Probably by the title, you’ve found your way here thinking that this will be an epic rant about all sorts of things I dislike about Disney Vacation Club. As Kenobi would say, “this is not the blog you’re looking for.”
After a recent two-night stay at Disney’s Beach Club Villas, I thought of a few things it would be nice to see return as a Disney Vacation Club Member.
So – Dear DVC, Here’s What I Want Back.
1) Decorative Bedding
With the world beginning to emerge from the pandemic that has rocked our norm for the past two years, things all across Walt Disney World are feeling more and more like normal. Everything except for the rooms.
Gone are the decorative throw pillows that used to adorn the couches. Gone are the bed runners that brought character to the sterile white linens. I recently saw a video from Disney Cruise Line and have to believe that if bed runners can return to cruise ships, we can get them back at our Disney Vacation Club Resorts.
2) Mugs and Dishes
One of my fondest memories as a Disney Vacation Club owner is my first ‘welcome home’ stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. I woke up, made coffee, poured it into a REAL porcelain mug, and sat on the balcony for hours. These dishes continue to be available in 1-Bedroom and 2-Bedroom Villas, but I fear they may be gone for good from Deluxe Studios. Do my coffee mugs, and dishes really cost me an extra 20-30 points per night now? As I write this, I’ve added a coffee mug to my Disney packing list just in case. Coffee is just not the same in a paper cup…
3) In-Room Dining
Here’s one I never understood. Amid a pandemic, when overall you are discouraging people from being around other people, room service disappeared! It has made brief appearances here and there but has been very inconsistent over the past year. On one of our first trips back, we had a wonderful in-room dining experience at Beach Club. It was a wonderful breakfast and, at the time, delivered with physical distancing and current health and safety in mind. This trip? No room service at Beach Club. At this point, I’d order coffee to the room just to get a real mug! Take my money, Disney!
As I said, to begin with, these are not major issues but are some of the small things that make being a Disney Vacation Club Member so special.
Let me know if you enjoyed this article and would like to see more “Dear DVC” topics that might be a bit more ‘controversial’ in nature.
Also, share what small things you wish would return to your DVC Villas in the comments!