A Special Meet and Greet with Belle at Walt Disney World and More Parks News You Need – August 2016

Welcome to the News You Need! In an effort to keep you all up to date on the news that makes you pro vacation planners, I’m teaming up with DVC Resale Market each month to bring you a quick rundown of parks and company news that will help you make informed decisions about buying, selling […]

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DVC Right of First Refusal (ROFR): July ’16 Report

In the month of July, Disney exercised their right of first refusal (ROFR) on one contract that was sold through the DVC Resale Market.  That contract was the ninth Old Key West contract bought back this year, making Old Key West the most commonly bought back resort year-to-date.  The next most common resort bought back […]

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The Overlooked Value of Owning Disney Vacation Club’s Bay Lake Tower

Typically, when buyers think about Disney Vacation Club’s Bay Lake Tower they think location, location, location, which is true, however, seldom do buyers also consider that Bay Lake Tower frequently ranks as the #2 best economical DVC resort to own long-term.  There are 3 components of economic value to consider with Disney Vacation Club: 1. […]

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DVC Resale Market Interview with Theme Park Tourist on the Changes to Incidental Benefits

Earlier this month, I had the honor of being approached by David Mumpower from themeparktourist.com for an interview regarding the changes Disney Vacation Club made to incidental benefits for resale contracts purchased on or after April 4, 2016.   For those not familiar with the changes to incidental benefits, Disney’s statement on April 4th was, “new purchasers […]

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Dates, Menus and Concert Lineup for the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will begin September 14, 2016 and conclude on November 14, 2016. This will mark the 22nd year of the event, which began in 1995. Throughout the Festival concerts from various artists from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s will take place each evening at the American Gardens stage […]

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Parks News You Need – July 2016

So many factors contribute to the value of a DVC Membership, whether you’re looking to buy, maintain, or sell a contract. Being a smart DVC owner or consumer means staying in the loop on the news that surrounds your ownership from changes in the company to changes in the parks and resorts. In an effort […]

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DVC Right of First Refusal (ROFR): June ’16 Report

In the month of June, Disney exercised their right of first refusal (ROFR) on two contracts that were sold through the DVC Resale Market. Both contracts were 300 Point Boardwalk contracts with excellent point availability.  These buy backs matched two ongoing trends: buying back Boardwalk and buying back contracts with strong point availability.   These […]

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The Value of an Old Key West Extended Contract

The original Disney Vacation Club Resort, Disney’s Old Key West, opened in December of 1991.  In fact, the original name of the resort was the Disney Vacation Club Resort.  Later, the name was changed to provide it with more contrast from the other resorts.  The original deed expiration date was January 31, 2042. In 2007, […]

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DVC Right of First Refusal (ROFR): May ’16 Report

In the month of May, Disney exercised their right of first refusal (ROFR) on 3 contracts that were sold through the DVC Resale Market. The 3 contracts consisted of 2 Old Key West contracts and 1 Boardwalk contract.  Both resorts have been historically popular buy backs. It was interesting to note, that all 3 contracts […]

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Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

As it has been reported over the last few weeks the new name for Disney Vacation Club’s 14th resort will be called Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.  But, the newest part of the Wilderness Lodge is not the only resort getting a new name.  Now, the existing Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, which […]

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