The Villas were official renamed on October 25, 2016 to Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. As part of this evolution, the railroad theming around Wilderness Lodge was further emphasized.
The storyline and theme evolution is evident in the changes coming to The Hidden Springs Pool. The pool has been closed for refurbishment since October of 2015 and is expected to re-open in the Summer of 2017 as Boulder Ridge Cove. Boulder Ridge Cove promises to feature an expanded sun deck as well as a zero-depth-entry pool themed around an abandoned rock quarry.
A new decorative water tower will also be constructed nearby with the name, "Boulder Ridge Railway and Mining Co."
The expanded area will also include a brand new bar & grill called Geyser Point Bar & Grill as well as a new quick service restaurant.