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Key Takeaways from the 2022 DVC Condo Association Meeting

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.

Member Experiences

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.

Photo Credit: Gary Mruz

New Resorts

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.

Refurbishment Schedule

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.

Photo credit: Beth Ishmael Ryan

Annual Budgets

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.

Stay tuned to DVC Fan and our DVC Fan Facebook Group for more Disney Vacation Club news, reviews, and more!

Amy Krieger

Amy loves Disney theme parks, resorts, and the beloved films. She and her husband, Paul, are originally from West Virginia (near Pittsburgh, PA). They now live in Central Florida with their fur kids, Odie the greyhound and Hermes the Spanish galgo. As DVC members and WDW Annual Passholders, they visit Disney properties as often as possible. Amy is the Manager of Loan Origination for Monera Financial, a World of DVC company, where she helps buyers finance DVC contracts. Amy and Paul own DVC at some of their favorite resorts: BoardWalk, Grand Floridian, Animal Kingdom, Polynesian, and Grand Californian. Another passion for them is cruising. They love both Disney and Royal Caribbean cruises. It's a great way to travel and see parts of the world.

8 thoughts on “Key Takeaways from the 2022 DVC Condo Association Meeting

  • Any idea when Moonlight magic dates will be released?

    • 2022 dates were announced in February, so I’m guessing a similar timeline.

      • Basically after all members have locked in their vacations for the year.

  • I think we should be allowed to get the Florida resident only annual pass. Technically, we own property in Florida. For people that don’t live close enough to go the other available options don’t make sense

    • I agree FL residents should be able to get the passes but those from out of state, I am in PA, are more budget friendly to Disney as we come 2 to possibly 3 times a year and are not consistently using the passes. We are not crowding the parks on a regular basis.

  • Thanks for update. The insight is greatly appreciated!

  • While I am not a DVC member, I do rent DVC points from other members. I am glad to see Boulder Ridge DVC on the refurbishment schedule. Our last visit, we did a split stay starting at the Riviera then to Boulder Ridge. Boulder Ridge compared to one of the newest hotels is totally fair, but boy did it like a step backwards. My family loves Wilderness Lodge and we like that BR Studios sleep 5–again glad to see BR on the refurbishment schedule!

  • Big bummer on no Grand CA refurb. The couches are awful, neither kid will sleep on them. The 1BR especially are very “well used”.

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