Disney’s Riviera Resort is now accepting guest reservations for stays beginning in December 2019. The new resort is the 15thDisney Vacation property. Disney’s Riviera Resort is said to be inspired by Walt and Lillian Disney’s travels throughout Europe and the Mediterranean coastline.
Terri Schultz, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Disney Vacation Club said in a statement: “ Walt fell in love with European art, architecture, food and stories, and his extended tours of the region continue to influence Disney storytelling and theming. We look forward to welcoming our members and guests later this year to this new resort inspired by Europe and imagined by Disney.”
The new resort will offer approximately 300 family friendly vacation homes, including one and two bedroom villas, studios and grand villas that can accommodate up to 12 guests each. Guests at the resort will also have a unique way to travel to the theme parks via Disney Skyliner. This is a new gondola system which will connect the Disney resorts to Disney’s Hollywood studios and Epcot. The opening date of this new resort has yet to be announced, however, club members can begin booking the resort with vacation points.
Disney Vacation Club, a leader in vacation ownership, debuted in 1991 with a flexible, vacation points-based system rather than the traditional fixed-week timeshare model. Today, Disney Vacation Club has more than 220,000 member families, from all 50 states and approximately 100 countries.
Disney Vacation Club Members are able to choose from a variety of vacation destinations, including a stay at any Disney Vacation Club Resort or one of the thousands of other vacation options in destinations around the world. Plus, when purchasing directly from Disney, members can also enjoy the Disney Collection, which includes select Disney Resort hotels, Disney Cruise Line and guided vacations with Adventures by Disney, as well as the Concierge Collection, a portfolio of extraordinary hotels in sought-after destinations. With Disney Vacation Club properties located near the Disney theme parks in Florida and California, Members have easy access to all the attractions.
Disney Vacation Club has become immensely popular over the last few years and is a huge money maker for the company. So it is no wonder Disney is investing heavily in new timeshare properties. Members who buy at Disney resort, pay annual fees. Unlike other timeshares, this earns them DVC points which they can then spend at the resort. They also have a limit to their timeshare contracts and you choose how long you would like your contract to last for, rather than have a contract for life. DVC also offers heavily discounted tickets to their parks once you become a member and incredibly, due to the high demand, owners have reported to of sold their memberships and actually made a small profit. Could Disney be the only reputable timeshare offering on the market?
People who enter into Timeshare agreements often find it difficult to keep up with the mounting maintenance fees and simply cannot afford it any longer. They may also find that the Timeshare no longer suits their needs and simply want to end the contract. There are too many individuals who are willing to take advantage of Timeshare owners and offer fake products, along with Timeshare exit schemes. Before agreeing to any Timeshare termination or exit procedure with an individual or company, seek independent advice and fully research any company you are thinking of working with.
It is also important to remember that purchasing a Timeshare should NEVER be viewed as a financial investment. Timeshare is an investment in lifestyle, in future holidays and family time together. There is almost no resale value to a Timeshare.
The mis-selling of holiday products is, unfortunately, common practice within the holiday industry and these type of crimes often go unreported by the most vulnerable in our society and criminal convictions are few and far between.
If you have purchased a Lifestyle / Concierge Service, a Timeshare or a ‘Holiday Points’ based product from a resort or company and feel unhappy with the service, or feel you have been mis-sold this product, please get in touch with us to discuss how we may be able to help you with a possible money back claim.