With many Disney Vacation Club member benefits discontinued as we emerge from the pandemic, we’ve long been left to question what the future holds for this perk of direct purchases. A recent rumor, however, may hold the key to what is in store for DVC Member benefits and extras!
Disney Vacation Club is apparently considering a new paid benefits program entitled “Membership Magic Diamond Level”. Members can opt-in to this new level of membership extras for a yearly annual fee, rumored to cost around $100 per year.
Rumored benefits include:
- Enhanced Park Access
- Priority Room Upgrades
- Exclusive Ticket Offers
- Premium Offerings on Disney Vacations
- Expanded Access to Members Only Spaces
This rumor may answer the question as to how many member benefits will be returning. Want to visit the new “reimagined” Top of the World Lounge? You might have to be a DVC Membership Magic Diamond Level Member. Looking for a discounted Walt Disney World Annual Pass? You might be shelling out an additional $100 for that yearly benefit.
Granted, we are purely speculating on some of these benefits, but it is hard to find much substance in what we’ve heard about so far. That being said, here are a few benefits we think would be a perfect addition to the program:
- Discounted Walt Disney World and Disneyland Tickets
- Quick Service Food Discounts
- More Member Lounges and Later Times
- Private Fireworks Viewing Areas
- Certain Number of Free Lightning Lanes Per Year
- Additional Member Events (ice cream social, meet-up, etc.)
- Advanced Registration Opportunities for Moonlight Magic and Other Member Events.
- Prioritized Waitlist Requests
No information is yet known as to whether this membership program will be open to direct and resale members.
Does it leave a sour taste that many of these benefits were free but now will be paid? Sure – But it doesn’t mean it’s the worst idea in the world IF it is executed well.
Let’s all be honest – we’ve spent $100 on far crazier things! I know that whatever is offered, you can be certain I’ll be signing up on day one.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned for more information about this DVC “Membership Magic Diamond Level” program as it becomes available! What do you think about this new paid member perks program? What would you like to see offered? Will you be joining?