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What to Look Forward to for DVC in 2024

January 16, 2024

As a new year begins, there’s lots to look forward to whether you’re a DVC member or you just enjoy staying at the DVC resorts.  From new resorts to new eateries, here’s what’s coming in 2024!

The Cabins at Fort Wilderness

Artist rendering of cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort (Photo Credit: DVC Fan)

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is the next DVC resort, and it’s slated to open in 2024!  The 350 new one bedroom cabins will sleep up to 6 guests and have a full kitchen, bathroom, living room, and patio deck equipped with a grill.  In a departure from other DVC resorts, there will be some dog-friendly cabins.

New Polynesian Tower

Construction site of the new Polynesian tower (Photo Credit: WDW News Today)

The cabins won’t be the only new DVC addition this year!  The new tower at the Polynesian is scheduled to open late 2024.  The new tower will join the same condo association as the existing Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, so those who own DVC points at the Polynesian will have home resort advantage in the new villas as well.  The tower will have a variety of villa types, such as Deluxe Studios, One Bedroom Villas, and Two Bedroom Villas.

Several DVC Resort Refurbishments

Refurbished BoardWalk Deluxe Studio (Photo Credit: Aaron Holst-grubbe)

DVC resorts undergo two types of refurbishments.  There are soft goods refurbishments every 7 years that help keep the upholstery, walls, floors, and bedding fresh.  Then there are hard goods refurbishments every 14 years that replace furniture, fixtures, and appliances and often include updates to the kitchen and bathroom.  

In 2024, Hilton Head Island Resort and the BoardWalk Villas will complete their hard goods refurbishments while Vero Beach will complete its soft goods refurbishment.  Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Lodge (both Jambo House and Kidani Village), the Saratoga Springs Treehouses Villas, and Grand Californian Villas will start their hard goods refurbishments while Copper Creek will begin its soft goods refurbishment in 2024.

New Restaurants

The Cake Bake Shop under construction at the BoardWalk

With all the refurbishments and new resorts, there will also be a few new eateries at the DVC resorts.  As part of the BoardWalk renovations, the Cake Bake Shop will open where ESPN Club used to be located.  The table service restaurant will offer sandwiches, salads, afternoon tea, and of course desserts and cakes.  

The second new dining option at the BoardWalk is Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs, which will replace the BoardWalk To Go kiosk along the boardwalk.  Disneyland fans may recognize Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs for their unique twists on corn dogs like Mexican Street Corn Dogs and Pickle Dogs.

Over at Fort Wilderness, a new quick service dining establishment called The Trail’s End Marketplace is coming soon.  It will have entrees, coffee, and grab-and-go items. 

Book your 2024 trip to Walt Disney World, and rent a stay at a DVC resort for a fraction of the cash rates!  Get started by browsing the confirmed reservations, or checking availability.

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