Disney announced the upcoming opening of the Island Tower at Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. The new tower, part of the Disney Vacation Club property at Disney World Resort, is set to welcome guests in December. 

This expansion reflects original designs intended for the resort, featuring a deluxe-level tower overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Disney to Open Doors to Breathtaking Polynesian Island Tower This Winter
Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
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Disney to Launch New Polynesian Island Tower This Winter

The 10-story tower will offer a variety of accommodations, from duo studios to one- and two-bedroom villas, including the debut of two-bedroom penthouse villas. 

As shared by Travel Weekly, this range in room types allows the tower to cater to guest groups of different sizes, from couples to large families, accommodating between two and nine guests per room. Many of these rooms will provide guests with scenic views of the surrounding lagoon.

Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted by the tower's unique design, which includes an exterior reminiscent of a manta ray. The lobby is highlighted by a striking ceiling art installation featuring panels that depict wildlife from the Polynesian islands. 

Each piece of art in the lobby represents values important to Polynesian culture and was created in collaboration with over a dozen artists working alongside Walt Disney Imagineering.

The artwork throughout the property emphasizes environmental themes, with sculptures made from recycled fishing nets and walls adorned with preserved moss. These elements underscore Disney's commitment to conservation and celebrating Polynesian heritage.

Island Tower reservations are set to open on June 6 for all guests, while Disney Vacation Club members and Walt Disney World annual passholders will have early access on June 4 and 5, respectively. 

This new addition aims to enhance the guest experience by combining luxury with a deep respect for cultural and environmental sustainability.

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Disney's Tiana Ride Opens in June

Disney is set to reveal the exact opening date for Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom later today. The ride, expected to launch in June, invites park visitors to join Princess Tiana and her friends for a vibrant journey through a Louisiana bayou during Mardi Gras.

Set against the background of New Orleans, the attraction features new original music as well as popular songs from the "The Princess and the Frog" movie. 

Guests will also see familiar faces like Mama Odie, Louis, and Prince Naveen, along with new characters created specifically for the ride.

As per Wesh 2, Tiana's Bayou Adventure replaces the former Splash Mountain ride, which closed in January 2023. This new addition is designed to enhance the guest experience by merging beloved film elements with fresh, immersive experiences.

A similar version of Tiana's Bayou Adventure is also planned to open at Disneyland Park in California later in 2024, expanding Disney's commitment to bringing innovative and culturally rich themes to its parks. 

The announcement from Disney will detail when visitors can first experience this exciting new attraction.

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