Independence Day 2018 closures & schedule adjustments

Disney Vacation Club Member Services operaing hours, member pool hopping availability and Tables in Wonderland perks are just a few things impacted by the Independence Day holiday. 

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DVC Member Services, Member Administration and Member Accounting will be closed all day on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day.  During the closure, members may use DVCMember.com to make and cancel reservations, bank points and perform other tasks supported by the site.  

All DVC offices will re-open at 9am on Thursday, July 5.  

Pool hopping privileges are suspended from July 1-7, 2018.  During this period, members may only utilize pools located at the resort where they have a confirmed DVC points reservation.  

Reminder that pool hopping is never permitted at Bay Cove Pool at Bay Lake Tower, as well as all pools at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Beach Club VillasDisney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  

Access to the Top of the World Lounge located at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is limited to Bay Lake resort guests only on the nights of July 3-4, 2018.  This restriciton also applies on December 24-25.  On all other nights, the lounge is open during evening hours for members and their guests staying at any DVC resort.

DVC "Membership Magic" discount perks are subject to blockout dates throughout the year.  Disney Vacation Club no longer publishes a comprehenisve list of blockout dates, stating only that members perks are not available on dates "including, but not limited to, Christmas and New Year's Day."  Members may wish to check with a Disney Cast Member to inquire regarding the availability of member discounts, particularly on Wednesday, 7/4. 

Finally, all restaurant discounts and the free valet parking perk associated with the Tables In Wonderland program are blocked-out on Tuesday, July 4.

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: Independence Day 2018 closures & schedule adjustments -- whiteknigh
2018 Jul 02 10:57:34 AM
The article states:

Access to the Top of the World Lounge located at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is limited to Bay Lake resort guests only on the nights of July 3-4, 2018. This restriciton [sic] also applies on December 24-25. On all other nights, the lounge is open during evening hours for members and their guests staying at any DVC resort.

According to the disneyvacationclub.disney.go.com/destinations/list/florida/bay-lake-tower-at-contemporary/ site:

Blockout dates apply for Top of the World Lounge, including but not limited to: December 30 — 31, 2017; July 3 — 4, 2018; and December 30 — 31, 2018.

Did Disney add Christmas and take away New Years for 2018?
Re: Independence Day 2018 closures & schedule adjustments -- JaxFLBear
2018 Jul 02 11:54:58 AM
whiteknigh wrote:
The article states:

Access to the Top of the World Lounge located at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is limited to Bay Lake resort guests only on the nights of July 3-4, 2018. This restriciton [sic] also applies on December 24-25. On all other nights, the lounge is open during evening hours for members and their guests staying at any DVC resort.

According to the disneyvacationclub.disney.go.com/destinations/list/florida/bay-lake-tower-at-contemporary/ site:

Blockout dates apply for Top of the World Lounge, including but not limited to: December 30 — 31, 2017; July 3 — 4, 2018; and December 30 — 31, 2018.

Did Disney add Christmas and take away New Years for 2018?
I believe that Tim showed Christmas as blocked out in error. The blockout dates have been 7/3, 7/4, 12/30 & 12/31 since they opened the TOTWL to members staying at any Disney owned resort at WDW or VB.
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