DVCNews Debates

DVCNews Debates: Due Diligence

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A Disney Vacation Club purchase is a major financial committment for most poeple.  As such, it requires a fair amount of research.  Some people recommend touring some or all of the various resorts before buying.  Some suggest renting points to experience a resort first hand.  Others claim that being an experienced Disney resort guest is sufficient to gain an adequate understanding of the DVC lifestyle.


 Topic:  How thoroughly should buyers research a resort before committing themselves to a specific "Home"?

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DVCNews Debates: Seasonal Reallocation

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The 5 seasons on Disney Vacation Club points charts were designed to help balance demand over the year.  Slower periods were priced cheaper to increase demand while peak seasons were priced higher to lessen demand.  However, over the 25+ year history of DVC, the balance has gradually been thrown off.  Cheap periods like October and early December are now in high demand while slower periods like May and late-August are seemingly overpriced.  Adjustments to the seasons would bring the charts more in tune with owner demand, however members would likely lose some of the more economical stays to which they have grown accustomed.


 Topic:  Should DVC adjust the seasons to better reflect current demand?

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DVCNews Debates: Which to buy?

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For the first time in several years, Disney Vacation Club has three resorts to offer new buyers:  Aulani, Polynesian Villas and Copper Creek Villas.  Prices are very similar for each with only slight variation in promotional incentives.  However, there are notable differences in nightly point costs, annual dues, resort theming, room sizes & views offered and many other aspects.


 Topic:  If you were buying DVC points new today, which resort would you purchase?

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DVCNews Debates: Tub vs Shower

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Converting existing hotel rooms to Disney Vacation Club villas presents design challenges which cannot be overcome.  Case in point: many of the Deluxe Studio rooms at Copper Creek Villas will only have a shower stall; no bath tub / shower combo.  And it appears that DVC has no plans to allow incoming guests to guarantee the shower vs. tub prior to arrival.  

Some guests may have a strong preference for one setup or the other due to physical limitations or other factors.  However, it is not known how many guests fall into this category.


 Topic:  Does the bathroom setup matter to you?  Given a choice, which would you prefer: tub or shower?

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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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