Caribbean Beach rumors resurface

With Disney Vacation Club running out of deluxe resorts to redevelop at Walt Disney World, the rumor mill is again circling a Moderate property.  

Website WDW News Today claims that DVC has its sights focused on Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort as the next timeshare destination.  

Rumors of a DVC at Caribbean Beach are nothing new.  Back in the summer of 2014, it was one of the resorts prominently mentioned in a overview of potential destinations.  Back then, sources indicated that Disney was looking at demolishing a number of buildings at Caribbean Beach and redeveloping the property as DVC-style villas.  This latest report suggests the current resort would remain largely untouched with villas constructed a plot of land between Caribbean Beach and Disney's Pop Century Resort.  

The prospect of a DVC resort at a traditionally Moderate property does not necessarily indicate that villa designs would feature smaller floorplans and fewer amenities.  

Our own sources indicate that Disney's Coronado Springs Resort has also been considered in the past for redevelopment as a DVC property.

Disney Vacation Club has revealed its next project to be Copper Creek Cabins & Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, a separate development from the original Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge which opened in 2000.  Construction permits suggest work on Copper Creek will not be completed until sometime in 2018.  

Meanwhile, Disney continues selling ownership in Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.  That resort is about 40% sold after debuting in January 2015.


Reader Comments
Re: Caribbean Beach rumors resurface -- wdrl
2016 Jun 23 03:33:46 PM
The new rumor is quite different than the 'old' rumor that was making the rounds a few years ago. With the old rumor, there was talk of Disney demolishing the buildings on the north end of the resort -- Barbados or Martinique, or both -- and constructing a DVC resort in that location. Also, a big part of the old rumor was that Disney would then construct a waterway between the new DVC property and Epcot, thereby permitting guests to take boats or even walk directly to Epcot's World Showcase.

If the new rumor is true that Disney will dedicate land on the south end of the Caribbean Beach, I can't see it building any waterway that could easily connect with Epcot. Actually, Hollywood Studios might be closer to the rumored parcel land than Epcot.

If you look at a map, the rumored parcel of land could be easily result in Disney building a self-contained, stand-alone deluxe DVC resort. Entry to the property could be made via Victory Drive and there would be no need for guests to go through CBR to get to the new DVC resort.
Re: Caribbean Beach rumors resurface -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2016 Jun 23 03:38:51 PM
Didn't the last rumor have CS in their cross hairs?
Re: Caribbean Beach rumors resurface -- wishyouwell
2016 Jun 23 03:41:33 PM
I am glad they are planning a "moderate" DVC resort after some "high end" monorail resorts on recent years. Hopefully the per night point for this resort will be more "affordable", around the level like OKW cost per night would be nice.
Re: Caribbean Beach rumors resurface -- sssteph
2016 Jun 23 04:03:17 PM
When I bought DVC I was sold because of the fact that all the properties were DELUXE properties, not based on points per night cost but based on hotel amenities, proximity to parks, an attraction (beach) or downtown Disney (now Disney springs,) room quality and that was as recent as 2011. I'm not a fan of this so called tiered system within DVC.
Re: Caribbean Beach rumors resurface -- wdrl
2016 Jun 23 04:09:23 PM
KNWVIKING 2.0 wrote:
Didn't the last rumor have CS in their cross hairs?
There were rumors that Disney would either convert some of the property at Coronado Springs to a DVC resort, or that it would build a standalone DVC resort across the street from Coronado Springs and just north of the Blizzard Beach Water Park. That variation of the CS rumor raised some interesting possibilities, such as the DVC resort guests being able to walk directly from the resort to Blizzard Beach. Also, the rumored parcel of land is separated from Hollywood Studios by World Drive. If Disney built a walking path under or over World Drive, DVC guests might be able to walk directly to Hollywood Studios.


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