“Preferred” Room Category Coming to Saratoga Springs

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World

Along with the release of the 2017 DVC point charts came new room categories at Saratoga Springs. Beginning in 2017, owners can choose between booking a “Standard” room or a “Preferred” room. Full details have not officially been announced but there is a notice on the DVC member website when attempting to book Saratoga Springs for 2017 travel dates: “Disney’s Saratoga … Read More

DVC Member Discounts at Disney Springs

Kristen TutasDVC Owner Benefits, Walt Disney World

With the transition from Downtown Disney to “Disney Springs” comes new shops, restaurants, and discounts for DVC Members. Here are some new locations at Disney Springs where DVC Members can enjoy discounts. To take advantage of Membership Extras, remember to present a valid Membership Card and photo ID. Apex by Sunglass Hut: 10% discount The Boathouse:  15% discount on lunch … Read More

2015 DVC Condo Meeting Highlights

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club

In early December of each year, DVC holds their Condominium Association Meeting in which board members are elected, resort budgets for the upcoming year are presented and approved, and we learn about upcoming events and projects for DVC. The year 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Disney Vacation Club and we’re told many surprises will be unveiled this year … Read More

Downtown Disney now “Disney Springs”

Kristen TutasWalt Disney World

Downtown Disney is no longer! Instead the popular shopping, dining and entertainment area is now called “Disney Springs.” The new Disney Springs will double the number of shops and restaurants found at Downtown Disney. Some of the of new shops calling Disney Springs home include jeweler, Edwin Pearl and Sanuk where you can buy shoes made from yoga mats. At the “Art … Read More

DVC Member Discounts: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2014

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, DVC Owner Benefits

2014: Special Holiday Savings for DVC Members! ADVANCE PRICE (Members): Adult (Ages 10+)  $62, plus tax Child (Ages 3-9) $57, plus tax ADVANCE PRICE (General Public): Adult (Ages 10+)  $67, plus tax Child (Ages 3-9) $62, plus tax DAY OF EVENT: Adult (Ages 10+)  $71, plus tax Child (Ages 3-9) $66, plus tax PREMIUM (Dec 19): Adult (Ages 10+)  $74, plus … Read More

Grand Floridian close to selling out?

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club

According to DVCNews.com, as of July 2014, DVC has now sold 60.77% of its 2.5 million points for Grand Floridian.  Disney Vacation Development will retain 2% for itself, so there are apprx 938,586 points remaining that can be sold to the general public. Get a part of the “magic” before its sold out! #8GF22B Grand Floridian 100 $142 February—112 points for 2015 … Read More

Annual Dues History for DVC Resorts

Kristen TutasAnnual Dues, Buying DVC

When you purchase a DVC ownership, you will have annual maintenance and taxes to pay to your “Home Resort.” DVC bills all owners in December for the next year’s dues (payable by January 15) regardless of the use year you own. Your annual dues are applied to a variety of vital interests, including but not limited to: Operating Expenses–Housekeeping, transportation … Read More

DVC Annual Dues 2014

Kristen TutasAnnual Dues, Disney Vacation Club

DVC Annual Dues for 2014 Animal Kingdom Villas $5.9748 Aulani Hawaii (Pre July 27, 2011) $4.8380 Aulani Hawaii (Post July 27, 2011) $6.4378 Bay Lake Tower $4.7846 Beach Club Villas $5.7904 Boardwalk Villas $6.0067 Grand Californian $4.9366 Grand Floridian $5.4140 Hilton Head $6.2837 Old Key West $5.5411 Saratoga Springs $4.9148 Vero Beach $7.7531 Wilderness Lodge $5.9265

DVC Planner App for Iphone and Ipad

Kristen TutasVacation Planning Tips

Hi DVCers! We wanted to share with you a great tool for planning your Disney vacations from our friend CodeSpyder. The DVC Planner App is a fast and easy way to plan your upcoming DVC vacations. Enter in your information and the app quickly calculates the number of points required, the 11 month and 7 month reservation call dates, 30 day … Read More