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DVCNews Debates: Perk Availability

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Disney Vacation Club recently began offering a behind-the-scenes tour of Soarin' to its members on both coasts.  As one of the most popular theme park attractions, the tour quickly gained interest among members.  Unfortunately, many owners were left disappointed as they discovered that only 20 participants were allowed per day.  At Walt Disney World, six months' worth of tour dates were completely filled within minutes of their opening.   


 Topic:  Should DVC even offer perks of this nature if availability is so severely limited?

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DVCNews Debates: Lounge Improvements

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Some members have voiced disappointment with the Disney Vacation Club lounge located in the Epcot theme park.  Functionally, it provides little more than a place for owners to sit, recharge their electronics and enjoy some free refreshments.  There have also been various complaints including entry delays due to overcrowding, lack of restrooms, out of the way location and so on.   


 Topic:  What could DVC do to improve the members-only lounge?

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DVCNews Debates: Fee vs. First-Come, First-Served

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Last week, Disney began charging for use of the three covered patios which surround the Oasis Pool at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.  Many applauded the move pointing to guests who would plant their belongings around the chairs and tables, monopolizing the limited space.  Others viewed it as just another way for Disney to extort additional dollars from its guests.  


 Topic:  Is Disney justified in charging for this premium poolside space?

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DVCNews Debates: Best & Worst of Treehouse Villas

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The Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort represents a DVC resort that was never supposed to happen.  At least not in the minds of most owners.  Wetlands restrictions placed severe restrictions on development of this property.  After hosting guests for many years, the treehouses closed for nearly a decade and were used exclusively for Cast Member housing.  But Disney's lawyers--and their Imagineers--found creative solutions which allowed the treehouses to be redeveloped and rolled into Saratoga Springs


 Topic:  What are your most favorite and least favorite aspects of the Treehouse Villas?

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DVCNews Debates: No, That's Not Right!

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Timeshares can be a difficult concept to grasp...even Disney timeshares.  All too often, members seem to misunderstand the product that they've purchased.  Owners will  comment about not being able to book a room until 11 months from their Use Year or assume that the RCI trading process is much more seamless than it actually is.


 Topic:  What are some of the more egregious missteps you've heard about from fellow owners?

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