Now that we’ve covered the earliest days and the growth phase of the Disney Vacation Club, it’s time to bring the story to the present day. That covers the past ten years of changes, improvements, and additions to the DVC catalog. The focus of the final discussion will involve exotic Hawaii and then the prioritization of locality to the world’s most popular theme park. Before we begin that analysis, however, we need to look at Disney’s first attempt to push back the deadline on its artificially constrained time limit for DVC membership. It’s…messy.
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In part one of the discussions regarding the Disney Vacation Club timeline, I focused on the genesis of the initiative as well as the original strategy Disney held for their new endeavor. Of particular note were the stronger ties to the early days of timeshares, the idea that DVC members might not care whether a participating resort was near a theme park. The other aspect that bleeds into today’s topic is the struggle Disney faced when they didn’t have an empowered relationship with local and state governments.
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As the 25th anniversary of the Disney Vacation Club approaches, this is a wonderful time for members to take a moment to look back. Let’s appreciate all the value that enrollment provides us. Thirteen of the most beautiful hotel resorts in the United States participate in the program. How we reached this point represents a fascinating journey with fluctuating plans for where Disney should locate each new property. Here’s a look at the first decade of DVC’s developments.
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