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Old 08-17-2005, 07:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: FAQ\'s about the Disney Vacation Club

We are new members and we'll be staying for the 1st time and my question is do they ever upgrade you if there are rooms available ??
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Re: FAQ\'s about the Disney Vacation Club

My DH and I purchased the Disney Vacation Club in 2002 because we both love WDW and there are also other great places you can go when you belong to DVC. We have two grown children and 3 grandchildren so far. My DH and I went on an Alaskan Cruise via Holland America through the DVC. We feel that it is one of the best vacation clubs around. We are using our points to take our daughter, her husband and the 3 grandchildren to WDW this Christmas and we are staying at Beach Club Villa (BCV) in one of the 2-bedroom villas from 12-23-05 through 01-02-06. Our son-in-law and the grandchildren have never been to WDW. It definietly is something you should check out, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what can be offered to you as a couple. Hope to welcome you as new members to DVC soon.

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Old 08-18-2005, 12:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Re: FAQ\'s about the Disney Vacation Club

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We are new members and we'll be staying for the 1st time and my question is do they ever upgrade you if there are rooms available ??

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It's never happened to me and I've never heard of it happening to anyone on these boards, but I could be wrong - has it happened to anyone before?
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Old 11-03-2005, 10:22 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Re: FAQ\'s about the Disney Vacation Club

My question has to do with the tickets and food plans - can you still get these? I know my father has a time share and can use the disney resorts (the ones mentioned above) but we cannot use the meal plans.
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:39 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Re: FAQ\'s about the Disney Vacation Club

You can buy park admission tickets,but........as of now, we are not able to buy into the food plan. They are working on something that would enable us to use the"food plan" and many of us a hoping that it does happen soon.........rella
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:08 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Re: FAQ\'s about the Disney Vacation Club

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You can buy park admission tickets,but........as of now, we are not able to buy into the food plan. They are working on something that would enable us to use the"food plan" and many of us a hoping that it does happen soon.........rella

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This is true. When we went for the tour the woman who we talked with said "Unofficially - and don't quote her" to call her at the end of November for news on a food plan. She couldn't "officially" comment, but kept giving us those "raised" eyebrows looks. LOL
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As of this time, you can get on a meal plan, correct? How do they calculate it? Number of nights or number of park ticket days? Does everyone staying have to be on the plan like in the non-DVC resorts? Also, do members get the use of Magical Express? Thanks! We're getting closer
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Boy, have I got a lot to study on this... we are leaving in 10 days for our trip and seriously considering this... thanks for the input!!
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I see that this post was originally posted quite some time ago, but in the hopes that the people-in-the-know still visit here occastionally to offer info/advice, my question is (since I just can't sseem to wrap my head around this; even tho the intro/info was wonderfully written):

Your initial investment, as a one-time buy, are your point amount; i.e. 150, etc? And then every year thereafter you only pay your dues on those points?

I guess I'll have to drag DH to one of those kiosks when we're there in December!!

Thanks for all the work and info in updating us confused folks!!
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Your initial investment, as a one-time buy, are your point amount; i.e. 150, etc? And then every year thereafter you only pay your dues on those points?
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I see that this post was originally posted quite some time ago, but in the hopes that the people-in-the-know still visit here occastionally to offer info/advice, my question is (since I just can't sseem to wrap my head around this; even tho the intro/info was wonderfully written):

Your initial investment, as a one-time buy, are your point amount; i.e. 150, etc? And then every year thereafter you only pay your dues on those points?

I guess I'll have to drag DH to one of those kiosks when we're there in December!!

Thanks for all the work and info in updating us confused folks!!
You've got that right - you see, you have wrapped your head around it. The minimum purchase through the DVC directly is now 160 points and yes, you'd pay dues on all of those points.

If you want to get some more clarification, then it's well worth visiting the DVC kiosks and taking the tour, as the guides there will be able to answer all your questions.

Do let us know how you get on.
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This has been very informative, I've been undecided whether to buy or not. It's a lot to think about, but we do go to Disney every other year. I think we should have done it years ago.
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Quick question, I see that some people list more than one resort as their home resort. How is this accomplished and if you have several home resorts do you get the choice to book 11 months out at any of these "home resorts"?
DH and I are going to WDW in Jan 08 and are thinking about buying into this club.

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