’s vision for a Polynesian paradise in Orlando. In Walt Disney World 2015, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort opens its exclusive overwater Bungalows.
Walt Disney World 2015
Think Bora Bora. Or Fiji. Not since our honeymoon in Tahiti many, many Moana moons ago had we stepped into such quarters.
Let’s face it, the most enticing allure of these accommodations is THE VIEWS. Feeling as though Cinderella Castle is yours and yours alone is… priceless.
Disney’s Polynesian Bungalows
During the pandemic we had the opportunity to take a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) tour of these exquisite accommodations. “We were voyagers!” The Bungalows are clean, sleek, and well-appointed. A modern version of Polynesia, I would say. (Though perhaps not as lush and “tropical” as I had imagined. But then again, I was a huge fan of the former rainforest lobby in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.)
Upon availability, all of these 20 DVC units are also able to be booked as a typical hotel room. The overnight rate for the 1650 square foot Bungalows starts at $2,500. Each overlooks Seven Seas Lagoon! All can accommodate up to 8 adults, plus a child in a crib.
Disney’s Polynesian Bungalow Rooms
- 1 King Bed with en suite full bathroom (Plus that famous in-mirror television!)
- 1 Queen Bed with adjoining full bathroom
- 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
- 2 Single Pull Down Beds (One in the Queen bedroom and one in the living area.)
- Fully-stocked Kitchen
Disney’s Polynesian Bungalow Private Deck
HERE you will discover “that line where the sky meets the sea.” THIS is the reason we quest to return.
Just the image of soaking with my Lapu Lapu while overlooking the Lagoon calls to me!
Whether lounge chair, swinging hammock, or plunge pool, imagine watching/listening to the Electrical Water Pageant or fireworks from Magic Kingdom (your Magic Kingdom) from these private perches??
Admittedly, some argue that the extravagant price or noises and fumes from the nearby water ferry boats are a turn off. For me, however, Disney’s Polynesian Bungalows are the stuff pixie dust is made of.
So, Walt Disney World 2015 was a tide turner! It competed Walt’s image of the South Seas, nestled in Seven Seas Lagoon. Tomorrow, Disney Gals editor Gayle transports us to a galaxy far, far away. Into 2016, that is!