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PassPorter's
Disney Vacation Club Guide
For Members and Members-To-Be

Authored by Cheryl Pendry and Petula Brown; Edited by Carrie Hayward
This book is copyrighted by MediaMarx, Inc. Resale and reproduction is any shape or form is prohibited without MediaMarx's permission. All rights reserved.
 
 
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If you already have a copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World, this e-book is filled with entirely new information. We think of it as the information we would like to include in our printed guidebooks if we had the room.


 


Learn all about the extremely popular Disney Vacation Club program at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and around the world!

Now in print or e-book format!

PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide is a 184-page in-depth guide to all aspects of the Disney Vacation Club, from deciding whether to join to deciding where and when to use your points. Included are beautiful color photos and tips on maximizing your experience with the Disney Vacation Club (DVC).

If you've ever wondered what the club is all about or wanted to learn more, PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide is the perfect introduction. This book will answer the most commonly asked questions to help you decide whether the Disney Vacation Club is the right investment for you. The e-book also explores the club's points system -- including how to buy, bank, and borrow points--show you how to choose a home resort, and discuss membership dues. Many PassPorter readers contributed their photos so we could include them in the e-book.

For those who are already members, this guide brings together everything you need in one place, including a look at all the ways you can spend your points and the various benefits available to you. Don't forget that Disney Vacation Club members can use their points to visit other destinations around the world, including Disney parks and cruises, along with top hotels in a range of cities. You can even take an Adventures by Disney package tour. PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide will help you manage your points, explore other club destinations, and explain the ins and outs of ownership.

All of the Disney Vacation Club resorts have different themes and amenities. While the majority are located at Walt Disney World in Florida, two offer the opportunity for beach getaways at Vero Beach in Florida and Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide offers an in-depth look at these resorts, which are not usually covered in Disney guidebooks. We'll also take a peek at two new properties Disney has in the works, one in California and one in Hawaii.

PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide is organized into seven chapters:
  • Introduction -- What the Disney Vacation Club is all about, a comparison between it and other timeshares, how to take a tour, and how to get more information
  • Joining -- Details about costs, choosing your home resort, selecting your use year, and financing
  • Point System -- Using, banking, and borrowing points
  • Membership -- Perks for members only, renting your points, adding on points, selling points, and paying dues
  • DVC Resorts -- Details, photos, and floorplans on the Disney Vacation Club properties, plus tips on choosing the best one for you
  • Other Destinations -- Staying at non-DVC resorts, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and other Disney parks around the world
  • Worldwide Destinations -- Details on how you can use your membership to see the world, including information on Adventures by Disney, Concierge Collection, and World Passport collection

    Important Note: This book is NOT a general travel guide that covers all the ins and outs of planning a Disney vacation. Instead, this book focuses on enhancing the information and tools in our general guidebook, which we assume you will have (or don't need) if you use this file.

    Click here to purchase your electronic edition (e-book) for only $8.95, or your print edition (paperback) for only $16.96! Or get the e-book edition free-of-extra charges as a passholder in the PassPorter's Club -- click for details.

    About the E-Book: PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide is 184 pages and 6.5 MB, updated in September 2011. And like all our e-books, this file is fully-formatted just like a regular print book ... . it will even fit into a Deluxe PassPorter Binder, if you have one. Photos in the e-book are in full color.

    About the Print Book: PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide is 182 pages, perfect-bound, and printed in black-and-white. This book was printed using a "digital short print run" technology, and its print quality is not the same as traditional offset printing. The two biggest differences are photographs (they are grainier and sometimes hard to make out) and price (short print runs are much more expensive). Please keep these points in mind when purchasing this print edition. We believe these factors are a small drawback when compared to the huge benefit of having a printed, bound book to read and carry with you.

    BONUS: Owners of this book receive a valuable 30% off discount coupon for any of PassPorter's print guidebooks! The coupon is located near the end of the e-book.

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    PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide - Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Introduction ... 9
    How the Magic Has Grown ... 10
    Disney Vacation Club vs. Other Timeshares ... .11
    Taking the Disney Vacation Club Tour ... 12
    Finding Out More Before You Buy ... 13

    Chapter 2: Buying into the Disney Vacation Club ... . 15
    Pros and Cons of Disney Vacation Club Membership ... . 17
    How Much Is It Going to Cost? ... 19
    Break-Even Analysis ... 22
    Custom Break-Even Analysis Chart ... 23
    Choosing Your Home Resort ... 24
    Selecting Your Use Year ... 26
    Buying From Disney vs. Buying Resale ... 27
    Financing Your Disney Vacation Club Payment ... 28
    Disney Vacation Club Purchase Process ... . 29
    Chapter 3: How the Point System Works ... 31
    Using Your Points Effectively ... 32
    Making a Reservation ... . 38
    Banking, Borrowing, and Buying ... 41
    Owning at Different Home Resorts ... 43
    Managing Your Points Worksheet ... 44

    Chapter 4: Welcome Home: Your Membership ... 45
    Members Only! ... 46
    Housekeeping Services ... 48
    Travel Services ... 49
    Discounts for Disney Vacation Club Members ... 51
    Other Membership Perks ... 63
    Special Events for Disney Vacation Club Members ... 64
    Renting Out Your Points ... 65
    Adding On Points ... 67
    Selling Your Points ... . 67
    Paying Your Dues ... 70

    Chapter 5: The Disney Vacation Club Resorts ... 71
    Resort Comparisons ... 72
    Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas ... 74
    Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii ... 79
    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort ... 89
    Disney's Beach Club Villas ... 94
    Disney's BoardWalk Villas ... 99
    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa ... .104
    Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort ... 106
    Disney's Old Key West Resort ... .120
    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa ... 125
    Disney's Vero Beach Resort ... 130
    The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel ... 139
    The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge ... 144
    Which Resort Is Best? ... 149
    Lodging Worksheet ... 150

    Chapter 6: Other Destinations: The Disney Collection ... 151
    Other Resorts at Walt Disney World ... 152
    Disneyland ... 154
    Disney Cruise Line ... 158
    Other Disney Parks Around the World ... 161

    Chapter 7: Worldwide Destinations Using Your Points ... 165
    Adventurer Collection (Adventures By Disney) ... 166
    Concierge Collection ... 173
    World Passport Collection ... 180

    "Free" E-Books ... 183
    30% Discount Coupon ... 184
    Partial PassPorter Title List ... 184
    What is PassPorter? ... 185
    More PassPorters ... 186
    Even More PassPorters ... 187
    PassPorter E-Books ... 188
    Register Your PassPorter ... . 190
    PassPorter Online ... . 191

    Click here to purchase your electronic edition (e-book) for only $8.95, or your print edition (paperback) for only $16.96! Or get the e-book edition free-of-extra charges as a passholder in the PassPorter's Club -- click for details.

  • Potential Readers: If you are unsure if this book can help you, please feel free to contact us for advice. If we don't think this book is for you, we'll tell you. If you already have one of our printed PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook, you'll probably love this book!

    Questions: If you have questions about this book, please contact us prior to purchase and we'd be happy to assist you.

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