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?
If nothing is offered, 100% of the membership gets nothing.
If something is offered but you don't get it for whatever reason, a portion of the membership did get something. For FREE. From DISNEY.
Suck it up snowflake. Better luck next time.
At 182 you wouldn't be able to get anything since you had not reached the 180 mark.
It is my understanding that just like for dining at the 180 mark from check in you can book 10 days worth of dining or check forward for 10 days for available for tours.
I enjoy the a few perks altho most aren't offered when I am there (like the Soarin' tour) or not something I would use. I don't see any reason perks can't be offered - the fact that the Soarin' Tour was sold out so fast implies it won't be offered again or will be offered at a different time.
IMO Perks walk a fine line of a being a unique experience for enough members to create a positive image boost for DVC without irritating the rest of the membership.
You can't book 190 days in advance of your check in date for ADRs as you start booking at the 180 mark and can go forward no more than 10 days. I was told by the Tour people that it was the same for tours.
Is there any chance that you called at the 180 day mark and requested the tour date which happened to be 182 days out?
I know it sounds like semantics, but people easily think they can always call at 190 days to start making ADRs or tours, but they are restricted to not calling to make any reservations earlier than 180 days before their check in date.