Here are a few items of note about the updates made to DVC Resorts during the 2012 Season and some upcoming notes about refurbishments coming in 2013.
Soft goods, which consist of interior paint, flooring and fabric replacement, refurbishments are well underway at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resorts. Several other DVC resorts including Kidani Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort, Disney's Beach Club Villas, The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's Boardwalk Villas, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel are in the year one or two of the three-year phase refurbishment process.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas added new and rare animals to the savannas.
Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney Vacation Club is continuing to provide DVC Members access to Top of the World Lounge through 2013. July 3 & 4 and December 30 & 31 are excluded due to high occupancy. This is for DVC Members who are staying on property and must utilize WDW transportation as there is no onsite parking available.
Disney's Beach Club Villas
Members staying at Disney's Beach Club Villas will be able to enjoy the refurbished Ship Shape Health Club (Fitness, Salon & Massage) and Hurricane Hanna's.
Disney's BoardWalk Villas
The Flying Fish Cafe at Disney's Boardwalk Resort earned the prestigious Wine Spectator's 2012 Award of Excellence.
Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
The Beach House refurbishment was completed. Shadow's Point, for night time movies and programs, was enhanced and next year Signals (Beach House) will be re-designed to include indoor seating.
Disney's Vero Beach Resort
Several refurbishments took place at Disney's Vero Beach Resort this year including Sonya's Restaurant, the mini golf course, and the resort campfire area. Pool furniture will be replaced next year.
Disney's Old Key West Resort
The fitness center at Disney's Old Key West Resort was refurbished this year, and next year the pool furniture will be replaced.
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Beginning in January the Spa and Fitness Center at Saratoga Springs Resort will undergo an extensive refurbishment and reopen under the Senses brand, a new Disney owned and operated Spa.
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
BBQ grills have been added at the Halawai Lawn and a new quick-service location, Mama's Snack Stop.