I received this in Dave Marx’s email list for Passporter and thought I would share:
There have been rumors that Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort would be the “next” DVC development for some years. Then a while back, somebody performed a web search and found an architect’s rendering of a DVC high-rise building adjacent to the Contemporary Resort’s famous 15-story tower. That rendering soon disappeared from the web, which we’d consider proof-positive that someone at Disney is watching the rumor mill and that the rendering had some basis in reality (otherwise, why remove it). However, just a while later, Disney Vacation Club announced their next project would be built at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Not long thereafter, demolition crews destroyed the Contemporary’s North Garden Wing, and construction crews started sinking support pilings into the ground. That suggests something big is in the works. Historically, DVC only announces one new project at a time. Once the sales staff succeeds in selling a substantial number of DVC memberships at the new resort, they announce the next project. So, will the new construction at the Contemporary be the next DVC resort to be announced? It seems very likely, but we probably won’t hear an official peep out of Disney until the Animal Kingdom Lodge villas are nearly sold-out. Rumor Status: High (Rise) Probability.