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Direct vs Resale DVC Points

If you are new to hearing about Disney Vacation Club memberships, you are probably wondering what it means when people refer to points/contracts as being Direct or Resale. So as a follow up to my post linked below regarding the up front cost of purchasing a Disney Vacation Club Membership in general, it is important [...]

Covid Character Dining Options and Reviews

Covid Character Dining Options and Reviews

February 22nd Update: Just announced! Disney Jr. Breakfast at Hollywood and Vine will be opening on March 22nd! This is the 3rd character breakfast option. Hopefully a sign of more good things to come. Fingers crossed (because I don't honestly give a hoot about Disney Jr. characters, sorry not sorry) https://jilteddisneybride.com/2021/02/23/breaking-news-new-character-dining/ We are BIG fans [...]

How to be a DVC Member and get your annual dues paid for you…

Catchy title, eh? I originally planned to call this “My genius ploy to subsidize my DVC maintenance fees (insert evil villain laugh)” but I didn’t think people would be too amused by my nerdy accountant talk paired with Disney humor. So my original intent with this blog was to have a place to post about [...]

Extended Park Hours for Guests of Deluxe Resorts = Amazing

Whew, we did the extended hours in Magic Kingdom last night and it honestly felt like a paid after-hours event. It was glorious. Definitely the best 2 hours of our week as far as ride maximization (did I just make up a new term?) goes. (Main Street remained busy-ish well past 11, and they had [...]

Slight Change to Member Services’ Process for Merging Reservations

For those other DVC members that are like me and like to grab nights as they become available and worry about merging them into one reservation later, or those who just happen to have two stays booked separately for whatever reason and need them merged, the process has changed slightly as of this past week [...]

Tickets for “Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours”

Tickets for “Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours”

Update: see screenshots at the end for prices and dates. Today I received an unexpected email announcing that I would be able to purchase tickets for something called "Disney's Very Merriest After Hours" starting August 17th. This purchase date seems to be based on the fact that I have a resort reservation during the holiday [...]

Booking System Issues and Sudden Availability

Booking System Issues and Sudden Availability

This morning (8/9/21) there was a surprising flood of availability for hard-to-get dates at nearly every DVC resort. When poking around just before 7am, instead of seeing the typical 1 or 2 nights available in a studio across any resort for the months of November and December, I saw full availability for weeks like “Jersey [...]

Remy Previews!

As my kiddo said today… “you know what’s exciting? The Ratatouille ride is opening!!” As has been conveyed by various media outlets/blogs, previews for Remy’s ride were announced and invites were sent today! The previews are for Annual Passholders and DVC members. This is the first big ride opening that I’ve been a member of [...]