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Old 05-29-2018, 09:44 PM   #46
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Can’t answer the magnet question as we owned way before that was a thing. But I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you do. You know, you do now have access to the DVC marketplace?
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Can’t answer the magnet question as we owned way before that was a thing. But I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you do. You know, you do now have access to the DVC marketplace?
Oh my gosh Colleen!! What the heck is that?!?!?!?!?
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Sorry, but the only gifty-thingy you’ll likely get is a very pretty and sturdy tote bag.

Try Shop Disney for stuff for cars although I only recall seeing license plate frames.
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Sorry, but the only gifty-thingy you’ll likely get is a very pretty and sturdy tote bag.

Try Shop Disney for stuff for cars although I only recall seeing license plate frames.
Well, I guess that's better than nothing. I am totally googling DVC Car Magnets though!!
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Oh my gosh Colleen!! What the heck is that?!?!?!?!?
Go to Shop Disney and search for DVC. There are over 100 items that come up - clothes,Dooney & Bourke DVC purses, Alex & Ani bracelets, ornaments, mugs, you name it!
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Thanks a lot , Colleen! I already ordered a DVC Pandora charm and a camp shirt for Muffin!!
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I can't wait for that!!! Is there a secret entrance?!?!??
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No secret entrance - a check in counter downstairs were they verify tour membership before you get to go upstairs to the lounge. Free non-alcoholic drinks, charging stations, A/C, and a snack cart that comes around periodically.
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No secret entrance - a check in counter downstairs were they verify tour membership before you get to go upstairs to the lounge. Free non-alcoholic drinks, charging stations, A/C, and a snack cart that comes around periodically.
Well, I am just going to pretend it's secret then! It still sounds cool!
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The heck with that Epcot DVC lounge. That’s just for everyday lolling about.

Tara’s kind of lounge is BLT’s Top of the World for watching fireworks. Heck, they probably already have reserved seats for Muffin and Tara.
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