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DVCNews Debates: D23 Announcements

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The Parks & Resorts panel at the 2017 D23 Expo seemingly yielded more information than the prior four expos combined.  New attractions for just about every theme park including a Tron coaster at Magic Kingdom, "Ratatouille" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" at Epcot and a Mickey Mouse ride for Disney's Hollywood Studios.  A new DVC resort, a Star Wars resort and a Marvel Resort were revealed.  Marvel attractions, "Pixar Pier" and a Halloween makeover for Cars Land are coming to California.    


 Topic:  Which D23 announcement has you more excited?

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DVCNews Debates: Trash & Towel Service

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Every few days, Disney Vacation Club resorts provide what is called Trash & Towel Service.  While the villa does not receive a full cleaning, towels and some consumables are replaced and the trash is emptied.  Disney typically queues rooms for servicing by placing a basket outside with the new towels, toiletries, etc.  The presence of this basket sometimes prompts guests to service their own room rather than waiting for a housekeeping Cast Member to arrive.    


 Topic:  On T&T day, do you replace your own items or wait for housekeeping to do it?

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DVCNews Debates: Disney Magic

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"Disney Magic" is a funny thing, in that it's entirely unique to every guest.  To some, it's having their child chosen to perform with a BoardWalk busker or receiving special attention from a character.  To others, it's a unique surprise left in their hotel room or villa. Sometimes it's just a Cast Member who goes above-and-beyond to make the trip a little more special.  But the frequency with which Disney Vacation Club members visit may leave it difficult for Disney to meet guest expectations.  


 Topic:  Do you still feel the "Disney Magic" as a DVC member?

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DVCNews Debates: Changing Habits

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Given the high costs to buy, Disney Vacation Club purchasers tend to be seasoned guests of either Disneyland or Walt Disney World.  But owning DVC points does put a new spin on things.  The annual allotment of points could mean more frequent trips or upgraded accommodations.  It could mean trying different seasons and trip lengths.  But for some, perhaps things didn't change much at all.  There's nothing wrong with spending a week each year in a Polynesian villa instead of a week in a Polynesian hotel room.   


 Topic:  Did your travel patterns change after buying DVC points?  If so, how?

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DVCNews Debates: Online Check In

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Disney's online check-in process removes much of the human element from arriving at a Disney resort.  That can be good, or it can be bad.  On the plus side, guest names, credit card information, arrival time and other critical information is confirmed even before arrival.  If all goes as planned, time spent waiting for a Cast Member to confirm these details is eliminated.  However, with that human interaction gone, there isn't always an opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with the staffer who can help with special needs, room requests and so on.    


 Topic:  Do you prefer to use the online check-in option or wait until arrival to finalize all of the details?

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