DVCNews Debates: Wait for Riviera?

DVCNews DebatesA decade ago, Disney Vacation Club refused to acknowledge Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, despite the fact that it was widely known to be the next timeshare destination. At the time, DVC feared that buyers would hold off purchasing current resorts, opting to wait for points at Bay Lake Tower.  More recently, DVC has at least acknowledged new destinations while withholding important details like price and point structure until much closer to opening.  This policy continues with Disney’s Rivera Resort, a property announced more than 2 years before its opening.  


Do early details regarding Disney’s Riviera Resort make you want to hold off buying DVC points elsewhere?

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: DVCNews Debates: Wait for Riviera? -- JWhiz
2018 Jun 11 01:27:16 PM
From the details I have seen so far, I won't be waiting. Have at least a few other properties I would purchase before it. Also does not seem to be a theme I would like.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Wait for Riviera? -- PhilUp
2018 Jun 11 03:22:28 PM
If we were looking to add on right now, I probably would hold off, mostly because we already own some at CCV. I'm not sure how much I'm really interested in owning any more at resorts where a ton of points are tied up in uber-expensive bungalows/cabins (thereby constraining availability on the reasonably priced rooms). So we'd be a hard sell on the currently for sale DVC properties anyway.

Thing is, there's so little info out there about Riviera as it is (all we know is it's DVC, where it is, the rough size of the place, and it's going to be on the gondola system). We don't know the exact mix of rooms, we don't know what they'll look like, we don't know room capacities/sizes, we don't know other resort amenities or decor. Maybe it's going to have an amazing pool, maybe it's just going to have a pit full of spikes. They haven't said (although I doubt the spikes, personally). If someone is waiting on Riviera, I think it's more likely because they just aren't interested in Aulani or CCV than because of any specific details about the resort itself.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Wait for Riviera? -- JWhiz
2018 Jun 11 04:25:24 PM
PhilUp wrote:
If someone is waiting on Riviera, I think it's more likely because they just aren't interested in Aulani or CCV than because of any specific details about the resort itself.

Or they don't understand that they can purchase other resorts than the ones currently being marketed.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Wait for Riviera? -- denlo
2018 Jun 11 05:06:22 PM
There isn't a lot of resale resorts I would be interested in right at the current prices. There are times I wish we owned more CCV points, but we paid more than we like for them already. And then there is a part of me that wonders what the Riveria will be like. It is a great location. I never cared for the Epcot location, it is just not the park for me and resorts there are not for me. I suspect I would like BCV, but I don't like the crowded restaurants and the noise on the Boardwalk, and no real views. But a part of me has always loved DHS and now with the addition of Stars Land, it makes the Riveria more attractive. Although based on recent surveys it appears that they are planning to market some smaller tower studios to couples--whatever that means. I am not sure I want to buy somewhere where there is a very limited category that is in great demand for a room size I like, it always seems to cost me more points.

The cost of buying new is just so prohibitive. At our age of over 65, I just cannot justify buying something for us to use just for the next 10-15 years, if we are lucky.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Wait for Riviera? -- bakerworld
2018 Jun 11 05:50:19 PM
Frankly after not purchasing any Poly points, I sincerely doubt were in the market for anything.
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