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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Cabins & Dining Take Shape at New DVC Copper Creek Villas, Wilderness Lodge

While no opening date is set yet, work continues at a blistering pace on the Copper Creek Cabins and Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the latest Disney Vacation Club property announced by the company. I went to check out the construction site yesterday and found that many of the cabins are in place and the new dining establishment along the waterfront is pretty far along as well.

Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction

Here we find the new dining establishment, just steps away from the existing pool bar at the Wilderness Lodge.

Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction

This looks to be an outdoor seating area adjacent to the new dining establishment.

Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction

We’re guessing that is the entrance to the establishment, believed to be an additional counter service location.

Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction

Some of the cabins are in place already and many have their framework fully completed at this point. This project has moved a lot faster than we thought it would, possibly because Disney is anxious to move on the the Caribbean Beach project, followed by the 2nd Bay Lake Tower project.

Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction

The pool seems to be the one part of the project lagging behind, but pool construction is not such a time-consuming task.

Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction
Copper Creek Cabins & Villas Construction

We also have a video tour of the construction site to share with you today, which will give you a better feel for the scope of the project:

As always, stay tuned to WDWNT.com for the latest news and information on the Copper Creek Cabins and Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • Next time you go over to Fort Wilderness, can you see if any progress is happening on filling in the River Country pool…or on any sort of demolition of the area? I always kind of hoped that the place would be redesigned into a Fort Wilderness-specific swimming area (even though its current well-beyond-repair state make that very unlikely).

  • It’s been a lot of fun watching this area being developed. I visit often and can’t wait till the new pricing comes out for DVC purchasing.