July 2014 Posts

DVCapp Release for iPhone

DVCapp Release for iPhone

Several months ago a savvy programmer launched a website where you could enter searches for DVC availability and receive alerts when availability changed. Disney Vacation Club kindly asked the creator to take down the website, but she has now released an app for the iPhone called DVCapp. I received the email below and have since downloaded the app. As compared to the original website, which used her personal Disney Vacation Club login information, the app uses your personal account information. It appears the availability information displayed is not real-time, I am imagining searches are done only a few times a day.  Since Disney Vacation Club introduced the Availability Checker on DVCMember.com, the usefulness of this app is not a pronounced, but I still find the app helpful in displaying all of the information in one place as well as the email alerts. Something the Availability Checker on the DVCMember.com website is not capable of.

Stay 7 Nights at Aulani for 5 Nights of Points

Stay 7 Nights at Aulani for 5 Nights of Points

Disney Vacation Club is offering a special where you can stay at Aulani Disney Vacation Club Villas Ko Olina Hawai’i for 7 nights, using only 5 nights worth of points. The offer is not valid for Standard Hotel Rooms, Standard View rooms or Grand Villas, but the fantastic news is that the special is good for existing reservations. Essentially, you’ll get two nights of points deposited back into your account. The details of the promotion are:

Disney Cruise Line Discounts for Disney Vacation Club Members

Disney Cruise Line Discounts for Disney Vacation Club Members

Disney Vacation Club announced today discounts for members paying cash for designated Disney Cruise Line sailings this fall. I sailed on the Disney Dream this past May and enjoyed the benefits of sailing Disney Cruise Line as a DVC member. There were special events for DVC members, a magenta on my door, and each day that I stopped by the Disney Vacation Club desk I was given a pin. The details of this special offer are:

DVC Boardwalk Villas Resale Pricing

DVC Boardwalk Villas Resale Pricing

For my own research, I put together some statistics on the Disney Vacation Club Boardwalk Villas resale prices and ROFR (right of first refusal) prices. This numbers are from DVC resales for January 1 – June 30, 2014 and are averages based on the figures I came across on the internet. So completely unscientific, for my own and maybe your entertainment purposes only!