September 2014 Posts

Handy DVC Point Comparison Chart

Handy DVC Point Comparison Chart

A user over at the DVC forum on Disboards.com had been looking for a point chart comparing all of the Disneyworld Disney Vacation Club resorts at once. After being unable to find such a thing, she created it herself. The handy PDF chart and Excel spreadsheet compare daily and weekly points across DVC resorts for a given season and room type. I find this to be extremely helpful with planning my Disney Vacation Club stays while trying to maximize my trips and DVC points.

So for example, let’s say I have 200 Disney Vacation Club points and I want to stay for a full week at Disneyworld sometime during the year – any resort would be fine. But I also want to make sure I visit during the Food and Wine Festival. The chart and spreadsheet make it easy to compare points for different resorts, seasons, and room types.

DVC Discount to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

DVC Discount to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

Halloween Time has returned to the Happiest Place on Earth, with plenty of treats and a few tricks to delight kids and adults alike! Disney Vacation Club Members can enjoy special pricing for Mickey’s Halloween Party, a hard-ticket event at Disneyland Resort on select dates in September and October!

As of this posting, special Member pricing of $56 is available on 9/30, 10/6, 10/8, 10/14, and 10/20. This is a significant discount off of the $70 day of event price and $63 advance purchase price.

Disney Vacation Club Offering Exclusive Thanksgiving Dinner at Contemporary Resort

Disney Vacation Club Offering Exclusive Thanksgiving Dinner at Contemporary Resort

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World Resort! It’s the season when family and loved ones get together for special holiday gatherings filled with their own Thanksgiving traditions and lots of scrumptious food! Take a break from all the cooking this year and experience the magic of Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World Resort with a special feast for Disney Vacation Club Members and their Guests as part of Membership Magic at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

At this first-of-its-kind event, Members and their Guests can enjoy a mouthwatering array of favorite holiday dishes while seated in the beautiful Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

DVC Member Services Wait Times

DVC Member Services Wait Times

I have found the cast members with Disney Vacation Club member services to be overwhelming pleasant and very helpful in all of my interactions. Literally ALL. And I do not say that lightly. After purchasing our membership, especially on the resale market, I for some reason expected to not be as thrilled with the DVC experience after purchase. Thank goodness this has not been the case!

One suggestion I have for improvement, though, is in wait times for DVC Member Services. During high booking times, I have had to wait over 30 minutes to speak with an agent. And as much as this gal loves to listen to Disney’s hold music, that length of time is a bit much. I was happy to see the resent posting addressing this issues, including suggestions for reducing wait times.

Lost Your Disney Vacation Club Membership Card?

Lost Your Disney Vacation Club Membership Card?

Lost your DVC Membership card? Or need a new card for some other reason? You can always request one from DVC Member Services, although my understanding is that they print these cards in a batch order and so the wait can be several weeks for a new card to be mailed to you. But good news, you can obtain one immediately if you are visiting Disneyworld or Disneyland.