West-coast DVCers will be disappointed to hear that rumors of a Vacation Club facility at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort did not pan out. Despite information printed by MiceAge.com’s Al Lutz earlier this month, last week’s slew of announcements made no mention of any forthcoming additions to the flagship Disneyland Resort property.
Projects that were unveiled last week included Toy Story Mania, which is coming to both the Disney / MGM Studios and Disney’s California Adventure theme parks, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and pirate-themed makeover to Tom Sawyer Island and at Disneyland. Resort watchers may be most interested in a new program called Disney’s Online Concierge being tested at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. According to Deb Wills of Allearsnet.com:
“Guests can use the computer to check on flights, order room service, play videogames, connect to Disney internet sites, and contact valet and bell services. The online concierge will also send personal emails to the guests, with information on the upcoming day's events and weather.”
Visit Allearsnet.com’s wrap-up of the Year of a Million Dreams Press Event wrap-up for photographs and other details on this 3-day event.
As for the Grand Californian’s DVC wing, it looks like members will have to wait a little longer to find out when or if that project will finally get off the ground. It seems a foregone conclusion that DVC units will ultimately make their way to the west coast, but when and where remains a mystery for the time being.