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DVCNews Debates: Studio Sleeper

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When the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge was refurbished in 2014, one of the surprises was the expansion of Deluxe Studio villas to sleep 5 guests of any age.  The extra sleeping accommodation came in the form of a fold-down twin size bed.  The bed is built into a combination bed / table / armoire unit.  The round dining table has been removed from villas with the new unit flexible enough to be set-up as either the twin bed OR a small square table with two chairs.  Some owners have voiced preference for the new setup, allowing for the flexibility of either a 3rd bed in the room or a table while others seem to prefer the dedicated table and lower occupancy limit.

This new design appears to have found favor with Disney executives as both Disney's Beach Club Villas and Disney's BoardWalk Villas will receive the new bed & table units in 2015. 

 Topic:  Which Studio setup do you prefer:  The extra bed & convertible table or the original stand-alone table? 

DVCNews Debates: Disney Job

Written by Tim Krasniewski on . Posted in DVCNews Debates

DVCNews Debates

Walt Disney World Resort reportedly employs more than 60,000 individuals with thousands more staffing Disneyland Resort, off-site Disney Vacation Club properties and more.  

With so many employment opportunities available, some Disney Vacation Club owners will eventually feel the urge to relocate and work for The Mouse.  But what is the ideal job to seek within the Disney corporate empire?  Working at a favorite theme park attraction?  Making magical experiences at a resort front desk?  Or perhaps introducing new buyers to the world of Disney Vacation Club as a sales associate? 

 Topic:  What is your dream Disney job?


DVCNews Debates: 7-Month Availability

Written by Tim Krasniewski on . Posted in DVCNews Debates

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There has always been uncertainty involved in booking a non-Home resort 7 months prior to arrival.  With owners at each property having 4 months' priority to secure reservations, high demand resorts, views and villa sizes have a tendency to be at-or-near full occupancy before non-owners can book.  

Adding more members to the program would seem to place more pressure on select high-demand locations...but adding new high-demand resort options (like the Grand Floridian) could also help reduce the strain on some resorts.  

 Topic:  In recent years, have you found it to be easier, harder or about the same to secure a reservation at non-Home resorts?




DVCNews Debates: Founding Member

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With most recent Disney Vacation Club resort debuts, current owners were offered the opportunity to earn "founding member" status by being among the first to purchase points.  Among the perks of the Founding Member designation was some form of recognition at the resort itself--like the fountain tiles at Bay Lake Tower--or a special keepsake like the framed print given to the first group of Grand Californian owners.  

 Topic:  Do Founding Member perks influence your decision to add-on at a new property?  Would some extra bonus sway you to purchase points at the Polynesian Villas when offered?



DVCNews Debates: Favorite Disney Animated Film

Written by Tim Krasniewski on . Posted in DVCNews Debates

DVCNews Debates

(Let's try something a little more lighthearted for a change.)  

Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced dozens of classic films over the years.  It all began at the hand of Walt Disney himself with traditionals like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty.  After several years of misfires, the late-80s started a Disney animation renaissance with the likes of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.  More recently, Frozen broke box office records while films like Tangled and Marvel's Big Hero 6 delight.  

 Topic:  What is your favorite Disney animated film of all time?
(No Pixar please...we'll do them another time) 

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