Disney announces plans to build a nature-inspired resort at Walt Disney World

Oct 18, 2018 in "Reflections - A Lakeside Disney Lodge"

Nature-Inspired Resort concept art
Posted: Thursday October 18, 2018 2:42pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today officially announced its new Disney Vacation Club property to be built on Bay Lake between Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort.

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.

“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.”

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FigmentFan82Oct 02, 2023

Somehow Reflections returned

TrainsOfDisneyOct 02, 2023

That’s a stretch. I love hoop but it’s not really a restaurant. And either way, the fort has 1 less restaurant than it had for decades so that’s clearly a downgrade.

Disstevefan1Oct 02, 2023

I will miss trails end. It was relatively good food and a relatively good value and I did like the theming of the place. The good old days.

TouchdownOct 02, 2023

Hoop is still there, and last I checked, still a resturant.

KamikazeOct 02, 2023

CMs don't know ****

MR.DisOct 02, 2023

The DVC cabins give a new option for DVC owners with pets/dogs. I am all for having diversity. Thinking this over though, the last thing I would book is a cabin after a few years of use by pets. The Pet smell and droppings are not what I would want to put up with. Each to his own. I am for the cabins but they will not be for me.

Disstevefan1Oct 02, 2023

Construction update seen?

monorail81Sep 27, 2023

Wrong property for that. 😬

TrainsOfDisneySep 27, 2023

For what it’s worth, I had a meal at Crocketts Tavern and some guests were complaining to the waiter how there is no longer a restaurant at the campground. He said that he’s been told there will be a restaurant when the “DVC project opens”

pdude81Sep 27, 2023

I suspect the nargles are behind it

monorail81Sep 27, 2023

My theory is this is why they never reopened the primitive camping area. I think it’ll be developed into a DVC amenity area. Why else wouldn’t they reopen it?

nickysSep 26, 2023

They are unlikely to be demolishing the cabins, at least not on site. They’ll just lift them onto a trailer.

JoeCamelSep 26, 2023

You mean the love shacks?

DobergeSep 26, 2023

Possible this is just to remove the existing cabin. Edit: I'm overthinking this. It does say general construction and not straight demolition.