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Disney Vacation Club Resort Timeline, Part 1

As the 25th anniversary of the Disney Vacation Club approaches, this is a wonderful time for members to take a moment to look back. Let’s appreciate all the value that enrollment provides us. Thirteen of the most beautiful hotel resorts in the United States participate in the program. How we reached this point represents a fascinating journey with fluctuating plans for where Disney should locate each new property. Here’s a look at the first decade of DVC’s developments.

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Disney's Old Key West Resort

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Five dramatic turning points in DVC history

As The Walt Disney Company celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Disney Vacation Club, it’s the perfect time to look back at the major changes in the program during its history. Originally only one participating hotel existed, and it claimed the dullest name imaginable, Disney’s Vacation Club Resort. Today, 13 Disney-built resorts participate in the program, not counting the hundreds of other hotels across the globe where DVC owners can exchange their points for RCI stays. As we celebrate 25 years of DVC, let’s take a moment to appreciate the five most important events in the history of the program.

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Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

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Top Disney Vacation Club resorts for the holidays

The holiday season at Walt Disney resorts embodies the company’s mantra. Uncle Walt constructed the "Happiest Place on Earth" and the "Most Magical Place on Earth" from orange groves and swampland. His ability to create something from nothing is why his status as a global icon remains unquestioned half a century after his death.

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The courtyard at Disney's BoardWalk Villas

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