Disney Vacation Club 25th Anniversary Information: Park Tickets, Events and Much More10 Comments
In 2016, Disney Vacation Club will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary. As part of this silver anniversary Disney Vacation Club will be introducing several new membership enhancements including a new theme park ticket offer, signature after-hour events at the theme parks, first-ever member lounge at Epcot, DVC sweepstakes, new DVC membership cards, DVC member website enhancements and 25th anniversary photo ops, buttons and merchandise.
NEW THEME PARK TICKET OFFER
Disney Vacation Club is offering a new Walt Disney World ticket for DVC Members that adds a free Theme Park day to a multi-day ticket purchase of four days or more. There are several caveats to this offer, and they are as follows:
- This offer applies to qualifying tickets purchased from January 4, 2016 – March 31, 2016.
- The tickets must be fully used within 14 days of use and can be activated at any time.
- Limit of eight tickets per Member household.
- To receive this offer, DVC Members must present their DVC Membership Card along with their matching government issued photo ID.
- DVC Members who add a Park Hopping option will also receive the “Water Park, Fun & More” option at no extra cost.
SIGNATURE AFTER-HOURS EVENTS
Disney Vacation Club 25 and Beyond Bash
- Dates: 2/25/2016, 3/3/2016
- Where: Magic Kingdom Theme Park
- Time: 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM; Members and their guests can enter the park at 7:00 PM
- How to Book: Member Services beginning January 12th
- Event Details: DVC Members and their guests will have a complimentary after-hours party in which they can experience their favorite attractions, enjoy special entertainment, refreshments and more.
Disney Vacation Club Neighborhood Beach Bash
- Dates: 6/23/2016, 6/29/2016, 7/6/2016, 7/13/2016
- Where: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- Time: 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM; Members and their guests can enter at 7:00 PM
- How to Book: Member Services beginning April 8
- Event Details: DVC Members and their guests will be able to enjoy many of the water park attractions while rocking out to beach party tunes. There will also be family fun activities, refreshments and treats.
Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular
- Dates: 9/6/2016, 9/13/2016, 9/22/2016, 9/27/2016
- Where: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
- Time: 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM
- How to Book: Member Services beginning July 6
- Event Details: DVC Members and their guests will be able to enjoy their favorite Animal Kingdom attractions, special entertainment, refreshments and more.
Merry Member Mixer
- Dates: TBD
- Where: Epcot
- How to Book: More information will be posted on DisneyVacationClub.com Spring ’16.
- Event Details: Festive Holiday event for DVC Members which will include Disney characters, a jolly DJ, complimentary treats and more.
FIRST-EVER MEMBER LOUNGE AT EPCOT
- When: Coming Late Spring 2016
- Where: Imagination Pavilion at Epcot
- Details: DVC Members will be able to relax, get their Member Services questions answered, mingle with other DVC Members and receive complimentary soft drinks and Wi-Fi.
Disney Vacation Club is offering a Silver Anniversary Sweepstakes to DVC Members for a chance to win 1 of 25 dream vacations. Only DVC Members with a closed contract as of January 4, 2016 will be eligible. Cast Members and their families are ineligible to enter the sweepstakes. Official sweepstakes rules can be found at DVCSilverSweeps.com. Vacations include the following:
- Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
- Grand Villas at Disney Vacation Club Resorts
- Cinderella Castle Suite inside Magic Kingdom Park
- Disneyland Dream Suite inside Disneyland Park
- Disney Cruise Line voyage
- International Vacations through RCI
NEW DISNEY VACATION CLUB MEMBER CARD
DVC Members will begin receiving new Membership Cards in the mail starting the week on January 11th. Beginning April 4, 2016 the new Member Card will be the only card accepted for discounts and entrance into DVC Member events. For questions regarding the new card visit DisneyVacationClub.com/newcard.
DISNEY VACATION CLUB MEMBER WEBSITE ENHANCEMENTS
Member website enhancements will continue in 2016 as part of an effort to help DVC Member plan their vacations and manage their Membership easier than ever. The following enhancements are planned for 2016:
- New event calendar created to help DVC Members plan their vacations around must-see Walt Disney World and Disneyland happenings.
- A new page will be designed on the Member Website to show those Disney Vacation Club Resorts with availability during the next 60 days.
25th ANNIVERSARY PHOTO OP
DVC Members can capture family fun photos and take a print-out home to enjoy. The photo kiosks will be located at the following locations:
- Disney Vacation Club Resort Community Halls
- Bay Lake Tower
- Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Vilage
- Boardwalk Villas
- Old Key West
- Saratoga Springs
- Disneyland DVC Preview Center
- Aulani DVC Preview Center
25th ANNIVERSARY BUTTONS
Disney Vacation Club 25th Anniversary Buttons will be distributed throughout Walt Disney Parks and Resorts similar to how the “I’m Celebrating” buttons are distributed currently. Members must show their DVC Member Card and matching government-issued photo ID to receive the buttons for themselves and everyone in their party. The distribution locations are as follows:
- DVC kiosks at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea and the Ikspiari customer service center in Japan
- DVC Sales Centers at Disneyland and Aulani
- DVC kiosks onboard Disney Cruise Line ships
25TH ANNIVERSARY MERCHANDISE
- Merchandise Details: T-shirts, pins, hats and more
- Location to Purchase: com, the Shop Disney Parks app and some merchandise locations at Walt Disney World (locations still TBD)