Are you interested in becoming a Disney Vacation Club member? If you have questions about what the program is, how much it costs, or if it is something for your family to consider, an in-depth and very informative tour is available to answer all of your questions and, if you choose, allow you to buy into the Disney Vacation Club!
Disney Vacation Club (DVC) kiosks can be found throughout all parks and resorts at Walt Disney World, as well as Downtown Disney. The kiosks contain basic information about DVC, and a knowledgeable guide is there to answer simple questions and schedule a time for your family to learn more about joining the DVC family. This is not a typical timeshare presentation, and we found the entire experience to be quite enjoyable. Presentations last approximately one hour, but may be shorter or longer depending on your interest in the program, as well as the number of questions you have. Here is what you can expect if your family decides to view a Disney Vacation Club presentation.
Transportation from any location in Walt Disney World is provided for your family to the Walt Disney World Resort Preview Center located at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Once you arrive at the Preview Center, your family is checked in at the front desk and given name tags. Snack items and beverages (water, juice, and coffee) are offered while you wait to meet your guide.
Once greeted by your guide, your family is escorted to a room to receive the presentation. To accommodate young ones, children ages 3 to 12 are allowed to play in the supervised Kids Clubhouse at no charge during your presentation. The area is filled with computers, games, activities and of course, Disney movies. The setup is great, and we had a difficult time trying to get our five-year-old to leave! Our two-year old was too young to attend the Kids Clubhouse, but toys, coloring books, an iPad, and snacks were provided to keep her entertained during the presentation.
Our family was fortunate to receive an exceptional guide, who presented the DVC program in an easy-to-understand way with no pressure whatsoever. As opposed to other timeshare presentations we have attended, this one was actually very enjoyable! All of our questions were answered and explained in-depth, and we had a full understanding of how the DVC program would work for our family.
After learning the basics of the DVC program, your family can take a tour of the villa models. These models are housed in a large building next door to the preview center. This was my favorite part of the presentation! During our tour, we explored Deluxe Studios and 1-Bedroom Villas from Aulani, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows.
There is no pressure to purchase the day of your tour. However you may if you choose. Completing the tour, your family (including the children you have to drag out of the Kids Clubhouse) are treated to ice cream with all the toppings you desire at the ice cream shop. A commemorative photo of your family is also available at this location. When finished, a DVC van is available to take your family to any location at Walt Disney World.
As a bonus for completing the tour, each member of our family received 3 additional FastPasses, per person, that could be used any time on our trip! FastPasses from the tour could be used on any attraction with the exception of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Soarin’, and Character Meet and Greets. These were added to our Magic Bands and ready to go from the moment we left.
While our family enjoyed the DVC tour, we had interest in the program and were excited to have our questions answered. If you have no interest in learning about the Disney Vacation Club, or are short on time during your trip, then you may want to skip the tour and spend your time at the parks instead. The guides at the kiosks can provide further information on how to discover DVC after returning home from your trip.