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    Disney Vacation Club’s ‘Lounge Service’ at Reunion Station has been the target of criticism due to its value, or lack thereof. The service provides a cold breakfast for 3 hours in the morning plus 2 hours of salads, snacks, desserts and alcoholic beverages in the evening. For this product, Disney currently charges $50 per adult and $33 per child, per day. Guests are required to purchase the Lounge Service for their entire traveling party and for every night of their stay.



    What is a more appropriate price for daily access to the Wilderness Lodge Lounge Service?

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    Without knowing exactly what they will be offering, it is difficult to place a price.

    When I think Concierge Level I think Alcohol. That's what is driving the price and the interest.Premium appy's are next on the list.

    If my fee includes unlimited Makers Mark Bourbon and Jordan wines with bacon wrapped scallops & skewers of tenderloin, maybe $50 per day per adult isn't terrible. However, well spirits and Kendall Jackson served with Chex Mix should come in around $20.00.

    I wonder if the "length of stay" can be gamed by booking one trip into segments? I want to hit the parks Saturday to Wednesday but from Thursday to Sunday I want to chilax around the resort. Do I book S - W first, Th - Sun second with the Club and then have them link the two as the check in day approaches. Seems I recall this strategy working for Dining Plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNWVIKING 2.0 View Post
    I wonder if the "length of stay" can be gamed by booking one trip into segments? I want to hit the parks Saturday to Wednesday but from Thursday to Sunday I want to chilax around the resort. Do I book S - W first, Th - Sun second with the Club and then have them link the two as the check in day approaches. Seems I recall this strategy working for Dining Plans.
    Its been several years since Disney permitted guests to break their stays into segments in order to game the dining rules. I remember seeing some comments from people who had booked two "separate" segments thinking they could purchase the Dining Plan for just one of the segments. But since the two segments were from the same DVC account with the same guests Disney bundled the two segments into one reservation.

    Like Viking says, its difficult to say what the price for concierge service until we know what is offered. $50 a day per person seems high to me. However, we have gone to the Territory Lounge at Wilderness Lodge and had appetizers (the mushroom soup is delicious) and a couple of glasses of wine and the bill adds up very quickly. Nevertheless, I just can't see myself going to a concierge lounge every day for 7 - 10 straight days and getting my money's worth.






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    Quote Originally Posted by wdrl View Post
    Its been several years since Disney permitted guests to break their stays into segments in order to game the dining rules. I remember seeing some comments from people who had booked two "separate" segments thinking they could purchase the Dining Plan for just one of the segments. But since the two segments were from the same DVC account with the same guests Disney bundled the two segments into one reservation.
    What if Segment 1 were OKW and Segment 2 were Boulder River Copper Kettle Canyon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNWVIKING 2.0 View Post
    What if Segment 1 were OKW and Segment 2 were Boulder River Copper Kettle Canyon?
    There would be no problems then. Since the two segments are for different different accommodations at different resorts, they can't be combined into one reservation. Thus, a guest could purchase a Dining Plan or the Concierge Service for one segment and not the other.






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    Quote Originally Posted by KNWVIKING 2.0 View Post
    What if Segment 1 were OKW and Segment 2 were Boulder River Copper Kettle Canyon?
    To answer your question, DVC will combine into one reservation, when you book multiple reservations for the same room type, with the same guests at the same resort. So for the two DVC resorts at Wilderness Lodge, if you book one night at BRV and the next at CCV you have two different reservations as you are staying at two resorts and you will have to move rooms each night. You could get concierge for only one of the reservations or you could do both. Now why you would want to check in and out so much is beyond me. But if you made multiple single night reservations at only CCV for every night, then DVC will convert those reservations into a single reservation. Some members wait list dates and end up with the multiple reservations but Member Services will combine them into a single reservation as long as everything matches, guests, room type and resort.
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    For $50, I can certainly think of a lot of Signature dining experiences I could enjoy more than breakfast and a salad in the evening. And, I can't imagine why, when in the "World", you would want to have a salad every night as your meal option. What, are you going to go running back to the resort every night from your Disney park of choice, for a SALAD? Am I going to just eat concierge level for the duration of my stay. Nope. I can't even imagine every other day. OK, for sake of argument, assuming every other day, I have spent $100, for trips to concierge for breakfast and a salad. That is $100 I could have spent for a signature dining experience. I am ahead of the game now. Yeah, I guess there is something to the "cold" breakfast in the morning. but it would seem that a dining plan, with a table service, counter service and snacks for not that much more per day, with the flexibility to use them how and where I want, is a much more viable alternative. So, cut that $50 price tag in half, take away the alcohol, and we might actually be able to start having a discussion about whether such a thing has value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denlo
    To answer your question, DVC will combine into one reservation, when you book multiple reservations for the same room type, with the same guests at the same resort.
    I was wondering about this. We decided on a last minute trip for August at Bay Lake Tower. When we wanted to book, there wasn't anything available so we used a points rental company for the stay and needed to do a split stay - 1 night in a standard view villa and 3 nights in a lake view villa. We waitlised the 1 night in a lake view on our own points and it came through this morning. Even though someone else reserved the 3 nights, will DVC still combine the 2 reservations since it's the same room type and the same names on both reservations? We're hoping that will be the case so we don't have to move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpiedrafite View Post
    I was wondering about this. We decided on a last minute trip for August at Bay Lake Tower. When we wanted to book, there wasn't anything available so we used a points rental company for the stay and needed to do a split stay - 1 night in a standard view villa and 3 nights in a lake view villa. We waitlised the 1 night in a lake view on our own points and it came through this morning. Even though someone else reserved the 3 nights, will DVC still combine the 2 reservations since it's the same room type and the same names on both reservations? We're hoping that will be the case so we don't have to move.
    No, Member services will not make it into one reservation as the points are owned by two different members. But they will allow the reservations to be to linked so you don't have to change rooms.
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    2/19-2/22/19 - Bay Lake Tower
    3/10-3/14/19 - AKV Jambo House


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    I have been thinking about this debate for the past 24 hours, and I cannot really determine the value of the concierge service. The adult pricing reminds me of the cost of the beverage packages on many cruise lines which include alcoholic beverages. The child's pricing just seems out whack, $10 per day for kids would make more sense. The adults though would be much higher as they eat more and they do like free beverages whether it is a caffeine or alcoholic beverage. So I would think 3X the kids price would be reasonable, $30 per day.

    Note: If DVC were to say it included daily maid service people might be happier with the cost.
    Last edited by denlo; 05-15-2018 at 06:58 AM.
    --Denise

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    11/27-12/14/18 AKV Kidani Village
    2/19-2/22/19 - Bay Lake Tower
    3/10-3/14/19 - AKV Jambo House


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