In this episode, Chad chats with Marla E, the instructor for DVC Painting With A View. Marla shares information about this hidden gem of an experience for members, and she encourages everyone to try it! This episode is part of the Blue Card Benefits series, where we celebrate all of the offerings that Disney Vacation Club offers members who purchase their membership directly from Disney!
DVC Members love staying in deluxe accommodations close to the magic of the theme parks, but sometimes we want to try some new Disney experiences! Members can use their points towards Disney Cruises, Adventures by Disney, and stays at non-DVC resorts, but this is not always the most valuable way to use them. That’s where Anthony and the team at DVC Rental Store come in! In this episode, Anthony talks about how DVC members can leverage their points through the rental market to make their vacation dreams – and those of other families – come true.
065 Creating Vacation Memories, Prioritizing Family Time, and Excellent Customer Service with Humberto Santos from DVC Resale Market
Humberto Santos from DVC Resale Market shares his experience helping families create vacation memories as a Vacation Guide for Disney Vacation Club, how his transition to the team at DVC Resale Market helped him put family first, and why he believes excellent customer service is key!
038 History of Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows with Brian Reed from The Main Street Chronicles Podcast
In the first of a three-episode DVC Resort Review Series, Brian Reed from The Main Street Chronicles joins the show to discuss the history of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The Polynesian is the first resort to open up at Walt Disney World. Brian walks us through the original plans, proposed towers and features that have been retired.
Aaron DelPrince is not only a DVC Member but also the founder of Magical Wishes for Kids. The Indianapolis Disney meet is a fan gathering of theme park fans from across the midwest. MWFK.org does numerous fundraisers each year to raise money to support Give Kids the World in Kissimmee, Florida. When Make-A-Wish and over 150 other charities send a critically ill child to Disney, Give Kids the World Village hosts the families and coordinates the logistics of that event. Magical Wishes for Kids’ largest event is the “Disney Indy Meet,” and it’s a meetup for Disney fans from all across the mid-west. Admission is free and includes food, entertainment and discussion break out rooms.
Derek and Marissa are currently working as guides with DVC Resale Market. Like all of the other guides at DVC Resale Market, they were once direct guides. Derek and Marissa recap their 10+ years of friendship on the show and provide a great insight into working for DVC, working on the cruise ships. A lot of members prefer buying DVC on the cruises. There’s quite a bit of buzz in the DVC community that the cruise ships offer better discounts. In this episode, we take a quick trip backstage and talk with two former guides as they recap their history with DVC, Disney Cruise Line and their transition to DVC Resale Market.