My DVC Points Podcast
DVC Member Cruises are the most sought after cruises in all of DCL. You have to be a DVC member who purchased points through Disney direct to set sail on a member cruise. (Part of the reason I bought more than the minimum points for a blue card from DVC was so that I would have points that I could use on a member cruise). Brian Flock from DCL Duo podcast and I discussed member cruises, and we decided to produce a joint show on DVC Member Cruises. We recruited Jonathon Hile and Cindy Leichner from the My DVC Points Community group on Facebook to join the show. Jonathon has been on three-member cruises, and Cindy has been on one member cruise. Join the conversation as we talk all things DVC Member cruise.
First episode of a podcast series focusing on New Member Education. If you're a new member or researching becoming a member, we're creating a podcast playlist just for you. Our panel will be made up of experienced DVC members that are very active in DVC facebook groups.
Dan and Holly Austin explain that they've been to Disney about every other year since their Honeymoon in 2012. In 2018, Dan started looking at the rising costs of a Disney vacation and bought into DVC thinking they would go every other year. However, once they acquired annual passes and stayed in deluxe studios and one-bedroom villas, addonitis quickly set in. In today's show, we get to know our neighbor's Dan and Holly Austin as they share their DVC story and Disney family memories.
Jodi Gross from DVC Resale Market joins the show to provide a market update for July 2020. Resale prices rose almost across the board, and the average price is back up to the same point as last year. The market is leaning towards a slight seller's market. While Disney did not exercise their Right of First Refusal in July; however, before we could edit the episode, Disney started a buying spree.
Dan Cockerell, former VP of Magic Kingdom, joins the show to discuss his career at Disney, answer My DVC Points Community member questions, and discuss his new book, “How's the Culture in Your Kingdom?”
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.