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Disney's 50th! Now is a Good Time for a Disney Timeshare Vacation

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Posted on October 12, 2021

Most Disney Vacation Club fans would say that any time is a good time for a Disney timeshare vacation, but is now really a good time? Considering that a 50th anniversary only comes around once, then the answer has to be yes.

Disney World in Orlando is well underway with its 50th birthday celebrations, having commemorated the anniversary on October 1. But the festivities will continue for the next 18 months, so now is the time to check the event calendar and schedule a Disney timeshare trip to coordinate with your favorite activities.

Low Season for DVC Resorts

Disney Vacation ClubRemember that this is also considered an off-peak season, so Disney timeshares are at some of their lowest point requirements of the year.

The more points you own, the more options you have to stay at either your home resort or other DVC resorts within the network. But assuming a 200-point ownership total, which nowadays is pretty much the baseline for week-long vacation options larger than a studio unit, there are one-bedroom options (pending availability) from now through November 23 in resorts such as:

  • Disney Saratoga Springs
  • Disney Old Key West
  • Disney Animal Kingdom
  • Disney Boardwalk Villas

Studio units can be booked at less than 200 points at nearly all of the Disney timeshare resorts at Disney World, but parents can certainly appreciate the privacy of the one-bedroom units if available.

Because you will be on Disney property, you will have access to the complimentary Disney transportation network to travel around the “World” for special anniversary-related events. Any requests or questions regarding Disney resales can be placed by clicking here and leaving a message for one of our licensed agents.

Disney Boardwalk Villas

Other Perks for DVC Owners

Disney timeshare owners and guests at select Disney resorts will get Early Entry privileges to all four theme parks, with entry allowed 30 minutes before the scheduled opening of the park. This is a big advantage to fans of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which can be accessed during the early entry.

Along with Early Entry, DVC members will also get Extended Evening Hours at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom on specific nights, providing guests with an additional two hours of park time. Extended hours at Epcot will be Monday evenings, while Wednesday evenings are scheduled for the extended Magic Kingdom hours.

Disney Cinderella Castle

Where It All Started

The Magic Kingdom kicked off Disney’s dominance in central Florida with its opening on October 1, 1971, and one of the hallmarks of the park experience has been the nightly parade down Main Street. This has been redesigned, or in the Disney-speak “reimagined”, into Disney Enchantment with updated lighting, fireworks and immersive projection effects.

Beacons of Magic is the new lighting method that brings new evening illumination to some of Disney’s most iconic structures. In the Magic Kingdom, Cinderella’s Castle appears to sparkle with pixie dust, while Epcot’s Spaceship Earth sphere looks to be emitting stardust. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the glitter surrounds the Hollywood Tower Hotel while the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom appears to shimmer at night with enchanted fireflies.

Speaking of Magic Extending Beyond The Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is obviously the showpiece of the 50th anniversary, but the celebrations extend beyond the Kingdom to the other parks that make up the Disney World complex:

Epcot Center

The annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival is currently underway until November 20, which can get lost in the magnitude of the anniversary celebrations. But this is a wonderful event which brings in additional exhibits from countries such as Australia, Brazil and Kenya in addition to the park’s permanent offerings.

The newest ride at Epcot, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, was launched to coincide with the celebrations and is based on the popular animated film Ratatouille. Please be aware that Disney requires guests to enter a virtual queue in order to participate in the ride. For more information about how their virtual queue operates, please click here.

Harmonious is the new evening spectacular set on the World Showcase Lagoon and replaces the former IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show which had been a staple of Epcot for 20 years. The new show includes music from 240 artists from across the globe as well as new laser lights, pyrotechnics and giant floating screens.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure building

Animal Kingdom

Disney KiteTails is a delightful new show featuring 3-dimensional kites and windcatchers as they dace through the air to the tunes from either The Lion King or The Jungle Book. KiteTails offers two different shows above the Discovery River Theater so check the times if you have a must-see favorite.

Disney Springs

Debuting on November 18 is the new Drawn to Life show by Cirque du Soleil, which combines the efforts of Disney animators with the fantastic acrobatic dance of Cirque du Soleil. As this is a Cirque du Soleil event, tickets are required and can be purchased in advance by going to their booking website here.

Numerous other touches such as 50th anniversary drinks, desserts, treats and, of course, merchandise can be purchased to remember the occasion because, as we all know, Disney doesn’t miss an opportunity to bank on the experience.

Take It All In with a Disney Timeshare Resale

Membership with Disney Vacation Club definitely has its benefits and buying DVC points on the resale market will save you thousands of dollars compared to buying directly from Disney.

You can experience all the park magic from DVC resorts, which offer suites with separate bedrooms for privacy, living rooms, dining areas, fully equipped kitchens and even in-unit washer/dryer.

For those who think renting a unit at a DVC resort will save substantial money compared to owning points, you may want to think again.

For example, for a stay in a one-bedroom unit at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas during the week of November 6-13, Disney is charging a whopping $827 per night. Plus tax. That’s nearly $5,800 plus tax for the week for a one-off stay. At least with DVC points you can sell them and get some money back after you’ve used them for your accommodation.

You can certainly get a better deal than that on the discounted Disney resale market. Give our licensed agents a call on 877-624-6889 or click here to message us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.



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Steve Luba
Chief Communications Officer

Steve manages the public relations and content creation efforts of the company. Previously the Chief Operating Officer for Perspective Magazine, he provided oversight and contributed articles for the five regional vacation ownership trade magazines under the Perspective Magazine banner. 

A contributor for industry publications such as Resort Trades and Developments Magazine, Steve Luba has 35 years’ experience in various roles in radio and television, sales and marketing, public relations, media and government liaison initiatives. 

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