Monday, May 30, 2016 is designated as Memorial Day in the United States--a day to remember those who perished while serving in the armed forces. Memorial Day is a national holiday, prompting many closures and holiday festivities which extend to the Disney Vacation Club world.
In part one of the discussions regarding the Disney Vacation Club timeline, I focused on the genesis of the initiative as well as the original strategy Disney held for their new endeavor. Of particular note were the stronger ties to the early days of timeshares, the idea that DVC members might not care whether a participating resort was near a theme park. The other aspect that bleeds into today’s topic is the struggle Disney faced when they didn’t have an empowered relationship with local and state governments.
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
A brief 2 1/2 minute video has been published to YouTube featuring "Castimonials" from Disney Vacation Club resort staff members. Many of the Cast Members featured have been resort employees for upward of 20 years. Click inside to view the video and hear some of their stories.
The Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM have issued their attendance estimates for the 2015 calendar year. All six Disney parks located in the United States fared well with attendance increases of up to 9% year-over-year, while the international destinations struggled to keep up.
The 2012 opening of Cars Land drove impressive growth for Disney California Adventure