Brian and his family are new to the DVC Community, buying resale into Grand Californian in May 2019. When Disney’s Riviera Resort became available for purchase, the Flock family was quick to add on points and become direct members! Brian shares with us why his family bought into Riviera as an investment in their future family vacations and without seeing it as a financial investment.
Kati Swanson, or Princess Kati, as she’s known in the My DVC Points Community, has been a DVC owner since 2016. When addonitis hit, she knew she wanted to add more points at a resort that fit her high-end tastes, and Disney’s Riviera Resort was that resort! Kati shares why she bought at Riviera and her love of the variety of accommodations at Walt Disney World.
Tara Gray, and her husband Jason, have been visiting Walt Disney World multiple times a year for quite a while, but could never make the leap into becoming Disney Vacation Club members. Disney’s Riviera Resort changed all that! Tara shares with us the reasons that she and Jason are now proud to call the Riviera home: location, transportation options, a 50-year contract, and the new Tower Studios.
Alicia and her husband were “bitten by the Disney bug” after bringing their two children to Walt Disney World for the first time in 2009. In 2016, they became DVC members at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, and recently they’ve added a new home resort – Disney’s Riviera Resort! For their family, the Deluxe Studios that sleep five, proximity to Hollywood Studios, and 50-year contract length were the best aspects for Disney Vacation Club’s newest resort.
Micah Wyss is the creator of MousePerks.com, a website that pulls together the discounts for Tables in Wonderland, DVC Members, Annual Passholders, and Disney Visa cardholders! As a value-minded person, he has become quite the savvy DVC member himself, maximizing his membership through split stays and leveraging DVC Membership Extras.
This episode leads our Disney’s Riviera Resort review mini-series. The Riviera Resort is one of the most controversial resorts in Disney history due to the new resale restrictions implemented with this resort. Long-time DVC members and fans of resale are concerned that the resale restrictions will significantly impact the market value of Riviera contracts. Consequently, a lot of members see Riviera as a very poor value proposition. In today’s episode, we meet Micah Wyss, the founder of MousePerks.com, which is arguably the most value-driven content created by a Disney fan. Micah explains his rationale behind purchasing Riviera. We will hear from more Riviera owners in the series and end with a Riviera review episode.