Are you a Disney Vacation Club member? We just became members ourselves very recently, and we’re so excited because this year is going to be a fantastic year to be part of the DVC family! They are celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2016 and to make this special occasion a memorable one, they are offering all kinds of wonderful opportunities for members to delight in the magic of Disney. One of these special offers is a series of exclusive, members-only (and their guests!) after hours park events in Walt Disney World – and the best part is, they’re FREE! Each event is completely complimentary, so NO park admission is required, and each member is allowed to bring a certain number of guests with them to the party. If the member is staying at a Disney resort, they are allowed to bring up to 11 additional guests with them (party of 12 total including the DVC member), regardless of whether they booked their resort reservation using their DVC points or not. If they member is not staying at a Disney resort, then they are limited to 5 additional guests (party of 6 total). There will be a total of 4 different special party events taking place, each one happening on multiple dates, and each one will take place during the hours of 9:30pm to 12am midnight. However, members and their guests can actually enter the park as early as 7:00pm for free!
The first event is called the “Disney Vacation Club 25 and Beyond Bash” and it’s taking place at the Magic Kingdom Park on Thursday, February 25th and Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. Reservations are required, and booking is currently available by calling Member Services (1-800-800-9800). Highlights of this event include:
- light refreshments
- access to select attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, as well as the Haunted Mansion
- special entertainment – including a DJ dance party in Tomorrowland and a fireworks show created especially for DVC members
Come summertime, there will be the “Disney Vacation Club Neighborhood Beach Bash” at the Typhoon Lagoon Water Park on Thursday, June 23rd, Wednesday June 29th, Wednesday July 6th, and Wednesday July 13th, 2016. Reservations are required, and bookings will begin on Friday, April 8th, 2016. Highlights include:
- light refreshments
- DJ dance party
- beach activities and games
- access to select attractions
Next will be the “Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular” taking place at Animal Kingdom Park on Tuesday, September 6th and 13th, Thursday, September 22nd, and Tuesday, September 27th, 2016. Reservations are required, and bookings will begin on July 6th, 2016. Event details are not yet available.
For the holiday season, members can enjoy the “Merry Members Mixer 2016,” which will be held at Epcot, but the dates for the event are not yet scheduled. You’re cordially invited to come mingle with other DVC members to celebrate the holidays! Event highlights include:
- DJ dance party
- complimentary treats
- meet & greets with Disney characters dressed in their holiday attire
Remember to check back for more details as they become available on the DVC website. Also, remember that reservations are required for each event, and your member ID card and photo ID will be required at the event check-in.
I’m so excited to attend these events and bring my friends! Will I be seeing you there? Let me know if you plan to attend in the comments section below.
So you’d like to attend one of these DVC member events, but you’re not going to be using your DVC points for the resort stay? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As an agent with World of Magic Travel Services – the preferred travel agency of Chip & Co. – I offer complimentary planning & booking services so that all you have to do is show up and enjoy your magical vacation!
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