January 2015 Posts

2015 DVC Member Perks Released

2015 DVC Member Perks Released

The 2015 Disney Vacation Club Membership Extras have been released. On the DVCMember.con website under Membership Magic, you can download a handy flyer to print off and take with you on your next Disney Vacation Club vacation. But keep in mind that you don’t have to been staying at a DVC resort using points or even staying on property to take advantage of the discounts and perks. Just be sure to have your DVC member card with you.

What are the changes and additions to the Membership Extras this year? Some discounts have been improved, some have been reduced, some new discounts added, and some removed. At the Disney World Resort, the changes are:

2015 Disney Vacation Club Merry Member Mixer Dates

2015 Disney Vacation Club Merry Member Mixer Dates

Is it just me, but didn’t we just get through the 2014 holiday season? But I appreciate Disney Vacation Club announcing the 2015 Member Merry Mixer dates, especially with the 11 month window for making DVC reservations during that time of year upon us. Here is the announcement posted on DVCMember.com.

Another wonderful holiday season has come and gone and what better way to begin to look forward to next year’s festive time than planning to attend one of the 2015 Merry Member Mixers! Here is the complete list of currently scheduled dates, all taking place on Tuesdays:

DVC Member Sales for Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Begins January 12

DVC Member Sales for Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Begins January 12

Beginning today Disney Vacation Club members can purchase points at the new Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. The announcement was made on DVCMember.com on January 7, 2015.

We’re excited to announce that beginning Monday, current Disney Vacation Club Members can purchase real estate interests in our newest resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows! General sales will begin on Feb. 9. When the first phase opens, scheduled for April 1, the resort will introduce unique Disney accommodations, including Bora Bora Bungalows and the first connecting Deluxe Studios.

When opened, the 20 Bora Bora Bungalows on the Seven Seas Lagoon will sleep up to eight guests each in a two-bedroom, home-like setting reminiscent of the South Pacific. The Bungalows have two full bathrooms, a kitchen, washer and dryer, and large dining and living room spaces for gatherings.

Invitation to Preview Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Invitation to Preview Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Select Disney Vacation Club members staying on points at the Walt Disney World Resort January 13th, 14th, 15th received an email invitation to take a sneak peak at “the newest addition to the neighborhood.”  DVC Members who received the email invitation will be able to tour the Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Deluxe Studio model at the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. The studios are the largest Deluxe Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. And while rendered drawing of the studios have been released on the DVCMember.com website, I am excited to see photos of the real thing.

Below is the email that was sent to select DVC members:

Longer Wait Times with DVC Member Services This Time of Year

Longer Wait Times with DVC Member Services This Time of Year

I placed a call to Disney Vacation Club Member services this past week and was surprised to hear I had a 35 minute wait. I needed to make some date changes to one of my upcoming reservations and was initially very frustrated that I would have to wait on hold so long. My first thought was that it was perhaps a time of holiday staffing at DVC Member Services and then I remembered. The first week of January is always an extremely busy time for Member Services because DVC members are making reservations for that upcoming December, one of the busiest times for DVC reservations.