Walt Disney World Confirms Plan to Build New Resort in River Country Area

We previously shared speculation that Walt Disney World would potentially be adding something in the area where River Country used to be.  We have learned officially that that this new plan will be a for a new resort.  The resort will be inspired by nature and will be located between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.  It is currently set to open sometime in 2022 and will feature amazing views of Bay Lake.   This will be a deluxe resort that will include over 900 resort rooms, plus Disney Vacation Club villas that will feature a variety of different accommodations.


Here is what George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort,  had to say, “Walt Disney World is in the midst of our most significant expansion in the last two decades and the combined 1,700 new hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas we are building at four different resorts will create thousands of new construction and permanent jobs and will drive economic opportunity and incremental revenue for Central Florida. We continue to add new attractions, new lands — and these beautiful accommodations will be right in the heart of all that magic.”

What do you think of this newly confirmed resort coming to Walt Disney World?

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