2016 Merry Member Mixer dates revealed

Disney Vacation Club will host its annual Merry Member Mixer on five Friday afternoons during November and December.  

Merry Member Mixer

Newly announced are the dates for the 2016 holiday Member Mixers.  The event is sheduled to be held on the following dates:

Friday, November 25, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016

Disney Vacation Club states that the Mixers will be held in Epcot but times have not yet been published.  In recent years, Mixers have been held from 3:00 - 5:00pm in Epcot's World Showplace Pavailion located near the United Kingdom.  Attendees are treated to complimentary refreshments, an exclusive Disney Vacation Club Christmas ornament, character meet-and-greet opportunities, dance party, activities for the kids and more.

The Merry Member Mixer is a free gathering offered exclusively to Disney Vacation Club owners and their guests.  Disclaimers posted on the DVC member website suggest that members who exclusively own points purchased on the resale market after April 4, 2016 may be ineligible to attend the Merry Member Mixer

See our coverage of the 2015 Merry Member Mixer for photos and additional details.  

Reader Comments
Re: 2016 Merry Member Mixer dates revealed -- wdrl
2016 May 16 03:46:41 PM
I recommend all Members try to attend a Merry Mixer at least once. It can be fun, what with the character meet & greets and the dance party. And then there are the free cookies and holiday decoration.

But after attending the last two Merry Mixers, I'm not keen on attending another one in the foreseeable future. With so many Members now belonging to DVC, the Mixers have become more crowded than I like. Last year, we arrived about 30 minutes after the opening of one of the Mixers and we still had to stand in line for about 15 minutes before we entered the Mixer.
Re: 2016 Merry Member Mixer dates revealed -- denlo
2016 May 16 04:17:47 PM
We have attended a couple of the mixers and I agree, that was enough for us. I am glad that they are moving the dates to a weekend since many members do long weekends, although I expect the crowds will be even larger.
Last years was our 1st -- gaverv
2016 May 16 04:33:49 PM
This being the 25th anniversary, I'm looking forward to attending this years.
Re: 2016 Merry Member Mixer dates revealed -- LGM59
2016 May 25 12:55:55 PM
We date back to when the Merry Mixers were held in a grassy area by the International Gateway. They were very informal and lightly attended, with refreshments set out and dancing reindeer. Lots of fun! Fast forward to a couple of years ago when we stood in line for an hour to get into the World Showplace Pavilion, received our coupon for a cookie, stood in more lines for pictures and merchandise - it's great that more people can attend, but count us out. We'll be on Soarin' ... ;)
Re: 2016 Merry Member Mixer dates revealed -- TimK
2016 May 25 01:04:03 PM
LGM59 wrote:
We date back to when the Merry Mixers were held in a grassy area by the International Gateway. They were very informal and lightly attended, with refreshments set out and dancing reindeer. Lots of fun! Fast forward to a couple of years ago when we stood in line for an hour to get into the World Showplace Pavilion, received our coupon for a cookie, stood in more lines for pictures and merchandise - it's great that more people can attend, but count us out. We'll be on Soarin' ... ;)

Yeah, we're pretty much in the same boat. Attended the very first mixer in (I believe) 2004. That was back before DVC started its explosive growth phase. SSR was in its early stages--only about 20% of the final room count had opened. No Animal Kingdom villas, no Bay Lake, no Treehouses, Grand Flo, Poly, Aulani or Grand Californian. The gatherings were much smaller and more intimate.

Price of success, I suppose. More members = larger crowds.

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