Willie Herrera grew up in Miami and making regular family trips to Walt Disney World. After getting out of college he decided to invest in DVC so that he could help continue the family tradition of going to Disney with his immediate family and have a means of affording Disney vacations for years to come whenever he starts a family of his own. In the episode we hear about family, buying his two favorite resorts which are the Polynesian and Copper Creek. He also discusses the joy of buying into his mother’s favorite Disney resort to ensure that his family can always come to Copper Creek for their annual Thanksgiving trip. We discuss family traditions, DVC resorts, and a heavy emphasis on spending quality time with your family.
Jeremy Mobley joins us for a conversation about his DVC story. Jeremy’s passion for Disney didn’t hit until later in life. Jeremy thinks that he’s one of the few people who bought DVC based on a conversation with an advanced sales associate in the park kiosks on one of his first few trips to Disney. They ended up buying a small contract at the Polynesian resort and have added on twice. Throughout the interview, you’ll see Jeremy has the heart to spend time with family members and share the magic of Disney with others. While Jeremy comes across as a mild-mannered Southern gentleman, he consistently ranks as one of our top players at Mouse Quiz trivia nights.
Mandi Malinosky grew up Disney and is now raising a Disney family. Owner at Disney’s Saratoga Springs since 2014, Mandy typically spends about 40 nights a year at Walt Disney World. She loves spending quality time with her family, creating Disney inspired dresses and ears, and coordinating the entire family’s Disneybounding outfits. Many of the hidden gems Mandy discusses at Walt Disney World involve live performances and parades.
102 Home Park Disneyland, Home Resort Disney World – Meet Gina Grotsky Owner at Copper Creek since 2017
Go behind the scenes at My DVC Points and get to know our Community Hall Live show and Mouse Quiz show producer Gina Grotsky. Gina considers her home park Disneyland; however, she ended up buying at Copper Creek.
Episode 100 celebrates being at Dad at Disney. Jim Mason, Ryan Kennedy, Rob Midiri, Chad Pennycuff, along with Jakob and Evie from our DVC Kids Panel join the show to share their favorite memories with their dad at Disney and/or their favorite memories as dads at Disney. Spoiler alert, when we asked the kids about their favorite memories with Dad, both of them picked a time at the beach resorts!
To celebrate Father’s Day, Randy Wylie, an owner at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort joins the show and shares the story of his father purchasing DVC as a multi-generational gift. Randy is one of the administrators of the Facebook group “Saratoga Springs for DVC Members” and was featured on Episodes 62 and 63, as part of our Saratoga Springs Review Series!