Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 20, 2009
    Stephen Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Considering DVC...concerned about missing great deals by being members, such as free dining plans in Sept., etc. Are members ever able to get deals such as these? I know they offer discounts to DVC members for yearly passes. But, we wouldn't use those.

    Hi Stephen,

    My husband and I purchased Disney Vacation Club (DVC) several years ago before we had children, and both agree, it's been a great value for our Disney-loving family.  By carefully allocating our points, we are usually able to travel to Disney two to three times per year, often bring along my parents, and stay in huge, deluxe accommodations with fully-equipped kitchens, jacuzzi-style bath tubs and other luxury amenities.  We also agree that we would never be able to afford either the number or caliber of vacations we are privileged to take without having purchased DVC.  Finally, we've stayed at Disney's Vero Beach Resort and Hilton Head Resort, and look forward to visiting DVC Hawaii in the near future (it's not finished yet!)

    DVC members are eligible for pages and pages of benefits and discounts, including discounts on dining, annual passes, special experiences (tours, Cirque du Soleil, etc.), PhotoPass, childcare centers and special events These discounts change (generally, more are added!) from time to time, and can be found on the DVC website.

    You are correct that the specials and offers available to guests booking packages and DVC members sometimes vary.  The dining promotion that was offered the past two years at the end of the summer did not apply to DVC members. 

    If your family vacations at Disney frequently (I'd say at least every other year), enjoys large/deluxe accommodations and you plan to continue vacationing at Disney for the foreseeable future, I think DVC is a wonderful option to pursue.  If you would like additional information, please don't hesitate to call (800) 500-3990, or visit the link above, send them a "request to talk" email, and someone will call you back within five minutes.

    Feel free to send more DVC questions my way if you have others outstanding.

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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