Meet Shannon Ford

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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N105 – Villas at Disneyland Hotel opening September

N105 – Villas at Disneyland Hotel opening September

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N105 - Villas at Disneyland Hotel opening September



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Disney opens Villas at Disneyland Hotel for cash reservations. Disney After hours events extend through summer and expand to Epcot and Typhoon Lagoon. Genie+ and Annual Pass changes that were previously announced are now given dates. And a new musical coming to California Adventure this summer.

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N104 – Single Use points price increase & more

N104 – Single Use points price increase & more

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N104 - Single Use points price increase & more



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Single Use Point prices increased to $22 / point. Rodeo Roundup reservations opening on February 21st. Two more Disneyland After Dark events announced, plus more! N104

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N103 Trail’s End converting to QS Restaurant

N103 Trail’s End converting to QS Restaurant

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N103 Trail's End converting to QS Restaurant



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Shannon and Pete discuss Walt Disney World Resort’s announcement that Trail’s End will close this spring to convert to a quick service restaurant. RunDisney has announced races will return to Disneyland Resort in January 2024. Feedback from cast member previews of TRON Lightcycle Run reveal guest size concerns.

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N101 WDW Moonlight Magic Events Announced

N101 WDW Moonlight Magic Events Announced

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N101 WDW Moonlight Magic Events Announced



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Shannon, Pete, and Sue discuss the Moonlight Magic Events announced for 2023 at Walt Disney World. Disney revealed TRON Lightcycle / Run will open on April 4th, and cast members, annual passholders, and Disney Vacation Club members will have a chance to preview the ride. In a surprise announcement, Disney announced significant changes to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort, including changes to park reservations, park hopping, and attraction photos.

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N100 Moonlight Magic Event at California Adventure Announced

N100 Moonlight Magic Event at California Adventure Announced

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N100 Moonlight Magic Event at California Adventure Announced



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Shannon, Pete, and Vicky celebrate the 100th episode of DVC Newscast! Disney Vacation Club announced a Moonlight Magic Event at Disney’s California Adventure on February 1, 2023. The Walt Disney World Railroad has finally reopened with a new tunnel under Tron and updated narration. Disney Vacation Club completed a refresh of the DVC Member Lounge in EPCOT. Shannon, Pete, and Vicky also discuss updates to popular character meals, details on nighttime spectaculars, and the upcoming refurbishment of the Lava Pool slide at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

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N098 More DVC Member events and a new discount announced

N098 More DVC Member events and a new discount announced

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N098 More DVC Member events and a new discount announced



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Shannon, Pete, and Vicky discuss Disney Vacation Club’s announcement of a third event at the Top of the World Lounge – this time, a themed party called Bound to be Bad. A new exclusive event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was also revealed called Holidays in Hollywood. Disney is now offering a 30% discount to Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Additionally, Soarin’ over California will return for a limited time during Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival in early 2023.

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N097 Chapek out and Iger returns as CEO, Magic Key Sales Resumed Briefly, Mickey’s Toontown Opening, and DCL buys new ship

N097 Chapek out and Iger returns as CEO, Magic Key Sales Resumed Briefly, Mickey’s Toontown Opening, and DCL buys new ship

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N097 Chapek out and Iger returns as CEO, Magic Key Sales Resumed Briefly, Mickey's Toontown Opening, and DCL buys new ship



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Pete and Shannon react to the sudden announcement of Bob Chapek’s resignation and the reinstatement of Bob Iger to CEO for two years. Pete and Vicky discuss Disneyland briefly resuming Magic Key new sales and the reveal of Mickey’s Toontown reopening date. Disney Cruise Line has also purchased a new ship previously known as the Global Dream. Disney announced a new affordable housing projects near Walt Disney World.

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N095 Reports of DVC Direct Price Increase, Extended Evening Hours to Continue in 2023, Blizzard Beach Reopening, and Disney Cruise Line COVID-19 Updates

N095 Reports of DVC Direct Price Increase, Extended Evening Hours to Continue in 2023, Blizzard Beach Reopening, and Disney Cruise Line COVID-19 Updates

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N095 Reports of DVC Direct Price Increase, Extended Evening Hours to Continue in 2023, Blizzard Beach Reopening, and Disney Cruise Line COVID-19 Updates



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Shannon, Pete, and Sue discuss numerous recent reports of Disney Vacation Club direct prices increasing in early December and the announcement of the Extended Evening Hours to continue for 2023 for guests staying at eligible Walt Disney World hotels. Disney also revealed a reopening date for Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park after an extended refurbishment, and Disney Cruise Line removed the COVID-19 testing requirement regardless of vaccination status.

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N093 Genie+ Price Increases, Opening Dates for MMRR at Disneyland and Monsieur Paul’s at WDW, Fantasmic! Returns to Hollywood Studios in November, and more

N093 Genie+ Price Increases, Opening Dates for MMRR at Disneyland and Monsieur Paul’s at WDW, Fantasmic! Returns to Hollywood Studios in November, and more

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N093 Genie+ Price Increases, Opening Dates for MMRR at Disneyland and Monsieur Paul's at WDW, Fantasmic! Returns to Hollywood Studios in November, and more



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Pete and Shannon discuss Genie+ price increases at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Disneyland Resort ticket prices increased as well. Reopening dates have been announced for American Adventure and Monsieur Paul’s at EPCOT and Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Disneyland Resort, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is set to open on January 23, 2023. Magic Key Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members can purchase MagicBand+ at Disneyland Resort beginning October 19th, a week before the general public.

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N090 Summary of D23 Announcements for DVC, WDW, and DCL, and more!

N090 Summary of D23 Announcements for DVC, WDW, and DCL, and more!

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N090 Summary of D23 Announcements for DVC, WDW, and DCL, and more!



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Shannon and Pete discuss the announcements (or lack thereof) for Disney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line from the D23 Expo. Disney Vacation Club also revealed a new booking tool through Interval International, replacing the Concierge Collection. Other news of the week include American Adventure at Epcot closing for refurbishment, extended evening hours added in December for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Wicked Wind Down event extended for a second time.

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N088 Update to WDW Park Pass Reservations, DCL Returns to Traditional Character Greetings, new WDW AP discounts and more!

N088 Update to WDW Park Pass Reservations, DCL Returns to Traditional Character Greetings, new WDW AP discounts and more!

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N088 Update to WDW Park Pass Reservations, DCL Returns to Traditional Character Greetings, new WDW AP discounts and more!



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Shannon and Pete discuss the recent update to Walt Disney World’s Park Pass reservation system. Disney Cruise Line announced the return of traditional character greetings. Also, Tusker House Restaurant is returning to a buffet and Fantasmic cast rehearsals have begun at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will receive additional discounts and complimentary magnets this fall.

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N086 Typhoon Lagoon Moonlight Magic date added, Genie+ update, Wicked Wind Down extended, and Boardwalk Deli opening

N086 Typhoon Lagoon Moonlight Magic date added, Genie+ update, Wicked Wind Down extended, and Boardwalk Deli opening

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N086 Typhoon Lagoon Moonlight Magic date added, Genie+ update, Wicked Wind Down extended, and Boardwalk Deli opening



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Shannon, Pete, and Vicky discuss Disney Vacation Club’s announcement of an additional Moonlight Magic event at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, four rides to remain part of the Genie+ service indefinitely, Wicked Wind Down dates extended, and the opening of the Boardwalk Deli.

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N085 Typhoon Lagoon Moonlight Magic Events announced, MagicBand+ debuts at WDW, and Boardwalk updates

N085 Typhoon Lagoon Moonlight Magic Events announced, MagicBand+ debuts at WDW, and Boardwalk updates

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N085 Typhoon Lagoon Moonlight Magic Events announced, MagicBand+ debuts at WDW, and Boardwalk updates



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Shannon, Pete, and Vicky discuss Disney Vacation Club’s announcement of additional Moonlight Magic events at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, more changes to Disney’s Boardwalk, and the debut of MagicBand+ at Walt Disney World Resort.

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N083 Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, More Re-opening Dates, Sold Out Halloween events, and Disney Wish Christening Details

N083 Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, More Re-opening Dates, Sold Out Halloween events, and Disney Wish Christening Details

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N083 Tiana's Bayou Adventure, More Re-opening Dates, Sold Out Halloween events, and Disney Wish Christening Details



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Shannon and Pete discuss the additional details announced for the retheme of Splash Mountain to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Disney also revealed even more re-opening dates for character dining and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Halloween events at Walt Disney World and Disneyland have begun to sell out. Disney Cruise Line also shared details of the christening of the Disney Wish.

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N082 MVMCP dates announced, Top of the World reopening, New and Returning Characters at WDW, and more

N082 MVMCP dates announced, Top of the World reopening, New and Returning Characters at WDW, and more

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N082 MVMCP dates announced, Top of the World reopening, New and Returning Characters at WDW, and more



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Shannon and Pete discuss the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year, the Top of the World Lounge reopening, and new and returning characters coming to Walt Disney World.

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N081 Disneyland Halloween events announced, 2023 DVC Member Cruise, Victoria & Albert’s reopening, and more!

N081 Disneyland Halloween events announced, 2023 DVC Member Cruise, Victoria & Albert’s reopening, and more!

DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
N081 Disneyland Halloween events announced, 2023 DVC Member Cruise, Victoria & Albert's reopening, and more!



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On the 2nd anniversary of the DVC Newscast, Shannon and Pete discuss the Halloween events this fall at Disneyland Resort, the 2023 DVC Member Cruise, and a new Adventures by Disney offering. Disney also announced a reopening date for Victoria and Albert’s and Disney Vacation Club has officially declared all new resort studios in the expansion of the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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