If you're thinking about becoming a Disney Vacation Club member, you're about to get excited: there are innumerable benefits available to DVC members, and we're here to explain some of them to you. Bear in mind that this is just a sampling of the benefits you can enjoy—the full list of perks is long and best obtained through Disney's member services, as it varies from year to year and by home resort. Examples of typical benefits can be found below — happy reading!
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DVC membership gives you the option to purchase an annual park pass at a discounted rate, and in doing so save up to $149! Members receive discounts on Disney's Annual Pass, Premium Annual Pass, Annual Pass Renewal, and Premium Annual Pass Renewal. Annual passes yield admittance into all four parks, 365 days a year. Family can save, too: family members living in the same home as a DVC member may purchase annual passes at the same discounted rate.
There are lots of discount options when it comes to DVC and food, with a wide selection of choices at and near each resort. Plus, Disney Vacation Club members can take advantage of dining discounts regardless of whether they're currently staying at a Disney resort. These discounts vary widely from resort to resort and change slightly year to year (as such, the examples below are subject to change), and include great deals such as:
It's true; Disney Vacation Club members can pool hop! This means you can experience pools and the lounge life at most DVC resorts, no matter which you are staying at. There are restrictions, though, so read carefully.
When you're staying at any of the Walt Disney World DVC resorts, you and your guests can use most of the other DVC and Walt Disney World pools, provided they aren't "at capacity". To take advantage of pool hopping, you'll have to have your Key to the World Card on you, and it's a good idea to check with the resort to see how full your desired pool is before heading over. You won't be able to stay in the pool if it's full, in order for Disney to accommodate guests of that resort.
There are some Walt Disney World resort pools that do not allow pool hopping:
Even the pools that do allow hopping have some "blockout dates" on which they cannot be used by anyone other than current resort guests. These dates change from year to year so it is best to check with the resorts for a complete list of blockout dates.
Disney extends several free DVC perks to members. Each resort has something different to offer. Again, these benefits are subject to change, and this is not a comprehensive list, but here are some examples of the exciting free benefits you’ll get as a DVC member:
By resort/location, here are some examples of the exciting discounts you'll receive off various tours and excursions (subject to change):
These discounts range from 20% off golf lessons at Walt Disney World courses to free educational and entertainment programs for kids, available at most resorts. Whether you're looking to relax at the spa, take in a great movie or experience something new, there's bound to be a discount for you under the Disney Recreation and Entertainment umbrella. There are so many available, they're simply too numerous to list!
As a final example of the great DVC member benefits available, the Disney Visa Rewards Program can offer exciting perks, as well as a convenient method of payment, to eligible Disney Vacation Club members. Rewards can be earned on theme park tickets, movie tickets, dining and grocery expenses, and more — and redeemed towards your annual dues! What's more, you can even get a special "DVC" embossment on your card. No doubt you'll want to — as evidenced by the multitude of aforementioned benefits, Disney Vacation Club members are happy and proud of their membership.
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