While I am a loyal Disney Vacation Club member, I must state my opinion on a topic that has seemingly put a lot of DVC members in a rage.
Here is my question… How would a body of people appeal this type of decision? Disney seemingly does everything behind closed doors. Look at what they did with the smokers, and DVC resorts… (read that article HERE)
Disney Vacation Club for many years has had their points schedules structured towards weekday use. (Sunday night through Thursday night) It came to public knowledge that DVC has changed this structure starting in 2010.
DVC has changed it so that the points for weekends were reduced, and weekdays were increased.
I understand that Disney’s intention is probably aimed at starting to grasp the weekend traffic of visitors. What Disney doesn’t understand is that people from outside of Florida usually travel on the weekend, and stay during the week.
I made this point at another site that I frequent. “Why not level the points to be approximatelly equal at all times. On top of that Disney could also limit the capabilities of Florida residents use of the points if that was done.
This is not said with the discrimination card in the air at all. What I am simply stating is that Disney, and other companies honor their locals to the extent that they get preferred pricing, seating, etc. I know Florida residents that purchase Annuals, and go 2-3 times a year. Yet I live in New Jersey, and go 2-3 times a year, and purchase Annuals. Where is my preferred pricing. There is none.
The original solution I had brought “Nay-Sayers” to the table stating that it would be discrimination. I say “NO!” It is the same as the ticket pricing for Florida residents. Those people say that the Florida residents will use the resorts that much more if the points were leveled out.
What everyone fails to realize is that Disney is strategically controlling when their resorts get the most guests. They have lower point values at dead times, and higher point values at peak times. Peak times being Holidays, and such. The DVC member community has already paid for their points, and Disney is still treating the resorts like hotels. Different points for different resorts is not fully understandable by me, either. The whole thing should be first come, first serve.
If you ever tried to book a Disney DVC resort at peak times you probably found it was not available for all your desired time. They have the waitlist. That is great, but in all honesty if they limited Floridians to a 30 booking window then there might be a little more understanding.
I am only stating my honest opinion. I love the way the DVC timeshare has worked out in regards to money in the past, but now they are changing the calculations that we all worked out initially.
I am sorry if I offended anyone with my opinion in this matter, but sometimes things need to be said.