The Schapmann family fell in love with the Grand Floridian on one of their trips when the Grand Flo just happened to be the actively marketed property. Sam explains that they set their “point calibration” on a 2-bedroom villa over at Bay Lake Tower; however, on their first stay, they booked a 2-Bedroom Lake view at the Grand Floridian, and that changed everything. Sam explains DVC leads the family from Disney vacations every 4-5 years to taking an extended vacation for the entire family every year plus a few bonus trips for whoever can make the trip.
As a native Floridian, Rebecca Portalatin finds that her family tends to use DVC more for extended weekends than the traditional week-long vacation. We discuss buying into DVC as a Floridian and buying a direct contract at the Polynesian.
Vikki Wells and her husband Anthony were married in their home country in the United Kingdom and spent their honeymoon in Orlando. The couple made some financial sacrifices to save money to come to Disney World on their honeymoon. It was their first day ever on Disney property. They were riding a bus to Magic Kingdom when they learned about an accident in New York City. After being in the park for about 10 minutes, Vikki made it to the end of Main Street and was very quickly and efficiently evacuated on September 11, 2001. Tune in hear Vikki’s story of finding Disney magic after one of the most tragic starts possible and becoming DVC members who regularly visit Walt Disney World from the United Kingdom.
Scott and Karen Daves have about an hour commute to Disney from their home near Tampa. If you’ve ever wondered about keeping DVC after moving to Florida, the Daves’ provides excellent insight as to being DVC members and living within a commutable distance.
After 20 years of looking into DVC, Cindy rented points for her wedding and honeymoon at Disney. Her story is filled with great information about accessible rooms at Bay Lake Tower and the Grand Floridian. Cindy also discussing being a cast member at Disneyland for 11 years and buying a different timeshare than DVC.
Josh Kennedy has been a DVC member since 2017 and calls SSR his home resort. We discuss points, resorts, upgrades, and the magic of membership in this DVC member interview. One of the things that make everybody jealous is Josh’s streak of getting room upgrades at DVC.