Planning a stay at the new Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge? Here are some dates to mark down in your calendar if you hope to book summer 2017.
The standard practice for roll-out of a new Disney Vacation Club resort is to offer a priority booking window to buyers. With the resort scheduled to open on July 17, new owners at Copper Creek will not have a full 11 months to book their first stay. However, DVC is granting several weeks of exclusive access to those new owners. The relevant dates are as follows:
March 21, 2017: Existing Disney Vacation Club owners who add-on points at Copper Creek can begin booking up to 11 months in advance.
April 19, 2017: New DVC members (no prior ownership) who purchase at Copper Creek can begin booking up to 11 months in advance. Sales to this group will open on April 5.
April 26. 2017: Reservations open to all DVC owners, subject to the normal 7 month window. On April 26, non-owners will have access to all available nights from the July 17 opening through November 26 (7 months from April 26.)
Additionally, we have been told that the online reservation system at DVCMember.com may not be available prior to April 26. If true, Copper Creek owners wishing to make a reservation prior to April 26 will have to contact DVC Member Services to inquire regarding availability.
Point charts, room details and other information regarding the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins can be found in our prior coverage, and is also being added to our Wilderness Lodge resort section on DVCNews.com.
Disney has declared 48 of the 184 vacation homes at Copper Creek for the DVC inventory. A DVCNews article on Counting villas at Copper Creek said
DVC is taking over the entire southern half of Wilderness Lodge. As part of Copper Creek’s Master Declaration, Disney declared 48 vacation homes, or about one-fourth of the resort’s 184 total vacation homes. Included in these 48 vacation homes were the following types:
3 Dedicated Studios
4 Dedicated One Bedroom Villas
2 Alternate Lockoff Two Bedroom Villas (including Alternate Studios)
8 Lockoff Two Bedroom Villas
17 Dedicated Two Bedroom Villas
2 Grand Villas
48 vacation homes
Although this is the inventory that has been declared, its possible that DVC members may be able to book a different mix of villas on any given Use Day. For example, on any given Use Day DVC members might book 18 dedicated two-bedroom villas and, in exchange, Disney takes over a dedicated studio and a dedicated one-bedroom.
As Disney sells more points at Copper Creek, it will declare more inventory for the DVC membership. However, there is no telling when additional declarations might occur. They might occur in a month, or 6 months, or longer.
IIRC, PVB and/or VGF also had a similar staggered opening for initial bookings.
- Deluxe Studio
A bright and welcoming space that can accommodate up to 4 Guests.
- One-Bedroom Villa
An inviting environment with separate living and sleeping areas that can accommodate up to 4 Guests.
- 2-Bedroom Villa
Spacious layout is brimming with playful touches and accommodate up to 8 Guests.
- 3-Bedroom Grand Villa
Ideal for extended-family getaways and can accommodate up to 12 Guests