If you had planned on joining Disney Vacation Club through the resale market we have some news for you!
It was just announced that beginning January 19, if you purchase a resale contract for one of the 14 original Disney Vacation Club resorts will be limited to just those resorts. You would not be able to use points to stay at any of the new properties that are being built throughout the Walt Disney World Resort properties including the new Disney’s Riviera Resort
This does not apply to anyone that purchased a new contract with Disney Vacation Club for new members directly with Disney. Those guests will still be able to stay at and Disney Vacation Club property using their points.
We are unsure if those contracts submitted before January 19th will be able to stay at the new resorts if approved before the 19th. If you have a contract in for verification we would suggest calling Disney Vacation Club to see how this applies to you and your purchase.
The Riviera Resort will be the 15th Disney Vacation Club resort on Disney property. It is slated to open sometime next fall, and we couldn’t be more excited! We are glad to finally get a glimpse of what it will be like.
The resort is inspired by Europe’s Mediterranean coastline, Walt Disney was enamored with during his trips to Europe. One of his most beloved trips to Europe was one that he took with his wife Lillian in 1935. His brother Roy and Roy’s wife Edna traveled with Walt and Lillian, and the trip served as a profound inspiration on Disney storytelling for decades afterward. The castles, villages, art and architecture in Europe found their way into Disney films long after Walt’s trip was only a memory.