Meet Shannon Ford

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opening at WDW Summer 2024

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opening at WDW Summer 2024

DVC Newscast
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Park Reservation, Dining Plan, and Genie+ changes in 2024

Park Reservation, Dining Plan, and Genie+ changes in 2024

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
Park Reservation, Dining Plan, and Genie+ changes in 2024







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Shannon and Peter react to the recent announcements about changes coming to the park reservations and Genie+ in 2024, as well as the return of the dining plan. Also they discuss Disneyland Hotel incentives, more Disneyland Forward outreach events, and a new sushi restaurant in EPCOT.

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Disneyland Hotel Tower Presale Info Disappoints Fans

Disneyland Hotel Tower Presale Info Disappoints Fans

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
Disneyland Hotel Tower Presale Info Disappoints Fans







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New sales information was released about the Disneyland Hotel Tower DVC build. The initial reaction from the Disneyland Hotel tower prospective owners group was grim. Transient Taxes, High Point Charts, and no free parking.

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Disneyland Hotel Tower Presale Info Disappoints Fans

Disneyland Hotel Tower Presale Info Disappoints Fans

My DVC Points
My DVC Points
Disneyland Hotel Tower Presale Info Disappoints Fans







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New sales information was released about the Disneyland Hotel Tower DVC build. The initial reaction from the Disneyland Hotel Tower prospective owners group was grim. Transient Taxes, High Point Charts, and no free parking.

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100 point new member minimum returns

100 point new member minimum returns

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
100 point new member minimum returns







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This week, Shannon, Peter, and Vicky discuss the finer points of the DVC new member minimum, the return of Magic Keys and Annual Passes, the closure of Splash Mountain, and release dates for the 2024 member cruises.

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Disneyland Villas Opening Date

Disneyland Villas Opening Date

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
Disneyland Villas Opening Date







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The Villas at the Disneyland Hotel open September 28th, Tron ride virtual queue, the Mandalorian and Grogu meeting in Florida, and more.

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