Meet Shannon Ford

Island Tower opening date, condo association, room categories, and more details confirmed!

Island Tower opening date, condo association, room categories, and more details confirmed!

DVC Newscast
Island Tower opening date, condo association, room categories, and more details confirmed!



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In this week’s episode, Shannon and Peter share all the news of the new Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, including the official opening date, room categories, and cash rates. They also discuss the temporary move of the EPCOT Member lounge this summer and DVC and Annual Passholder previews for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

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Official Opening Date for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Polynesian Tower details, and more!

Official Opening Date for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Polynesian Tower details, and more!

DVC Newscast
Official Opening Date for Tiana's Bayou Adventure, Polynesian Tower details, and more!



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In this week’s episode, Shannon and Peter discuss the official opening date of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the newly announced details of the Polynesian Tower, Fort Wilderness policy updates, extension of the Reflections permit, DisneylandForward crossing the final hurdle, Halloween Party dates, and more!

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Changes to DAS, DisneylandForward passes Anaheim vote

Changes to DAS, DisneylandForward passes Anaheim vote

DVC Newscast
Changes to DAS, DisneylandForward passes Anaheim vote



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In this week’s episode, Shannon and Peter discuss the new changes to the Disability Access Service (DAS) system, DisneylandForward passes Anaheim city council board, and more!

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Test Track Refurb, Imagineering releases “Tropical Americas” details

Test Track Refurb, Imagineering releases “Tropical Americas” details

DVC Newscast
Test Track Refurb, Imagineering releases "Tropical Americas" details



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In this week’s episode, Shannon and Peter discuss the upcoming refurbishment of Test Track beginning on June 17th, new details for the planned “Tropical Americas” region of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and more!

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New WDW Resort Perk in 2025!

New WDW Resort Perk in 2025!

DVC Newscast
New WDW Resort Perk in 2025!



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In this week’s episode, Shannon and Peter discuss the new resort perk for complimentary water park admission on arrival day and other news.

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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opening at WDW Summer 2024

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opening at WDW Summer 2024

DVC Newscast
Tiana's Bayou Adventure opening at WDW Summer 2024



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In this week’s episode, Shannon and Peter discuss the new details for the opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at WDW this summer, the return of 1900 Park Fare character meal at Disney’s Grand Floridian, and more!

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New DVC Lounge coming to WDW, more details on Fort Wilderness Cabins

New DVC Lounge coming to WDW, more details on Fort Wilderness Cabins

DVC Newscast
New DVC Lounge coming to WDW, more details on Fort Wilderness Cabins



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In this week’s episode, Shannon, Peter, and Sue discuss Moonlight Magic registration changes, a new Disney Vacation Club Member lounge, more details on the Fort Wilderness Cabins, and more!

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2025 Point Charts and 2023 DVC Annual Meeting

2025 Point Charts and 2023 DVC Annual Meeting

DVC Newscast
2025 Point Charts and 2023 DVC Annual Meeting



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In this week’s episode, Shannon and Peter review the 2025 point charts and takeaways from the annual Disney Vacation Club Condominium Association meeting. The World Celebration neighborhood and new nighttime show debuts in EPCOT and Storyliving by Disney announces a new location in North Carolina.

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Disney Jollywood Nights Review: A DVC Newscast Special

Disney Jollywood Nights Review: A DVC Newscast Special

Community Hall Live!
Disney Jollywood Nights Review: A DVC Newscast Special



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Join Shannon, Peter, and special guest Gina to discuss the good, the bad, and the weird of the first ever Disney’s Jollywood Nights. This special hard ticket event debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 11, 2023, and each of our guests attended the event from 8:30 pm to to 12:30 am.

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2024 Dues and new DVC welcome center opening at DCA

2024 Dues and new DVC welcome center opening at DCA

DVC Newscast
2024 Dues and new DVC welcome center opening at DCA



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In this week’s episode, Peter, Shannon, and Sue discuss the release of the 2024 dues, changes to how Disney Collection bookings in Disneyland Resort, a Disneyland Hotel DVC member event, and a new DVC welcome center in Disney California Adventure.

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Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort sold out

Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort sold out

DVC Newscast
Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort sold out



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In this week’s episode, Peter and Shannon share that the Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort is officially sold out, dates for RunDisney races for 2024-25, and more!

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2024 Moonlight Magic and Disney After Hours events announced

2024 Moonlight Magic and Disney After Hours events announced

DVC Newscast
2024 Moonlight Magic and Disney After Hours events announced



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In this week’s episode, Peter and Shannon discuss the announcement of 2024 Moonlight Magic and Disney After Hours event dates, a new DVC Hoop-Dee-Doo Holidays event, and a new timeshare license application for DVC’s upcoming Fort Wilderness Cabins. All this and more!

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Price of One-Time Use Points Lowered, Candlelight Processional Narrators announced

Price of One-Time Use Points Lowered, Candlelight Processional Narrators announced

DVC Newscast
Price of One-Time Use Points Lowered, Candlelight Processional Narrators announced



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Shannon, Peter, and Sue share the unusual news that Disney Vacation Club has lowered the price of one-time use points for Members. Boat service between Magic Kingdoms resorts has resumed. Members can stop by DVC kiosks in resorts and some park locations to receive a collectible coin. Permits have been filed for DVC to begin construction of The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – A Disney Vacation Club Resort. Celebrity narrators for EPCOT’s Candlelight Procession have been announced, with the addition of some new narrators this year.

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Trams Return to EPCOT & DHS, Stormalong Bay Refurb announced

Trams Return to EPCOT & DHS, Stormalong Bay Refurb announced

DVC Newscast
Trams Return to EPCOT & DHS, Stormalong Bay Refurb announced



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In this episode, Shannon, Peter, and Sue discuss the return of the parking trams to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, an extended Stormalong Bay closure announced, changes to hotel early entry at Disneyland Resort, and new menus for Tiana’s Palace and The Plaza.

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Opening Date for Tiana’s Palace at Disneyland Revealed

Opening Date for Tiana’s Palace at Disneyland Revealed

DVC Newscast
Opening Date for Tiana's Palace at Disneyland Revealed



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Shannon and Peter discuss two new additions to Disneyland Park – Tiana’s Palace opening on September 7th and a new Ahsoka character experience beginning August 23rd. In other news, Disney exercised their right of first refusal for the first time in over six months, and Vanellope is no longer meeting at EPCOT.

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Disneyland Holiday announcements, Disney Dining Reservation Systems updates, and more

Disneyland Holiday announcements, Disney Dining Reservation Systems updates, and more

DVC Newscast
Disneyland Holiday announcements, Disney Dining Reservation Systems updates, and more



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Shannon, Peter, and Sue discuss recent Disney news, including the new menu at Trail’s End and a limited-time discount for DVC Members on VIP tours. Magic Kingdom has a new interactive experience, Smellephants on Parade in Storybook Kingdom. Disney announced updates coming to their dining reservations system. Additionally, Disneyland Holiday events have been revealed!

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New Holiday party announced for Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New Holiday party announced for Disney’s Hollywood Studios

DVC Newscast
New Holiday party announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios



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Shannon, Peter, and Sue discuss the holiday announcements at Walt Disney World, including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the new Disney Jollywood Nights. Disney Vacation Club direct sales are strong for May 2023, driven primarily by the debut of the Villas at Disneyland Hotel and continued popularity of the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

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