News Briefs

General DVC News

This week's edition includes stories touching on Aulani, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas and more. has posted several photos of construction work on the new Paddock feature pool at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.  The pool is scheduled to open July 1st, although we're checking on some rumors that it may have fallen a couple of weeks behind.

...back in February the official Disney Blog announced that the spa at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa would be named 'Ulana.'  However, reports that Disney has since filed trademark applications for the name 'Laniwai,' with the description matching paperwork previously filed for 'Ulana.'  Speculation is that Disney is having a change of heart regarding the spa's name.

...Episode 871 of the WDWToday podcast discusses the results of annual resort surveys conducted for the Unoffiicial Guide to Walt Disney World.  Spoiler alert:  Kidani Village placed quite high in the final tally.

...the Disney Parks Blog reports that Disney Imagineers and other Cast Members recently volunteered their time helping to construct a community park in Hawai'i. 

...the Walt Disney World website has published a 360 degree panoramic tour of restaurant Sanaa located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas' Kidani Village.