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News Disney Riviera Resort announced

nickys

Premium Member
It’s just a weird thing to be proud of is all.

The old reason for buying in was to save money on your Disney trips. The new reason is to prepay for your Disney trips.


They don’t care about the obscene price point or making the numbers make sense. They just wanna “own” a piece of the magic.

Edit to add...

No I’m not upset at Riviera buyers. I don’t know any actually, except maybe you?
If I had the cash I’d consider a small add-on. Enough to give us maybe three or four nights as a split stay on each of our trips, using banking and borrowing.
Most of the people I know who have bought have owned for a fairly long time, and are just adding to their portfolio.
 

xdan0920

Think for yourselfer
Premium Member
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If I had the cash I’d consider a small add-on. Enough to give us maybe three or four nights as a split stay on each of our trips, using banking and borrowing.
Most of the people I know who have bought have owned for a fairly long time, and are just adding to their portfolio.
Portfolio of timeshares. Even sounds weird.
 

seascape

Well-Known Member
Portfolio of timeshares. Even sounds weird.
Let's see. I own SSR, BWK, CCR and GF. I also own points ar Wyndham. Does that count as a portfolio of timeshares?

In reality though Timeshares are not an investment. You should not buy a timeshare with debt. American's have too much debt and not enough saved for emergencies, retirement and children's education. Remember this, the decisions you make are seen by your children and they learn from your example. Vacations are a luxury and not a necessity. None of us need to visit Disney as much as we do. I know it's fun but it is extremely expensive even with DVC points that are fully paid for.
 

xdan0920

Think for yourselfer
Premium Member
Let's see. I own SSR, BWK, CCR and GF. I also own points ar Wyndham. Does that count as a portfolio of timeshares?

In reality though Timeshares are not an investment. You should not buy a timeshare with debt. American's have too much debt and not enough saved for emergencies, retirement and children's education. Remember this, the decisions you make are seen by your children and they learn from your example. Vacations are a luxury and not a necessity. None of us need to visit Disney as much as we do. I know it's fun but it is extremely expensive even with DVC points that are fully paid for.
Ok?
 

LuvtheGoof

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Premium Member
Let's see. I own SSR, BWK, CCR and GF. I also own points ar Wyndham. Does that count as a portfolio of timeshares?

In reality though Timeshares are not an investment. You should not buy a timeshare with debt. American's have too much debt and not enough saved for emergencies, retirement and children's education. Remember this, the decisions you make are seen by your children and they learn from your example. Vacations are a luxury and not a necessity. None of us need to visit Disney as much as we do. I know it's fun but it is extremely expensive even with DVC points that are fully paid for.
I think that's what trips up a lot of people. People like to compare buying DVC to the "cost of money", and to me, that's just not the way to think about it. DVC is a luxury item, and not for everyone. You only buy DVC to save on future resort costs. Period.
 

xdan0920

Think for yourselfer
Premium Member
I think that's what trips up a lot of people. People like to compare buying DVC to the "cost of money", and to me, that's just not the way to think about it. DVC is a luxury item, and not for everyone. You only buy DVC to save on future resort costs. Period.
That’s why people USED to buy DVC. Now the math is way different. “Saving” when your paying $190 a point is fairly difficult.
 

Lensman

Premium Member
Portfolio of timeshares. Even sounds weird.
I dunno. What is the collective noun for several timeshares? A gaggle of timeshares? I think portfolio is used as the collective noun for real estate, so I think it applies even though DVC is a real estate interest and not fee simple ownership.

I know I took your post a bit too seriously, apologies, but I thought it was interesting because at first I did think that portfolio might not be correct.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Well-Known Member
I dunno. What is the collective noun for several timeshares? A gaggle of timeshares? I think portfolio is used as the collective noun for real estate, so I think it applies even though DVC is a real estate interest and not fee simple ownership.

I know I took your post a bit too seriously, apologies, but I thought it was interesting because at first I did think that portfolio might not be correct.
A “poopton” of annual fees??

I’d settle for a “pod” or a “bloat”
 
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xdan0920

Think for yourselfer
Premium Member
It’s a word to denote a collection of assets of some kind, in this case DVC contracts.

I can also have a portfolio of my work, my projects, my collection of just about anything. I could photograph my book cases and cal, it a portfolio .....

Let me clarify, I don’t view DVC an investment of any sort.
Yeah, not sure what to call it. I guess portfolio works, it just sounds strange. Like, who wants a portfolio of time shares?
 

Missing20K

Well-Known Member
@BeckyTheTechy posted this CGI promo over in the Gondola thread:
Still an odd mashup of geographic locales but oh well. That horse is drying between sheets of construction paper in a kindergarten room in Dubuque, Iowa.

I find it humorous that they've released concept art and fly through animations only after completing the BIM model and construction drawings. It's almost always the other way around. Rarely does the concept art and animations look like the final product, but in this case, the animation has to look like the final product because it used the actual construction model. Very atypical for most architecture projects.

Where are all the people enjoying the resort? I guess this animation shows guests what it would be like to walk the punch list. Give every guest a roll of blue and a roll of green painters tape.

The interiors appear to be fairly well appointed. Roof top restaurant and space looks nice enough I suppose.

Still a pretty big, "meh", for me.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
Still an odd mashup of geographic locales but oh well. That horse is drying between sheets of construction paper in a kindergarten room in Dubuque, Iowa.

I find it humorous that they've released concept art and fly through animations only after completing the BIM model and construction drawings. It's almost always the other way around. Rarely does the concept art and animations look like the final product, but in this case, the animation has to look like the final product because it used the actual construction model. Very atypical for most architecture projects.

Where are all the people enjoying the resort? I guess this animation shows guests what it would be like to walk the punch list. Give every guest a roll of blue and a roll of green painters tape.

The interiors appear to be fairly well appointed. Roof top restaurant and space looks nice enough I suppose.

Still a pretty big, "meh", for me.
It looks like a lovely Sheraton. If only its room rates weren't similar to the Sheraton in Times Square...
 

nickys

Premium Member
Almost everyone I know who has taken the tour have been blown away by them, and a lot have added on as a result. The videos online look amazing.

The new Murphy beds are a big hit, and the pull down under the TV is a full twin. The studios have a shower and bath with overhead shower.

Someone said they toured the CCV studio show room at the same time, and it seemed small and cramped in comparison. Main complaint about the 1-bed is the master is on the small side.

I can’t wait to book it for our next trip, definitely going to do a few nights there, even if I have to do a cash reservation.
 
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