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DVCNews Debates: Check-Out Frustration

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Disney Vacation Club resorts' high occupancy level and limited housekeeping schedule present some challenges on check-out days.  Nearly all rooms must be turned-over by 4pm for newly arriving guests.  Many of those rooms have not been serviced for up to 7 days.  With only a few hours to clean dozens or hundreds of rooms, housekeeping staff have been known to knock on doors searching for vacated rooms which are ready to be cleaned.  Late check-outs are not granted under any circumstances. 


 Topic:  Have you ever found the resort staff to be TOO aggressive in encouraging you to leave on check-out day?

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DVCNews Debates: Best Quick Service

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You're dashing through a Disney theme park and don't want to stop long to eat.  Or maybe you're at your favorite Disney Vacation Club resort looking for some grub.  Or perhaps hunger hits you while racking up those big shopping bills a Disney Springs.  Where do you go?   


 Topic:  What is your favorite Disney Quick Service restaurant?

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DVCNews Debates: Staying at new resort

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While we all hope that a new Disney resort would reach peak operating efficiency from Day One, that isn't necessarily realistic.  Even new resorts have unexpected problems with guest rooms, staff that could use a little more training and other issues which may negatively impact the guest experience.  These realities force us to question if it's safe to stay in a Disney resort shortly after opening (or reopening from refurb), or if it's better to wait a few months while they iron out the problems.     


 Topic:  Are you reluctant to stay in a Disney resort shortly after opening?

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Disney's Wilderness Lodge will soon be home to two separate Disney Vacation Club Properties: the original villas renamed Boulder Ridge and the newer component dubbed Copper Creek Villas & Cabins.  Copper Creek points are now on sale for around $165 each (with incentives) for a 50-year contract, 11 month access to the lakefront cabins and participation in DVC discount programs.  Meanwhile Boulder Ridge points can be purchased on the resale market for around $90 per point for 24-25 years of ownership.    


 Topic:  Which is the smarter buy--Boulder Ridge resale points or Copper Creek direct from DVC?

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DVCNews Debates: Fixed Week

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Disney Vacation Club has only offered the Fixed Week purchase option for the newest four of its fourteen properties.  The option allows buyers to secure a specific unit size and week every year without any of the uncertainty involved in making reservations.  The buyer can cancel their fixed week at any time and receive the points to use for any other booking, and the Fixed Week is guaranteed to be immune from any future point chart adjustments.  The primary downside appears to the the requirement to purchase 10% more points than the given week would actually cost if booked through normal means.    


 Topic:  If the Fixed Week option were available at the time of your DVC purchase, would you have given it any serious consideration?

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