Today at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced the next planned development for Disney Vacation Club will be an entirely new resort near Epcot called Disney Riviera Resort and that a new skyway transportation system will connect the new resort to other areas on Walt Disney World property.
The next planned development for Disney Vacation Club will be an entirely new resort called Disney Riviera Resort. Estimated to open in fall 2019, this new resort experience is slated to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property with approximately 300 units spread across a variety of accommodation types. A new skyway transportation system will connect the new resort to other areas on Walt Disney World property.
“We’re thrilled to announce plans for a new Disney Vacation Club property called Disney Riviera Resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort,” Chapek said. “Our Vacation Club Members are among our most loyal fans, and we think that they will love what we have planned, especially the rooftop restaurant that will offer unbelievable views of nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Hollywood Studios.”
In addition, Chapek announced that a whole new transportation system of gondolas is planned, called the Disney Skyliner, to give guests a never-before-seen birds-eye view of Walt Disney World and connect the new Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts with Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot.
Estimated to open in fall 2019, this new resort experience is slated to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property with approximately 300 units spread across a variety of accommodation types.
Ken Potrock, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Disney Vacation Club, said, “The opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge in just a few days and the announcement of our next planned development, Disney Riviera Resort, demonstrate the incredible momentum underway at Disney Vacation Club. Our members tell us over and over again how much they love the outstanding accommodations and the value and flexibility of a Disney Vacation Club Membership, as well as the unique location to our growing and evolving theme parks and the exclusive member experiences and benefits they get from our Membership Extras program.”
9 thoughts on “Next DVC: Disney Riviera Resort”
What about us West Coasters? Left out again!
You still get Star Wars Land and Toy Story area 👍. Unfortunately, very little real estate for new a DVC. I wish!
We are totally excited! We have been wanting points by Epcot
When will DVC do more off site resorts? I was sold on mountain, beach and other places to visit. We love going to Disney… but other options would be great too!
Side note: I realize the RCI exchange options… but that’s not really the same.
DVC doesn’t have the same success rate in terms of sales with the offsite resorts. As long as DVC resorts keep selling at WDW, where they already own the land and have the space, that will remain the primary focus of DVC resort development.
Any guesses on cost per point?
I am hoping since it is adjacent to a moderate resort it will not require as many points as the Poly.
I believe that’s likely wishful thinking. I expect the point cost and point chart to be no less than Copper Creek’s. Even though it is next to a moderate resort, this will be a deluxe DVC.
I was just looking, the Poly requires more than Copper Creek. So we maybe in luck.
Do you know if there are any plans of a walking path from this resorts to other resorts/parks?
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