Disney Vacation Club has announced the launch of Membership Magic, which offers enhancements for Disney Vacation Club Members. One of the biggest benefits is being able to buy Walt Disney World Annual Passes – including the Walt Disney World Premium Pass and the coast-to-coast Premiere Passport – at discounts (through April 30th, 2014). This is a tremendous deal, we have the Premiere Passport and have never been able to secure any discount. With the addition nearly 2 years ago of Radiator Springs at Disney California Adventure, this is a great time to have a bicoastal pass. There are also DVC exclusive events, cruises and Adventures by Disney experiences! Read the press release below for more information and visit the Disney Vacation Club website!
Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian, Picture by Denise Preskitt
CELEBRATION, Fla. (January 30, 2014) – Disney Vacation Club is adding even more magic for its members with the launch of Membership Magic today. Membership Magic is a new program designed to introduce numerous enhancements for members, create exclusive vacation options across multiple Disney experiences and provide special, money-saving discounts for members to enjoy. The first wave of experiences has officially rolled out, but members can expect to see several ongoing enhancements in the months to come.
“With Membership Magic, we are giving families even more to love about Disney Vacation Club,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Vacation Club. “We are introducing great new perks, exclusive experiences and other service enhancements that only members and their guests can access. It’s our special way of thanking our members for being such a valued part of the Disney Vacation Club family.”
Members can see details and important information about some of the immediate features already in play on DVCMember.com, where the homepage has gone through a complete overhaul. The re-design of the homepage is more interactive and user-friendly. Offering plenty of convenient benefits and useful information, the website allows members to ask questions, chat live with Disney Vacation Club representatives and access vacation-planning tools.
Mary Poppins Penguin Fountain at Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Photo by Denise Preskitt
From now until April 30, 2014, members can purchase Disney Parks Annual Passes – including the Walt Disney World Premium Pass, the Disneyland Resort Deluxe Pass and the Disney Premiere Passport – at special, discounted rates. Members can visit DVCMember.com to learn more about each offer (including availability and continued access), and access a variety of member discounts on shopping, dining and recreational activities. They may also access the new Disney Vacation Club Member Online Marketplace at any time to shop for exclusive Disney Vacation Club merchandise.
Starting in March, through an association with RCI, enhanced collections of vacation options will be introduced into the Disney Vacation Club mix, growing the number of available exchange vacation spots from hundreds to thousands. For members who purchase directly from Disney, the Disney Collection will also feature an expanded list of Walt Disney World Resort hotels. These are in addition to the existing popular lodging options at Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Members will also have access to Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney vacations. Additionally, many of the high-quality resorts that members have long enjoyed through RCI and the Concierge Collection now require fewer vacation points and will offer greater availability.
In addition to the vast vacation options previously mentioned, members can also partake in numerous Disney experiences planned just for them and their guests. The following experiences will include opportunities reserved only for Disney Vacation Club:
Adventures by Disney: Two exclusive adventures featuring New York City and an all-new San Francisco and Napa trip that only members and their guests have the opportunity to experience before anyone else
Disney Cruise Line: The first summertime Member Cruise is scheduled for August 2014 on the Disney Dream, sailing out of Port Canaveral, Fla., and featuring special entertainment and nightly gifts
Great Moments with Walt Disney: A complimentary, Disney Vacation Club-created live theater experience making five tour stops in the U.S. this year, hosted by Disney historian and author Tim O’Day and Disney Files Magazine editor Ryan March
Culinary Magic: Dinner events at restaurants such as Flying Fish Café at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Recreation Magic: Two new experiences have been created on Walt Disney World waterways – competitive fishing tournaments at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and complimentary sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries and a prime viewing spot when booking a Magic Kingdom Fireworks Cruise
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Photo by Denise Preskitt
Member Bowling Night: Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Downtown Disney area will host weekly bowling nights for members and their guests
Throughout the next several months, Disney Vacation Club members can expect to see new enhancements and offerings from the Membership Magic program – including experiences in California, Hawaii and at sea – as it continues to evolve.