Effective September 23, 2022, Disney increased the number of vacation homes at Disney’s Riviera Resort that Disney Vacation Club members can book using points.
Nineteen vacation homes, all located on the first floor nearest Disney's Skyliner, were added to Riviera’s DVC inventory, The additional inventory includes five Residential Units containing three tower studios, two dedicated studios, two dedicated one-bedroom villas, five lockoff two-bedroom villas, and seven dedicated two-bedroom villas. No grand villas were included in this latest declaration.
Disney has now declared 199 of Riviera’s 341 vacation homes for the DVC inventory. Here is a breakdown of the types of vacation homes that have been declared for the resort:
15 of 24 Tower Studios
22 of 38 Dedicated Studios
18 of 29 Dedicated One-Bedroom Villas
81 of 148 Lockoff Two-Bedroom Villas
55 of 90 Dedicated Two-Bedroom Villas
8 of 12 Grand Villas
This latest declaration adds 329,237 DVC points to DVC’s inventory, 18.2% more than the 278,538 points that were included in the last declaration in April 2022 The DVC inventory now contains about 3,935,177 points, or about 58.4% of the Riviera’s 6,7 million total points. This means that on any given Use Day DVC members can book about 58.4% of the resort using DVC points. The undeclared inventory remains under the control of Disney Vacation Development, which can use it for cash reservations, as models to show to prospective buyers, or any other reason it chooses.
This is the sixth declaration for Disney's Riviera Resort since sales began in March 2019 and the first since April 15, 2022. Here is a list of DVC declarations made for Riviera:
Initial Declaration 02/15/2019 - 69 vacation homes
1st declaration 10/04/2019 - 29 vacation homes
2nd declaration 03/16/2020 - 24 vacation homes
3rd declaration 01/15/2021 - 24 vacation homes
4th declaration 09/29/2021 - 21 vacation homes
5th declaration 04/15/2022 - 13 vacation homes
6th declaration 09/23/2022 - 19 vacation homes
Total 199 vacation homes
Although physical units are cited in these declarations, DVC members are not limited to staying in specific rooms which have been declared into the timeshare program. Resort staff may assign incoming guests to any available room within the facility which matches their reservation.
Wil Lovato is a contributor to DVCNews.com and has been a Disney Vacation Club owner since 2009. His DVC Home Resorts include Copper Creek Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Aulani. He can be found posting on many Disney discussion forums under the username of “wdrl.”