Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Disney Tip Tuesday

Some people have asked me about DVC or Disney Vacation Club, so this week's tips I will cover some of the basics about DVC. Howard is such a saleman of DVC when he talked to people about it. It was meant so much to us to have this timeshare ownership! Our history with DVC started back in May 2003. We were on a Disney vacation with my parents,brother/his wife and us. We were staying at the Beach Club in a two bedroom suite with a large kitchen and living room area. It was luxury at the best! Howard had stopped at the DVC area at the front of the resort and asked to come on a tour at the Boardwalk Resort Preview Center. I was NO where interested in going with him. He went and thought it was a great idea but not the right time for us financially. Then forward one year, Howard's dear grandfather had passed away and left an inheritance for his family members. After much thought and budgeting, we took some of the money for a good deposit on the DVC loan. Howard remembers the trips to Disney that his Grandparents took them on over the years and thought this was a way to honor those special memories with Grandpa and Grandma Schuster by spending Disney vacations with our girls. Sort of like a gift of Disney from them each year. We know that he would approve. So we bought in February 2004 with a start date of April 2004 as owners at the new Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. We have a 250 points per year contract that expires in 2054. We bought back then $93 per point and they had a mear 60,000 owners at that time. It has grown so much in the past 5 years! Big increase in price too! I found this website below and click on it to read about the details of DVC. You will have to scroll down to see this excellent article. I thought it gave the pros and cons of having a DVC ownership and explained the details as well. DVC is not for everyone but to some of us that have ownership, we LOVE it! http://www.mouseplanet.com/8739/A_Disney_Vacation_Club_Primer I will cover more DVC details on Thursday! Have a magical day! Cindy

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