In a previous article, I had noted some of the negative Disney Vacation Club trends in 2019, but that’s not to say that everything is bad. I love being a DVC member, and there are quite a few DVC experiences that I am looking forward to in 2020:
Visiting Disney’s Riviera Resort
While Riviera will open in December 2019, I won’t have an opportunity to visit it until late January 2020. I’m hoping to take the Skyliner from International Gateway and try out Toppolino’s Terrace. It sounds like the restaurant will have wonderful views, and so far, I’m liking the options on the Italian-inspired menu. The resort looks gorgeous from the models and artist renderings, so I’m excited to see it in person.
Taking the Culinary Tour at Animal Kingdom Lodge
Timothy and I have yet to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge, but we do love the food there, especially at Jiko. When we heard that the resort offers culinary tours of Jiko and Boma, we knew this was something that we had to try. The tour allows you to learn more about the restaurants’ decor and offers tastings. Tours take place at 4:15 pm and start at Jiko.
Staying at Our New Home Resort
Timothy and I caved into add-on-itis in 2019, but we admittedly bought into Bay Lake Tower without actually having stayed there before. In June, we will have our first trip there in a Lake View Studio, and we cannot wait! I’m most looking forward to walking to and from the Magic Kingdom and returning to Top of the World Lounge to watch Happily Ever After and enjoy some more of that seven-layer cake.
Getting Married at Our Home Resort
Walt Disney World has always been a favorite destination for Timothy and me. When we became DVC members, we did envision creating lots of great memories at Disney World over the years, so it’s incredibly exciting that we will mark this important milestone in our lives at our home resort, the BoardWalk, in October 2020. I love that when we stay at the BoardWalk in the future and pass by Sea Breeze Point, it will always remind us of our special day.
Spending the Holidays at Walt Disney World
While my family was sorely tempted to spend Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World this year, and I nearly jumped on an offer to rent points for a last-minute stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge, we decided that 2020 made more sense. If the DVC Thanksgiving Feast is offered again next year, I would love to take my family there to celebrate the holiday. Not only will it be special to have my family together in our favorite place, but for once, there would be no cooking or clean up after Thanksgiving dinner! We can just enjoy the food and company.
I’ve been going to Disney World every year, and I’m always amazed that there’s something new to see or do each trip. What DVC experiences are you most looking forward to in 2020?