As we ring in 2016 Disney Vacation Club also marks an important milestone: the 25th anniversary of the first Disney Vacation Club (DVC) property. To celebrate, Disney is rolling out a series of perks for its Members, including a brand-new Membership Card, a Walt Disney World ticket offer, the first Disney Vacation Club lounge at Epcot, complimentary parties at theme parks and water parks, and many more activities and benefits.
The highlight of the DVC 25th anniversary program will be four Signature Events; the 25 and Beyond Bash, the Disney Vacation Club Neighborhood Beach Bash, the Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular and the Merry Member Mixer – each of which will offer complimentary Member-only evenings in one of the three theme parks as well as Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in the Walt Disney World Resort. They will feature DJs, complimentary drinks and snacks and other special events. Reservations are required for each event, and dates for RSVPs are available online at https://disneyvacationclub.disney.go.com/25th-anniversary/.
Other offerings include special multi-day theme park ticket offers, Photo Opportunity Kiosks where Members can capture fun family photos and take home a print-out photo keepsake, complimentary 25th anniversary buttons available from all Disney Parks worldwide as well as the Disney Cruise Lines and Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa and the DVC properties at Vero Beach and Hilton Head. There will also be limited edition merchandise for purchase, special sweepstakes, and a Member-only lounge at Epcot set to open in late spring. There will also be enhancements to the Member Services website.
The exciting changes to the DVC program kick off with new DVC Member cards, which will be mailed out starting next week. Beginning on April 4, 2016 this will be the only card accepted for discounts on merchandise, food and beverages, and entrance into events for Members and their Guests. Until April 4 there is a grace period when both old and new cards will be accepted.