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DVC Fan Madness Bracket Challenge – Elite Eight

Normally at this time of the year we would be talking about how Duke was not surprisingly doing well in the NCAA tournament, or how crazy it was that UMBC knocked off Virginia.

Instead, I’m left wondering how long my precious BoardWalk resort lasts in the DVC Fan Madness Bracket Challenge…

With Round 1 behind us, we are moving into the Elite Eight round of our challenge to crown the Disney Vacation Club Resort we would most like to vacation at this Summer!

In case you missed our earlier rounds, here are the specifics:

The Question

In considering how to best set up our bracket challenge we felt that it was both unfair and may become too heated of a topic to debate our “favorite” DVC Resort. In the end, with the help of Corey Fiasconaro we settled for the following question:

“Which Disney Vacation Club Resort would you rather vacation this Summer?”

Over the course of four rounds, we will pair DVC Resorts head-to-head to determine what is the number one Disney Vacation Club destination this Summer!

The Rankings

In setting our initial rankings, we used the average percentages on The DIS Walt Disney World Resort Reviews and Ratings page. We felt this offered a fair ranking since it took into consideration the reviews of hundreds of fans and DVC owners.

Round 1 – The Results

Get ready to have your bracket busted, because some of the results coming out of Round 1 were both surprising and extremely close!

First and foremost, it is worth reminding everyone that with Copper Creek and Riviera ranking first and second respectively, they received a Round 1 bye and immediately advanced to the Elite Eight!

Here are the results from Round 1:

Disney’s Beach Club Villas vs. The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Out of 1,373 votes, Disney’s Beach Club Villas took home the Round 1 victory with 57.3% of the vote. Down goes DVC’s flagship resort!

Beach Club advances to the Elite Eight to take on Copper Creek.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas vs. Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa

The Selection Committee took some flack in the comments last week regarding this match-up but in the end, Animal Kingdom Villas ran away with this victory taking 843 votes as compared to Aulani’s 484 votes.

Animal Kingdom Lodge advances to the Elite Eight to take on the winner of our next matchup…

Disney’s Boulder Ridge Villas vs. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

I think if there was any huge surprise in the tourney thus far, it was how long Vero Beach fought to stay in. In the end, however, Boulder Ridge came in clutch during the second half and won this match 60.3% to 39.7%.

Boulder Ridge advances to the Elite Eight to take on Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas vs. Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

It should come as no surprise to all of you that I’m rooting for Disney’s BoardWalk Villas. Boy, did you all have me sweating bullets this week though! Out of 1,334 votes, BoardWalk edged out the Polynesian by 22 votes, winning 50.8% to 49.2%! I watched this matchup throughout the week and it was a buzzer-beater victory in the end.

BoardWalk Villas advances to the Elite Eight to take on Riviera Resort.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort vs. Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa

This for me was the shock of the tournament so far! For as many people as there are out there in love with the idea of more DVC at Disneyland, Old Key West still prevailed winning 53% to 47%.

Old Key West advances to the Elite Eight to take on the winner of our next matchup…

Bay Lake Tower vs. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Saratoga Springs was no match against the “Mighty Monorails” of Bay Lake Tower. Bay Lake ran away with this matchup, taking 64.4% of the 1,310 votes cast.

Bay Lake Tower advances to the Elite Eight to take on Old Key West.

The “Elite Eight”

This brings us to our Elite Eight match-ups!

Please remember when voting that we are asking you to choose which Disney Vacation Club Resort you would rather vacation this Summer. There are four match-ups this week, so be sure to vote in each one!

Voting for the Elite Eight will end at 11:59 pm, EST on Saturday, March 28th.

Stay tuned over the weekend to the DVC Fan Facebook Group where we will announce the winners that will be advancing to The Final Four!

Let us know in the comments what you think of the results thus far in our DVC Fan Madness Bracket Challenge and if your bracket got busted!

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!

6 thoughts on “DVC Fan Madness Bracket Challenge – Elite Eight

  • Thank you for doing this! What a fun diversion from everything. 🙂

  • Lots of fun!! Thanks for doing it!

  • That Grand Californian knock-out was a real shock! Let’s see how Old Key West fares against Bay Lake Tower!

  • Mine doesn’t show BCV vs. Copper Creek. Please fix that and add my vote for BCV!

  • What happened in DVC Fan Madness? Inquiring minds want to know the results!

    • Working on it now! 🙂

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