Several years ago, we originally asked our readers, “If you could build a new Disney Vacation Club Resort, where would it be, and what would be the theme? ” With so many more members in our DVC Fan Community now, I thought it would be fun to revisit the topic and ask 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 the previously planned Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge as a guide for where we’ve been and where we should go next, my mind and imagination immediately take me to the ocean.  In this case, I believe Disney should look at making the next 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 on 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 a rest day and then put you right back into the heart of Walt Disney World a moment later.  Or what if Disney actually built a new DVC property in the Caribbean itself? Something you could get to by taking a Disney Cruise? Perhaps even a resort located at the new Lighthouse Point private island? 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 Disney Vacation Club Resort and what type of theme it should have.  

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!

7 thoughts on “Dreaming Up The Next DVC

  • On the beach in Huntington Beach. Disney needs another DVC property near Disneyland.

  • I’d love a European based DVC resort! I know you can exchange points but to have one over here and so easy to get to would be lovely! Plus for American and Canadian DVC owners it could open up new opportunities for them to travel further afield!

  • It would be cool if they did an actual Caribbean resort, but given they are still selling Aulani, I have my doubts Disney will ever do a resort outside of a theme park area ever again. Hope I’m wrong though.

  • In the current reflections build area, double down on theme of the wilderness lodge and the campground. Bring in the theme of coastal new england for the main buildings. On water, floating but permanently docked house boat style cabins. In a separate wing, bring the concept of DVC to the RV crowd, waterside campsites with a docking cabin, giving families additional space/amenities to compliment what’s in the RV….outdoor but covered kitchen, modest bunks and laundry. While you can currently convert points to use fort wilderness it doesn’t make much financial sense. I’d rather see RV’s get the full DVC treatment.

  • I actually have two thoughts. First, a Tomorrow Land Deluxe Hotel, and secondly, a Spaceship Earth Deluxe Hotel. The Tomorrow Land Deluxe Hotel would be located do north of Bay Lake Tower and be on the lake. The Spaceship Earth Deluxe Hotel would be located North/East of the ball in an area that is currently being used for construction and parking.

  • I would think a trailer park themed resort would be great.

  • I think an Ireland/Scotland style resort with castle like decor and lots of green grass could be really cool! I can picture a fun pool with a cliffs waterfall and a rope bridge! Maybe a fun castle playground:) Rooms themed with Brave vibes and a character meal with Merida and her brothers would be fun! Fish & Chips, lamb chops, bagpipe music, I could really enjoy a place like that! It would be unique!

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