Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Touring Polynesian Village Resort DVC Bora Bora Bungalows & Deluxe Studios (3/23/15)

Come along as we tour the new DVC Bora Bora Bungalows at the Polynesian

The bungalows are only accessible via this bridge

In order to access said bridge, you need to access it via this locked gate, which will open with your room access magic band if you are staying there.

DVC Bungalow at the Polynesian are set to open April 1, 2015

This bungalow, all the way on the right side of the resort, is very close to the TTC ferry dock

Inside the bungalow, the well appointed kitchen

Artwork in the living area of the Bora Bora Bungalow

A look at this day bed, which is in the living area, features the Electric Water Pageant artwork

The bungalows have a fantastic view, as expected.

Plunge pool outside of the living area.

Lounge chairs directly outside of the kitchen area

This large bedroom has access to the outside deck via the door shown. On the opposite side is a full bathroom (not shown).

Here's the smaller front bedroom in the DVC Bora Bora Bungalow

As always the landscaping around the Polynesian is beautiful and green.
POV video view of the Bungalows

Next we take a look over at Moorea, home to the new DVC Polynesian Deluxe Studios.

Inside the common area of the Moorea building

On the opposite side entrance of the Moorea common building

Hallway of the Moorea building at the Polynesian

The view from this floor is now blocked by the bungalows.

Day bed with Lilo & Stitch art work.

DVC Polynesian Studio room

From the patio, you see the bungalows from this Deluxe Studio room

Artwork in the Deluxe Studio features Mermaid from Peter Pan

Lilo & Stitch artwork on the day bed in the Deluxe Studio

More artwork in the DVC Deluxe Studio
Can you spot the Hidden Mickey in the rug in the new studio?

Tiki Shrug lamp in the rooms....

Overview of the bed and couch in the studio

Landscaping coming along near the TTC ferry side of the resort.
New Polynesian resort map set up near Moorea building

Close-up of the new Polynesian map with bungalows and DVC Studios
Lastly, we take a gander at the new Tiki put in at the center of the Great Ceremonial House lobby area.

Tiki in the Great Ceremonial House of the Polynesian Resort

Tiki in the Great Ceremonial House of the Polynesian Resort

Tiki in the Great Ceremonial House of the Polynesian Resort

Tiki in the Great Ceremonial House of the Polynesian Resort

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Opening Day (3/4/15)

Today, we visited Epcot for the opening of the 2015 Flower and Garden Festival. Here are the Mickey & Minnie Farmer topiary.

These topiary are set up with Spaceship Earth in the background, making a nice photo op location.

Definitely a picture perfect day with a high around 86 degrees in Lake Buena Vista this winter day.

Anna & Elsa from Frozen topiary get the prime real estate at the center of World Showcase.

Like most Disney events, the Flower & Garden revolves around merchandise...and lots of it.

Here is the 2015 Flower and Garden Duffy bear

2015 Flower & Garden Tee and calendar in the foreground

Yep...Frozen has taken over Flower & Garden somehow.

Olaf rain gauge .....

Mickey bird bath at the 2015 Flower & Garden Festival

Lots of different 2015 Flower & Garden merchandise.

Disney seems to be going with different animations of Mickey & Minnie more recently. These are really good looking designs.

Mickey & Minnie garden gnomes

Cute glass mason jar drinking glasses. A little pricey at $16.95