A 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?
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.
Or they don't understand that they can purchase other resorts than the ones currently being marketed.
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.