News New Polynesian Resort DVC villas building to open 2024

MagicRat

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🤣 You could say something like "I'm against murdering puppies" and someone would argue with you. I swear half the members on this forum were debate team captains in high school and don't have a productive outlet for those skills any longer.
They still have their parent’s basement walls to argue against as well :)
 

freediverdude

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When it’s complete you will never notice the equipment doghouse. There is thought behind it.

Only because it is Polynesian related, I would rather stay in this tower with a balcony than pay for one of the rooms at the original resort with railing in front of the sliding glass door. Thankfully with my points, we only stay DVC and all rooms on the two longhouses have the full balcony.

I stayed there numerous times as a kid in the 80’s and 90’s and never could remember as an adult if those rooms lost the balcony or never had them but either way that is a miss.
I'm sure someone like Tikiman could speak to it a lot better than I can, but as I understand it, the original Polynesian longhouses did not have a balcony on the second floor, because that is traditional Polynesian building style. When DVC came along, DVC required every room to have a balcony, so those 3 longhouses were retrofitted to have second floor balconies.
 

MagicRat

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Or some just have knowledge of Architecture, scale, form and proportion..
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But again can you the architectural scholar explain the balconies at the OG resort?

Thanks for the other poster for trying to explain, I honestly thought they were there in the 80’s.
 

lazyboy97o

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I don’t want to turn this into a 100 page discussion on forced perspective because I see how in depth some people go on this board arguing minutia but you do see the difference of where the architectural rendering was shown from and the picture with your cloud? Depending on where the ferries are traveling from, the equipment rooms would be seen as well.
If you don’t want to talk about forced perspective then why bring it up?
 

MagicRat

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If you don’t want to talk about forced perspective then why bring it up?
Why? To explain the reason for the difference between the two pictures and to already acknowledge that using the term will cause a dissection by this board similar to conspiracists breaking down the Zapruder film.
 

BrianLo

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Truly earnest question. What is the original Poly architecturally inspired by. Is it more Tiki culture?

Also unrelated, are there beams missing from the Great Ceremonial house or something? It looks weird.
 

Bocabear

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Maybe they're using some of the sticks to build the new tower...you know, an Adam's rib kind of thing...

Seriously though, it doesn't look right this way.
It did look better with more beams... Seems like that was a silly way to economize...not knowing the cost of replacing all VS just some.... It does impact the final look....a decline by degrees
 

nicb88

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I'm sure someone like Tikiman could speak to it a lot better than I can, but as I understand it, the original Polynesian longhouses did not have a balcony on the second floor, because that is traditional Polynesian building style. When DVC came along, DVC required every room to have a balcony, so those 3 longhouses were retrofitted to have second floor balconies.
Just for info, the three DVC longhouses always had balconies/terraces on all three floors as they were later additions to the resort. They weren’t retrofitted 🙂
 

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