Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Summer House Projects Make Big Push
With Spring Break crowd levels peaking this week and next, the construction projects around the Walt Disney World Resort are definitely drawing attention.
Though the work at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure seemed a bit slower this morning, crews at the Magic Kingdom resorts and Disney Springs bustled throughout the day. Let’s take a look at a few key projects!
Grand Floridian Refurbishments
For the past year, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa found itself the focal point of a remarkable facelift. Beginning with the establishment of a new Disney Vacation Club building in the Big Pine Key, each resort building continues to receive the new look, featuring intricate theming based on the hit film, “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Along with the interior redesign, fresh paint and extensive work on the staircases that serve as the exterior fire escapes top the list of changes at the resort.
In the past few months, work moved to the north end of the resort’s property with construction mainly focused on the Sugarloaf and Sago Cay buildings now.
Due to the location of the work on Sago Cay, the walkway from Disney’s Grand Floridian to Magic Kingdom remains closed. Instead, guests are asked to use the monorail or take a short boat ride from the incredible resort to the theme park.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort DVC Tower Expansion
Backtracking on our loop around the monorail today, we also got a chance to check out the progress on Disney Vacation Club’s newest accommodations, a tower currently under construction on the Seven Seas Lagoon. The exquisite new resort will connect to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Expected to open late next year, construction here really seems to be moving at an ultra-fast pace. Less than a month ago, the first wall stood from the foundation.
Now, the soaring main tower appears to be well on its way to framed. The expansion of the building’s footprint also continues to rapidly develop on both sides of the structure.
Much still remains unknown about what will appear in this resort location, but we cannot wait to hear more about possible restaurants, lounges, and merchandise locations.
Summer House on the Lake Work On Pace
In what is sure to be a popular destination at Disney Springs, Summer House on the Lake construction also appears to be moving rapidly.
Set to open later this year, the new location will offer incredible lagoon views and a chill, California vibe both in ambiance and in cuisine.
Spring Break visitors will definitely want to give themselves a bit of extra time to navigate around the extensive construction walls that can cause a bit of congestion on busy evenings.
With a Cookie Jar location also set to open in the new space, we cannot wait to sample all of the new food, beverage (and dessert) options in just a few months. Stay tuned for more!