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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.
It's a classic debate in the DVC community: do you buy direct from Disney or save money and buy from the resale market? We recruited three died in the wool, blue-card-carrying, buy direct from Disney evangelists to share the top 5 reasons why people should consider buying directly from Disney.
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.
DVC Members love their home resorts for a variety of reasons. Chad, Valerie, Brad, and Sandy are back to discuss the three main factors people use when picking their home resort. Some people buy them because they love the resort. Others buy specifically for the 11-month booking window advantage. Yet other members are more influenced by the financial, economic, and deed expiration dates. We believe every resort is unique, and there's something for everyone to love in DVC. Join the conversation as we discuss these three factors across all of the DVC resorts.
Jake Anthony shares his DVC story and buying into DVC at 18 years old. For many people, this wouldn't be a wise decision. However, we really encourage you to tune in and hear Jake's story.
Humberto Santos from DVC Resale Market is back to go over our monthly resale market update. 56 contracts were bought back from ROFR (40 SSR, 10 OKW, 5 VGF, and a Vero). All but two resorts rose in average sales price in the month of September the two that did not were within normal deviations. The resale market is very strong. At the time of recording DVC Resale Market was down to 280 listings. Humberto stated that he alone had 12 new listings on the day of recording and there are 11 members of the sales team.
Our new member education series continues in Episode 118. Brad and Chad discuss what makes DVC different from other timeshares. The flexibility of the point system and incredible strong demand to stay on property at Disney. This demand creates a huge resale and rental market.