DVCNews Debates

DVCNews Debates: Member Merchandise

DVCNews DebatesAlthough Disney produces a selection of merchandise featuring the Disney Vacation Club name, their offerings are certainly open to criticism.  

Items are available featuring the "Disney Vacation Club" name or the resort name, but rarely do items feature both brands.  Member merchandise varies from resort-to-resort, making some items difficult to find.  Mail order purchases are available but not highly publicized nor supported with a catalog or other mailer / website.  Prices are high.  Quality is often times questionable.  

 Topic: Share your thoughts regarding member merchandise.  Do you even have an interest in buying items with the DVC name?  What should DVC do to improve their current offerings?


DVCNews Debates: Park Crowds

DVCNews DebatesDespite a struggling economy, Disney has managed to keep its theme parks quite busy in recent months.  Discount programs and the continuing growth of Disney Vacation Club--which virtually guarantees a steady supply of business from owners--have left the parks as busy as ever. 

In fact, crowd levels have lead some to suggest that the parks have grown too busy during many times of the year.  Economic principles suggest that the most direct way for Disney to reduce crowds (while maintaining profitability) is to increase ticket prices.   

 Topic: Given the choice, which do you prefer:  larger crowds in the theme parks or higher ticket prices?


DVCNews Debates: My Future Destination

DVCNews Debates Disney Vacation Club entered 2009 with eight destinations and will grow to eleven (plus the Treehouse Villas) by the end of the year.  With that sort of growth, it seems that most members will have a new resort (or two, or three) to sample in the coming months and years.


 Topic: Of the Disney Vacation Club resorts you have NOT visited, which are you most excited about booking in the future?


DVCNews Debates: Trip Duration

DVCNews Debates One of the beauties of the Disney Vacation Club points system is that it allows members to reserve a room for any period of time of their choosing.  There is no required minimum stay and owners can book a room for just a single night if they choose.


 Topic: What is the average length of trips booked using your Disney Vacation Club points?


DVCNews Debates: Booking Window

DVCNews Debates In June 2008 Disney Vacation Club announced that it was modifying the booking window for all members.  Previously members could make reservations 11 or 7 months prior to their departure date.  Under the new policy members could begin making reservations 11 or 7 months from their arrival date, booking up to 7 consecutive nights in a single telephone call. 

 Topic: After a year of operating under the revised booking rules, what is your opinion of the change?


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