While staying at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, we had an amazing view of Magic Kingdom, as well as the newest Bora Bora Bungalows that were added along the beach and over the water at the resort. You can see my review our our Deluxe Studio Villa here. While we didn’t have nearly enough Disney Vacation Club points (or dollars) to stay in the bungalows, I was able to take a tour of one. These tours are offered daily at various times. You can stop by the Disney Vacation Club desk, located inside the Great Ceremonial House of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, to find daily tour times.
On the day I decided to tour, it was rainy and we had a tour group of about 8. I was excited to see what the bungalows looked like on the inside. And honestly, I was not disappointed.
Upon entering, I was impressed with both the spacious feeling as well as the decor. It felt tropical and exotic, but also welcoming and relaxing. Once through the front door, I first explored a bedroom to the left.
With a roomy closet and storage space underneath the lifted bed, there is plenty of room for travel belongings. This room also includes a pull-down trundle.
Continuing down the hall, on the same side as bedroom 1, is a large bathroom. The bathroom offers a split plan with tub/shower combo in one room. Also included in this area is a washer and dryer, as well as a safe.
Across the hall is bedroom number 2, which is very spacious and has an attached bathroom.
Down the hall is the main living, dining and kitchen area. This area is open and spacious. The couch pulls out to a bed and there is also a trundle in this room, offering aditional sleeping space.
Outdoors offers seating and a small plunge pool, for each individual bungalow. I think watching Wishes or the Electrical Water Pageant would be amazing from this vantage point!
Another neat feature of the bungalows is that music from Wishes, the nightly firework show at Magic Kingdom, is piped into each bungalow.
These 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, over-the-water bungalows can comfortably sleep up to 8 or 9. With a full kitchen and washer/dryer, you could never spend a moment away from your bungalow. But you are at Disney World, so exploring a park or two would be a must-do! However, the bungalows are super-pricey. For example, I picked a random night in July to price the bungalows and a one-night total was almost $2,500 (a night)! So this is one of those Disney Bucket List or “Wish upon a star”-type accommodations for me.
Hopefully, one day I can gather other family members and we can split the cost of a stay (still probably couldn’t afford it). Though considered part of the Disney Vacation Club, the Bora Bora Bungalows are available to all to reserve. Have you gotten to stay in one of the bungalows? Do you feel it would be worth the high prices?
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