DVC Resort Refurbishment

DVC Resort Refurbishment Information

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort guest rooms undergo regular refurbishments to maintain their high standards. These renovations typically begin approximately 7 years after the resort’s opening, ensuring a fresh and enjoyable experience for guests. DVC owners find it beneficial to stay informed about upcoming refurbishment schedules, allowing them to plan their vacations accordingly and minimize potential disruptions.

DVC Resort Refurbishment Types

There are two main types of refurbishments conducted at DVC properties:

  • Refresh: This type of refurbishment, often referred to as a “soft goods” refurbishment, involves enhancements to wall coverings, floor coverings, window coverings, furniture upholstery, linens, and minor furnishings such as artwork and in-room light fixtures.
  • Full: Known as the “hard goods” refurbishment, the full renovation encompasses all the elements of a refresh, plus changes to appliances, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures, furniture replacement, and more. Typically, the full refurbishment involves a comprehensive rebuild of the guest room, starting around 14 years after the resort’s debut.

It’s worth noting that these refurbishment types can vary. For instance, in 2021, both Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa underwent a lighter refresh, which included the installation of pull-down Murphy Bed sleeper sofas in all rooms.

DVC Resort Refurbishment Schedule

According to Disney Vacation Club policies, guest rooms undergo renovation approximately every 7 years, alternating between refresh and full refurbishment cycles. During these projects, essential maintenance tasks are continuously performed to ensure the property’s upkeep. Refurbishments represent systematic updates to all rooms within the resort. It’s important to note that while a refurbishment is in progress, guests may be assigned either a renovated room or a non-renovated room.

DVC ResortDateTypeDateType
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House2024Full2031Refresh
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village2024Full2031Refresh
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort2024Full2030Refresh
Beach Club VillasAug to Oct 2023In Progress – Refresh2030Full
Boardwalk Villas2023Full2030Refresh
Boulder Ridge at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge2030Refresh2037Full
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge2024Refresh2031Full
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian2029 Full2036Refresh
Old Key West Resort2024Refresh2031Full
Polynesian Villas & Bungalows2028Full2035Refresh
Riviera Resort2027Refresh2034Full
Saratoga Springs Resort2026Refresh2033Full
Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs Resort2024Full2031Refresh
The Villas at Disneyland HotelN/AN/AN/AN/A
The Villas at Grand Californian Hotel2024Full2031Refresh
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas2028Full2035Refresh
Hilton Head Island ResortStart July 2023Full2029Refresh
Vero Beach ResortStart Oct 2023 to Jan 2024Refresh2030Full

Please refer to the schedule diagram above for the most up-to-date information on refurbishment projects. The projects confirmed by Disney Vacation Club are in bold, while the other ones are my estimates based on the 7-year interval. It’s important to remember that all dates, including the DVC-confirmed schedule, are subject to change.

Stay informed and plan your Disney Vacation Club experience accordingly to make the most of your stay.

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