Just as at the end of 2012, December 2013 was a very slow month for direct sales of Disney Vacation Club points. Only 118,639 points were sold for the month, the second lowest monthly point total since sales began being tracked on a monthly basis in July 2010. The lowest monthly point total was in December 2012, when Disney Vacation Development sold only 115.281 points.
In the summer of 2012, Disney Vacation Club granted all members nightly access to Top of the World Lounge. The lounge, located on the 16th floor of Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, provides visitors with a picturesque elevated view of the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks.
However, lounge access comes with a few caveats. Parking at the resort is (officially) limited to hotel guests only. Members staying at other resorts are encouraged to use Disney transportation to reach the resort. Seating in the lounge is limited, as is the menu. And the lounge has unfortunately gained a reputation for mediocre food & beverage service.