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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.

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

Language:

English

Contact:

218-DVC-CHAT


Episodes

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

Mouse Dining – How Disney Insiders Get Advance Dining Reservations!

8/24/2022
Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) stress out almost every guest visiting Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Dustin Checketts, content creator, and owner of the website MouseDining.com joins Chad Pennycuff to help you secure the dining reservations that will make your trip even more magical. Whether you’re trying to score a rare and highly coveted signature restaurant or just missed your 60-day mark and need some help, your Walt Disney World or Disneyland experience will be rocked to the core...

Duration:00:57:58

Three Decades of Helping Families Create Vacation Memories with Linda Smit from DVC Resale Market

6/29/2022
Linda Smit from DVC Resale Market joins the show to share her backstory. She was an opening day guide at Vero Beach and officially retired after decades of helping families create vacation memories as a Disney Vacation Club guide. Episode 211

Duration:00:49:29

Wilderness Lodge Activities Review Updated for 2022

6/22/2022
Copper Creek reviews were some of our very first podcast episodes in 2018. We're updating our Wilderness Lodge resort activities review show to include Storybook Dining reviews and what's changed since we first started our podcast over four years ago. Join Chad, Gina, Caleb and Annelie as we discuss the Wilderness Lodge resort activities, and […]

Duration:00:47:49

Wilderness Lodge Showdown: Copper Creek vs Boulder Ridge

6/14/2022
DVC Members Roxanne Steele, Holly Austin, and Heather Knecht join Chad in this lively discussion about the key differences between Copper Creek and Boulder Ridge Villas. Both are under the Wilderness Lodge umbrella, but if booking there, which should you choose? After this episode, you'll have a much clearer idea of which would be the better fit for you. However, the gang concurs that when at Wilderness Lodge, you really can't go wrong. Topics covered include room types and vibe of the...

Duration:00:39:07

Highest Month Ever for ROFR and Average Prices Drop $6 a Point

6/7/2022
April 2022 set a new record high for the number of contracts Disney Vacation Club bought back through the Right of First Refusal process. The ROFR monster was set free and gobbled up 41.61% of the contracts sold in April. Average sales prices saw a decrease of about 3.1% or $6 per point on average. Numerous sellers also offered free closing costs. Episode 208

Duration:00:20:47

Boulder Ridge Rooms: The Beverly of DVC?

5/31/2022
Our Boulder Ridge review series continues with a discussion about the rooms themselves. Boulder Ridge offers Deluxe Studios, One-Bedroom, and Two Bedroom rooms. Tune in to find out what Chad calls the Boulder Ridge floorplan, "the Beverly of DVC." Episode 207

Duration:00:37:00

History of the Wilderness Lodge – Part 2 (Boulder Ridge Review Series)

5/24/2022
In Episode 206 we continue the conversation with Jim Korkis about the history and backstories of Disney’s Copper Creek Cabins and Villas at the Wilderness Lodge. This blog post is a high-level summary for show notes and photographs of things discussed in the podcast. For more information, you may want to see the articles Jim posted on MousePlanet.com. “The Wilderness Lodge Saga – Part One” and “The Wilderness Lodge Saga – Part Two.”

Duration:00:36:56

History of Wilderness Lodge Part 1 (Rebroadcast for Boulder Ridge Review Series)

5/17/2022
As we kick off the Boulder Ridge review series, we're rebroadcasting a show with legendary Disney historian Jim Korkis about the history and backstories of one of my home resorts: Wilderness Lodge. Jim is a former cast member at Disney in numerous roles. At one time, Jim led tour groups for Disney at Wilderness Lodge. In part one, Jim covers the history of the resort from the original concept of Cypress Point Lodge to what became Wilderness Lodge. Episode 205

Duration:00:54:27

April 2022 Slowly Leaning Toward a Buyer’s Market

5/10/2022
Jodi Gross from DVC Resale Market joins the show for our monthly recap show covering April 2022. We've started a slow shift towards a buyer's market. Prices have started to soften and motivated sellers are starting to pay for closing costs. Disney bought back significantly fewer contracts in April than in previous months. Inventory dropped slightly from last month's recording time. All of this has us keeping an eye on the market as we start to see a shift towards becoming a buyer's market....

Duration:00:15:45

Grand Floridian Review: Resort Activities

5/3/2022
What is there to do at Disney Vacation Club's Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa? These VGF owners have nothing but glowing things to share. A LOT! Chad chats with Sam Schapman, Ron Schammert, and Jacki Schammert to scoop on all VGF activities. If you missed the previous mDVCPoints episodes on VGC, visit https://mydvcpoints.com/vgf to catch up on our content. Episode 203.

Duration:00:49:01

Grand Floridian Review Series: Food and Beverage

4/26/2022
PSA: Do not listen to this episode hungry. It's time for the Grand Floridian dining review show. Chad chats and chews with Sam Schapmann, My DVC Points first-timers Pamela Schapmann and Christy Gerken, and DVC Resale Market's Scotty Kauffman. We'll cover everything you want to know about dining at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, from quick-service options to the finest dining at Walt Disney World. Episode 202

Duration:01:23:46

DVC Villas Review: The Grand Floridian

4/19/2022
The grandest of DVC episodes starts here! Join a panel of experts to dive deep into Disney Vacation Club’s Villas at the Grand Floridian room types. From studios to the grand villas, we’ll talk about the views, the new DVC building at Big Pine Key, the value of our points, and tips for owning at the Grand Flo. Listen all the way to the end of this episode for some great tips on which rooms to request for your next Grand Floridian DVC stay. Special shout out to DVC News for their in-depth...

Duration:00:53:33

We’re Celebrating Our Community

4/12/2022
Join us for our 200th My DVC Points Podcast episode. We asked community members to answer one of three questions. How has the My DVC Points Community Benefited Your Family? What is your favorite moment or episode? What is the most useful tip you've learned from My DVC Points? The community response was overwhelming. Episode 200.

Duration:00:23:23

March 2022 Recap: ROFR at All-Time High, Sales Up, Market May Be Cooling

4/5/2022
Andy Berry from DVC Resale Market joins the show to discuss the March 2022 recap for the resale market. In March 2022, Disney exercised their right of first refusal at an all-time high. We don't know if this was Disney stocking up before a direct price increase; or if more people are buying direct. Resale […]

Duration:00:16:56

The History of the Villas at the Grand Floridian

3/29/2022
Commonly vaunted by Disney as its “flagship resort,” and “crown jewel” of the DVC Disney World resort collection … join Chad and his guests, Emily Hicks and Sam Schapmann, as they reminisce on the history of one of Disney World’s most storied resorts — The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. We explore the history of the resort all the way through the DVC addition and secondary offering of DVC points when they converted the Big Pine Key building to DVC.

Duration:00:32:13

Loving Disney Later in Life: Ron Schammert’s DVC Journey

3/23/2022
Meet Ron Schammert, Disney Vacation Club member and owner at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Ron discovered his love for Walt Disney World and Disney Vacation Club as an adult. Ron was hooked after Ron’s brother-in-law, a DVC member, took the whole family to visit Kidani Village at Christmas time. Ron will share a DVC purchasing strategy that might be new to you at the end of the episode. Episode 197

Duration:00:53:11