This year’s Disney Vacation Club Condo Association Meeting took place today, December 8th, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Let’s take a dive into the biggest takeaways of the news and information we found out from this year’s meeting!
Member Feedback Tool – DisneyVacationClub.com/Feedback
Like last year, Disney Vacation Club highlighted the Member Feedback Tool and encouraged members to use it. This is the same site as before. It’s definitely something to keep in mind when you would like to provide some feedback on your trip, website experience, or overall membership.
We learned that Moonlight Magic will be back next year and include Disney’s California Adventure. This is great news. Other events highlighted were ones that had been announced previously, such as the member holiday event at Pizza Rizzo. Wicked Wind Down and other member events at Top of the World were also discussed as well as the upcoming member lounge going in at Disneyland Resort.
The new tower at the Polynesian was highlighted as well as Disneyland Tower. No new information was given, and members are still waiting to hear if the condo association will remain the same as the existing villas.
Unlike last year, we did get an update on the refurbishment schedule! It’s great to see something in writing to know what’s coming up. In the photo below, purple represents the full hard goods refurbishment, whereas green will be just a soft goods refurbishment. It’s good to see Beach Club, BoardWalk, and Bay Lake Tower finally on this list. I’m surprised at Vero Beach, as those rooms still look great. Many in the DVC Fan Community were disappointed not to see Animal Kingdom on this future list (as am I). I’m also sad to see Grand Californian didn’t make the cut. Maybe next time.
The 2023 budgets for all Disney Vacation Club properties were accepted with little fanfare, as usual. Not much to say here. You can check out each resort’s projected budget that was approved today on our website.
Board Meeting & Member Meeting
Question and Answer Portion
This is always the most exciting part as members ask some burning questions. In the past, only budget-related questions were answered. This year, it sounded like they answered some of the non-budget-related questions but definitely avoided answering many as well, encouraging those members to stick around and chat privately during the cookie and refreshment period after the meeting. Here are a few that stuck out:
A question that came up multiple times was related to the park pass system and how much members dislike it. Members wanted DVC to advocate for the removal of the system. Unfortunately, this question went largely unanswered.
Other questions included feedback related to disappointment with Interval International options, and the lack of annual passes. On the annual pass topic, DVC responded that they advocate for us every day and that offerings will change.
The 2023 Disney Vacation Club Condo Association Meeting will be on December 7, 2023.