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Walt Disney World Area Accommodations

Resort Services Package Price Increases at Swan and DolphinResort Services Package Price Increases at Swan and Dolphin
October 04, 2015
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin mandatory resort services package is now (as of Oct 1) $25 per day plus tax. The Resort Service Package includes in room High-Speed unlimited access, 2 bottles of water daily, Unlimited access to full-service health club, Unlimited domestic long distance (US Mainland) and local calls, Tennis equipment and access to lighted courts, and Seasonal pool and recreational activities. Note there is 24 hour access to the Dolphin Health Club facility.


New Package Discounts AnnouncedNew Package Discounts Announced
October 01, 2015
NEW SPECIAL PACKAGE: Guests planning trips between December 13-19, 2015 and January 2-March 7, 2016, may save up to $500 on a 5-night/6-day room, ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Disney resort hotels. NOTE: This offer must be booked by December 23, 2015. Also, you may be able to save up to 25 percent on rooms at select Disney resort hotels January 2-April 13, 2016. For details call Disney at (407) 827-5268 or contact one of the travel professionals at


Waterfront Cabins Confirmed for Wilderness LodgeWaterfront Cabins Confirmed for Wilderness Lodge
October 01, 2015
Disney Vacation Club has issued a press release confirming plans to add new waterfront cabins and deluxe accommodations at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The planned project, when completed, will be the 14th Disney Vacation Club development and the second at Wilderness Lodge. Current plans call for the resort to feature deluxe accommodations, including waterfront cabins. In addition to the Disney Vacation Club project, other guest areas within Disney's Wilderness Lodge are scheduled to undergo substantial enhancements and refurbishment, including new recreation and food and beverage options. More information and project details will be shared at a later date.


Four Seasons Announces Food-Oriented Fall LineupFour Seasons Announces Food-Oriented Fall Lineup
September 23, 2015
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort has a food-oriented fall lineup that includes a special "guest chef series," as well as participation in Orlando's Magical Dining Month and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Find details about the special programs HERE.


More Resort Bus Stops Display Arrival TimesMore Resort Bus Stops Display Arrival Times
September 23, 2015
We have received reports from a number of readers that several Disney resort bus stops (at the Contemporary, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Animal Kingdom Villas) now have monitors that display estimated arrival times for the next bus.


VIDEO: Old Key West's Turtle Pond and Miller Road PoolsVIDEO: Old Key West's Turtle Pond and Miller Road Pools
September 21, 2015
Old Key West Resort at Walt Disney World has four swimming pools for guests. This is a video tour of the Turtle Pond and Miller Road pools.


Narcoossee's Waterside Brunch Starts November 22! Book Now! Narcoossee's Waterside Brunch Starts November 22! Book Now!
September 15, 2015
Reservations are now open for the new Narcoossee's Waterfront Brunch, which will be offered on Sunday mornings beginning November 22. Cost is $69 for adults, $41 for children, age 3-9. For reservations, visit, or call 407-WDW-DINE.


Pop Secret Popcorn now Official Popcorn of Walt Disney World and Disneyland ResortPop Secret Popcorn now Official Popcorn of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort
September 15, 2015
According to an announcement today by Diamond Foods, Inc., Pop Secret popcorn is now the official popcorn of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. As part of its new relationship with Diamond Foods, Disney will begin selling freshly popped Pop Secret popcorn at popcorn carts throughout Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The Pop Secret brand will also become the title sponsor of the nightly Fantasmic! show at Disney's Hollywood Studios and plans to sponsor movie nights held at many of Disney's resort hotels.


Polynesian  Villas and Bungalows Sales UpdatePolynesian Villas and Bungalows Sales Update
September 15, 2015
In August 2015, Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows sold 78,975 Disney Vacation Club points, a decrease of 20.1 percent compared to the previous month. Disney Vacation Development has now sold 539,018 of the Polynesian's 4 million total points. If sales for the Polynesian continue at the current rate, it will take almost four years before the resort is sold out. Excluding sales for Aulani in Hawaii, overall direct sales in August were down 19.3 percent compared to July 2015.


Beach Club Villas Refurbishment DelayedBeach Club Villas Refurbishment Delayed
September 14, 2015
According to a Disney Vacation Club spokesperson, the extensive refurbishment of Disney's Beach Club Villas will not begin until sometime in early 2016. At the Condominium Association Meeting in December 2014 executives shared plans for the Beach Club renovations. The "hard goods" refurbishment was to commence in March 2015 and last approximately three months as all guest rooms were outfitted with new furniture, flooring, appliances, linens and more. Plans also called for the addition of a twin-size sleeper in all Deluxe Studio villas, raising maximum occupancy of those rooms to five guests. The Spring 2015 issue of DisneyFiles Magazine listed a timeline of late March to late June for renovations to all 208 villas. No explanation was given for the delay with the Disney representative stating only that project planning is ongoing.


Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides Available for BookingHorse-Drawn Sleigh Rides Available for Booking
September 14, 2015
Horse-drawn sleigh rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness and Campground are now available for booking for this coming holiday season. The decorated sleighs take you on a 25-minute trek through the woods and past the campsites. Each sleigh fits four adults or two adults and three children. Larger parties can book more than one sleigh. Riders will receive a special limited-edition pin created specifically for this event at the conclusion of the ride. Sleigh rides may be canceled during inclement weather. Holiday sleigh rides run from 5 to 10 p.m. and are open to everyone, with no minimum age requirement. Call 407-WDW-PLAY (939-7529) to book.


September Resort Recreation Schedules available at DVCNews.comSeptember Resort Recreation Schedules available at
September 11, 2015
Recreation Calendars for the Walt Disney World Disney Vacation Club properties are now available for September 2015. A number of end-of-summer events are featured.


DVC Use Year Distribution ChartsDVC Use Year Distribution Charts
September 10, 2015
In the past, has published a set of charts showing the distribution of Disney Vacation Club points across the eight Use Years for select DVC properties. There is now a new update that includes a chart for Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa. Aulani and the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, which are actively being sold, are the only DVC resorts for which all of their points have not yet been assigned to a Use Year.


Celebrating a Birthday at DisneyCelebrating a Birthday at Disney
August 20, 2015
We are a family that loves all things Disney, so much so that 10 years ago we became Disney Vacation Club members and so our wonderful journey began! Just this past year, I decided to put a different spin on our Disney vacations by incorporating a birthday celebration for a different family member in each vacation. With eight immediate family members ranging in age from 2 to 56, the excitement of giving each one an unforgettable celebration designed especially for them began to swirl in my mind!


Lots of NEW Rehab Updates  Lots of NEW Rehab Updates
August 04, 2015
Lots of minor and major rehab closures announced.


Saratoga Springs Deluxe Studio PhotosSaratoga Springs Deluxe Studio Photos
July 30, 2015
Saratoga Springs Deluxe Studios photos updated!


Video Gallery for Disney's Saratoga Springs Video Gallery for Disney's Saratoga Springs
July 30, 2015
Updating our video gallery of the Disney Vacation Club's Saratoga Springs


VIDEO: Pirate-Themed Room at Caribbean Beach ResortVIDEO: Pirate-Themed Room at Caribbean Beach Resort
July 02, 2015
Take a video tour of the pirate-themed rooms found at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.


Fishing Around the WorldFishing Around the World
June 30, 2015
Guest Blogger Gary Cruise writes about his experiences with the catch-and-release fishing programs around Walt Disney World.


Trader Sam's Grog Grotto Mini ReviewTrader Sam's Grog Grotto Mini Review
June 09, 2015
Deb visits Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village resort and shares her mini-review!