Disney Vacation Club has published full details regarding its 25th Anniversary events, headlined by exclusive park experiences offered at no additional cost to members.
Planned events are as follows:
Disney Vacation Club 25 and Beyond Bash - on February 25 and March 3, 2016, members will have exclusive access to the Magic Kingdom theme park from 9:30pm to midnight. The event features access to select (unspecified) attractions in Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, along with the Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square. Also featured are a DJ dance party and light refreshments.
Advance registration is required. Members may begin contacting DVC Member Services on Tuesday, January 12 to reserve. Members staying at a Walt Disney World resort may bring all registered guests listed on their reservation. Members without a hotel reservation may attend and bring up to 5 additional guests.
Registered attendees with theme park admission may enter the Magic Kingdom beginning at 7:00pm. Those without admission media will be admitted at no charge after 9:30pm.
Disney Vacation Club Neighborhood Beach Bash - after-hours party at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park provides access to select attractions along with a dance party, beach games and refreshments. Dates include:
- June 23, 2016
- June 29, 2016
- July 6, 2016
- July 13, 2016
The party runs from 9:30pm to 12:30am with attendees able to enter the park starting at 7:00pm. Advance registration is required, and begins on Friday, April 8, 2016. Contact DVC Member Services to register.
For this event members must be staying at a Walt Disney World resort in order to attend. Party is limisted ot the member and guests listed on their hotel reservation. DVC Member ID and photo ID must be presented upon arrival.
Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular - few details have been released regarding this after-hours event at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. It will include some evening safari experience, but complete details are TBD.
The event is scheduled to be held from 9:30pm to midnight on:
- September 6, 2016
- September 13, 2016
- September 20, 2016
- September 27, 2016
Advance reservations are accepted through Member Services starting on July 6, 2016. DVC Member ID and photo ID must be presented upon arrival. No word on whether or not a DVC hotel reservation is required. Stay tuned for additional details in the coming months.
Merry Member Mixer 2016 - the annual event returns to Epcot on select dates in November and December. Complete details will be released at a later date.
In addition to these special events, Disney Vacation Club plans to offer a number of additional perks to its owners:
Member Lounge at Epcot - Located in the Imagination! Pavilion, the lounge will provide complimentary soft drinks, wi-fi service, charging stations and computers with printers. DVC Member Services advisors will also be on hand to assist owners with any of their planning needs. The lounge is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
Silver Anniversary Sweepstakes - prizes include stays in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom and the Disneyland Dream Suite at Disneyland park, Disney Cruise Line sailings and Disney Vacation Club stays. Visit dvcsilversweeps.com for details.
25th Anniversary Photo Op & Keepsake - members can customize their own photo with Disney Vacation club designs, and print a free copy of the photo.
Walt Disney World locations include Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Kidani Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, Disney's BoardWalk Villas, Disney's Old Key West Resort and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Kiosks will also be provided at the Disneyland DVC Preview Center, Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney's Vero Beach Resort.
Two new "vacation-planning enhancements" will also launch in 2016. "Last-Minute Magic" is designed to help members find resort availability on short notice. And DVC is bringing a more personal touch to its Member Services experience by assigning specific advisors to each owner. Look for more details in the future.
You folks out west get all the cool D23 events. I envy that.
We too are there in October, but not only will we get Food and Wine but MNSSHP. I suspect that October has just too many DVC members at WDW which would make it difficult to find a venue that could handle all of the members. Also the venues might already be booked by corporations as I know that Typhoon Lagoon had a corporate party during one of October stays at OKW.