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Disneyland Villas Opening Date

The Villas at the Disneyland Hotel open September 28th, Tron ride virtual queue, the Mandalorian and Grogu meeting in Florida, and more.

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More Disneyland Villas News

  • DVC announces that the Villas at the Disneyland Hotel will officially open on September 28, 2023.
  • There is currently no information on point charts or when the resort will go on sale for DVC members, but eligible DVC members can book cash rooms starting March 15th. We have reached out to Disney, and currently, they cannot share pricing or the length of the booking window for cash rooms.
  • E-mails have been posted to some members about sales “coming soon.” The indication is that the minimum purchase will be 150 points at $227 per point.
  • Note on the DVC website it says that the resort is “Not yet registered in all jurisdictions.” which may be an indication of why we haven’t seen a sales announcement.

Source: DVC website

Mandalorian and Grogu Surprise Character Meeting at DHS

  • On March 1st, the opening day of the Mandalorian season 3 on Disney+, the characters of the Mandolorian and Grogu – also known as baby Yoda – started meeting in Disney’s Hollywood studios Star Wars land. This was unannounced, so it was a pleasant surprise for fans. Indications are the characters will continue to meet there for the foreseeable future.

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Voyages Frequency Reduced

  • Starting in October 2023, the schedule for the Galatic Starcruiser will reduce to only two weekly trips.
  • Disney contacted travel agents to indicate that this will be the new standard as they “have adjusted voyage dates to meet the needs of our guests”.

Tron Virtual Queue and ILL confirmed

  • Disney has announced that the virtual queue will be used for Tron, with initial return times being given out at 7 AM and follow-up windows dropping at 1 PM. In addition, a 6 PM window will be used for the extended deluxe hours in the park that DVC visitors can access.
  • There will be no standby queue, but individual LL will be available to purchase, though no prices were shared.

Source: News 13

Chase Visa Holder Discount on Direct DVC points

  • Chase Disney visa offers $5 off of Direct Purchases at Grand Floridian and Riviera resorts if you purchase 250 points or more. This allows purchases to save $1250 off the purchase of a DVC contract.
  • This is in addition to any current promotions offered by DVC. The card also offers six months at 0% interest on purchases.
  • In addition, if you sign up for a new Disney Visa card, you can save additional $300 credit on your first purchase – making it a potential $1550 credit.

Source: DVC News

DCL 2nd Island opening period announced

  • Disney Cruise lines announced the new island resort at Lighthouse Point is now scheduled to open in the summer of 2024. This is the best window that we have been given to date with previous announcements showing only 2024.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

DVC Direct Sales Decline

  • DVCNews.com is indicating that direct sales are slumping to the lowest monthly totals outside of the pandemic,
  • Only 88,000 points were sold in February between the 11 WDW resorts,
    • With 41,000 at Grand Flo and 33,000 at Riviera.
    • Down 33% from a year ago and 47% from the average of the last 12 months.

Source: DVCNews

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