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N016 Park Hopping Returns & Grand Floridian Walk Way Opens

N016 Park Hopping Returns & Grand Floridian Walk Way Opens

N016 Park Hopping Returns & Grand Floridian Walk Way Opens
DVC Newscast by My DVC Points

 
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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

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

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

N012 Aulani Reopens, Goodbye Creepy Clown and Disneyland Reopening TBD
DVC Newscast by My DVC Points

 
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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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N010 Creepy Clown Slide Refurb and Visibility to Transferred Points

N010 Creepy Clown Slide Refurb and Visibility to Transferred Points

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

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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N006 Moonlight Magic Canceled, Park Hours Shorten and Quarantines Lifted

N006 Moonlight Magic Canceled, Park Hours Shorten and Quarantines Lifted

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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C006 Team Beach Club vs Team BoardWalk

C006 Team Beach Club vs Team BoardWalk
Community Hall by My DVC Points

 
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Join the conversation as we host a classic DVC community debate between Team Beach Club and Team BoardWalk. Which resort has the best rooms, food & beverage options, amenities, location & transportation options, theme, and the overall best resort! Are you Team Beach Club? Team BoardWalk? Join the conversation and decide for yourself!

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N005 Disneyland DVC Tower Details Revealed and 3 Attractions Closing at WDW

N005 Disneyland DVC Tower Details Revealed and 3 Attractions Closing at WDW

N005 Disneyland DVC Tower Details Revealed and 3 Attractions Closing at WDW
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On July 16th, Disney officially announced the permanent closure of Stitch’s Great Escape, Primeval Whirl, and Rivers of Light. Two of these attractions were already nearly closed before the whole COVID crisis, but Rivers of Light came as a surprise to many. 

On July 17th, the planning and building committee of the city of Anaheim recommended approving the new DVC Tower at the Disneyland Hotel. The committee published a 1,605-page document detailing the resort.

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N003 DVC Property Taxes, Jambo Update, Transportation Options Upon Reopening and Park Pass Reservation Updates

N003 DVC Property Taxes, Jambo Update, Transportation Options Upon Reopening and Park Pass Reservation Updates

N003 DVC Property Taxes, Jambo Update, Transportation Options Upon Reopening and Park Pass Reservation Updates
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Shannon and Pete provide an update on a property tax settlement in Disney’s favor that could lower DVC dues, Cirque du Soleil reopening, Jamabo availability, Transportation options when the parks reopen, and an update on the new park pass reservation system.

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C001 WDW Reopens and Tiana Takes Over Splash Mountain

C001 WDW Reopens and Tiana Takes Over Splash Mountain
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Join the conversation as we discuss Walt Disney World reopening. We have trip reports from this week at WDW, and then special guest Matt Appleby from Imaginears Podcast will join us to lead the discussion about the Tiana Taking Over Splash Mountain!

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N002 Splash Mountain Retheming, Be Our Guest Drops Breakfast and New Park Reservation System Opening Day Issues

N002 Splash Mountain Retheming, Be Our Guest Drops Breakfast and New Park Reservation System Opening Day Issues

N002 Splash Mountain Retheming, Be Our Guest Drops Breakfast and New Park Reservation System Opening Day Issues
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Shannon Ford is back and has recruited Peter Scheidle to join this week’s show. In this week’s episode, they cover Splash Mountain retheming to Princess and the Frog, Be Our Guest is no longer open for breakfast, and they include the new park reservations system. Fifteen months of reservations all opened up at the same time, and guests had a challenging time booking their stays. Some DVC Members with reservations and annual passes also ran into a bug that limited them to three park days.

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N000 Show Introduction, Backstory, Values & A Casting Call

N000 Show Introduction, Backstory, Values & A Casting Call

N000 Show Introduction, Backstory, Values & A Casting Call
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Chad introduces Shannon Ford as the host of DVC Newscast and discusses the backstory of the show, our values at My DVC Points, our vision for the show and we discuss requirements for joining the DVC Newscast team.

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