Today’s blog post originated when a friend of me rented points, had a reservation through a third-party vendor, and then lost his reservation when Disney discovered that the member who sold his points to be rented was behind in his dues payments. The third-party vendor washed his hands of the old reservation and offered my friend a new reservation by at an increased cost which my friend declined. However, today’s post isn’t going to argue who was wrong and who was right in this situation but to discuss should Disney run their own “Stub Hub/Points Exchange” program instead of letting this service be run completely by third-party vendors.
According to Tim K., who does a wonderful job with the http://www.dvcnews.com website, Disney Vacation Club has filed paperwork to expand the Disney Vacation Club offerings at the Wilderness Lodge. This expansion looks like it will include 26 lake-side cabins. 12 of these cabins will be on the north-side of Wilderness Lodge. They will have a view of the Magic Kingdom and presumably of the nightly fireworks show. The remaining 14 cabins will be on the south-side of Wilderness Lodge. These cabins will have a view of Bay Lake and of the Fort Wilderness area.
Dad is a Disney Vacation Club member. My family joined the vacation club back in August 2010 and have made numerous trips to Walt Disney World staying in the vacation club’s villa style accommodations. Friends of mine always ask me, “How does the vacation club work? What benefits to I get with the vacation club? Is it worth the money?” Today, Dad is going to try to answer some of these questions which I’m sure will only lead to more questions.