Most Disney Vacation Club members are undoubtedly familiar with Florida's FastPass+ which allows guests can pre-book up to 3 attractions per day. Disneyland recently debuted a competing system called MaxPass. MaxPass is similar to the legacy paper FP system, allowing guests to secure same-day electronic Passes one-at-a-time via smartphone. MaxPass is an optional product for which Disneland charges $10 per guest, per day.
Last week, Disney revealed new details regarding its planned fourth hotel on Disneyland grounds. The 700-room, Four Diamond hotel will be situated on the western side of Disney’s property, near the monorail station. Planned amenities include two pools and a rooftop restaurant with fireworks viewing platform. One detail not addressed is whether or not the hotel will include Disney Vacation Club villas. The sole DVC presence in California is 48 villas at the Grand Californian Hotel which sold-out way back in 2010. While there would seem to be a market for more villas, the premium land value at Disneyland raises some doubts as to whether Disney wishes to commit additional space to DVC.
Topic: Do you think the new Disneyland hotel will include DVC villas?
Disney's Old Key West Resort is the only Disney Vacation Club property to feature two queen size beds in every Deluxe Studio room. Every subsequent resort has been equipped with one queen-size bed plus a full-size sleeper sofa in Studio villas. Which configuration do you prefer?
Topic: Do you prefer Studio villas with two queen beds or one queen + sleeper sofa?
Over the years, Disney Vacation Club has taken numerous approaches to accommodating a party of 5 guests. Originally all Studio and One Bedroom villas were limited to just 4 guests, forcing those with 5 or more to reserve a Two Bedroom. Even today, the Value rooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas and Copper Creek Villas would require a party of 5 to book a Two Bedroom. Most other One Bedroom and even Studio villas now accommodate 5 with the addition of sleeper chairs or Murphy Beds. Of course, comfort level in each of those situations is open to interpretation.
Topic: Taking into account the point cost, which villa size would you book for a party of 5?
In 2016, Disney Vacation Club opened a members-only lounge in Epcot. The benefits are rather modest: comfortable seating in a private air conditioned space, free soft drinks, smartphone charging stations. Nevertheless, the spot has proven quite popular among owners.