Saratoga Springs was not originally on track to be the seventh DVC resort. In September 2001, Disney issued a press release announcing the construction of a new Vacation Club property adjacent to the Eagle Pines golf course. The resort was not actually given a name, but in lieu of any other label it is frequently referred to as the “Eagle Pines” resort in DVC circles.
Other Resorts News
An article printed in the Springfield, MO News-Leader speculates about a possible Disney link to a theme park development in Newton County near Branson, MO. Per the article, a man affiliated with a company called ARM Risk attended a commissioner’s meeting on April 12th and proceeded to make inquiries regarding possible changes to the county’s road system to accommodate a proposed theme park project. Materials given to the commissioners indicate first-phase construction costs of $1.1 billion, a 100-acre theme park and six hotels plus a number of ancillary projects.
Al Lutz over at MiceAge.com reports that January 24th will be a red letter day for the Disney Vacation Club as it reveals plans for the first property located at the Disneyland Resort. According to Lutz, the announcement will feature details on a 300-room expansion to the Grand Californian resort which includes a modest 50-unit DVC component.