Disney Opens Over-the-Water Bungalows at Polynesian Village

See recent posts by Lissa Poirot

Walt Disney World Resort opened its much-anticipated over-the-water bungalows at its iconic Polynesian Village yesterday. Twenty new two-bedroom bungalows were added to the Disney Vacation Club property, offering views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks, plunge pools, two bathrooms and a sense of Bora Bora in the heart of Orlando.

Along with the new bungalows, the resort converted its 360 hotel rooms into Deluxe Studio Villas that sleep up to five people. A new lounge and dining space, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, already has long lines of Disney fans waiting hours to get into the intimate space that seats 51 people and features black lighting, volcanoes, and specialty drinks like Shrunken Zombie Head.

The new Bora Bora Bungalows feature two bedrooms: one with a king bed and a second with a queen bed and pull-down bunk bed to accommodate up to eight guests. The bungalows also feature a living room with pulldown bunk bed and dining area, as well as a full kitchen with laundry. Rates for the bungalows begin at $2,100 per night.

The renovated Deluxe Studios Villas are 447 square feet in size and feature a queen bed, a queen sleeper sofa and a pull-down bunk bed. The bathroom is divided into a shower and tub area and a sink area, so families can use both spaces at the same time. A kitchenette features a refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker. The rooms can be connected to provide accommodations for up to 10. Prices for the villas begin at $439 per night.

Read more about Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

–Lissa Poirot

Our team of parents and travel experts chooses each product and service we recommend. Anything you purchase through links on our site may earn us a commission.