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DVCNews Debates: Culinary Magic Events

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For several years, Disney Vacation Club has been hosting recurring 'Culinary Magic' events exclusively for members.  Typically timed to holidays like Mother's Day or Thanksgiving, these events are essentially private buffet or family style meals hosted in convention facilities.  Unique character greet opportunities, dance parties and other activities are staples.  Prices are reflective of the Disney norm, with adults typically paying $70-80 per person for a character buffet.  


 Topic:  Do you have any interest in the Culinary Magic events?  Have you ever attended; if so, what are your thoughts?

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DVCNews Debates: Resale Price Decline

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All Disney Vacation Club contracts have fixed ending dates.  Some popular resorts like Disney's Beach Club Villas and Disney's BoardWalk Villas have end dates less than 25 years away in January 2042.  All of the new resorts Disney continues to build feature contracts that are valid for a full 50 years.  Nevertheless, the popularity of select older locations has lead to resale prices which continue to climb--some now going for 50-75% more than their initial selling price.  


 Topic:  When do you think resale prices will begin to fall for resorts with the 2042 ending date?

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DVCNews Debates: Pets in Villas

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During Hurricane Irma, Disney lifted its usual restrictions and allowed resort guests to bring pets into their hotel rooms and villas.  A series of rules and restrictions were put in place, dictating that leashes be used at all times, certain areas were completely off limits (restaurants, lounges, pools), designated animal relief areas and a requirement that pets never be left unattended in guest rooms.  Nevertheless, outside of compliance with Federal ADA laws, this would seem to mark the first time that Disney resorts opened their doors to four-legged friends. 


 Topic:  Do you agree or disagree with the decision to permit pets in Disney resort rooms?  Should the pet restrictions be lifted entirely?

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DVCNews Debates: Buy vs Rent

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Even those who have purchased their own Disney Vacation Club points have likely contemplated the question of renting vs buying.  Ownership provides more control over reservations, access to member perks and the greatest long-term financial benefit.  However, renting requires a lower up-front commitment, access to more Home resorts and the ability to easily alter vacation patterns (or end visits entirely.)  


 Topic:  How would you evaluate the question of renting vs buying?  Whether an owner or not, do you think you made the right decision?

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DVCNews Debates: Reason to Avoid

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Most of us have had SOME bad encounter at a Disney Vacation Club resort.  Maybe a room was not cleaned as thoroughly as it should have been.  Maybe Cast Member training was sub-standard.  Maybe the style or decor of the resort just doesn't suit one's tastes.  But was the poor experience enough to make you want to completely avoid the resort in the future?  


 Topic:  Have you ever had an experience that made you want to avoid a resort on future visits?

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