Sales for Disney’s Riviera Resort began on March 27, 2019, and some of the first deeds have now been filed and recorded by the Orange County Comptroller.
On April 12, 2019, twenty-five Riviera deeds were recorded for the Disney Vacation Club’s newest resort at Walt Disney World. All the deeds were purchased by current DVC members who were adding Riviera points to their membership accounts. At least one deed was sold for each of the eight Use Years.
In the past when sales began for a new resort, deeds had to be drawn from at least eight different Residential Units. This was because a Unit could have only one Use Year. Thus, Disney needed to have at least one Unit to support sales for each of the eight Use Years. But now, with the recent rule change that allows a Unit to have different Use Years, these twenty-five Riviera deeds were drawn from only three Residential Units. All the deeds drawn from Units 01B and 03A have been assigned to the February 2020 Use Year. However, the deeds drawn from Unit 01A have points assigned from one of the other seven Use Years.
These early deeds permit us to estimate the sizes - in terms of points — of some of the accommodation types at the Riviera. It appears a Grand Villa accounts for about 45,703 points, while a Tower Studio accounts for about 4,607 points. These estimates will be tweaked as more information becomes available about the Riviera Units.
Sales for the Riviera will be included in the DVCNews’ ongoing monthly sales report beginning with the report for April 2019, which should be available in early May.
General sales for the resort opened earlier this week. The resort will begin welcoming its first guests on December 16, 2019.
Wil Lovato is a contributor to DVCNews.com and has been a Disney Vacation Club owner since 2009. His DVC Home Resorts include Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Aulani. He can be found posting on many Disney discussion forums under the username of “wdrl.”