Celebrating!!!!!!! 20, It’s What We do! A significant milestone for any occasion! Being a DVC Member @ Multiple properties, I Believe I need to celebrate multiple times! That’s not selfish is it? 😛 This year we are going to Celebrate multiple occasions! Cheekie (My Wife) & I are going to be bringing some dear friends with us this year for Halloween and Food and Wine Festival! Not only is DVC 20, Dirk and Diana Payne, whom are travelling with us, are celebrating their 20th Wedding anniversary! To top things off This December is Cheekie and I’s 20th Wedding anniversary! “Happy Anniversary my Cheekie Love!! I Love you!! <3” So “WOW” this equates to three 20th celebration’s while we are there in September and October! I think some fun and trouble is on the horizon! All this being said, I shall now throw some DVC timeline facts for those of you interested! I personally can’t wait for pre-sale of the DVC property @ the Grand Floridian~ (come on 75% construction)… then we shall add another notch on the DVC timeline!
DVC TIMELIME FACTS
1991: The original Disney Vacation Club Resort (renamed Disney’s Old Key West Resort in 1996) welcomes its first Members home.
1992: Walt Disney World golf courses begin offering Memberdiscounts and the first Member magazine mails to all 2,700 Members, delivering 12 pages of news and information.
1993: Accommodations at the Disneyland Resort in California and Disneyland Paris in France join the collection
of options available to Members.
1994: Disney Vacation Club begins allowing Members to borrow 100 percent of their next use year’s vacation points (previously 50 percent), further enhancing the flexibility of Membership.
1995: Disney’s Vero Beach Resort opens.
1996: The number of Disney Vacation Club Resorts in the neighborhood doubles with the addition of Disney’s BoardWalk Villas at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina. Disney Theatrical Productions introduces a Member discount, the first in a series of periodic Disney On Broadway perks that continues today.
1997: Disney Cruise line bookings begin as the voyages join the growing collection of options available to Members. DVCMember.com launches.
1998: The Richard Petty Driving Experience and Sammy Duvall Watersports Centre are among the recreational operations at the Walt Disney World Resort that begin offering Disney Vacation Club Member discounts.
1999: Disney Vacation Club establishes sales operations on Disney Cruise line ships, paving the way for Member celebrations to be part of Disney Cruise Line voyages.
2000: The Villas at Disneys Wilderness lodge opens.
2001: Disney Vacation Club begins celebrating its milestone 10th anniversary.
2002: Disney’s Beach Club Villas open and Members sail on the first S.S. Member Cruise, a half-charter voyage.
2003: The S.S. Member Cruise becomes on annual, full-charter event and Members gather for a summertime “Member Day” event a’ Disney’s BoardWalk Resort.
2004: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa opens and hosts a grand Member Homecoming event. In other spa news, our friends at Nikki Bryan introduce their Member spa and fitness center discount. Members enjoy the first Disney Vacation Club holiday party at the Walt Disney World Resort.
2005: Members begin enjoying an enhanced discount on select Walt Disney World Annual Passes, Disney’s PhotoPass Service introduces a Member discount, a variety of Member Perks debut at the Disneyland Resort in California as Disney Vacation Club establishes operations in Anaheim, the Member magazine adds Disneyland news and expands to 28 pages, and Disney Vacation Club debuts two new Member events at the Walt Disney World Resort – “Spring Swing” with the Atlanta Braves and “Summer Block Party” at Pleasure Island (both events returned in 2006).
2006: Adventures by Disney trips join the collection of options available to Members, the Member magazine expands further to 32 pages, Members attend the first ”Welcome Home Wednesdays” event at the Walt Disney World Resort (replacing “Member Updates”) and the Member community grows to exceed 100,000 families. Members see their community on national television as Disney Vacation Club provides the grand prize on the hit ABC series ”America’s funniest Home Videos.”
2007: Member Services expands its operating hours, the Disney Dining Plan becomes available to Members, Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Doorway to Dreams store opens near Chicago and Members celebrate the announcement of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas by attending a “Summer on the Savannah” event at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Market Metrix Hospitality Index ranks Disney Vacation Club No. 1 among timeshare industry accommodations. (Our accommodations cumulative rating continues to lead the industry)
2008: Disney Vacation Club Resorts begin waiving Members’ daily high-speed Internet charges and our community grabs even more national television spotlight as Disney Vacation Club awards a prize through the syndicated series “Live with Regis and Kelly,” lands its own Travel Channel special and partners with ABC on three episodes of the inspirational hit series ”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
2009: Member enjoy the broadest expansion of Disney Vacation Club Resorts in our community’s history, growing to 10 resorts with the addition of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and – our first West Coast property – The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Members’ accommodation options grow further this same year with the addition of the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Disney Vacation Club opens a Disney Doorway to Dreams store in New York and launches on online broadcast series called “Disney Traveler,” which would welcome travel guru Samantha Brown as its host in 2011 .
2010: Disney Vacation Club opens a Model Showroom at the Tokyo Disney Resort and a preview center on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu. “Disney Storybook Vacations,” a Disney Vacation Club broadcast special starring real Member families, begins airing in select television markets. Reflecting Members’ ever-growing visibility on the Disney radar, Walt Disney Pictures screens its inspirational film Secretariat on the S.S. Member Cruise, weeks before the film hits theaters. The American Resort Development Association honors Disney Vacation Club with its ACE Employer Award for being an outstanding place to work.
2011: Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawai’i opens as the 11th resort in the neighborhood and Disney Vacation Club introduces a new logo as our community begins celebrating its milestone 20th anniversary
Our Celebration !!!!