Disney has announced the development of a new resort on the site of the former River Country. It will be located between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

The deluxe resort will add 900 hotel rooms as well as Disney Vacation Club villas. Disney will theme the resort to nature.

“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,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “We continue to add new attractions, new lands — and these beautiful accommodations will be right in the heart of all that magic.”

Disney announces a new nature-inspired resort opening in 2022. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Disney announces a new nature-inspired resort opening in 2022. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Disney hasn’t given the resort a name yet.

It will be Disney’s 16th Disney Vacation Club property.

Disney is building a lot of resort these days:

  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is receiving a makeover and a new 15-story, adding 545 new guest rooms and suites.
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort, the 15th Disney Vacation Club property, will add about 300 units and will open in 2019. It will be located near Epcot and will be on the Disney Skyliner.
  • Disney’s Star Wars resort (still to be officially named) will connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It will be a completely immersive resort experience where guests will interact with characters and will become citizens of the galaxy – costumes and all.

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