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Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Makes its Grand Opening Debut

Walt Disney World celebrated the opening of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the newest addition to the expanding Disney Vacation Club portfolio in grand Disney style.


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!


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 …


Recently a special group of invited media discovered 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, guests were 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.

Tour Through Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Take tour through Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and see the refurbished lobby and catch a glimpse of the new Disney Vacation Club bungalows!

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Reduce the Thought of Mealtime with Disney’s Dining Plan

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Disney Dining Plan card (Photo credit: sburke2478)

The family is finally going to have the long-anticipated vacation at one of Disney’s Theme Parks. Now begins the earnest task of arranging tickets, transportation, food and lodging. Something to look into that will make the trip much easier is the Disney Dining Plan, referred to as DDP for short.

The DDP is available at several of the Disney resorts. It’s available for guests booking with Disney Vacation Club points or buying a Magic Your Way Package. True to the promise of ‘your way’, customers can select the dining package of their choice. Couples might prefer spectacular meals, while families often prefer quick, efficient meals.

Imagine the convenience of presenting your key before ordering and having the snacks, quick service and table service meals taken from the pre-loaded credits. Walt Disney World Resort, for example, has over 100 restaurants in the park that qualify for various plans. The server gives a receipt showing how many meals are left, as the amount purchased is by room, not individuals. This is convenient because it allows the group to eat extra if someone wants to skip a meal.

Of special interest is the 12-ounce insulated refillable mug included in the package. Refill it with coffee, tea, Coke products and hot chocolate from the self-service soda fountain at the resort. Make sure someone has a tote bag or backpack to carry the mugs so they aren’t lost. The DDP is a fun plan, although it is important to be aware of the gratuity that may be added to your room charge.

If you are interested in trying the Disney Dining Plan on your next trip,
let your Kingdom Magic Travel Agent know and they can arrange it for you!

Vintage Walt Disney World: Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Opens to Guests

Today in 1996, grand opening ceremonies were held for Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Here’s a look at an early rendering of the resort from our archives.

early rendering of Disney's Vero Beach resort


With the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort was the first Disney Vacation Club Resort located outside Walt Disney World Resort property. The Resort’s design and theme reflect the Treasure Coast region where the resort is situated.

Vintage Walt Disney World: Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Opens to Guests


Ground breaking took place on July 28, 1994, where Mickey, Minnie, Chip and Dale were all in attendance for the big moment.

With 175 Villas, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is a great place to unwind, relax and enjoy the Florida sunshine.


With 175 Villas, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is a great place to unwind, relax and enjoy the Florida sunshine.

‘Keep Moving Forward’ Epcot Segway Tour & Breakfast Debuts September 17

We have an update that’s sure to be a real treat for fans of early Epcot history.

Beginning September 17, Epcot guests can enjoy a new Segway tour that explores Walt Disney’s vision for a better tomorrow – and the results of that vision: The Florida Project and Epcot. The “Keep Moving Forward: See the World, Share the Dream Segway Tour” lasts three hours and includes a Segway training lesson, breakfast at Sunshine Seasons, an in-depth tour of World Showcase, and an exclusive Disney pin.

Segway tour

The tour will cost $99 (plus tax) for guests age 16 and older. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver for participants age 16-17. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members will receive a 15% discount.

For more information or to book, call (407) WDW-TOUR (939-8687).

IN THE WILD: Okapis highlight the stunning view of the Pembe Savanna at Kidani Village

0825ar_1473gd143547645IN THE WILD: The newest guest room wing of Kidani Village is a Disney Vacation Club property with a stunning view. The new Pembe Savanna, adjacent to the expansion, treats Kidani guests to a rare look at okapis, a typically shy animal closely related to the giraffe. The distinctly marked okapis, along with red river hogs, impala, waterbuck, blue cranes and spur-winged geese, claim Pembe Savanna as their new home. The new six-acre savannah anchors the Kidani Village expansion featuring 160 two-bedroom equivalent vacation villas. The additional rooms complete the build-out of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas for a total of 449 two-bedroom equivalent vacation villas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

Bay Lake Tower Opens Aug. 4, Bringing Disney Vacation Club Conveniences to Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Spellbinding Views — Bay Lake Tower’s crescent-shaped tower boasts some of the most dramatic Walt Disney World views available, offering panoramas of an amenity-filled courtyard, the picturesque lakefront beyond or one of the most beloved theme parks on Earth, Magic Kingdom. The 15-story, ultra-modern Disney Vacation Club resort combines elegant accommodations with home-like conveniences ideal for families. The sleek new property, scheduled to open in August, is connected to the iconic Disney’s Contemporary Resort via covered walkway allowing guests to enjoy the hotel’s restaurants, merchandise locations and monorail station. Walt Disney World Resort is in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.