Disney Vacation Club resort guest rooms are refurbished on a fairly regular schedule, starting about 7 years from the resort opening. Tracking progress of upcoming schedules can be useful to DVC owners as some attempt to plan around projects which may prove disruptive to their vacation experience.
The chart below summarizes all known details regarding the most recent refurbishment at each resort, along with known or estimated dates for upcoming projects.
This information will be updated as new schedule details are released.
Types of Refurbishments
There are two basic types of renovations undertaken at DVC properties:
Refresh: Also referred to as a "soft goods" refurbishment, this project may include changes to wall coverings, floor coverings, window coverings, furniture upholstry, linens and minor furnishings like artwork and in-room light fixtures.
Full: Also known as the "hard goods" refurbishment, the full renovation encompasses the same items as the refresh along with changes to appliances, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures, furniture replacement and more. The Full refurbishment is typically a "tear it down to the studs" rebuild of the guest room, first occurring about 14 years after the resort's debut.
Note that these two refurbishment types are not set in stone. In 2021, both Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa were subject to a lighter Refresh, however the project also included installation of pull-down Murphy Bed sleeper sofas in all rooms.
According to stated Disney Vacation Club policies, guest rooms are renovated about every 7 years, alternating between the refresh and full refurbishment. Necessary maintenance is still performed on a continuous basis between these projects. Refurbishments represent systematic updates to all rooms within the property. Note that while a refurbishment project is actively occurring, guests have a chance of receiving either a renovated room or a non-renovated room.
In our schedule diagram above, projects highlighted in yellow have been officially confirmed by Disney Vacation Club. Those in red are our estimates for future refurbishment projects at each resort based upon the 7 year interval. All of these dates are subject to change, including the yellow DVC-confirmed schedule.
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