January 2017: DVC ROFR & Resales Data

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, DVC Resales, DVC ROFR Data, Selling DVC

January 2017 DVC ROFR data

Below you will find DVC ROFR (Right of First Refusal) and resale data from offers that were accepted and sent to ROFR during the month of January. Disney was very aggressive this month in exercising their right to purchase. We normally have a low buy-back rate around 4-6% but this month we saw 17 sales exercised, which almost triples the … Read More

Coming Soon to WDW Parks

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, Vacation Planning Tips, Walt Disney World

"Happily Ever After" Fireworks and Projection Spectacular Debuts May 12 at Magic Kingdom Park

It’s an exciting spring season at Walt Disney World Resort, one filled with new fun that spans all four theme parks, Disney’s Water Parks and Disney Springs. From the unveiling of a whole new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to an awe-inspiring fireworks show at Magic Kingdom Park to more retail and restaurant openings at Disney Springs, there more to see … Read More

How to Get The Best Room Location at Disney World Resorts

Leah AlthiserDisney Vacation Club, Vacation Planning Tips, Walt Disney World

By Leah Althiser @ The Frugal South Walt Disney World’s on-property resorts are some of the most amazing hotels in the world. They are also amazingly huge and spread out! If you are in a far-flung room, you can easily spend 10+ minutes hiking to/from your room to get to the transportation, dining and the pool at your resort. Where your room is … Read More

Disney Housekeeping To Be Reorganized

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World

From Tom Corliss at WDW News Today: “Ever since the Four Seasons resort opened at Walt Disney World, Disney has been looking at ways to keep up with the luxury resort, especially since many Disney Deluxe Resorts are priced higher. One of the larger problems in recent years has been in the upkeep of a guest’s resort room, with a … Read More

Permits Filed for DVC at Caribbean Beach Resort

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World

Permits have finally been filed for the rumored Disney Vacation Club wing and expansion of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. WDWNT first reported of these additions and changes in June of 2016. The permits show the large, multi-story building that will likely be part of the Disney Vacation Club wing, as well as 6 other new structures, some replacing the existing Barbados … Read More

DVC Membership Magic Ever After

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, DVC Owner Benefits, DVC Resales

As Disney Vacation Club celebrated “25 years and BEYOND” in 2016, you could say 2017 is the year “BEYOND” begins. Fueled by that forward-looking spirit, Disney Vacation Club recently unveiled “Membership Magic Ever After,” a colorful collection of extended Membership Extras from 2016, additional offers and opportunities for 2017 and new Disney developments that together will help pen the next great chapter in … Read More

November & December 2016: DVC ROFR and Resales Data

Kristen TutasDVC Resales, DVC ROFR Data

As we closed out the 2016 year, Saratoga Springs and Animal Kingdom continued to be the most popular resorts to purchase on the resale market. Below you will find DVC resales and ROFR data from offers that were accepted and sent to ROFR during the months of November and December. Disney has sped up their ROFR process tremendously the past few months and we are … Read More

Travel Weekly Readers Name Disney Vacation Experiences as the Best

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World

Travel Weekly unveiled its winners for the trade publication’s latest Readers Choice Awards and we’re honored to have made the list – not once, not twice, but three times! Readers named Adventures by Disney as the best tour operator in the “adventure” category, Disney Cruise Line as the best “family experience” cruise line and Walt Disney World Resort as the best “theme park.” The winners, ranging … Read More

Happy Birthday Old Key West!

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, Old Key West

Old Key West DVC

Twenty-five years ago, on December 20, 1991, the brand-new Disney Vacation Club Resort at Walt Disney World welcomed the first stays by members using their points. Now called Disney’s Old Key West, the resort was the very first DVC resort. Let’s take a look back at how this resort came to be, and along with it, how DVC itself came to be…Disney’s Old … Read More

2016 DVC Condo Meeting Highlights

Kristen TutasAnnual Dues, Disney Vacation Club, DVC Owner Benefits

In early December of each year, DVC holds their Annual 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. Highlights from this year’s meeting included a look back at the 25th Anniversary year, resort refurbishments, a closer look at Hurricane … Read More