- Jan 5, 2000
For a long time I have thought the Resale Restriction would be a killer. Not so sure any more. As posted above, there are many passionate owners of places like BWV and GFV that only want to stay at those locations. The key will be in the Resort, will it have such a great appeal that many will only want to stay there. Will the Skyliner be a big enough/convenient mode of transportation that it becomes the best way to get around (at least to the 2 parks). Only time will tell, but if Disney is correct on the appeal of the Riviera, the resale restriction may not be as big a deterrent as I originally anticipated. I do have to say, I was at WDW last week and took a Skyliner ride to the Riviera from Epcot. The ride was scenic and uneventful (a good thing) and the Riviera really looks beautiful from the outside.
I think that, just as many have bought resale BWV and BCV contracts specifically to use for Epcot festival (F&W, etc.) stays, many will also buy resale RIV contracts specifically for Epcot festival stays, especially if they're younger and feel the 2042 contracts are too short for them. We made several trips on the Skyliner between DHS and Epcot in early November, and the Skyliner was wonderfully convenient. If we weren't older and already BWV owners, a resale contract at RIV would be very appealing!I agree. As someone who reversed course and bought RIV, I wonder if it will be as bad as many of us think it will...me included!
I can see a person who loves the resort picking up a resale contract for use there along with having ownership at other resorts.
ETA - Actually, younger buyers might be drawn to resale at RIV for easy Skyliner access to DHS now too!