Fourth Declaration for Copper Creek in Four Months

Less than seven weeks after its last declaration, Disney Vacation Club has added more points to the condominium assocation for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Wilderness Lodge Waterfall

On May 30, 2018, Disney added 12 more vacation homes to the DVC inventory at Copper Creek that members can book using points. Ten of these vacation homes are located on the third floor of the DVC wing at Wilderness Lodge. They include one dedicated one-bedroom villa, three lock-off two-bedroom villas, and six dedicated two-bedroom villas. In addition, two lakefront cabins were declared for the DVC inventory.

Disney has now declared 94 of Copper Creek’s 184 vacation homes. So far, the DVC inventory at Copper Creek includes the following accommodation types:

7 - Dedicated Studios
11 - Dedicated One-Bedroom villas
23 - Lock-off Two-Bedroom villas
36 - Dedicated Two-Bedroom villas
3 - Three-Bedroom Grand Villas
14 - Cabins
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94 Vacation Homes

In terms of points, this latest declaration is the equivalent of 252,835 DVC points. The DVC inventory now accounts for 1,922,715 points, or 57.88% of Copper Creek’s 3,321,966 total points.

Before Disney can sell DVC points to the general public, it must first declare and add the points to the DVC inventory. Sales for Copper Creek have increased significantly since the first of the year, averaging well over 130,000 a month. If sales continue at the current pace, the latest declaration of 252,835 points will furnish Disney with enough inventory to support sales for almost two months.


 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.”

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: Fourth Declaration for Copper Creek in Four Months -- wdrl
2018 Jun 06 09:42:40 AM
As noted in the article, Disney has declared 94 of Copper Creek's 184 vacation homes. Here is a 'best guess' estimate of what is left to be declared for each accommodation type:




Dedicated Studios: 7 Declared; 35 Not yet declared
Dedicated One-Bedroom villas: 11 Declared; 9 Not yet declared
Lock-off Two-Bedroom villas: 23 Declared; 13 Not yet declared

Dedicated Two-Bedroom villas: 36 Declared; 20 Not yet declared
Three-Bedroom Grand Villas: 3 Declared; 1 Not yet declared
Cabins: 14 Declared; 12 Undeclared

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94 Vacation Homes Declared; 90 Vacation Homes Not yet declared

Disney has not yet declared any of the vacation homes that are on the first and second floors of the DVC wing. Most of Copper Creek's dedicated studios are located on those two floors, which explains why so few dedicated studios have been declared so far.
Re: Fourth Declaration for Copper Creek in Four Months -- CarolynFH
2018 Jun 06 01:47:57 PM
I’ve been watching studio availability as my 7-month window for late January 2019 approaches and was hoping to see availability increase for at least a few days after the recent declaration. It didn’t! Keeping fingers crossed for when my window does open, or for having a waitlist fill later!


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Re: Fourth Declaration for Copper Creek in Four Months -- denlo
2018 Jun 06 01:59:59 PM
I really think DVC opens availability for newly declared rooms before we know the Declaration is formerly filed with Orange County. And I expect wait lists are filled and someone just gets lucky when checking one day. I really basing my belief on the fact they sales these points as soon, if not just before, they sign the declaration papers and it can anywhere from a few days to 10 days before it gets filed with Orange County. Of course, since this declaration was only for 12 vacation homes that won't really add much to availability for Copper Creek.
Re: Fourth Declaration for Copper Creek in Four Months -- wdrl
2018 Jun 07 08:55:19 AM
CarolynFH wrote:
I’ve been watching studio availability as my 7-month window for late January 2019 approaches and was hoping to see availability increase for at least a few days after the recent declaration. It didn’t! Keeping fingers crossed for when my window does open, or for having a waitlist fill later!


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It doesn't surprise me that you didn't notice an increase in availability for Copper Creek after the latest declaration. I have been tracking declarations since 2009 and I can't think of an instant where someone reported getting a waitlist request filled immediately after a declaration was made.

There could be several explanations for this: The most obvious is that it does happen, but the member to whom it happened didn't post it on one of the Disney sites I follow.

Another explanation is one of timing. The news of this latest declaration was posted by DVCNews on June 4; it was recorded by the Orange County Comptroller on June 1; and it was signed off by Disney on May 30. At the very least, Disney could have been filling reservations using these newly declared villas by May 30. In fact, its possible that Disney started using these villas to fill reservation requests as early as May 20.

I mention this because over the years I have seen a few deeds that were being processed before the declaration was recorded by OCC. The latest example was in February with a Copper Creek declaration. The declaration was signed off by Disney on February 12, 2018. However, there was at least one deed in which the buyer dated the deed as February 2, ten days before the official date of the declaration. Since Disney has to wait at least 10 days after selling a deed before it can close on the deal (its the I-changed-my-mind-and-want-my-money-back clause in Florida timeshare law), Disney has a few days to start using these villas before a declaration is known to the public.

Since I know Disney can fudge by 10 days before a Unit is officially declared, I always wonder whether it takes into account declarations that are months in the future when filling reservation. For example, let's say that Disney knows that by July 31, 2018, it will make another Copper Creek declaration that contains 15 more studios. In theory, it could already let members book those 15 studios as long as their check-in dates are on July 31 or later. So when the next declaration is actually made on July 31st, all of those studios have already been snapped up by DVC members.

This last part is just speculation on my part. I can think of a handful of reasons why Disney could not handle future declarations in this manner. But I can also think of some reasons why it would be perfectly legitimate and actually beneficial to the DVC membership as a whole.

In any event, I hope you get the studio you want. Copper Creek is a great resort!
Re: Fourth Declaration for Copper Creek in Four Months -- CarolynFH
2018 Jun 07 10:56:19 PM
wdrl wrote:
It doesn't surprise me that you didn't notice an increase in availability for Copper Creek after the latest declaration. I have been tracking declarations since 2009 and I can't think of an instant where someone reported getting a waitlist request filled immediately after a declaration was made.

There could be several explanations for this: The most obvious is that it does happen, but the member to whom it happened didn't post it on one of the Disney sites I follow.

Another explanation is one of timing. The news of this latest declaration was posted by DVCNews on June 4; it was recorded by the Orange County Comptroller on June 1; and it was signed off by Disney on May 30. At the very least, Disney could have been filling reservations using these newly declared villas by May 30. In fact, its possible that Disney started using these villas to fill reservation requests as early as May 20.

I mention this because over the years I have seen a few deeds that were being processed before the declaration was recorded by OCC. The latest example was in February with a Copper Creek declaration. The declaration was signed off by Disney on February 12, 2018. However, there was at least one deed in which the buyer dated the deed as February 2, ten days before the official date of the declaration. Since Disney has to wait at least 10 days after selling a deed before it can close on the deal (its the I-changed-my-mind-and-want-my-money-back clause in Florida timeshare law), Disney has a few days to start using these villas before a declaration is known to the public.

Since I know Disney can fudge by 10 days before a Unit is officially declared, I always wonder whether it takes into account declarations that are months in the future when filling reservation. For example, let's say that Disney knows that by July 31, 2018, it will make another Copper Creek declaration that contains 15 more studios. In theory, it could already let members book those 15 studios as long as their check-in dates are on July 31 or later. So when the next declaration is actually made on July 31st, all of those studios have already been snapped up by DVC members.

This last part is just speculation on my part. I can think of a handful of reasons why Disney could not handle future declarations in this manner. But I can also think of some reasons why it would be perfectly legitimate and actually beneficial to the DVC membership as a whole.

In any event, I hope you get the studio you want. Copper Creek is a great resort!

Thanks — for the good wishes and the very interesting addition to my DVC knowledge!

I think I did have a waitlist fill at Poly as a result of a declaration. At 7 months I had waitlisted a studio for early January 2017 and kept checking the RAT without seeing any openings for our dates, so I was surprised when it filled. Shortly afterwards you posted that a declaration had been made right about that time. Obviously Poly has a lot more studios than CCV does, so that will make a difference!


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