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We are a member-to-member community dedicated to helping each other maximize their DVC memberships by learning about other members' perspectives, experiences, and personal preferences. We all do Disney differently. We're a positive show with a healthy dose of realism. We are not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or their subsidaries.

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We are a member-to-member community dedicated to helping each other maximize their DVC memberships by learning about other members' perspectives, experiences, and personal preferences. We all do Disney differently. We're a positive show with a healthy dose of realism. We are not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or their subsidaries.

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@MyDVCPoints

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Episodes

Meet Alyse Consiglio and DVC Free Cycle

1/18/2023
Join the conversation as Alyse shares her DVC journey and provides some insight as a moderator at the DVC Free Cycle Facebook group. The freecycle group was founded to help […]

Duration:00:27:04

Living Your Best DVC Grandma Life with Patricia Boorom

1/11/2023
Patricia and her late husband started taking her grandchildren to Walt Disney World in 2015. After doing his research, her husband was convinced DVC was the right fit for their family because he wanted to spend quality time with his entire family. Tune into the show to hear Patty's story about using DVC for extended family time, special one-on-one time with her grandsons and even some trips with her girlfriends. Episode 232

Duration:00:25:34

Families Fly Free to Disney with Lyn Mettler

12/29/2022
Lyn from the Families Fly Free Podcast joins the show today to discuss travel hacks to fly free to Disney. Lyn has developed a membership program to help families maximize credit card rewards so they can fly free. We cover an overview of her program and strategies. I've researched her methodologies enough to know that flying your family free to Disney World is an achievable goal if you choose to join her program or continue your travel hacking education. The strategies work if you work the...

Duration:00:38:09

Derek Sasman (Rope Drop Radio) DVC Journey

12/22/2022
Derek from Rope Drop Radio share's his family's Disney journey. The Sasmans have been lifelong Disney fans. A significant part of their Disney journey is becoming DVC members. Derek's wife had DVC-related photos on her dream board for years. During the COVID lockdown, their businesses bloomed while spending decreased, allowing them to pay cash for their first DVC contract.

Duration:00:44:18

ROFR Monster Hibernates – December 2022 Market Recap

12/14/2022
ROFR Monster Hibernates - Resale Prices Return to 2021 Levels - Inventory is Up!

Duration:00:28:59

The Worst Grand Villas in DVC

12/7/2022
Let’s keep the bougie going this week as we tackle Disney Vacation Club’s worst Grand Villas. When we say worst, we really mean we’re going to be a bit nit-picky. Is there such a thing as a “bad” DVC Grand Villa? Probably not, but there might be some DVC Grand Villas that just might not be your style or might not just be your personal favorite.

Duration:00:25:47

226 Best Grand Villas

11/30/2022
It’s time to talk bougie! Have you ever dreamed of a stay in a Disney Vacation Club Grand Villa? We’re eager to dig into the creme de la creme of DVC inventory, the Grand Villa. Although these gorgeous spaces are points hogs, these villas will take your breath away.

Duration:00:25:59

The Worst One and Two Bedroom Villas including “The Beverly of DVC”

11/23/2022
What are the three worst one and two-bedroom villas in DVC? We asked our panel of studio staying experts to give us their top 3 choices. We asked them to focus exclusively on the room as we've discussed the resorts in numerous other shows. We also asked each guest to choose their own descriptive language to describe their bottom three villas. Floor plan and decor preferences were significant factors in Episode 225

Duration:00:21:38

The Best 1 and 2 Bedroom DVC Villas

11/16/2022
What are the three best studios in DVC? We asked our panel of studio staying experts to give us their top 3 studio choices. We asked them to focus exclusively on the room as we've discussed the resorts in numerous other shows. The themes that ran in our show were colors, bathrooms, and decor. Episode 224

Duration:00:25:51

DVC Studio’s We Love That Need Love (The Worst Deluxe Studios)

11/9/2022
The consensus on bedding matters carries forward in the worst show. The studios that made this list all have pull-out couches at the time of recording. However, some resorts with murphy beds were included in today's show. Spoiler Alert - Bay Lake Tower had a unanimous vote across the board. Episode 223

Duration:00:30:07

The Best DVC Deluxe Studios

11/2/2022
What are the three best studios in DVC? We asked our panel of studio staying experts to give us their top 3 studio choices. We asked them to focus exclusively on the room as we've discussed the resorts in numerous other shows. Episode 222

Duration:00:24:09

I’m Happy as a Resale Only Member – Jen Blanchette’s Story

10/26/2022
Jen Blanchette’s Disney journey began with Disney’s Magic Music Days and a handful of childhood trips. In 2014, she went back to the magic and found her joy. Ever since Jen and her now teens have gone back to Walt Disney World every 18 months like clockwork. She owns her DVC resale points at Saratoga Springs. Episode 221

Duration:00:31:21

DVC for Floridians – Ryan Brady’s Journey

10/19/2022
Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Ryan Brady has been visiting Walt Disney World his whole life. Whether skipping school to go with friends as a teen or going […]

Duration:00:31:19

Market Recap & General Disney Price Increases

10/12/2022
Andy Berry joins the show to discuss our monthly recap items: ROFR, Average Prices and inventory. Additionally, we discuss the rising costs of a Disney vacation. Episode 219

Duration:00:26:09

Meet Peter Scheidle from DVC Newscast

10/5/2022
We're talking with Peter Scheidle, a servant leader within the DVC community. Pete Scheidle is a founding team member of DVC Newscast by My DVC Points. Pete also runs DVChelp.com, one of the most valuable resources for Disney Vacation Club members. Check out his website for DVC room availability charts, floor plans, and more. Episode 218

Duration:00:59:30

What Happens When You Get COVID on a Walt Disney World DVC Vacation?

9/28/2022
What happens if you get COVID on your DVC stay? Listen to a real-life experience from one of our MyDVCPoints community members, Jill Creighton. Jill owns direct Disney Vacation Club […]

Duration:00:27:11

Recapping the Resale Market Q3 2022 Update

9/21/2022
Jodi Gross from DVC Resale Market joins the show to discuss our quarterly recap of resale prices, inventory, and the Right of First Refusal. While the overall market is slightly down from when it peaked in November 2021 to February 2022, month over month, the unweighted prices were up $8 across all the resorts. If the market is cooling down, it’s not by much as prices are relatively stable and steady. Episode 216

Duration:00:23:43

Grand Californian Resort Dining and Activities Review

9/14/2022
Brian Flock from DCL Duo hosts our Villas at the Grand Californian resort and amenities and activities review show. We discuss everything from dining options to pools. Episode 214

Duration:00:58:11

Grand Californian DVC Villas Review

9/7/2022
Grand Californian owners review the DVC studios, 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom, and Grand Villas at the Grand Californian. The studios are fairly typical DVC. The 1 and 2 Bedroom villas have an awesome kitchen with a space-efficient booth-style kitchen table, a third bathroom with a walk-in shower, and the Grand Villas include a billiards table. The general consensus is that the room's decor and design elements are slightly elevated above most DVC rooms; however, the real "star of the show" is the...

Duration:00:53:37

History of Disney’s California Adventure and Grand Californian

8/31/2022
Jeff Barnes, Ph.D., also known as "Dr. Disneyland," joins the podcast to discuss Disneyland history circa the 1990s and early 2000s when Disney's California Adventure and the Grand Californian Hotel opened up. Disney wanted to transform Disneyland from a single-day park to a multiple-day destination in Southern California. DCA and Grand Californian were essentially built in the parking lot for Disneyland. After Disney acquired the land for the current Mickey and Friends parking lot, the City...

Duration:00:24:47