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    DVC eyeing River Country

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    It seems odd that DVC would be looking to expand at a time when exisiting resorts are not being filled.

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    I'd suppose that because they have the capital, start planning now for increasing crowds as (hopefully) employment problems decline. Additionally, I can't be certain, but I think that DVC is doing okay as far as sales.

    The philosophy has long been about keeping people on property. Keep them spending their money on hotels, restaurants, etc that are on property. Provide transportation solutions that keep people from needing anything that would even provide access to off property facilities. If you can get only a small portion of people that are already staying off property to stay on property, it would seem you can quickly make up the capital expenditure through dining alone.

    Besides, gotta make sure the hundreds of people at the DVC booths every 150ft in the parks and resorts still have a job once BLT is sold out ;-)

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    I am personally ambivelant towards the DVC, but I am glad that there is at least some - albeit unconfirmed - interest in finally doing something with that abandoned ruin.

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Quote Originally Posted by 20K View Post
    I am personally ambivelant towards the DVC, but I am glad that there is at least some - albeit unconfirmed - interest in finally doing something with that abandoned ruin.

    here-here

    this and art of imagination will be some nice new life. now, the prime spot (not for the soil apparently) where the mediterranean resort was to be is still looking pretty.

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    I may have to buy into that
    It sounds like a good idea.

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    They'd have to finally fix the transporation issues.

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    DVC's business model requires them to be continue selling, at least until they reach the point that the original contracts are up and they can resell the existing properties. So to keep selling they have to keep building. Aulani is the near term sales, but they have to be thinking of what is next, which lends credence to this rumor. But as far as I know they were only inspecting the site for the possibility of it. It may not be deemed feasible.

    Periodically the check the land where the Mediterranean/Venetian Resort was to be built, hoping that the land has settled sufficiently to be buildable, but it still hasn't happened.
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    well... at least they might do something to that disaster that was river country... and doc your right... for DVC to be successful it needs to keep selling... so it must keep building for that to happen...
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    I'm very glad they are at least thinking about doing something with the area. Leaving things to just decay doesn't seem very Disney-ish (what would Walt say?). DVC seems to sell fairly quickly and booking will certainly recover in the next few years which suits the timeline very well as it will probably be more than 5 years down the road for this to really launch.
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    I don't know if it is decaying as much as returning to its natural state.

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Fantastic comment, NC.
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Quote Originally Posted by NC_WDW_Daddy View Post
    I don't know if it is decaying as much as returning to its natural state.
    yeh the only thing keeping it from its natural state is the garbage left behind and all the abandoned slides and paths... but NC give it another 5 years and it might not even look like River Country was ever there...
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Quote Originally Posted by 20K View Post
    I am personally ambivelant towards the DVC, but I am glad that there is at least some - albeit unconfirmed - interest in finally doing something with that abandoned ruin.
    That's pretty much how I feel about it. I wish they could find somethinhg more imaginative to do with that area.
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    I've always felt that the LAST thing WDW needs is more resorts. More rooms means more people, which means more crowds at the resorts. Enough already.
    Really, Walt? Disneyland is MY land? Why would I want a silly little land when I can have the WORLD.


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