Bay Lake will be getting a new nature-inspired, mixed-use Disney resort in 2022. The resort will sit between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground on the shoreline of Bay Lake.
The new resort will be in the deluxe resort category, and themed to complement its natural surroundings. The resort will include more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas across a variety of accommodation types.
“Walt Disney World is in the midst of our most significant expansion in the last two decades and the combined 1,700 new hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas we are building at four different resorts will create thousands of new construction and permanent jobs and will drive economic opportunity and incremental revenue for Central Florida,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “We continue to add new attractions, new lands — and these beautiful accommodations will be right in the heart of all that magic.”
The soon-to-be named resort will be be Disney’s 16th Disney Vacation Club property. “This resort experience will be a celebration of Walt Disney’s lifelong love and respect for nature, with some fun and even surprising accommodation types that families will find irresistible,” said Terri Schultz, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “It will give our members and guests yet another opportunity to stay in close proximity to all the newest attractions and experiences in our theme parks, and with the flexibility, value and world-class service families expect from Disney.”
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Update
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will completely re-open in 2019, after a lengthy refurbishment. The re-opened resort will include a new 15-story tower overlooking Lago Dorado, the resort’s centerpiece lake.
The new tower will offer an additional 545 new guest rooms and suites, the tower also includes a two-level entrance lobby, concierge lounge, new meeting spaces and more.
Guests will also be able to enjoy rooftop dining at a specialty table-service restaurant with panoramic views. The existing 1,800 guest rooms have all been fully updated with new fixtures, furnishings and a color palette that ties the entire resort together.
Disney’s Riviera Resort Update
Also currently under construction is Disney’s Riviera Resort. It is located near Epcot and anticipated to open in 2019. This will be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property.
With plans for approximately 300 units across a variety of accommodation types, this property will connect to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot via the Disney Skyliner. This new resort will be the first all-Disney Vacation Club property at Walt Disney World since Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa opened in 2004.
Star Wars Resort Update
This first-of-its-kind resort will be a completely immersive experience into an authentic Star Wars story as guests depart together for a multiday adventure aboard their starship. Guests will interact with characters as they become active citizens of the galaxy, dressed in proper attire as stories unfold all around them.
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