With attention focused firmly on the Aulani resort in Hawai'i, Disney remains noncommittal regarding a future resort in the Washington D.C. area.
In May 2009 Disney announced the purchase of 15 acres along the Potomic River. The site was reportedly earmarked for a 500-room resort hotel, but no visible progress has been made to date. Recent comments cast doubt on whether Disney will ever build one of its signature themed resorts on the National Harbor site.
Washington Business Journal reporter Missy Frederick obtained this statement from a Disney spokesperson:
"We remain in the early stages of planning and design work and no final decision has been made on if or when the project will move forward. We will follow the appropriate channels to bid out work associated with the project at the appropriate time."
The complete story can be found at the website of the Washington Business Journal.
When the land purchase was originally announced, Disney refused to comment on whether Disney Vacation Club villas were earmarked for inclusion in any future development.
Thanks to Werner Weiss for the tip!