Several months ago over on the DVC Store Blog, readers were asked, If you could build a new DVC resort somewhere outside of the parks, where would it be and what would be the theme? In bringing things back home to Walt Disney World, I thought it would be fun to revisit the topic and ask you, our DVC Fan Community, what you would like to see as the next Disney Vacation Club Resort.
With looking at the aesthetics of both Disney’s Riviera Resort and Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge as a guide for where we’ve been and where we should go next, my mind and imagination immediately takes me to the ocean. In this case, I believe Disney should look at making the next WDW Disney Vacation Club property themed around the beauty and calmness of the Caribbean. While I think the moderate level Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort does a nice job of bringing together elements of the Caribbean throughout the common areas of the resort, I would love to see what Disney could do with a deluxe Caribbean themed resort, especially when it comes to the studios and villas. Plus, I wouldn’t mind seeing a new resort that gives Stormalong Bay a run for its money as I can picture a similar Caribbean themed pool.
One of the most relaxing and memorable vacations (prior to my wife, Amy, and I becoming full blown Disney addicts) was our honeymoon trip to the southern coast of Jamaica. Pristine white sand beaches paired with beautiful blue water and tropical vegetation provided an atmosphere that we never wanted to leave. The resort additionally had amazing dining options focused around fresh local ingredients from both the land and sea. Lastly, whether it be mid morning, early afternoon, or late in the day, there were plenty of activities and entertainment for guests to enjoy.
We talk about immersion being important for resorts. Imagine a DVC resort that could instantly transport you to the Caribbean for a night, a week, or rest day and then put you right back into the heart of Walt Disney World a moment later. I know that for me, that would be a resort I would never want to leave.
Now it’s your turn! Share in the comments below what you would like to see as the next Walt Disney World DVC Resort and what type of theme it should have.