Boulder Ridge Name Transition Begins

The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is no more.  

Boulder Ridge Villas

In the fall 2016 issue of DisneyFiles Magazine, Disney Vacation Club stated that the renaming of its Wilderness Lodge resort would begin on October 25.  Sure enough, the DVC website has now been updated to reflect the new resort name:  Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  

The revised name is shown in the resort description, online booking page, Resort Availability Tool and other sections of the website.  The number of villas and their makeup remains unchanged.

Boulder Ridge Villas

According to our sources on-site at Walt Disney World, use of the new name has not yet extended to the resort itself.  The Boulder Ridge name is not being utilized on resort signage, maps or other materials.  

The name change was necessitated by DVC's expanded presence at the Wilderness Lodge.  A separate timeshare project is under development at the property, dubbed Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  Villa inventory for Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek will be tracked separately, with 11 month booking rights likely granted only for the timeshare at which the member's points are deeded.  

This setup--with two legally-separate developments at a single resort--is unique to Disney Vacation Club, but it is not uncommon in the timeshare world.  Many larger properties are constructed in separate phases with legal and administrative separation between the entities.  

Construction at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is expected to continue into 2018.  Plans call for a reimagined quiet pool, new restaurant and other amenities in addition to the cabins and repurposed hotel rooms.  

Reader Comments
Re: Boulder Ridge Name Transition Begins -- simbasmom
2016 Oct 26 01:04:12 PM
All these name changes have me screwed up. Whatever happened to Downtown Disney? When we were at WDW last week they all told us there was no such place, but a new place called "Disney Springs". And I'm still calling it Disney MGM, not whatever that new name is. I just don't understand the why on this one. It's right next to Wilderness Lodge, last time we were there you had to go to Wilderness Lodge to eat, even check-in. Can someone tell me the advantage to this change?
Re: Boulder Ridge Name Transition Begins -- JaxFLBear
2016 Oct 26 01:35:06 PM
simbasmom wrote:
I just don't understand the why on this one. It's right next to Wilderness Lodge, last time we were there you had to go to Wilderness Lodge to eat, even check-in. Can someone tell me the advantage to this change?
Because there will soon be two separate time share components at the Wilderness Lodge.
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Re: Boulder Ridge Name Transition Begins -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2016 Oct 26 01:53:58 PM
JaxFLBear wrote:
Because there will soon be two separate time share components at the Wilderness Lodge.
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge


So, we already have VWL and we are getting BRV and CCV

This will be three separate Home Resorts at WL?

So what happens to pool hopping at WL? Three DVC Resorts can hop there but no one else?
Re: Boulder Ridge Name Transition Begins -- wdrl
2016 Oct 26 02:29:05 PM
KNWVIKING 2.0 wrote:
So, we already have VWL and we are getting BRV and CCV

This will be three separate Home Resorts at WL?

So what happens to pool hopping at WL? Three DVC Resorts can hop there but no one else?
The condominium association known as Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge will retain that name for legal purposes. However, henceforth it will be doing business as Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. This is no different than Old Key West, which is still legally known as Disney Vacation Club at Walt Disney World but is doing business as Old Key West.

The Copper Creek Cabins & Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge will be the second DVC resort located at Wilderness Lodge.

There is no third DVC resort at Wilderness Lodge.
Re: Boulder Ridge Name Transition Begins -- denlo
2016 Oct 26 02:34:09 PM
I think it would be pretty confusing in the near future if DVC had left the name for the original resort as Villas at Wilderness Lodge when Copper Creek Cabins and Villas at Wilderness Lodge start up. Although long time owners will remember the name as VWL the new members will not and they will be here for more years in the future than the owners at VWL.

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