Rumors have been swirling for a couple of months that Disney was planning on developing the old River Country property into a new resort, but they are rumors no more. Disney has just confirmed that a new nature-inspired, mixed use resort will welcome families in 2022 along the picturesque shores of Bay Lake.
This project joins three others underway at Walt Disney World and will be situated between Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Lodge. With the competition of this resort, Walt Disney World will have added an approximately 1700 additional hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club Villas over a 4 year time period.
The deluxe resort, which will be themed to complement its natural surroundings, will include more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club Villas spread across a variety of unique accommodation types.
Here is the official announcement….
A new nature-inspired, mixed-use Disney resort will welcome families in 2022 along the picturesque shoreline of Bay Lake. Located between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, this resort project joins three others underway at Walt Disney World Resort, bringing a total of more than 1,700 new hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas online over the next four years.The deluxe resort, which will be themed to complement its natural surroundings, will include more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas spread across a variety of unique 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 is slated to be Disney’s 16th Disney Vacation Club property and it will continue to build on the value and flexibility of a Disney Vacation Club membership.“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.”The resort has yet to be named, but is slated to be Disney’s 16th Disney Vacation Club property and will continue the high standards and room flexibility they have been known for.
While this resort is not available for booking, there are over 25 other great resorts that you can visit. Contact Erin Benge at [email protected] or at 832-233-4468 to get your next magical vacation started.