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  • On Apr 29, 2024
    Karen from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you use a Marriott vacation club property to exchange for DVC deluxe villa resort through Interval International, do you qualify for extended hours at EPCOT and MK? Thanks!!

    Hi there, Karen! Thanks so much for visiting planDisney--there's nothing we love more than making a new acquaintance and helping create some magical vacation memories. You've got a friend in me, and I am here to track down the information you need!

    We've been Disney Vacation Club Members for nearly a decade, and I often say it was one of our best decisions!  Since joining, we've enjoyed all sorts of Disney adventures on land and at sea, and our Membership has allowed us to bring family and friends along for the journey. 

    DVC Members can exchange their Vacation Points through Interval International to open up an additional portfolio of accommodations worldwide--it's a great benefit. It sounds like you'll be using Interval yourself to book a stay at one of the amazing DVC resorts. I know you will have a simply magical time, wherever you choose. 

    Karen, you will be happy to hear that you are entitled to the same benefits as any other Guest staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. This includes Early Theme Park Entry, when Guests of on-property Resort Hotels can enjoy the theme parks beginning 30 minutes before the posted opening time. We took advantage of this perk on our most recent visit and were able to enjoy a couple of attractions and grab a coffee before the general opening!

    You can also close down the parks with Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. This is a great benefit that's offered on certain evenings for Guests who are staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts, Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, and a few select other hotels. The best part? You'll get an additional chance to join a Virtual Queue for some popular attractions. At Magic Kingdom Park, you can enter the grid on TRON Lightcycle / Run, while at EPCOT you'll be rocking out on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

    I hope this helps with your vacation planning, Karen! I have a feeling that you may want to learn more about Disney Vacation Club Membership during your visit--never fear, there are DVC Guides stationed in the lobbies of all the resorts, as well as at kiosks in the theme parks and at Disney Springs. There are always some great specials and incentives available!

    Thanks again for stopping by planDisney! Please don't hesitate to reach out again if we can help with any other planning tips for a practically perfect Disney vacation. 

    Stay Magical!
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, Michigan

Hi there! I'm Susan, a pixie-dusted pediatric nurse and Disney Vacation Club specialist. I'm married to my own Mr. Incredible and we have two fantastic teenage daughters. Our family has been making Disney memories for four generations, and I'm so excited to help you plan your own magical adventures as part of the planDisney panel. Welcome home! Learn More About Susan

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