DVCNews Debates: Which Resort Needs More Villas?

DVCNews DebatesThere are fourteen Disney Vacation Club resorts and quite a few of them tend to be difficult to book. At Walt Disney World, resorts like the Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower, Beach Club, BoardWalk and even Polynesian are often difficult to secure 7 months prior to arrival. Hilton Head and Vero Beach are often sold out, especially during the warmer months. And the Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is arguably the crown jewel with a total of 48 villas available to Disneyland visitors.


Which DVC resort would you most like to see add more villas?

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: DVCNews Debates: Which Resort Needs More Villas? -- kazrak
2018 Jul 09 09:11:57 AM
Grand Californian. 48 villas and it's the only DVC resort for a couple thousand miles in any direction.

I'd settle for a second Anaheim DVC resort, though.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Which Resort Needs More Villas? -- carolpaterson55
2018 Jul 09 10:04:42 AM
Definitely Grand Californian. I'd love more points there. As well as Beach Club. You can't beat that pool.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Which Resort Needs More Villas? -- imdizfan
2018 Jul 09 10:28:21 AM
Grand Californian is an obvious choice. Only DVC around the original Disney theme park and it's tiny.
I doubt they would add more villas, but they definitely have demand for another DVC property in the area.


For WDW properties, I wish it was BCV, but I don't see DVD adding any units to a resort with contracts expiring in 2042. Better to wait until expiration, takeover the entire property and sell all points as brand new with the 2043 prices.


I could see Contemporary, Polynesian, or Grand Floridian getting an addition (or second DVC property) in the next decade.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Which Resort Needs More Villas? -- denlo
2018 Jul 09 11:20:01 AM
I have to agree with [URL="https://dvcnews.com/forum/member.php?3434-imdizfan"]imdizfan[/URL] post above. Although a small part of me keeps asking when will additional building of DVC resorts be over saturation?
Re: DVCNews Debates: Which Resort Needs More Villas? -- wdrl
2018 Jul 09 01:16:16 PM
Adding more villas sounds like a great idea, but I'm afraid it only works if I intend to buy points at the expanded (or new) resorts.

The Boardwalk Villas (532) and the Beach Club Villas (282) have about 814 villas between them. The upcoming Riviera Resort will supposedly have about 300 villas, meaning that the number of DVC villas in the Epcot area with increase by about a third to 1,114 villas. However, with the Riviera will come thousands of new DVC members who will use that additional inventory.

There will be BWV and BCV owners who will try out the new Riviera, thereby opening some inventory at their home resorts. But then there will be new Riviera owners who will probably want to try out BWV or BCV. Thus, competition for BWV and BCV will be as brisk as ever.
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