Tonight I had the pleasure of attending one of the loveliest DVC (Disney Vacation Club) member events to date. To promote the new Deluxe Studio Villas and Bungalows at the Polynesian Village Resort, DVC hosted a Luau- themed event with tours.
Our evening started at Luau Cove where we were greeted with some nice themed swag including a necklace, Polynesian pin featuring Lilo and Stitch, and a bright orange rubber wristband with a mickey imprint as our admission pass.
Once seated, platters of appetizers were served family style. The delicious treats included sushi (California roll), cold sesame noodles, salad, and pulled pork sliders. Each Guest also received a drink ticket for an alcoholic beverage. I enjoyed a very delicious Mai Tai. A tropical juice blend punch was also provided and helped to tame the boozy goodness of my drink.
Part of the event included a brief presentation about DVC, but it was more informative than a sales pitch and focused on the new addition of rooms at the Polynesian. Before and after the presentation, the Luau Cove performers presented a mini version of the Luau. It included the talented band, a (solo) singer, Polynesian Luau dancers, and everyone's favorite, the brave and fearless fire dancer.
After the show, we were given ponchos (there was a slight mist in the air) and invited to either tour the new DVC Deluxe Studio Villas and Bungalows or schedule a time for a private tour at a later date. We wandered over to the rooms directly after the show. The DVC rooms are converted from the regular standard rooms at the Polynesian into deluxe studios. They are located in the buildings closest to the Ticket and Transportation Center. Unique to these studios (and the Grand Floridian) is that they sleep 5 and include a queen bed, sleeper sofa, and pull-down single bed. They also have a standard tub/toilet/sink bathroom and an additional large rainfall shower/sink separate bathroom area.
The Bungalows are located mere inches above the water on the beach and overlook the lake with direct views of the castle at the Magic Kingdom. They are pure luxury and include 2 bedrooms, a full designer kitchen, private plunge pool on the deck, soak tub, rainfall shower, and TV embedded in the bathroom mirror. My favorite little touch was the artwork of the Electrical Water Pageant that adorned the inside of the pull-down twin bed in the living room. It was a true Disney touch!
If you would like to purchase a Disney Vacation Club Membership, the current minimum price directly through Disney is $16,500.00 (Minimum of 100 points at $165.00 per point). However, I recommend looking into a resale organization for purchases at a fraction of that cost. For more information on the Disney Vacation Club, go to the Walt Disney World website.
If you are not interested in a DVC membership but would still enjoy staying in the luxury of the Polynesian Villas or Bungalows, rooms may be booked on a cash basis. See The Princess Papers Blog sponsor, Katherine at Happily Ever After Travel, by clicking the link on the right side of the page and getting your free quote today! Let her know the Princess sent you.
*Disclosure: I attended this event as a Guest of the Disney Vacation Club. However, it did not bias my opinions in this article.