One of the best decisions in my life has been joining the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). We are HUGE Disney fans in my family. My husband and I honeymooned at Disney and have brought our girls there several times already. On our last Disney Cruise, we went ahead and bit the bullet – after 8 years of research, we joined the DVC. We are already over the moon with this decision – and we haven’t even had our first DVC visit.
New Vacation Club Resorts
A new DVC Resort, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Wilderness Lodge, just opened – and Disney has already announced another one! Copper Creek looks amazing and I am really looking forward to booking there some day. But I am also excited about Riviera Resort, which Disney announced at the 2017 D23 Expo. It has an estimated opening date of fall 2019 and will be connected to the Disney Skyliner gondolas! This will be the 12th DVC Resort at Walt Disney World (but there are more around the country!). At this rate, there are sure to be more and more added, allowing you a different experience every time you visit!
I know I already briefly mentioned them to you, but if you love to visit the parks, the Disney Vacation Club will end up saving you lots of money in the long run. Even taking the hotel savings completely out of the equation, you will save a lot of money. DVC Members get a discount on Annual Passes, Park Tours, Dining (take advantage of Tables in Wonderland), and shops. You can even get discounted event tickets like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas.
Start Booking Your Vacation Right Away
We joined the DVC in February 2017, and then booked our first stay for August 2017 only days later. It was so much fun to look through the different resorts and decide which one we wanted to try this time. If you are curious, we are staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge with a Savanna View room. Before we even went on that trip, we planned a second DVC stay. In February 2018 we will be staying at our home resort, the Polynesian, for 12 days. Yup, you read that right, 12 days! Nearly 2 full weeks. I cannot wait for this dream vacation!
Members Only Events
The DVC has member only events. In fact, we just got an email about the 2018 Members Only Disney Cruise. Unfortunately, we just cannot swing it this time (what with our 12 day vacation just months before that and all). But it is good to know that they have fun members only events. They have Moonlight Magic events where members are the only ones left in park at night. Did I mention they are complimentary? Yup! You just need to register ahead of time (but they do fill up quickly). I cannot wait until we go to our first members only event!