Disney Vacation Club members wishing to try out the newest resort might find their chances have recently improved.
On February 12, 2018, Disney declared five more Residential Units containing 12 vacation homes at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for the DVC inventory.
This latest declaration increases the number of vacation homes that can be booked by DVC members using points at Copper Creek from 48 to 60. When fully declared, the resort will have 184 vacation homes. These additional vacation homes account for 210,640 DVC points, increasing the DVC inventory from 30.7% to 37.1% of the resort’s total points.
The 12 newly declared vacation homes are located on the fourth floor in the DVC wing of Wilderness Lodge. They include two dedicated studios, two dedicated one-bedroom villas, four dedicated two-bedroom villas, and four lock-off two-bedroom villas, one of which has the oversized alternate configuration.
This is the first declaration Disney has made for Copper Creek since its Master Declaration was filed in February 2017. Before Disney can sell DVC points to the general public, it must first declare those points for the resort’s DVC inventory. Now that Copper Creek is the only resort Disney is marketing at Walt Disney World, declarations should occur more frequently.
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.”
Its interesting to note that the deeds were recorded on February 20th, but the deeds show that they were actually purchased as early as February 2nd, ten days before Disney declared Unit 05A for the DVC inventory on February 12th.
It may not be a coincidence that there was a 10-day gap between the date Disney first sold points for Unit 05A and when it made the declaration. Buyers have a 10-day grace period in which they can back out of a deal, so the earliest that a deed sold on February 2nd could be closed is February 12th.
The bottom line is that it appears that Units are "in play" for at least 10 days before the effective date of a declaration.
This might not mean much when it comes to point sales, but it might have an impact on inventory availability and filling waitlists. Even though 12 vacation homes were declared for Copper Creek on February 12, its quite likely that DVC had access to that new inventory as early as February 2, if not sooner. If members were on a waitlist for a Copper Creek villa, its possible it was filled several days before the declaration was officially made.