DVCNews Debates

DVCNews Debates: Moonlight Magic Attendance

DVCNews DebatesThere has been some frustration over the speed with which certain Moonlight Magic theme park events have filled, often within 1-2 hours of reservations opening. The growth of DVC means there could be more than 30,000 members at WDW on any given night. Theme parks with only 3 or 4 headliner attractions don't have the capacity to accommodate that volume of riders during a 3 hour event. Capping attenance leads to frustration from those who are shut out, but expanding the limit could result in longer wait times than normal operating days.

Should DVC continue to limit attendance for these events or expand, regardless of the overall impact to attendees?


DVCNews Debates: Wait for Riviera?

DVCNews DebatesA decade ago, Disney Vacation Club refused to acknowledge Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, despite the fact that it was widely known to be the next timeshare destination. At the time, DVC feared that buyers would hold off purchasing current resorts, opting to wait for points at Bay Lake Tower.  More recently, DVC has at least acknowledged new destinations while withholding important details like price and point structure until much closer to opening.  This policy continues with Disney’s Rivera Resort, a property announced more than 2 years before its opening.  

Do early details regarding Disney’s Riviera Resort make you want to hold off buying DVC points elsewhere?


DVCNews Debates: Perks for all?

DVCNews DebatesIn 2016, Disney Vacation Club implemented a new policy which excluded future resale buyers from benefitting from many member perks unless they own points purchased direct from DVC.  The policy clearly serves as an incentive to buy direct from DVC rather than cheaper resale points.  Though there are some benefits to the so-called "qualified" owners in that they have an increased chance of landing a spot in certain activities which may have limited attendance.  

Do you like DVC's policy of limiting the perks, or should they just allow all owners to participate equally?


DVCNews Debates: Pool Importance

DVCNews DebatesSeveral Disney Vacation Club resort pools will have closed temporary for maintenance in 2018.  Earlier this year the Grand Floridian's Beach Pool and Polynesian's Lava Pool experienced downtime.  Old Key West's Turtle Pond Pool is currently closed and later this year Uzima Pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is scheduled for refurbishment.  While other pools remain available to guests, some disappointment and inconvenience is commonplace.  

Does news of a pool closure make you want to select a different resort for your visit?


DVCNews Debates: Why Copper Creek?

DVCNews DebatesCopper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is the only Disney Vacation Club resort currently being marketed at Walt Disney World.  This is not a unique situation as both Disney's Polynesian Villas & Cabins and Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort have also been the sole option in recent years.  But with DVC sales apparently booming, it begs the question of exactly why people are buying.  

 Are buyers purchasing Copper Creek points because they really like the resort or because it's the only thing available?


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