Why Disney Favors Expansion Towers

Have you paid attention to a recent Disney Vacation Club trend? In 2023, The Villas at Disneyland Hotel opened as an expansion tower near the historic Disneyland Hotel. Later this year, the Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will debut.  In between those events, Disney has rebooted The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness […]

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What to Consider with the Three Kinds of DVC Vacations

One of the best parts of the Disney Vacation Club program is the way it provides members with flexibility. DVC ownership entitles travelers to select between three different trip options.  Members can book a trip at a Walt Disney World resort, a Disneyland resort, or a beachy location that isn’t near a theme park. So, […]

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What Are the Best Things to Do near Aulani

As you know, not every Disney Vacation Club property resides by a theme park. Instead, several favorites involve a different kind of vacation, one where your agenda is more open-ended.  So, we’re starting a new series today about those DVC resorts. Here are a few of the best things to do near Aulani, Disney Vacation […]

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Answering a Few Questions about The Villas at Disneyland Tower

The Villas at Disneyland Tower opens on September 28th. At that point, Disney Vacation Club members will dramatically increase their odds of booking/staying at Disneyland Resort. The excitement for this expansion tower project is palpable. Disney cast members know this and are doing everything they can to explain what guests can expect at the new […]

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History of DVC the Theme Park Era

In the previous History of the Disney Vacation Club article, I discussed the unlikely series of events that led to the creation of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. This time, I’ll talk about DVC’s biggest year ever, 2007. Four of the resorts you love connect back to 2007. Here’s how. A Brief History of […]

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Which DVC Resorts Often Have Availability

Are you an impulsive vacationer? For those of us who love the unplanned weekend getaway, the Disney Vacation Club can pose problems.  In a perfect world, DVC wants its members to book reservations well ahead of time. It helps Disney staff its properties and stock its restaurants/shops efficiently.  Sometimes, you may not decide to go […]

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What Are the Best DVC Amenities Overall?

Over the past few months, I’ve debated the best reason to visit all of DVC’s resorts. It’s a divisive topic with no right or wrong answers. Whatever you like the best is all that matters.  Still, we should acknowledge that some DVC resort options have proven so great that they’ve elevated the overall appeal of […]

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What is the Transient Tax Disney Just Announced?

Disney Vacation Club officials just confirmed what many of us had suspected. The upcoming Villas at Disneyland Hotel will require a transient tax for every stay.  You likely have questions about transient taxes, especially if you’ve never stayed at Aulani. So, here’s what you need to know about this tax. What Is a Transient Tax? […]

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Which DVC Resorts Have the Most Booking Flexibility

What’s the one thing all Disney Vacation Club members have in common? We all want a wide range of options when we choose where to stay. That’s where the brilliance of the program shines through for its participants. Many DVC properties offer numerous room-type options to give vacationers more control over their visits. Which DVC […]

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DVC Room Views That Are Worth the Points

Disney Vacation Club members know the deal by now. Your DVC Points entitle you to book reservations at all the participating DVC resorts. However, for a few more DVC Points, you can stay in the proverbial room with a view. Which DVC room views are worth the extra points? Here are my choices. BoardWalk View […]

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