DVC Policies & Procedures

FEATURE: Booking Categories—What are they and why do we need them?

“Requests are noted but not guaranteed.”  That phrase appears on the bottom of Disney Vacation Club reservation confirmations and similar statements appear on DVCMember.com, in the Public Offering Statement and are verbally communicated by Member Services representatives.  It’s DVC’s way of saying that you can request a Downtown Disney view at Saratoga Springs or an Epcot view at the Beach Club Villas, but whether you receive such a room or not is in the hands of the resort staff.  At least, in some cases it’s in the hands of the resort staff.  After all, at the BoardWalk you can book a Preferred BoardWalk View and be guaranteed the picturesque view of Crescent Lake.  And guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas have their own Savanna View category designed to put them in front of the animals.  Why not all resorts?  Well, first let’s take a brief look at the evolution of this animal we’ll call “booking categories” in the history of DVC.

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DVCMember.com Unavailable

Have you visited DVCMember.com lately?  Well, neither has anyone else. 

For the benefit of those who may be sitting at home wondering if their computer is at fault, the DVC site has actually been down for several days now.  And even when the site was functional late last week, all vacation planning information was inaccessible.  At this time there is no word from Disney as to when the problems will be resolved.

SSR-to-DCL Transportation Debuts

Disney Cruise Line has announced that Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will be the third Disney Vacation Club property to offer accommodations to Disney Cruise Line guests.  As of October 17, 2007 guests are able to book Saratoga Springs Studio, One and Two Bedroom Villas as part of a land sea package offered by DCL.

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