Category Archives: WDW Theme Parks

DVC at the Polynesian – what is next?

Well it has been one of the worst kept secrets over the past few months. With leaked plans and a treasure trove of rumours – some part of it had to be true. However what is odd about this short official announcement is that it happened at all. It is really not a standard Disney approach to DVC – normally the official announcement is much later in the process. So what happened? It would seem that the demand for The Villas at Grand Floridian is very high and they are selling fast and at a premium price. When I heard of the price point I thought, this is insane, there is no way this is going to fly in this economy. Well I was so wrong. These things are selling and selling fast. It in fact has created a run on the resale market increasing price per point dramatically – I really did not see that coming. Imagine buying a few timeshares a few months ago and flipping them now at a premium price – this is not only unheard of in the timeshare world – but would seem impossible except we are talking about Disney. Only Disney could make such an impossibility, a reality.

Am I crazy or has the Disney magic returned?

Well I got back a few weeks ago from our two week family vacation at Walt Disney World with a one night stay at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. In a future blog I will discuss my view and experience with our first stay at Disney’s Hilton Head Island – but that is for another day. It has been 2 years since my last visit to the world and my entire family (wife and 3 little girls) were very excited to be returning, especially with the Disney DVC discounted premium annual pass – gotta like the major discount – well worth the money (what’s up with Disney major DVC price increase? A future blog is coming about that).

Magic Kingdom – Liberty Square – Liberty Square Riverboat Photo Gallery