My DVC Points
141 My Love of Disney Started as an Adult with Jonathon Hile
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Jonathon Hile has returned to the My DVC Points network to share his Disney backstory. Jonathon's first Disney World trip happened when his wife (girlfriend at the time) took a job in Florida and she brought him to the Magic Kingdom. Since then they got married, had their honeymoon at Disney, went on cruises and added on many DVC contracts. Join the conversation as Jonathon shares his love of Disney and shares a clip from his new podcast dedicated to Star Wars and Star Trek.

Key notes from Jonathon's Disney Timeline:

2006 or 2007 – Jonathon went to Magic Kingdom for the first time as an adult.

A few years later, they took their honeymoon at Walt Disney World and made Disney their annual vacation. They started looking at moderate resorts but really couldn't afford the costs. After attending a DVC presentation, they bought in at Saratoga Springs. Jonathan worked the math; it looked like DVC would be about $100 or $200 more than staying at a value resort per year over the course of the entire contract. Jonathan also realized that the blue card discount on merchandise, meals, and annual passes more than makes up for the price difference.

2012 – Joined DVC as a Direct member at Saratoga Springs.

2012 – Small 50 Point addon at Animal Kingdom

2014 – Purchased at addon contract at Aulani on a Disney Cruise so that they could get a free brunch at Palo and a DVC tote bag.

2021 – Launched Captain's Log and Lightsabers Podcast

Jonathan – @justadisneygeek on Twitter & Instagram
Jonathan Hile in the My DVC Points Facebook Group.
Captains’ Logs and Lightsabers – @logsandlightpod on Twitter, @logslightsaberspod on Instagram

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