Renovations Breathe New Life Into Saratoga Springs Resort

Published by Mary Kendall

Once upon a time, a family of 3 stayed in a Standard Studio at Saratoga Springs Resort. While the adults certainly noticed that the room could use some updating, the youngest of the group declared that she would not like to stay there again. Well, just like Cinderella was transformed by her fairy Godmother, Saratoga […]

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Disney Vacation Club Resorts Are Open For Business

Published by Jacqueline R.

Walt Disney World has been undergoing a phased reopening and hotel options have been limited following a short closure due to the coronavirus pandemic last year. However, regardless of standard hotel operations, all Disney Vacation Club resorts are accepting reservations and welcoming guests home. In fact, Disney Vacation Club resorts at Disney World were operating before […]

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The Case For Booking A Split Stay And Resort Hopping At Disney World

Published by Mary Kendall

One of the most exciting parts of planning your trip to Disney World is choosing your resort. But what if you can’t choose just one? With a split stay, you don’t have to!  What Is A Split Stay A unique aspect of going to Walt Disney World is the large number of resorts available to […]

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Old Key West was the very first Disney Vacation Club Resort (Photo: Flickr @mjurn).

What Are DVC Old Key West Extended Contracts?

Published by Emily Murray

The birth of the Disney Vacation Club coincides with the creation of Disney’s Old Key West Resort. The eighth resort property to open for guests at the Orlando parks was constructed to replicate the atmosphere of the Florida island, Key West. Key West, which lies between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, is […]

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What To Expect From Character Dining During Covid

Published by DVC Shop Editorial Team

Character dining in Disney World has always been a highlight of the parks and guests may be wondering what to expect from the experience during covid. We have gathered all the information on what guests can expect from character dining while covid restrictions are in place. We’ll cover the new dining guidelines, and which dining […]

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The Mara Extends Hours in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Published by DVC Shop Editorial Team

A favorite restaurant, The Mara, has extended hours in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Mara was originally reopened on a temporary basis last year that has been extended into a permanent opening.  When it originally reopened during the holidays last year, it offered to-go breakfast options. Now with its extended hours, The Mara will also […]

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Mears Transportation To Replace Magical Express In 2022

Published by DVC Shop Editorial Team

Mears Transportation has committed to replace the Magical Express in 2022. The new service, being called “Mears Connect”, will offer transportation and other amenities to future guests of the Florida theme parks.  Disney’s Magical Express provides guests with complimentary transportation from the Orlando airport to Disney Vacation Club resorts and theme parks. When it was […]

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Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa Brings Back Character Dining

Published by DVC Shop Editorial Team

Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa will be bringing back character dining! Guests visiting this Disney property will soon be able to enjoy seeing the characters while having a delicious breakfast at Makahiki Restaurant. The Makahiki Restaurant is scheduled to reopen Friday, May 7th. Guests can begin making reservations for this character dining experience on April […]

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Disney Vacation Club Sign at Saratoga Springs

Where Does Disney Get Inventory For Cash Rentals?

Published by DVC Shop Editorial Team

You may have noticed online that anyone, even non-DVC members, can book a villa at DVC resorts using cash. You may ask yourself, where does Disney get the vacation time that is used for cash rentals? There are three sources to consider when looking into the vacation time that is used to fulfill these cash […]

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Grand Californian Scheduled To Reopen on May 2nd

Published by DVC Shop Editorial Team

It has just been announced that Disney’s Grand Californian is to reopen in May. This spectacular property has been closed since last year but now has its official reopening date of May 2, 2021. The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian will follow suit with Disney’s phased reopening meaning that the Disney Vacation Club section will […]

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