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N035 Disney Wish Grand Reveal & Disneyland Memberships

N035 Disney Wish Grand Reveal & Disneyland Memberships

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N035 Disney Wish Grand Reveal & Disneyland Memberships







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All aboard! The Disney Wish has officially released its grand reveal and is ready to sail in June 2022. Join Shannon, Peter, Vicky, & Jake as they discuss details about Disney Cruise Line’s fifth ship, Disneyland memberships, and an update regarding the Disney Park Pass system.

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N034 Festival of the Lion King & Mobile Order Update

N034 Festival of the Lion King & Mobile Order Update

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N034 Festival of the Lion King & Mobile Order Update







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“A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” will be returning to the Harambe Theater in mid-May. Join Shannon, Peter, & Jake as they discuss this fan-favorite show returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, updates to Mobile Order locations, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn’s reopening date, self-serve refillable mugs returning to Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Peoplemover resuming operations, and Moana sailing back to Aulani Resort.

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149 What We Know About Disneyland Tower Vs Grand Californian

149 What We Know About Disneyland Tower Vs Grand Californian

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149 What We Know About Disneyland Tower Vs Grand Californian







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Are you considering buying a DVC contract at the upcoming Disneyland Hotel Tower? Join the conversation with four Disney podcasters as we discuss VGC vs what we know about the new Disneyland Tower Hotel.

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N032 Avengers Campus & Aulani Character Breakfast Returns

N032 Avengers Campus & Aulani Character Breakfast Returns

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N032 Avengers Campus & Aulani Character Breakfast Returns







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Members, assemble! Avengers Campus has officially announced its grand opening at California Adventure. Join Shannon, Jake, & Vicky as they discuss additional information about Disneyland’s reopening, the return of character dining at Aulani Resort, Walt Disney World’s updated face-covering policy, runDisney virtual summer series, and Mears’ announcement regarding shuttle service in 2022.

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N031 Disneyland Forward & Copper Creek Direct Price Increase

N031 Disneyland Forward & Copper Creek Direct Price Increase

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N031 Disneyland Forward & Copper Creek Direct Price Increase







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The news from Disneyland continues to come in this week as the park has expressed interest in expanding. Join Shannon & Peter as they discuss DisneylandForward, Disney Cruise Line’s UK-only sailings, Copper Creek’s direct price increase, and an update on the all-new MagicMobile service at Walt Disney World.

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N029 Ratatouille Adventure Opening Date & Shareholder Meeting Recap

N029 Ratatouille Adventure Opening Date & Shareholder Meeting Recap

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N029 Ratatouille Adventure Opening Date & Shareholder Meeting Recap







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It was a big day for Disney news following the Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders and the grand opening announcement for the all-new Ratatouille attraction. Join Shannon, Peter, Jake, & Vicky as they discuss the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Disneyland’s reopening timeframe, standard DVC Member policies returning, a new Member MagicBand, and recap Disney’s Annual Shareholder meeting,

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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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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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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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