As mentioned at the 2015 DVC Condo Meeting last December, the majority of DVC resorts will be getting refurbishments this year. There are two types of refurbishments: soft goods and hard goods. Soft goods include in-room items like curtains, carpets, bedding, and upholstery. A hard goods refurbishment usually includes new furniture design and placement. Here’s a look at whats happening this year:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas: Crews began a soft goods refurbishment (updating fabrics and decor) at Jambo House in January, aiming to complete that work by early June. Similar refurbishments are scheduled to begin at Kidani Village later this summer, continuing through the end of the year.
Bay Lake Tower: A soft-goods refurbishment is scheduled to have begun in early June and is scheduled to continue through this fall.
Beach Club Villas: The first wave of accommodations underwent refurbishment in January, receiving refreshed decor and fabrics, updated bathrooms, larger televisions, a second queen bed in the second bedroom of two-bedroom villas (replacing that bedroom’s sleeper sofa, based on Member feedback) and more. The addition of the fifth sleeper bunk in the Deluxe Studios is also part of this project, slated to continue through the summer.
Boardwalk Villas: Work continues throughout 2016 on refurbishments with crews replacing fabrics and flooring, updating kitchen backsplashes, refreshing artwork, adding new bunk-size pull down beds and more.
Villas at Grand Californian: A soft-goods refurbishment of all villas is scheduled, with plans calling for work to take place in waves beginning as early as this fall.
Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs: Treehouse living began taking on a brighter, updated look in February, with crews refreshing fabrics and decor. Work is scheduled to continue into summer.
Vero Beach Resort: Work began in January on a variety of enhancements, refreshing fabrics and decor, updating bathrooms, installing larger tvs, replacing select furniture and more. Plans call for the work to continue in waves through the summer.