Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
I'm pretty sure I've read around here that Reflections was one of the projects not moving forward.
I think you're right. I don't know for sure yet, but it sounds like Martin already does.Since it is still largely site work, completing the water management would be a possible cause beyond contracts that can be suspended at will. Regardless of whether or not the hotel moves forward the site needs to appropriately manage water in the approved manner.
Yes, they pay for themselves once its SOLD OUT by member dues. Until the break even number of points are sold for the resort, Disney is underwater on their construction costs.And the upfront cost. I’m a dvc member as well I just assumed that project may go forward because the dvc resorts to my knowledge anyways pay for themselves as long as there is demand. I could be wrong about that however
Figuring out how to make more revenue with fewer guests?Not making light of this deadly, serious virus by any means, but isn't it always super frustrating and disappointing that whenever WDW gets investment something happens that causes cutbacks and reductions. Just a shame. While most disagree on the direction of the parks, they were spending a LOT of money finally. The sad fact is, they literally can't afford to NOT spend money but they're in the spot where they have to NOT spend money.
DVC doesn’t have a guaranteed return on anything. See Aulani. They are on the hook for dues until the points are sold and don’t get the cash from the sales until they securitize the receivables. And the rates for timeshare paper isn’t going to be favorable going into a recession. If anything I’d see them turning to DLH since that product actually has demand.reflections construction is still going on. Since it is dvc it will have return on investment so I don’t see this project stopping.
SSE and Poppins I see off the table for now
If on SSE they could just add an ending (something to look at, light show or something) on the descent and maybe redo the cartoons with your pictures that would be a cheap but welcome add for now.
If Reflections was strictly DVC like Riviera then I could see DVC pushing ahead because they can manipulate sales with incentives to push Riviera faster or slower as desired. But Reflections also has the hotel side that I believe is still the majority of rooms. They're currently needing to reconsider demand for deluxe hotels. There's so much uncertainty that any decision one way or the other would be a hunch. It's unlikely anyone is going to the Bobs with "We believe the demand will still be there but we really don't know."They need to have Reflections finished right before when they anticipate Riviera to sell out so that they can seamlessly move over to selling points there.
If Reflections is being re-evaluated it means that there are concerns that sales at Riviera will slow down. That means that they can stop construction for awhile until they can see the sales trends better.
MouseGear is entirely gutted. Like, no floor or ceiling, no walls, it's just one big empty space. Electric Umbrella on the other hand hasn't been touched to my knowledge, neither has a small remaining portion of Innoventions East.How much of electric umbrella and mousegear is gone? Could they be reopened easily?
What about the Dreamfinder's vehicle on the wall? Any ideas what happened to that?MouseGear is entirely gutted. Like, no floor or ceiling, no walls, it's just one big empty space. Electric Umbrella on the other hand hasn't been touched to my knowledge, neither has a small remaining portion of Innoventions East.