August 2014 Posts

New Resort Availability Tool on DVCMember.com

New Resort Availability Tool on DVCMember.com

The new Resort Availability Tool on DVCMember.com allows Disney Vacation Club members to check availability across multiple Disney Vacation Club Resorts and room types. This is a fantastic tool that I am thrilled is now available. With the current online reservation system for DVC resorts, you could only search one resort and one room type a time, and only in a two week time span. You are also only able to see availability within 7 months for all resorts and 11 months for your home resorts. This new DVC Resort Availability Tool allows you to search all DVC resort 11 months in advance and search multiple resorts and room types at the same time. I have used the tool frequently as of late to search for all studios within a month time frame, since we were flexible on our travel times. Or search all 1 bedrooms over the week Christmas/New Year.

Silver Creek Springs pool at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Closed

Silver Creek Springs pool at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Closed

There’s a notice on the Availability Checker on DVCMember.com saying “From early September through late November 2014, the Silver Creek Springs pool at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will be closed for enhancement. However, you can still dip your toes in the Hidden Springs leisure pool, which will remain open throughout the duration of the refurbishment.”  

2014 Member Merry Mixer Dates Announced

2014 Member Merry Mixer Dates Announced

The dates for the 2014 Disney Vacation Club Member Merry Mixer have been announced. I was fortunate to be at Disneyworld last year for the mixer. It was great fun, starting with a snow machine outside the entrance and a Christmas tree ornament as the parting gift.  The pic is the 2013 Disney Vacation Club Christmas ornament.

Pool Hopping for Disney Vacation Club Members

Pool Hopping for Disney Vacation Club Members

I was familiar with park hopping when I became a Disney Vacation Club member, but not pool hopping, What is pool hopping? Pool hopping allows DVC members to use the pools at other Walt Disney World resorts while staying on property. My family and I have enjoyed visiting the pools at other resorts and becoming a connoisseur of the different waterslides. It is lots of fun to try them all out. Here are the program guidelines from Disney Vacation Club when you are looking to pool hop.