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  1. simpsontruckdriver

    Free visit to Walt Disney World!

    Some time ago, I talked with a friend who said he and his wife took buses to drive around WDW, and I thought that was cool because it cost $0.00. Then, I saw a video on Instagram that said the same thing! So, here is how you could visit most DVC resorts and theme parks for nothing. You would...
  2. wballoni

    DVC options for a MVC week owner

    I'm curious, what are the options for an owner of a good, enrolled, MGO week that wants to stay at a Disney World DVC property? Are there any ways to get into a DVC property with a Marriott week? I'm assuming Interval International (II) might provide options here. Does exchanging the week for...
  3. simpsontruckdriver

    Walt Disney World DVC

    As I have posted elsewhere, I decided to post here for some clarity. If you are planning on staying at a DVC at Walt Disney World this year, let me know when you'll be here, which resort you're staying at (exceptions are Boardwalk and Yacht Club resorts - those do not have EPCOT to resort buses)...
  4. simpsontruckdriver

    Using CC to pay MFs

    There are posts where people get rewards by using their branded cards with that brand timeshare (like AmEx Hilton @ HGVC) and they get higher rewards. My question are other cards. For instance, if I used my AmEx Delta Skymiles Platinum to pay MFs at DVC (which I don't have but using as an...
  5. S

    Hurricane policy - DVC is waiving cancellation fees now for this week

    Hi. We have a points trip booked to Grand Floridian Thurs-Monday for my daughters bday. American Airlines has already warned about possible flight issues. I called DVC and the kindest cast member explained their current Hurricane policy in place is to cancel point stays without incurring fees or...
  6. A

    DVC Newbie needs some advices on buying points

    Hi Folks, I am Alex and I hope to get some advice on purchasing DVC points. I have never owned any kind of TS membership, but recently I am planning for a family trip, and found that buying DVC points and then using points to book Disney hotels seems like a good deal. So before I pull the...
  7. jojuvan

    Exchange Interval for DVC

    We have owned a nice Wyndham resale contract for about 2 years. A big selling point for that was being able to exchange into RCI for DVC. Now that DVC is partnering with II, we are wanting to purchase another resale contact that will allow us to exchange into Interval. So my questions are...
  8. M

    DVC Disneyland Hotel Tower - Prospective Owner Questions

    My husband and I have been researching timeshares for about a year and we are very interested in the new Disneyland Hotel Tower, which would be our first timeshare purchase. We have been able to stay at the VGC through Redweek and been impressed with the DVC experience. We stayed at the...
  9. B

    Program Comparison Table: DVC to Hilton Grand Vacations

    Hello, all. I'm a first-time thread contributor- be gentle ;-) There may not be a lot of people who own at DVC but might be thinking about buying into Hilton's timeshare program (Hilton Grand Vacations). In case you might be - or are just interested in how the programs compare - I'm sharing a...
  10. C

    RCI for Disney Resort

    Complete newbie here in regards to the timeshare realm so be gentle. My mother in law is the owner/member of RCI and wants to take us and the grand kids to Disney World next year and stay at a Disney property. SHe has both weeks and points available to use and is a Platinum member. We are...
  11. CPNY

    DVC in RCI

    II has getaways in Orlando that are plentiful. Does a RCI offer something similar and does DVC ever come up in a getaway type offering? Is exchanging into a DVC property with planning or last minute a realistic option?
  12. T

    Where to Advertise DVC Rentals

    I had to cancel some reservations due to illness so I have a bunch of points in holding. This means I can only book 60 days out. At 60 days out, there is little availability for consecutive nights. However, I was able to book 4 reservations for early February for 3 to 5 days each at Boulder...
  13. A

    Points for Direct Benefits Going Up

    Direct points for benefits increasing to 100 on 17 September 2019. https://dvcnews.com/index.php/dvc-program/policies-a-procedures/news-70636/4575-100-point-perks-minimum-confirmed
  14. Combs822

    DVC + TPU - What to expect?

    Hello! I'm a newbie to all of this and trying to book at a DVC resort in April. I know I need to do an ongoing search to land an exchange. Here are my questions: How many TPU's do you generally need for a DVC? Does being a Platinum RCI member actually help? Save money? Is there a list of the...
  15. TUGBrian

    New Riviera Resort gets iconic sign before opening!

  16. CPNY

    Universal Studios Orlando Announces new “Epic Universe” theme park

    Exciting news to hear about the these park. It was once in the plans to have Universal Timeshares. I would have def purchased a Universal Orlando TS. Sadly there are no longer those plans. But still exciting and as an annual pass holder I’m excited...
  17. Naria2004

    Best Orlando Timeshares for Park Hopping?

    So, we have a trip planned for April 10-18, wanting to come in Easter weekend and stay the week after. I've got an OGS for a DVC resort, but with Galaxy's Edge and it being Spring Break, I suspect it will be a long shot. I'm wanting to come up with a backup plan since our week is not flexible...
  18. J

    Aulani - Room Preference?

    We booked through DVC Dave and got a Two Bedroom-Ocean View room at Aulani for next month for a week. We have 3 kids - ages 3, 5, and 11. They will want to be at the pool and/or beach 24/7. Are there any rooms/locations to request or, on the other hand, pray that we don’t get put in? Are there...
  19. T

    Articcle: Why I purchased DVC direct AND resale

    https://dvcfan.com/2019/05/10/why-i-purchased-direct-and-resale/?utm_source=The+DIS&utm_campaign=f97bff00de-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_01606ee371-f97bff00de-9552973 This writer talks about his strategy and rationale as to why he purchased a combination of direct and resale...
  20. simpsontruckdriver

    [Post removed]

    Text removed. From our Posting Rules: Advertising is prohibited The Bulletin Board is for DISCUSSION. It is not for sales or solicitations. If you have something to sell, trade or rent, TUG Members (i.e. those who have paid to actually join TUG, not just register as free bulletin board users)...
  21. T

    Guide to Grand Floridian

    Nice post about the development of Grand Floridian. https://www.dvcresalemarket.com/blog/guide-to-disneys-grand-floridian-resort-spa/
  22. T

    Disney’s Riviera Resort Update [merged]

    MEMBER MAIL: HOT OFF THE PRESS DISNEY'S RIVIERA RESORT UPDATE Dear Disney Vacation Club® Member, Since Disney’s Riviera Resort was first announced in July 2017, our Members have continually asked to be kept informed about the newest Resort. With that in mind, we wanted you to be among the...
  23. T

    DVC Direct Price Increase

    https://www.dvcresalemarket.com/blog/anticipated-direct-price-increase-coming-january-16/ “It is being reported by DVCNews.com and DVCInfo.com that a direct price increase is coming on January 16th. Although there was never a formal announcement, which is unusual as it tends to drive selling...
  24. J

    HGVC --> DVC

    This is my first post and my first attempt at staying anywhere other than the normal HGVC offerings. I'm looking for help in exchanging, trading, whatever the right term is, my current points to be able to stay at a Disney property March 30th - April 6th 2019. I do have some flexibility with...
  25. J

    How to check that a DVC renter is legit

    I found a DVC member who is renting points @$14/point on the Tug Rental board. How can I verify that this is ligit. He has sent a contract with his DVC Contract Number, Name, and Mailing address but I'm having a difficult time finding him via Google as he has a common name. Trying to do my...
  26. N

    DELETED: outside 45 day limit

    [Please see the big red date at the top of the forum - it's way too early to post this request.]
  27. T

    Last Minute Summer Rebooking at DVC

    We decided to change our WDW trip from November to early August. I was shocked at how much availability is showing up now for the summer, that was not available before. I was able to book an 8 night trip with stays at Poly, Boardwalk and Animal Kingdom. It took at little maneuvering to get the...
  28. T

    A Shout-Out for DVC

    I must say Disney Vacation Club is simply amazing. Great service, good availability for members and wonderful website. I know it is expensive and not for everyone so if my post does not fit your needs, I understand. We just joined DVC in 2017. We bought the annual pass for approx $500 per...
  29. Jayco29D

    Disney Resort Parking Changes

    Effective for reservations made March 21, 2018 and thereafter, standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax. Standard Overnight Parking charges per Resort Category...
  30. D

    Disney Exchanges

    Has anyone had recent success trading into Disneyworld Resorts other than Saratoga Springs?