Posts Tagged ‘Disney Vacation Club’

Review of a Saratoga Springs Two Bedroom DVC Villa

by on November 26, 2014

While Disney World offers a vast variety of different resorts to choose from for guests staying on property, the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Villas offer even more options and experiences, particularly when it comes to room sizes! During my last few trips to Disney World, I had the opportunity to enjoy stays at several different DVC Villas; but today, I’m zeroing in on Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa in this review of a Saratoga Springs Two Bedroom DVC Villa.

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Saratoga Springs Congress Park

First of all, the Disney Vacation Club is Disney’s own timeshare program where members purchase and use points for their vacation experiences. It can be difficult to understand, but Disney Vacation Club (DVC) 101: What is DVC? can help fill in the gaps. If you are not a Disney Vacation Club Member, the good news is that you can still stay at a DVC Resort! You can do so by booking through Disney, just as you would any other resort; however, other guests like to rent points or even buy points from other members, but you definitely want to make sure that the seller is legitimate and reliable.

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TouringPlans #Everywhere: I’m Going to Hilton Head

by on July 29, 2014

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Welcome back to the latest news about our big October eventTouringPlans #Everywhere. As a recap, during Columbus Day weekend, TouringPlans is sending our staff far and wide (some far-er and wider than others) to Disney destinations throughout the world to collect content, meet our subscribers, maybe have some fun while we’re at it.

Speaking of people who aren’t traveling very far, I will be visiting the Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, a Disney Vacation Club property. This is roughly 5 hours from my home in North Carolina, and I drive past Hilton Head, SC, every time I’m on my way down I-95 heading to Florida. I’ve always felt a little guilty about never stopping by because I’m a DVC member and believe I should experience all the resorts. (After October, Vero Beach and Aulani will be the only ones left.)

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Disney Vacation Club To Offer New “Membership Magic” Perks

by on January 30, 2014

DVC Membership Magic

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Today, Disney launched its new program for Disney Vacation Club members called “Membership Magic” – an unprecedented batch of membership enhancements, exclusive experiences, and special offers. Among the new additional perks are Walt Disney World experiences created for DVC members, discounts, a new online location for exclusive merchandise, and more.

Among the new perks are a new or better discounts for certain Annual Pass purchases. Starting on February 6 and lasting through April 30, DVC members can save off the regular price of three different Disney Annual Passes. They are:

Walt Disney World Premium Annual Pass

This pass offers unlimited park hopping at all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks, two Water Parks, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park, Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, parking, and no blackout dates. The discounted cost is $484. This is a savings of $245 off the regular price.

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Disney World Community Hall FAQ

by on November 5, 2013

Did you know that there are places at Walt Disney World where you can paint pottery, play Monopoly, shoot some pool, borrow a movie, get in some Wii time, or just kick back and, you know, relax? All that and more happens at the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Community Halls.

Examples of art projects you can make at a Community Hall

Examples of art projects you can make at a Community Hall

Where are the Community Halls located?

At Walt Disney World, the Community Halls are located at:

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge (Kidani)
  • Bay Lake Tower
  • Boardwalk Villas
  • Old Key West
  • Saratoga Springs

There are also Community Halls at the DVC facilities at Aulani, Hilton Head and Vero Beach, but I’ll be talking specifically about WDW.

What do the Community Halls look like?

Picture a basement rec room or the hang out center at your local YMCA, only cleaner and brighter. I mean this description in the best possible sense, the Community Halls have a low-key, make-your-own-fun vibe that just says “old-fashioned Americana vacation.” They’re the polar opposite of the candy-colored perpetual motion of the theme parks.

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