Disney Vacation Club Announces Next Planned Development: Disney Riviera Resort

Disney announces 300 additional Disney Vacation Club units with a planned opening in fall 2019.  

Disney Riviera Resort

Press Release

CELEBRATION, FL (July 15, 2017) – 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.

“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.

On July 17, Disney Vacation Club will welcome its 14th resort with the opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, featuring 184 rustically elegant vacation accommodations including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom Villas, three-bedroom Grand Villas and unique waterfront cabins.

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.”

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ABOUT DISNEY VACATION CLUB
Disney Vacation Club, a leader in vacation ownership, debuted in 1991 with a flexible, vacation points-based system rather than the traditional fixed-week timeshare model. Today, Disney Vacation Club has more than 220,000 member families, from all 50 states and approximately 100 countries, who have discovered the joys of membership.

Disney Vacation Club Members are able to choose from among a variety of exciting vacation destinations, including a stay at any Disney Vacation Club Resort or one of thousands of other vacation options in destinations around the world. Plus, when purchasing directly from Disney, members can also enjoy the Disney Collection, which includes select Disney Resort hotels, Disney Cruise Line and guided vacations with Adventures by Disney, as well as the Concierge Collection, a portfolio of extraordinary hotels in sought-after destinations. Vacations at a Disney Vacation Club Resort can last anywhere from one night to several weeks.

With Disney Vacation Club properties located near the Disney theme parks in Florida and California, Members have easy access to new and innovative attractions on both coasts for years to come. For more information, visit www.disneyvacationclub.com.

Reader Comments
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces Next Planned Development: Disney Riviera Resort -- bakerworld
2017 Jul 15 09:28:17 PM
Wow, can't wait to hear what they share about this at the Shareholders meeting in December :D
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces Next Planned Development: Disney Riviera Resort -- denlo
2017 Jul 15 10:45:18 PM
I can't believe they already announced it. With 300 units it is definitely not a small resort as Copper Creek only has 184 units. Based on the rendering it looks like and eight story building with the 9 floor being the roof top restaurant.

Plus they announced the gondola system too--the Disney Skyliner. Wow.
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces Next Planned Development: Disney Riviera Resort -- wdrl
2017 Jul 15 11:10:08 PM
It doesn't surprise me that the new Disney Riviera Resort has a completely new name. And it probably will have a theme and architectural design that is completely different from that of Caribbean Beach. The Riviera Resort may be next to the Caribbean Beach Resort, but I think Disney will go to great lengths to make sure that the Riviera is branded and marketed as a different property from the former CBR.

I know some people were thinking or hoping that the new resort will "have" to be a moderate because it was tied to the Caribbean Beach Resort. Some people were speculating that the new resort might be the first 'moderate' DVC property with cheaper buy-in prices and lower point stays.

But that is not going to happen. The Riviera Resort will be a deluxe DVC resort.
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces Next Planned Development: Disney Riviera Resort -- worldfanatic
2017 Jul 15 11:13:31 PM
Pretty incredible day of announcements for Disney World fans.
New attractions, hotels, restaurants, and transportation systems.
The EXPO certainly delivered!
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces Next Planned Development: Disney Riviera Resort -- Dlandmom
2017 Jul 15 11:26:15 PM
It definitely looks and sounds like it will be "separate" from CBR and it's own deluxe resort. Now we just have to wait for more details! I agree it's surprising that they announced this just after Copper Creek opened and while sales of Poly and CC are still going on.

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