Disney’s Vero Beach Resort to Re-Open Today

The Disney Vacation Club has announced that Disney’s Vero Beach Resort on the east coast of Florida is reopening today after being closed for nearly a week due to Hurricane Irma.

DVC has also announced that it’s other beach-side resort, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort will tentatively reopen on September 18th.

Annual Passholder/DVC Dining Discount Increased at Several Restaurants through Summer

Walt Disney World is increasing the discount for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members from through September 30th.

Guests that are Annual Passholders and DVC Members will now get a 30 percent discount (up from 20%) on regular price food and non-alcoholic beverages when dining during the dinner meal period before 6:30 PM or after 8:30 PM at the following locations:

  • Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
  • The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • The Grand Floridian Café at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside
  • The Turf Club Bar & Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Captain’s Grill at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

New Disney Vacation Club Riviera Resort to be Built Near Epcot

Disney announced at D23 Expo 2017 that they have plans to build a brand new Disney Vacation Club Resort near to Epcot called Disney Riviera Resort.

The new resort is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019, featuring 300 accommodation units, and linked via the new Disney Skyliner gondola system.

“We’re thrilled to announce plans for a new Disney Vacation Club property called Disney Riviera Resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort,” Chapek said. “Our Vacation Club Members are among our most loyal fans, and we think that they will love what we have planned, especially the rooftop restaurant that will offer unbelievable views of nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Hollywood Studios.”

Ken Potrock, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Disney Vacation Club, said, “The opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge in just a few days and the announcement of our next planned development, Disney Riviera Resort, demonstrate the incredible momentum underway at Disney Vacation Club. Our members tell us over and over again how much they love the outstanding accommodations and the value and flexibility of a Disney Vacation Club Membership, as well as the unique location to our growing and evolving theme parks and the exclusive member experiences and benefits they get from our Membership Extras program.”

Land for the new Disney Riviera Resort will come from the recently demolished section of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Awarded AAA Four Diamond Rating

If you’ve ever visited Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, you know this Disney Vacation Club resort, oozing with Old Florida charm, is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation.

AAA, one of the leading sources of travel ratings in the industry, has recognized Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and its cast members with a coveted Four Diamond rating, an honor that goes to fewer than six percent of the nearly 28,000 hotels approved by the travel company. According to AAA, “A Four Diamond hotel is refined and stylish, providing upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”

We are honored to receive such a coveted rating and proud of the resort’s cast members for achieving such high marks!

Located on Florida’s East Coast just a two hours’ drive from Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort immerses visitors in its themes of citrus, treasure and the environment. The resort boasts a variety of water-themed activities, including access to the warm waters of the Atlantic, a children’s water play area, a miniature golf course, a Mickey Mouse-shaped swimming pool complete with a water slide and so much more.

Situated on one of the most active sea turtle nesting beaches in Florida, sea turtles are an important part of Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. As part of Disney’s overall commitment to sea turtle conservation, a team of Disney researchers track sea turtle nests on several miles of the beach near the resort to help protect them and study what factors contribute to the successful hatching of sea turtle nests. From May to October, members and guests can observe the nesting season of threatened or endangered sea turtles such as loggerheads and leatherbacks during special outings with Disney sea turtle experts.

New to the resort is Wind & Waves, a dining experience that includes a grill focused on fresh, local seafood and produce, a market with grab-and-go meals and a poolside bar. This Florida-themed food experience offers something for every dining style.

Not only is the food amazing, but the accommodations at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort are stunning. Situated along the beautiful Atlantic coastline, Deluxe Studios, Inn rooms and one- and two-bedroom villas offer an assortment of options for your family, making this resort a truly unique Disney retreat.

Disney Vacation Club Sets Opening Date for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Sales for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the newest Disney Vacation Club resort, will begin next week. Current Disney Vacation Club Members will have the first chance to purchase real estate interests beginning on March 8, with general sales following on April 5.

The resort, which is currently under construction, also has a scheduled opening date: July 17. Once open, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins will be the 14th Disney Vacation Club development and the second at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins offers Disney Vacation Club Members and guests a new frontier for magical vacations where the comforts of home and the wonders of the wilderness are deeply rooted in the magic of Disney. Inspired by the legendary mining and railroad history of the Pacific Northwest, Members and guests will discover rustically elegant accommodations, where cozy touches mix with modern designs to create a tranquil retreat.

Offering one of the widest ranges of accommodations found at Walt Disney World Resort, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins will feature 184 modern, nature-inspired vacation homes, including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom Villas, and even three-bedroom Grand Villas, which sleep up to 12.

The new resort will also include 26 all-new luxurious waterfront cabins. Sleeping up to eight and featuring two bedrooms, two baths and large dining and living room spaces, the cabins’ floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed wooden beams and interior-exterior stone-hearth fireplace bring the beauty of the outdoors in, and offer plenty of room for families. After a long day of fun at the nearby theme parks, guests can return to their porch and relax in the built-in hot tub. Some even enjoy a view of the Electrical Water Pageant on Bay Lake!

Additional developments at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge include the recently opened Geyser Point Bar & Grill, an open-air lounge overlooking Bay Lake. The resort’s quick-service restaurant, Roaring Fork is also undergoing refurbishments and is scheduled to reopen later this year with a refreshed look and expanded outdoor seating. Boulder Ridge Cove pool, a modern-day swimmin’ hole, will also open this summer.

Those in search of extra pampering will want to stop by the all-new Salon by the Springs for poolside manicures, pedicures and hair services scheduled to open this summer.

Disney Vacation Club Continues Moonlight Magic After-Hours Events for 2017

Disney Vacation Club will continue to offer “Moonlight Magic” after-hours events for its members at Walt Disney World for 2017.

The complimentary, after-hours events at Disney Parks feature shorter-than-usual wait times at some of the parks’ most popular attractions, special entertainment and character appearances and complimentary treats.

DVC has released the following schedule for 2017 Moonlight Magic:

  • Magic Kingdom – February 24 and March 3 2017
  • Epcot – December 4 2017 and December 11 2017
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – September 6 2017 and September 13 2017
  • Typhoon Lagoon Water park – June 22 2017; June 28 2017; July 5 2017; July 13 2017.

Reservations are required, and can be made online at the Membership Magic Ever After page.

Spooky DVC Member Events Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland this Fall!

Go ‘fall’ out this autumn season and carve out some time for family with two spooky Halloween Member events, hosted by Disney Vacation Club, coming to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Join for two unique holiday events filled with festive food and fun for the whole family!

Members and their Guests can take part in these exciting new bewitching events sure to set the spooky mood:

•    A “Wicked Fun” Party: For our West Coast Members and Guests, head over to the Sequoia Ballroom at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on Monday, October 31, 2016 for an all-new Halloween Member event. Join the Disney Villains for an evening of wicked fun featuring bewitching décor and activities such as a DJ playing Halloween-time hits and games like ‘Bobbing for Poisoned Apples’. Enjoy spellbinding treats and villainous Character meet and greets. Click here for more event information.

•    The Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Treat: Taking place in the Ballroom of the Americas at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on Monday, October 31, 2016, Members and their Guests can bring in the Halloween holiday with a spooky affair put on by Disney Vacation Club with a little help from Jack Skellington in Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas. With special Character meet and greets, festive activities including face painting and an interactive DJ, and deliciously spooky treats, this event is not one to be missed. Click here for more information.

To make reservations for either event, please contact Member Services at (800) 800-9800 beginning September 1, 2016.

Disney Vacation Club Announces Member Event at Disney California Adventure

When Disney Vacation Club began celebrating 25 years and beyond earlier this year, the announcement of an unprecedented array of new Member offerings* included promise of a special event for Members and their Guests at Disneyland Resort in California. That promise becomes reality this fall, as the smash-hit Disney Vacation Club 25 and Beyond Bash that engaged thousands of Member families this spring at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida is heading west, taking over Disney California Adventure Park on Nov. 2, 2016 from 8:30 -11:30 p.m PT.

Members* and their Guests will turn Disney California Adventure Park into their own personal playground during this complimentary event, enjoying popular attractions, special Disney character meet-and-greets, complimentary refreshments, a DJ dance party and so much more.

Reservations for the Disney Vacation Club 25 and Beyond Bash at Disney California Adventure Park will begin on August 3, 2016 at 8 a.m. PT. by registering online. Click here for additional event details.

This unprecedented Disneyland Resort event continues a wave of new signature celebrations around the Disney Vacation Club neighborhood, each inspired by Member feedback and designed to engage more of our magical community than ever with the experiences Members love most. Note that, as part of this transition to signature Member events, the final Royal Member Gathering event at Disneyland Resort will take place on Aug. 8, 2016.

All of us at Disney Vacation Club look forward to celebrating this milestone year with you during a Disneyland Resort event unlike any in our community’s history!

Disney Vacation Club Lounge at Epcot Opens in June

In order to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Disney Vacation Club, Disney is creating a brand new, exclusive Member Lounge at Epcot, which is slated to open on the second floor of the Imagination Pavilion on June 6. The lounge is slated to welcome DVC Members, as well as their guests daily.

The entrance for the lounge will be located through the pavilion’s merchandise shop and is included with admission to Epcot. The lounge will be the perfect place for Guests to cool off (or warm up, depending on the season) and relax.

DVC Members will be able to enjoy the benefits and comforts of a pleasant lounge they can call their own.

The Member Lounge will feature:

  • Comfortable seating
  • Complimentary soft drinks
  • Wi-Fi
  • Charging stations
  • Computers with printers
  • Member Services Advisors


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