History of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World

Did you know that movie studios used to ignore the summer movie season? It’s true. Prior to Jaws, the conventional wisdom was that movie-goers had too much going on during the summer to waste their time in a theater. As such, the summer movie campaign up until 1975 was the equivalent of television reruns. Why […]

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Big Discounts on Single-Day Walt Disney World Tickets for Passholders and More Parks News You Need – September 2016

Welcome to the News You Need! We’re rolling into the holiday season, and 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 or just enjoying your points. Here are some great resources, tips, and […]

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

In the month of August, Disney exercised their right of first refusal (ROFR) on five contracts sold through the DVC Resale Market.  The resorts bought back in August (Bay Lake Tower, Boardwalk, Old Key West and Saratoga Springs) were consistent with what we have been seeing this year.  Year-to-date, Old Key West and Saratoga Springs […]

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Six Astonishing FastPass+ Facts

Just when you think you’ve mastered FastPass+, Disney goes and changes the system again. For years, the status quo of FastPass guaranteed that your paper ticket would get you on your favorite rides. Even as Disney theme parks tightened down on systemic abuse, Disney Vacation Club members still knew the ins and outs of the […]

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How to Buy a Disney Vacation Club Contract with a Low Down Payment

One of the biggest barriers for many people looking to join or add-on with Disney Vacation Club can be the initial out of pocket expenses.  Sometimes, the reason for this is people will become the most interested in joining or adding-on just after their Disney vacation has ended, and consequently, many of those people may […]

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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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