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I didn't realize until quite recently that there was t/s at Disney, never thought about it before. Someone I know works in the Parks and she says that visitors that she's spoken with, who have been on the Disney t/s presentations whilst they were there - did not get any pressure at all, unlike some other resorts.
Has anyone been to a Disney presentation? I'm not planning to go, but I am curious.
 

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I've not been to a timeshare presentation, but when I've spoken to reps in the park, they've been a little hoity toity for liking. When I tell them that I am able to trade in without much trouble, they act like I am lying. :annoyed:

Guess I won't stop to look at their pictures anymore.
 

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I've been on the tours. Its really a no "real" pressure sale. However, they do try to persuade you to purchase. We personally had a not so pleasant experience and my DH refused to purchase because of that one salesperson :annoyed: but overall anyone I have spoken to loved owning with DVC. However, those people are also Disney Addicts like me...

Somethings I found that also deterred DH from purchasing is;
- Limited resorts at different (non - Disney) locations
- Difficulty with controlling your deposit with II
- Expensive cost of points
- Extra hidden cost for booking within Disney and outside

Somethings I liked about DVC:
- Onsite Disney resorts with Disney Quality and Care
- Of most TS DVC holds its resale and rental value pretty darn well
- You can use it for Cruises/Adventures by Disney and trading


This is definately a purchase that you would HAVE to USE at least 80% of the time and NOT TRADE with II to often to get the most value out of it and be most happy with your purchase.
 
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DVC was our first timeshare purchase from a developer and we have NOT regretted it.
 

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I merely stopped to look at pictures of a resort I was interested in staying at sometime. When they asked if I was attending a preview, I said no thank you. I am able to trade in without much trouble", I would expect them to just leave me alone!:shrug:
 

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Does Disney provide any trinkets or compensation to attend a TS presentation?
 

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Does Disney provide any trinkets or compensation to attend a TS presentation?

The ONLY give you "fast passes" whoopi :doh: I guess its because it pretty much sells itself. Most people that buy there LOVE LOVE LOVE it... unlike the rest of the TS out there where all owners do is complain.
 

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No, the DVC owners complain too. But, genearlly in their own playgrounds, not TUG or TS4M.

Most recently was a change in booking and waitlist policy---that generated a rather large tempest for such a small teapot.
 

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I enjoy my timeshares and vacations....not true that all we do is complain.
 

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I didn't realize until quite recently that there was t/s at Disney, never thought about it before. Someone I know works in the Parks and she says that visitors that she's spoken with, who have been on the Disney t/s presentations whilst they were there - did not get any pressure at all, unlike some other resorts.
Has anyone been to a Disney presentation? I'm not planning to go, but I am curious.

We went on a tour three years ago and there was no pressure at all. They told us Disney sells itself, so there are no gifts, no pressure, etc. Because we had a good presentation experience, and they are building timeshares in Disneyland, CA we are now purchasing Disney. :cheer:
 

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Oh, and I must say DVC points definately hold their value. I am determined to convince DH to let me buy some...I'd just have to pay cash for it cause after paying off my last TS loan 4 yrs ago, I never want to take out a loan again. I will definately have to purchase resale, cause we don't need a lot of points.
 

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love DVC and yes I own at others and trade them to DVC...

the new Bay Lake Towers @ Contemporary Resort - should be open fall, 2009.

there is also the Treehouses @ SSR - don't think an opening date has been announced for it.

there is no pressure to buy. If you get someone who puts pressure on you - then just say to the ladies in front you want someone else. (if you decide years from now to buy - you definitely don't want to be stuck with a jerk - the first guide you talk to is the one you kept for years until you tell someone it doesn't work) or they get a promotion, or any reason for them leaving.

that say if you were staying in a DVC resort in Sept and happened to take their tour - you would have gotten a $100 disney cash.

this is the only time they have done that. don't know if it will be offered next sept or not. it was not advertised. You had to call them or talk to one of the DVC things in the resorts and parks to find this out.

definitely the fass passes - also they have offered lunch coupons - but they don't seem to do this very often.
 

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I've been on the tours. Its really a no "real" pressure sale. However, they do try to persuade you to purchase. We personally had a not so pleasant experience and my DH refused to purchase because of that one salesperson :annoyed: but overall anyone I have spoken to loved owning with DVC. However, those people are also Disney Addicts like me...

Somethings I found that also deterred DH from purchasing is;
- Limited resorts at different (non - Disney) locations
- Difficulty with controlling your deposit with II
- Expensive cost of points
- Extra hidden cost for booking within Disney and outside

Somethings I liked about DVC:
- Onsite Disney resorts with Disney Quality and Care
- Of most TS DVC holds its resale and rental value pretty darn well
- You can use it for Cruises/Adventures by Disney and trading


This is definately a purchase that you would HAVE to USE at least 80% of the time and NOT TRADE with II to often to get the most value out of it and be most happy with your purchase.

A couple items here; One advantage is that you don't have to deposit with II first to do a search and then book. You can have them search, contact you to firm up that you want the reservation, and then deposit your DVC points to book. There is no cost to do bookings within DVC. Yes, if you go outside the system there is a cost. Also unlike some points systems such as RCI Points, you don't have housekeeping charges for less than 7 days stay. For my 2 day stays, I don't get the $55 housekeeping charge (resorts sets the fees) that I do for RCI Points stays. In general, DVC may be more expensive than other timeshares but not necessarily as it depends on what it is being compared to.

Cost per point at DVC compared to cost per point at other systems may be higher but it is an unfair comparison. The true cost is the cost of a comparable stay. If one system requires 200 points for a 7 day stay at $1000 (maintenance fee per point times the number of point) plus $0.00 booking fee whereas a comparable resort requires 100,000 points for a 7 day stay at $950 (maintenance fee per point times the number of points) plus $99 booking fee or $1049, DVC would be less expensive even thought the cost per point (purchase price and maintenance fee) is higher. Cost per point is not a good indicator in itself as to whether it is more or less expensive than other alternatives. Comparing costs between points systems can be difficult.

The value of DVC is staying at DVC resorts but that is what people who bought DVC for. I saw a statistic a few years back that less than 3% of DVC owners exchange outside DVC each year. I don't know how true that is but it is an interesting statistic.

I would say that DVC is good if you feel that you must be on Disney property and if you fly in and don't rent a car.
 
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