Category Archives: Walt Disney World Deluxe Villa Resorts

Disney Vacation Club Expansion – Wilderness Lodge

According to Tim K., who does a wonderful job with the http://www.dvcnews.com website, Disney Vacation Club has filed paperwork to expand the Disney Vacation Club offerings at the Wilderness Lodge.  This expansion looks like it will include 26 lake-side cabins.  12 of these cabins will be on the north-side of Wilderness Lodge.  They will have a view of the Magic Kingdom and presumably of the nightly fireworks show.  The remaining 14 cabins will be on the south-side of Wilderness Lodge.  These cabins will have a view of Bay Lake and of the Fort Wilderness area.

photo courtesy of dvcnews.com
photo courtesy of dvcnews.com

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Top Walt Disney World Pools by Resort Group

Disney pools come in all shapes and sizes.  Some of the resort pools are better than others, in my opinion.  Personally, I look for a big pool which has lots of activities for people of all ages to do from just lounging in the sun to going down a really big water slide.  Most of my pool time, at Disney, is during the middle of day (sometime after lunch to until the afternoon thunderstorm rolls in).  Today, we are going to look at the top pool in each resort class: value, moderate, and deluxe/deluxe villa.

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Disney Vacation Club and The Polynesian

Starting today, current members of the Disney Vacation Club can begin purchasing points at the newest property of the Disney Vacation Club…the Polynesian.  The addition of Disney Vacation Club villas and bungalows has been a major part of the renovations done at The Polynesian Village Resort and vacation club members and non-members have been waiting for sales to open.  Currently, only current members can purchase points at the Polynesian at the cost of $160 per point.  Sales for new members will begin on February 9th.  No word on if the sales will remain at $160 or will go higher.

Bungalows being constructed (August 2014)
Bungalows being constructed (August 2014)

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Disney Vacation Club at Moderates?

As you know, I listen to a lot of podcasts while I write my articles.  Over the weekend, I was listening to the Mighty Men of Mouse Podcast.  They spent a couple of minutes discussing the possibility of Disney Vacation Club resorts making their way down the moderate level of Disney resorts starting with Caribbean Beach.  This got me thinking: Is this a good idea for Disney?  Does it make sense of Disney to start branching out into moderate resorts to expand the Vacation Club?

DISCLAIMER: EVERYTHING IN THIS ARTICLE IS PURE SPECULATION AND OPINION.  DISNEY HAS ANNOUNCED NO PLANS TO EXPAND INTO MODERATE RESORTS.

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Imagineering Some New Character Meals

Character meals are a great experience for both young and old.  It is a great place to meet a lot of characters in a short period of time while getting fed.  Some time back, I posted my top 5 Character Meals.

When I went to Walt Disney World, a couple of weeks ago, I spent some time eating at some of the more “off the beaten” path restaurants mainly at moderate resorts.  I started thinking when I got back: “Why not add some characters to some of these meals?”  It would drive some foot traffic to these restaurants potentially increasing revenues and profits which would make Disney happy.  Disney could use some of the characters who aren’t out in circulation to bring people into the restaurants.  What did I come with?

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