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N027 Grand Californian Reopening & 50th Anniversary Preview

N027 Grand Californian Reopening & 50th Anniversary Preview

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N027 Grand Californian Reopening & 50th Anniversary Preview







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In this episode, we discuss another DVC Resort with a reopening date. Join Shannon, Peter, and Vicky as they discuss The Villas at the Grand Californian reopening, information regarding Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, Disney Junior breakfast returning to Hollywood Studios, “A Touch of Disney” at Disney California Adventure details, and the reopening of Big River Grille on the BoardWalk.

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N025 California Adventure Ticketed Experience & Direct Promotions

N025 California Adventure Ticketed Experience & Direct Promotions

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N025 California Adventure Ticketed Experience & Direct Promotions







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It’s a Disneyland news week as we have a headliner story from our West Coast park in this episode! Join Shannon & Vicky as they discuss a new ticketed-experience coming to Disney California Adventure, DVC resort pool refurbishments, & Direct promotions for add-on contracts and Disney VISA cardholders.

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N023 Festival of The Lion King Returns & Jungle Cruise Update

N023 Festival of The Lion King Returns & Jungle Cruise Update

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N023 Festival of The Lion King Returns & Jungle Cruise Update







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Hakuna Matata, and welcome to Episode 23 of the DVC Newscast! After nearly a year of the Harambe Theater being closed, the Festival of The Lion King officially has a reopening date. Join Shannon, Peter, & Jake as they discuss this beloved Animal Kingdom show making its return, a new Disney Cruise Line itinerary, information regarding the Jungle Cruise update in both Walt Disney World & Disneyland, updates for Blizzard Beach’s reopening, and a new character experience added to Aulani Resort.

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N021 Magical Express Retiring, Aulani Room Offer, & Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

N021 Magical Express Retiring, Aulani Room Offer, & Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

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N021 Magical Express Retiring, Aulani Room Offer, & Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom







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Members say “aloha” this week as DVC has released a special room offer exclusive to Members. Join Shannon, Peter, Jake & Vicky as they discuss this rare room offer, Disney’s Magical Express service coming to an end, early park entry for Disney Resort hotel guests, and Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom’s final days in Walt Disney World.

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N020 Blizzard Beach & Newscast’s Predictions for the New Year

N020 Blizzard Beach & Newscast’s Predictions for the New Year

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N020 Blizzard Beach & Newscast's Predictions for the New Year







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We’re walking in a winter wonderland as Blizzard Beach officially has a reopening date. Join Shannon, Peter, Jake, & Vicky as they close out the inaugural year of the DVC Newscast with information on the next time you can plunge down Summit Plummet, Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, as well as some bonus content with the team’s predictions on what 2021 will look like at the Disney Parks. Here’s to a magical new year!

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N019 Flower & Garden, Disney Resorts, & Galaxy’s Edge Update

N019 Flower & Garden, Disney Resorts, & Galaxy’s Edge Update

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N019 Flower & Garden, Disney Resorts, & Galaxy's Edge Update







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Flowers are blooming as the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be returning to Walt Disney World. Join Shannon, Peter, & Jake as they discuss this guest-favorite event coming back for 2021, the updated Disney Resort Hotel reopening schedule, 2021 DVC Member Annual Dues statements, share details on the new boarding group distribution times for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and more.

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N018 DVC Dues Refunds and New Point Charts for 2022

N018 DVC Dues Refunds and New Point Charts for 2022

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Buckle-up, because this was a big week for DVC News! Shannon, Peter, & Jake discuss the highlights from the annual Condo Association Meeting, the release of the 2022 Point Charts, and the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend transition to a virtual race.

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N016 Park Hopping Returns & Grand Floridian Walk Way Opens

N016 Park Hopping Returns & Grand Floridian Walk Way Opens

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N016 Park Hopping Returns & Grand Floridian Walk Way Opens







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Shannon, Pete, & Jake discuss the return of park hopping at Walt Disney World, the opening of the Grand Floridian walkway, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and new dining options becoming available. They also dive into the DVC’s newest Cyber Sale for prospective and current Members looking to purchase or add-on.

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N014 New Incentives, Dining Glitches, Poly Boats, & Cruise Updates

N014 New Incentives, Dining Glitches, Poly Boats, & Cruise Updates

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N014 New Incentives, Dining Glitches, Poly Boats, & Cruise Updates







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Shannon, Peter, and Jake cover new DVC incentives for the holiday season, recent glitches in the dining reservations, CDC updates on cruising again in 2021 and discuss the boat service back at the Polynesian resort.

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N013 125 Point Minimum Confirmed & Disneyland Reopening Delayed

N013 125 Point Minimum Confirmed & Disneyland Reopening Delayed

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N013 125 Point Minimum Confirmed & Disneyland Reopening Delayed







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Shannon and Pete welcome a new co-host Jake to the show, and Chad pops in for this episode. We discuss the minimum number of points new members must accumulate is 125 to unlock the membership extra’s programs from DVC. We have some news from California that essentially states Disneyland won’t reopen as a theme park for many months; however, Disney is opening DCA for shopping and restaurants as a trial. And finally, the team shares their thoughts on the friendship boats returning.

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Best & Worst Rooms at Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

What Are The Best & Worst Rooms at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa? In today’s video, Shannon goes over some of the best (and worst) rooms at the largest Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resort. Everyone’s wants are different, Shannon walks you through some things to consider when making a room request at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa using the TouringPlans.com Room Request Feature available only to their subscribers. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa offers 2 room categories based on location. Shannon covers both room views and helps you make a choice for your family.

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N012 Aulani Reopens, Goodbye Creepy Clown and Disneyland Reopening TBD

N012 Aulani Reopens, Goodbye Creepy Clown and Disneyland Reopening TBD

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N012 Aulani Reopens, Goodbye Creepy Clown and Disneyland Reopening TBD







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Shannon and Pete cover the latest news for DVC members. Annual credit card payments can now be automated via credit card. Members booking Aulani during a closure have had their points extended until Feb 28, 2021. The creepy clown has been officially removed and dismantled at Boardwalk. Minivan service has been discontinued, and they cover an update on the reopening of Disneyland.

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Best & Worst Rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Villas

What Are The Best & Worst Rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows? In today’s video, Shannon goes over some of the best (and worst) rooms at this nostalgic Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resort. Everyone’s wants are different, Shannon walks you through some things to consider when making a room request at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows using the TouringPlans.com Room Request Feature available only to their subscribers. Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalow offers 2 room categories – Studios & Bungalows.

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Best & Worst Rooms at Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge

What Are The Best & Worst Rooms at Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge? In today’s video, Shannon goes over some of the best (and worst) rooms at this Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resort. Everyone’s wants are different, Shannon walks you through some things to consider when making a room request at Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge using the TouringPlans.com Room Request Feature available only to their subscribers.

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N010 Creepy Clown Slide Refurb and Visibility to Transferred Points

N010 Creepy Clown Slide Refurb and Visibility to Transferred Points

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N010 Creepy Clown Slide Refurb and Visibility to Transferred Points







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Shannon and Pete discuss the refurbishment scheduled for the Keister Coaster (affectionately known as the Creepy Clown Slide at BoardWalk), visibility to transferred and one-time use points when booking a stay, changes to park hours on weekends, and the latest news in the DVC Community.

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N009 Mickey’s Very Merry Parties Cancelled & Vero Beach Refurbishments

N009 Mickey’s Very Merry Parties Cancelled & Vero Beach Refurbishments

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N009 Mickey's Very Merry Parties Cancelled & Vero Beach Refurbishments







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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is canceled for 2020 due to the pandemic; however, elements will be kept and offered to regular day guest visitors at Magic Kingdom.

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N007 DVC Blue Card Requires 125 Points and More News

N007 DVC Blue Card Requires 125 Points and More News

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125 Points Required for Blue Card Direct Membership Perks, Saratoga Springs Contractor files Suit, Beach Club’s Stormalong Bay Reopens

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N006 Moonlight Magic Canceled, Park Hours Shorten and Quarantines Lifted

N006 Moonlight Magic Canceled, Park Hours Shorten and Quarantines Lifted

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N006 Moonlight Magic Canceled, Park Hours Shorten and Quarantines Lifted







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Shannon Ford and Peter Scheidle are back to cover some of the latest news impacting DVC Members. Moonlight magic events were canceled for 2020. WDW Park Hours Shorten; however, the quarantines are lifted for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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