Iger: no immediate plans for new Disneyland DVC

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President and CEO Bob Iger states that there are no current plans for additional Disney Vacation Club construction at California's Disneyland Resort.  

Iger addressed the topic during the annual shareholder meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Orlando Sentinel summarized Iger's comments as such:  "Disney is still evaluating the performance of a test in which it added 50 DVC units to the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in 2009."

Disney is in the early stages of selling ownership at Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas in Ko Olina, Hawai'i.  Residents of the western United States have long been viewed as a prime target market for the 460 timeshare units Disney is constructing in Hawai'i.  Offering a competing destination at Disneyland would only soften the market for Aulani ownership, a project which has already suffered financial problems which reportedly lead to the departure of former Disney Vacation Club head Jim Lewis.  

Construction has just begun on a 147-room Vacation Club add-on to Disney's flagship Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Florida's Walt Disney World.