Despite multiple attempts to reinvent itself, Reunion Station at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has now closed its doors. This news was confirmed by Cast Members working at the resort earlier this past weekend.
Servicing both Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek Villas, Reunion Station acted as a community hall for Disney Vacation Club members and their guests. Since its opening in April 2018, however, it has struggled to find an identity that attracted members to the space.
Reunion Station has offered guests over the years a variety of workshops, including wine tastings, photography classes, cake decorating, and more. Special member events have also been held at this location, including New Year’s Eve parties, and most recently, the ‘Game Day Lounge‘ for enjoying some tailgate food and catching the week’s best football match-ups. Members also had the opportunity to rent this space for parties or special occasions.
It is not immediately clear when this area will reopen or what it will be repurposed into. The most logical choice could be to expand upon the adjoining Geyser Point Bar and Grill and provide some indoor seating to this popular establishment.
Let us know in the comments if you ever visited Reunion Station at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and what you thought of this member exclusive area while it lasted!
Stay tuned to DVC Fan, the DVC Fan Facebook Group, and The DIS for more information as it becomes available!
16 thoughts on “Reunion Station at Wilderness Lodge Now Closed”
No, I have not been to RS. Just didn’t think about it when I was at WL.
I never bothered to visit because of the cost. We would love to have somewhere to just drop in, relax, and watch a game as a group. We’re not much on the ESPN bar, I think we’ve been once in over 20 years as DVC members. Expanding with Geyser Point may be a great change.
They should have made it a true community hall instead of trying to charge for everything.
Every time I was there, they charged to use it. It should have been designed as other community halls at the other DVC locations instead of looking for another way to make money
I visited Reunion Station in 2018 during my stay at Boulder Ridge. Upon entering I was told that there was nothing for me to do there as I had to sign up for whatever activity was planned and there was a cost. There was no information available that I could see. I was turned off and disappointed.
It was too expensive for what it was. I agree with the other comments. It should have been a community hall, not an extra fee.
We were always considering going the cost was the deciding factor in not. To add that expense to our trip was just not worth it. A true community hall would have been a much better idea for the space setting is beautiful. Now with all the restrictions going to Disney is a big consideration and having all those costs involve for the restrictions and face masks I can see why it is closed. Missing my Disney experiences this year we are usually down there 5-6 times a year. Have 181 points to use by March 1st and don’t know if that is going to happen. Sad
I’m pleased to see that this was a failure. I think to most of us this is no surprise, but yet WDW leadership at the time couldn’t see it. Hopefully this makes WDW and DVC management reevaluate trying to charge for everything because it only pushes loyal guests away. DVC members have spoken by not supporting this one. There needs to be focus on bringing back more value to DVC because Disney needs visitation more than ever.
Crazy overpriced. A Community Hall would be great, especially with reduced park hours and more time at the resorts.
Just stop trying to nickel and dime us for everything. Did they really think we were going to stand in line to pay for something that should have been free to members?
The price was expensive not worth it but I do think the expansion of geyser point would be great to have an indoor restaurant
I knocked on the door trying to figure out what it was. A CM came to the door to explain it was an extra cost reservation only venue. Pffft. Don’t our dues pay for its maintenance?
We paid for a day in the “club”. It was right before they discontinued the offer. We were the only 3 people signed up for the day. We had a light breakfast and then nothing again till dinner. The dinner was substantial and excellent. Drank tons of wine! It was a lovely venue. The cast members were really great. I told them that the whole thing had not been marketed correctly. Hardly anyone even knew about it.
Why don’t they just make it an actual community hall like Old Key West and Animal Kingdom Villas have? They’re great spaces for kids to hang out and have fun .
We went to a wine tasting there. A fun experience, well run and, for Disney, good value.
Closing down RS is a huge mistake. It should strictly be a Community Hall. That resort needs a Hall very badly. We were there during Covid. While they tried to use it a CH, the hours were ridiculously short, they didn’t have games to lend out and there wasn’t much in terms of activities. That’s fine since we were in a pandemic, but once things get back to normal Reunion Station should 100 percent be used as a true Community Hall. Let’s stop turning all the entertainment areas in Disney to restaurants. Believe it or not, not everyone goes to Disney to eat out. My favorite memories are of being in OKW and SS Community Halls with my kids doing crafts or watching movies. Save Reunion Station!!!
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