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Old 06-03-2018, 07:32 AM   #21
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Yeah this specific rumor about River Country has been going on for years.....while I love the idea, Im a but skeptical.
I understan the skepticism but this does mean there thinking about something on this site. I think this would be a great addition to the DVC family of resorts.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:48 AM   #22
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Our home is BRV...decided to mix it up and try a cabin at Ft Wilderness..just left today after 5 day stay..loved it by the way..had 2 random CM’s that found out we were DVC tell us that “soon” we would be able to stay there..said they were doing soil samples to prepare to move forward..niether was a bus driver tho
Our first stay on Disney property was in a Wilderness Cabin and we loved it as well. Its what made us lean toward DVC, years later.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:04 PM   #23
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I remember camping with the cub scouts at fort wilderness each year and loving it. Haven't been back since but I am wondering if all the construction will take away from the "quiet outdoors" feel? Seems like it will.....assuming of course. I'll hope not but again my kids are bigger now so FW is probably done for us.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:29 AM   #24
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I'm getting caught up on my podcasts and found The Disney Dish discussed the new Ft. Wilderness DVC resort back on May 30th. According to them, the plans are pretty firm to get it open by Disney's 50th anniversary in 2021.

https://disneydish.bandcamp.com/trac...ess-dvc-resort
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:46 PM   #25
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I wish they would do the rumored Epcot location near the front entrance.
I thought that this one, too, was already in some sort of "confirmed" status?
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:52 PM   #26
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I thought that this one, too, was already in some sort of "confirmed" status?
If not, they're moving a ton of dirt and trees for relocating that water retention pond. They've dug all the way to the solar panels.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:13 PM   #27
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Here's what I found from WDWThemeParks.com:

May 31, 2018: two websites are reporting that Disney is hiring contractors for a new themed hotel on the former River Country site (near Fort Wilderness). Architecture firm WATG is expected to design the resort with construct to be done by Balfour Beatty.

The resort calls for 1340 bays (industry term for standard sized rooms) and 300 "equivalency units" for DVCs that may utilize up to 940 bays depending on size.

WATG has previously worked on Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, the convention center and the wedding pavilion.

The estimated cost for the new resort is $350 million with development potentially being higher than that. This project appears connected to the Project 89 permits that were filed in March.
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I hope the pool area is awesome. Stormalong bay size with old school river country theming.
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So this is possibly the new river country dvc resort. Great location, but I anticipate point charts between the older resorts and vgf and the poly on this one. Curious if they will install gondolas there to mk and epcot, or will they just use the waterway to mk
One more thing...I thought the place is totally inha ited with gators...
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So this is possibly the new river country dvc resort. Great location, but I anticipate point charts between the older resorts and vgf and the poly on this one. Curious if they will install gondolas there to mk and epcot, or will they just use the waterway to mk
One more thing...I thought the place is totally inha ited with gators...
There are no plans to expand the gondolas anywhere! They could either put in a new dock or a walking path to FW and WL, or both.

The permits filed so far don’t show much, it’s just for the exploratory stuff. But they super-impose reasonably well on the old plans. Sounds like it’s not totally DVC though, from what Mass Transit posted. I think Tom knows more than he’s letting on though

As for the gators, they could just rename the Gator Country Resort. I imagine though they’ll scarper once construction starts. After all, they’ll have a lot of clearing, decontamination and then back-filling to do before construction can even start. The gators will be long out of there.
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